The Lonely City

The Lonely City Author Olivia Laing
ISBN-10 9781250039590
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 336
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An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between works and lives - from Edward Hopper's Nighthawks to Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, from Henry Darger's hoarding to the depredations of the AIDS crisis - Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.


Olivia Author Virginia Andrews
ISBN-10 9781471103971
Release 2012-12-25
Pages 384
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Olivia Logan was always the sensible one. The responsible sister. She would be the one to take over the family business. She would become the resilient caretaker of the Logan family - whether she wanted to or not. But Belinda, her younger sister, belonged only to herself. Flighty, flirtatious and possessed of a beauty that promised her a privileged life, Belinda was lavished with attention. Mother and Father, family friends, boys from school, they all adored Belinda. And as she matured into a young woman, her beauty became even more haunting. Then came the fateful night, when Olivia was awakened by the low whistle of the wind off the ocean... a whistle that became an unearthly wail coming from Belinda's bedroom. It was the tragic night that their father would forbid them to speak of ever again. The night they would never forget. The night that would send generations of Logans down an unavoidable path of lies, deceit and heartbreak.

Always an Olivia

Always an Olivia Author Carolivia Herron
ISBN-10 9781512487428
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 32
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An elderly black grandmother passes on the story of the familys Jewish origins to her young granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As family members flee the Spanish Inquisition, are kidnapped by pirates and eventually sail to America, one daughter in each generation is given the name Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit meaning peace, to honor the Jewish part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed author Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) shares this engaging, multicultural tale is based on her own family's heritage.


Olivia Author Dorothy Strachey
ISBN-10 9781448130818
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 112
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When Olivia turns sixteen she is sent to a Parisian finishing school to broaden her education. Soon after her arrival, she finds herself falling under the spell of her beautiful and charismatic teacher. But Madamoiselle Julie's life is not as straightforward as Olivia imagines and the school year is destined to end abruptly in tragedy.

Listening to Olivia

Listening to Olivia Author Jody Raphael
ISBN-10 1555535968
Release 2004
Pages 308
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The harrowing story of a woman s descent into prostitution and addiction, the remarkable tale of her recovery, and an expose of the global trafficking industry."

Greek Myths

Greek Myths Author Olivia E. Coolidge
ISBN-10 0618154264
Release 2001-10
Pages 256
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A collection of stories about the heroes of early Greece and the inhabitants of Olympus, based on original sources.

Native American Song at the Frontiers of Early Modern Music

Native American Song at the Frontiers of Early Modern Music Author Olivia A. Bloechl
ISBN-10 9780521866057
Release 2008-03-27
Pages 279
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A study of how Native American music changed the course of European music history.


Olivia Author Ian Falconer
ISBN-10 1442427329
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 40
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Have fun with Olivia... dressing up singing songs building sand castles napping (maybe) dancing painting on walls and -- whew! -- going to sleep at last. Everyone's favorite Caldecott Honor-winning porcine diva is now available as an eBook with audio!

The Chinese Exotic

The Chinese Exotic Author Olivia Khoo
ISBN-10 9622098797
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 228
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With great sensitivity and originality, Olivia Khoo shows us how to read popular films, female movie stars, quotidian cultural artifacts, novels, and other 'Chinese exotic'phenomena in contemporary global circulation."--Rey Chow, Brown UniversityOlivia Khoo is a lecturer in film studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Olivia the Magical Gourd

Olivia the Magical Gourd Author Elinor D'Andrea
ISBN-10 9781598868982
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 26
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Will she swim like the dippers? Help people relax like the luffas? Or will her magic be foolery and laughter like the penguin and gooseneck gourds? Join Olivia on her journey to become the best of the best, as she learns her special magic has been there all along. Also available in AUDIO BOOK


