Will You Still Be My Daughter

Author: Carol Lynn Pearson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9780879059590
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As her acorn grows into a tree and weathers storms of her own, a mother oak tree learns that she cannot protect her daughter from life's lessons.

Plato s Fable On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times

Author: Joshua Mitchell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691124384
Format: PDF
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This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining one of the great books of Western civilization. He draws us beyond the ancients/moderns debate, and beyond the notion that Plato's Republic is best understood as shedding light on the promise of discursive democracy. Instead, Mitchell argues, the question that ought to preoccupy us today is neither "reason" nor "discourse," but rather "imitation." To what extent is man first and foremost an "imitative" being? This, Mitchell asserts, is the subtext of the great political and foreign policy debates of our times. Plato's Fable is not simply a work of textual exegesis. It is an attempt to move debates within political theory beyond their current location. Mitchell recovers insights about the depth of the problem of mortal imitation from Plato's magnificent work, and seeks to explicate the meaning of Plato's central claim--that "only philosophy can save us."

A Strong Man

Author: Carol Lynn Pearson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9781586850739
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a fable about masculinity, a man shows his strength by giving of himself in different ways at different times to help make the world better for his leader, until one day he learns to listen to his heart.

Fish Tank

Author: Scott Bischke
Publisher: Mountainworks, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982594711
Format: PDF
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FISH TANK is an insightful allegory about the human condition, tackling issues of politics and power, limited resources and climate change.

Fable The Balverine Order

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101464666
Format: PDF, ePub
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The days of magic and adventure are fading away, giving way to the age of industry and science. As the aged last Hero sits upon the throne of Albion, two friends-the privileged Thomas and his loyal servant, John- set out for the East in search of a legendary beast: the vicious, rarely-seen balverine. But their desire for adventure may be their ultimate undoing-because their quarry has just found them...

Aesop s Fables

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261282
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A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Future Home of the Living God

Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062694073
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Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event. The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby’s origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women. Of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in. Flickering through the chaos are signs of increasing repression: a shaken Cedar witnesses a family wrenched apart when police violently drag a mother from her husband and child in a parking lot. The streets of her neighborhood have been renamed with Bible verses. A stranger answers the phone when she calls her adoptive parents, who have vanished without a trace. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe. A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

Fable The Balverine Order

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101464666
Format: PDF
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The days of magic and adventure are fading away, giving way to the age of industry and science. As the aged last Hero sits upon the throne of Albion, two friends-the privileged Thomas and his loyal servant, John- set out for the East in search of a legendary beast: the vicious, rarely-seen balverine. But their desire for adventure may be their ultimate undoing-because their quarry has just found them...

Girlfriend You Are the Best

Author: Carol Lynn Pearson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586850081
Format: PDF
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Carol Lynn Pearson takes us on a tour of the heart, showing that every girl needs a girlfriend with a smile like the sunrise, secrets to share, and hugs that help heal the heart. Beautifully illustrated by Kathleen Peterson, Girlfriend, You Are The Best! makes us realize that true friendship transcends the world of tetherball, school lunch macarone surprise, boyfriends, sticky handprints, breakups, varicose veins, and even death. It's a story of fun and forgiveness--and a friendship that lasts forever. Angels, girlfriends--who can tell the difference?