Kicking the Sky

Kicking the Sky Author Anthony De Sa
ISBN-10 9781616203931
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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It was 1977 when a shoeshine boy, Emanuel Jaques, was brutally murdered in Toronto. In the aftermath of the crime, twelve-year-old Antonio Rebelo explores his neighborhood’s dark garages and labyrinthine back alleys along with his rapscallion friends. As the media unravels the truth behind the Shoeshine Boy murder, Antonio sees his immigrant family--and his Portuguese neighborhood--with new eyes, becoming aware of the frightening reality that no one is really taking care of him. So intent are his parents and his neighbors on keeping the old traditions alive that they act as if they still live in a small village, not in a big city that puts their kids in the kind of danger they would not dare imagine. Antonio learns about bravery and cowardice, life and death, and the heart’s capacity for love--and for cruelty--in this stunning novel.

Kicking the Sky

Kicking the Sky Author Anthony De Sa
ISBN-10 9781565129276
Year 2014
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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After a shoeshine boy is killed in Toronto, twelve-year-old Antonio Rebelo explores his neighborhood and realizes that, with his Portuguese parents more interested in keeping their old tratitions alive, no one is protecting him in a dangerous city.

Kicking the Sky

Kicking the Sky Author Anthony De Sa
ISBN-10 9780307367990
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Doubleday Canada
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On a steamy summer day in 1977, Emanuel Jaques was shining shoes in downtown Toronto. Surrounded by the strip clubs, bars and body rub parlors of Yonge Street, Emanuel was lured away from his friends by a man who promised some easy money. Four days later the boy's body was discovered. He had been brutally raped and murdered, and Toronto the Good would never be the same. The murder of the Shoeshine Boy had particularly tragic resonance for the city's Portuguese community. The loss of one of their own symbolized for many how far they were from realizing their immigrant dreams. Kicking the Sky is told from the perspective of one of these children, Antonio Rebelo, a character first introduced in Barnacle Love. Twelve-year-old Antonio prizes his life of freedom and adventure. He and his best friends, Manny and Ricky, spend their days on their bikes exploring the labyrinth of laneways that link their Portuguese neighborhood to the rest of the city. But as the details of Emanuel's death expose Toronto's seedier underbelly, the boys are pulled into an adult world of danger and cruelty, secrets and lies much closer to home. Kicking the Sky is a novel driven by dramatic events, taking hold of readers from its opening pages, intensifying its force towards an ending of huge emotional impact.

Barnacle Love

Barnacle Love Author Anthony De Sa
ISBN-10 9781565129269
Year 2010
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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Shortlisted for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. At the heart of this collection of intimately linked stories is the relationship between a father and his son--and both the promise and the disappointment inherent in the choices made by the father and the expectations placed on the son.

The Map of the Sky

The Map of the Sky Author Félix J. Palma
ISBN-10 9781451660333
Year 2012-09-04
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is transformed from the work of one writer’s imagination into a terrifying reality for all mankind. 1898. New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry well-to-do Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he first accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel The War of the Worlds. Meanwhile in London, Wells himself is unexpectedly made privy to certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was an American crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose inexplicable experiences in the frozen wasteland would ultimately inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature. When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing in London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. But soon, to his great horror, he realizes that a true invasion of Earth has indeed begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on a crumbling London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love, a bright spark of hope even against the darkening light of apocalypse. Palma dazzled readers with his instant New York Times bestseller The Map of Time. In The Map of the Sky, he embarks on an even more thrilling speculative journey, one that links the earth and the heavens, the familiar and the bizarre, the impossible and the inevitable.

Heir to the Sky

Heir to the Sky Author Amanda Sun
ISBN-10 9780373211913
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman, and by the edge of the only world she's ever known--a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what's left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.

Let the Sky Fall

Let the Sky Fall Author Shannon Messenger
ISBN-10 9781442450431
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “fast-paced, fantasy-romance” (VOYA) novel. Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And as the storm bears down on them, she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

We Own the Sky

We Own the Sky Author Luke Allnutt
ISBN-10 9781488078712
Year 2018-04-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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“With literary chops and dramatic intensity, this heartbreaking story of a father’s love that defies all reason takes off on the first page and never touches down.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author The Deep End of the Ocean and Two if By Sea An epic, irresistible story about love, loss and finding hope—against all odds Rob Coates can’t believe his luck. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London town house and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. Rob feels like he’s won the lottery of life. Or rather—he did. Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something ailing Jack. After a series of doctor visits, the Coates family’s world becomes an abyss of uncertainty and confusing choices. For Rob, it’s not long before everything that matters to him is ripped away. Now Rob sleepwalks through his days in a boozy tailspin of guilt, self-pity and crippling grief, unable to bridge the gulf that separates him from his wife, his son and the business of living. But he’s determined to come to terms with what’s happened—and find a way back to life, and forgiveness. We Own the Sky is a wise, tender and illuminating debut novel that will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever suffered loss or experienced great love. With stunning eloquence and acumen, Luke Allnutt shows that the journey from hope to despair and back is never as simple as we think, and that even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again.