Sympathy Author Olivia Sudjic
ISBN-10 9780544836624
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 320
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One of Entertainment Weekly's "16 Debut Novels to Read in 2017" One of the Observer's "New Faces of Fiction for 2017" One of Elle UK’s “Six Top Debut Authors of 2017” One of i-D/Vice's "10 Brilliant Emerging Female Authors to Read in 2017" An electrifying debut novel of obsessive love, family secrets, and the dangers of living our lives online At twenty-three, Alice Hare leaves England for New York. She becomes fixated on Mizuko Himura, a Japanese writer living in New York, whose life story has strange parallels to her own and who she believes is her “Internet twin.” What seems to Mizuko like a chance encounter with Alice is anything but—after all, in the age of connectivity, nothing is coincidence. Their subsequent relationship is doomed from the outset, exposing a tangle of lies and sexual encounters as three families across the globe collide, and the most ancient of questions—where do we come from?—is answered just by searching online. In its heady evocation of everything from Haruki Murakami to Patricia Highsmith to Edith Wharton, Sympathy is utterly original—a thrilling tale of obsession, doubling, blood ties, and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital age.

Olivia Saves The Circus

Olivia Saves The Circus Author Ian Falconer
ISBN-10 9780857073464
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 44
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It's show-and-tell time at Olivia's school and she's telling her class about the time she went to the circus and all the performers were sick... so Olivia had to do everything. She tamed the lions, balanced on stilts, juggled and even played the clown. 'Was that true?' Olivia's teacher asks. 'Quite true,' says Olivia. 'Are you sure Olivia?' 'To the best of my recollection,' she says.

OLIVIA Meets Olivia

OLIVIA Meets Olivia Author
ISBN-10 9781442453951
Release 2011-12-27
Pages 24
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When a new girl joins Mrs. Hoggenmuller's class, Olivia is very upset--they're both named Olivia! Olivia is convinced that she lives in a "one Olivia town" so she decides to change her name to Pam. But Olivia doesn't feel Pam-ish--she feels Olivia-ish! Come along as Olivia discovers a lesson about sharing and friendship in this hilarious storybook.

The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain

The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain Author Susan K. Harris
ISBN-10 0521556503
Release 1996
Pages 202
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This biography places the correspondence and diaries of Langdon and Twain within the larger context of Victorian American culture.

OLIVIA and the Puppy Wedding

OLIVIA and the Puppy Wedding Author
ISBN-10 9781442453166
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 24
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Puppy love is in the air—and Olivia is planning the wedding! Olivia’s dog Perry makes a new friend—a dog named Cherry—and quickly falls in puppy love! Olivia asks Perry if he wants to marry Cherry, and he barks a “yes,” so Olivia gets to work planning the wedding. She sends out invitations and even makes a veil for Cherry. But when Cherry’s owner opposes the marriage, will Olivia have to call off the wedding? Or will true puppy love prevail? This adorable eBook with audio will tug at the heartstrings of every Olivia fan! OLIVIA™ Ian Falconer Ink Unlimited, Inc. and © 2012 Ian Falconer and Classic Media, LLC

OLIVIA Leads a Parade

OLIVIA Leads a Parade Author
ISBN-10 9781442447059
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 24
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Olivia, Ian, and Julian decide to create a backyard parade in this delightful story based on an episode. Francine is invited to join in, but she decides to create her own parade instead. It’s up to Olivia to convince Francine that one big, fabulous parade is better than two medium parades! Olivia has a BIG imagination, and this beautiful treasury is a perfect showcase for it! Five stories on tabbed board pages explore Olivia’s dreams of becoming a painter, an opera singer, a surfer, an actress, and a ballerina. And with a plastic handle on the spine, it’s easy for little ones to take OLIVIA Imagines with them wherever they go!

OLIVIA and the Snow Day

OLIVIA and the Snow Day Author
ISBN-10 9781442447028
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 24
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When Olivia’s teacher asks for suggestions for Parents’ Night, Olivia suggests a carnival. Everyone loves Olivia’s idea, and Mrs. Hoggenmuller puts Olivia in charge. Not only that, but Olivia gets to create a special carnival attraction for the grand finale. It’s going to be the best carnival ever! Based on a popular episode, this book is a prize for Olivia fans. Yay for snow days! Olivia has the day off and she couldn’t be more excited. There is so much to do: build a fort, have a snowball fight with Julian, and, best of all, use her new video camera. She is hoping to get the scoop on a big story—an interview with the Abominable Snowman! Based on an episode, this fun-filled Level 1 Ready-to-Read features colorful rebus icons throughout.