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky Author Anonymous
ISBN-10 9781442451872
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A diary by an unnamed 16-year-old drug addict from an upper middle-class neighborhood in Santa Monica documents the ruination of her life after experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a party, after which she rejects everything she once cared about. By the author of O. Simultaneous.

Steal the Sky

Steal the Sky Author Megan E. O'Keefe
ISBN-10 9780857664914
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Watkins Media Limited
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Detan Honding, a wanted conman of noble birth and ignoble tongue, has found himself in the oasis city of Aransa. He and his trusted companion Tibs may have pulled off one too many cons against the city’s elite and need to make a quick escape. They set their sight’s on their biggest heist yet - the gorgeous airship of the exiled commodore Thratia. But in the middle of his scheme, a face changer known as a doppel starts murdering key members of Aransa’s government. The sudden paranoia makes Detan’s plans of stealing Thratia’s ship that much harder. And with this sudden power vacuum, Thratia can solidify her power and wreak havoc against the Empire. But the doppel isn’t working for Thratia and has her own intentions. Did Detan accidentally walk into a revolution and a crusade? He has to be careful - there’s a reason most people think he’s dead. And if his dangerous secret gets revealed, he has a lot more to worry about than a stolen airship. File Under: Fantasy

Kicking the Sacred Cow

Kicking the Sacred Cow Author James P. Hogan
ISBN-10 9780743488280
Year 2004
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher Baen Books
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Offers an inside look at some of the key controversies in modern science, providing a study of such topics as Darwinism, global warming, the Big Bang, relativity, and AIDS.

Pillar to the Sky

Pillar to the Sky Author William R. Forstchen
ISBN-10 9780765334381
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Three visionary scientists and an eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire become humanity's only hope in the face of a global resource crisis that has prompted a daring effort to obtain essential needs from outer space. By the best-selling author of One Second After.

Under The Never Sky

Under The Never Sky Author Veronica Rossi
ISBN-10 9789794338261
Year 2015-03-26
Pages 496
Language id
Publisher Mizan Pustaka
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Dua orang dari dunia yang berbeda. Di bawah satu langit yang bergejolak. Aria Aku mungkin tak akan hidup selama itu. Sistem kekebalan tubuhku tidak dirancang untuk berada di luar sini. Kalau kau ingin bantuanku, aku harus ikut. Perry Seharusnya aku membiarkanmu mati. Aku kehilangan segalanya gara-gara kau. Seumur hidupnya, Aria hidup di dalam Pod tanpa mengenal dunia luar, hingga sebuah insiden membuatnya terusir. Aria yakin dia akan segera mati mengenaskan ketika dia ditelantarkan di Gerai Maut. Mungkin memang itu yang terjadi seandainya Aria tidak bertemu dengan Perry, pemuda dari Kaum Buas, orang yang dapat bertahan hidup di luar Pod. Berasal dari kaum yang berbeda, Aria dan Perry awalnya memandang satu sama lain dengan jijik dan aneh, tapi apa mau dikata, mereka saling membutuhkan. Aria memerlukan bantuan Perry untuk menemukan ibunya, sedangkan Perry memerlukan bantuan Aria untuk menemukan keponakannya. Perjalanan mereka pun dimulai, dan lambat laun mereka saling menyukai. Namun, apakah ujung dari perjalanan itu memberikan jawaban memuaskan atas apa yang mereka cari? [Mizan, Fantasi, Bumi, Langit, Seru, Fiksi, Indonesia]

Gods in the Sky

Gods in the Sky Author Allan Chapman
ISBN-10 0752261649
Year 2002
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Channel 4 Book
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Most histories of astronomy start with Copernicus, Galileo and Columbus, But this text shows that in the colourful mythology of the ancients lay a surprisingly accurate understanding of celestial movements. A radical prefiguring of modern astronomy can be found throughout history. Two millennia before Columbus set sail for America, Pythagoras conceived the world was round. In 3rd century BC, Erasthones calculated the approximate size of the Earth, and long before Galileo's heretical science upset Christian orthodoxy, our 365.25 day calendar had been more or less finalized by Julius Ceaser as a variation on that of the Egyptians. Gods in the Sky is more than a history of astronomy, it explores the inextricable links in ancient civilization between astronomy and astrology, mythology, religion, philosophy, architecture, art, agriculture and navigation, to illuminate the history of the ancients.