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Keyword by title : "The Sea Of Tranquility"

• Author :_Katja Millay
• Pages :_428 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1476730946
• ISBN-13 :_9781476730943

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• Description : Teenage former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, a lonely boy at her school, enter into an intense relationship, with neither unaware of the dark secrets the other's past holds. Original. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Patricia Santana
• Pages :_276 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0826324371
• ISBN-13 :_9780826324375

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• Description : It's April 1969, and fourteen-year-old Yolanda Sahagún can hardly wait to see her favorite brother, Chuy, newly returned from Vietnam. But when he arrives at the Welcome Home party the family has prepared in his honor it's clear that the war has changed him. The transformation of Chuy is only one of the challenges that Yolanda and the rest of her family face. This powerful coming-of-age novel, winner of the 1999 Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, is a touching and funny account of a summer that is still remembered as a crossroads in American life. Yolanda and her brothers and sisters learn how to be men and women and how to be Americans as well as Mexican Americans. "A captivating portrayal . . . .the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."--Rudolfo Anaya "Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquillity will take you on an exhilarating journey through the tortured landscape of the late 1960s, and show you how the stench of a brutal foreign war and revolutionary winds at home swept into the lives on one Mexican American family in Southern California. . . . Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."--Jorge Mariscal, University of California, San Diego, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War [...] by Publisher : 'UNM Press'

• Author :_Steven L. Fay
• Pages :_280 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1477297529
• ISBN-13 :_9781477297520

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• Description : In times past those suffering from cyclical dementia were frequently referred to as suffering from "lunar madness". The book's title, Storms on the Sea of Tranquility is an allusion to that practice. The Sea of Tranquility is of course a geographical feature of our moon. Ironically, those suffering from lunar madness frequently lived a pattern of near normal tranquility that was interrupted cyclically by angry storms of manic madness or deep depression. The book follows the life of a young lady, one Mae Bailey as she struggles with an untreated mental illness. Her family, like most families of the 1950's feared the stigma that a mentally ill family member might bring upon them. They failed to acknowledge her disease and instead covered up her irrational behavior in her manic cycles and the deep depression that also often followed. Ultimately, Mae ends up deserted by both of the men who have fathered her children. Alone and very troubled she and her children enter the welfare system. As she slides deeper into alcoholism, prostitution and a life plagued by mental illness she loses her children to foster care. The book follows the journey that her children travel as they go through the foster care system. It chronicles the difficulties for both the foster children and their foster parents as they travel the difficult path of foster care. The story tells of the heart wrenching separation of the children as two of them are adopted and the other left to survive in the system until he is grown. The book celebrates those more noble among us who reach out to intervene in the life of those most vulnerable among us, foster children. Although fictionalized, the experiences of the book are real life experiences, experienced by the author. [...] by Publisher : 'AuthorHouse'

• Author :_Paul Russell
• Pages :_384 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1466826002
• ISBN-13 :_9781466826007

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• Description : Paul Russell's delicately layered, richly textured novels have won him widespread acclaim as one of the finest contemporary American novelists. Sea of Tranquillity, possibly his most ambitious and rewarding novel, traces a disintegrating nuclear family across two tumultuous decades of American life - from the early '60s to the '80s - and is told in a quartet of voices: astronaut Allen Cloud, his wife, their gay son, Jonathan, and his friend/lover. Ranging in time and emotion from the optimism of the first moon shot to the dark landscape of the age of AIDS, Sea of Tranquillity is an extraordinary and compelling novel. [...] by Publisher : 'St. Martin's Griffin'

• Author :_Mark Haddon
• Pages :_27 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780007310517
• ISBN-13 :_000731051X

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• Description : Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, the excitement of this momentous event is captured through the eyes of a child in this glorious picture book, reformatted with a new cover design. Mark Haddon is the prize-winning, highly-acclaimed author of the best-selling novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time'. [...] by Publisher : 'HarperCollins'

• Author :_Howard Korder
• Pages :_67 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780822220053
• ISBN-13 :_0822220059

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• Description : THE STORY: Ben and Nessa Green sell the house in Connecticut to start over in the new American West. But along with clears skies and open spaces come cultural warfare, runaway kids, guests who won't leave, and a past that never really disappears, e [...] by Publisher : 'Dramatists Play Service Inc'

• Author :_Don Gordon
• Pages :_41 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105041047031

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Curbstone Press'

• Author :_Trivion Books
• Pages :_70 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781539029823
• ISBN-13 :_1539029824

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• Description : Trivia-on-Book: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay depicts a story of brokenness and forgiveness. The main characters are teenagers who, at a very young age, matured quickly dealing with the tragedies in their lives. They were both victims of unfortunate events that caused them to isolate themselves from the world. Then, they meet each other and find common ground. They find strength, sympathy, and trust in one another. Their mutual understanding started with friendship and later flourished into intimacy and love. However, the characters realized that they could not move on with their lives unless they dealt with their past. The latter part of the story will inspire readers with the power of forgiving and healing. The story did not dwell on the characters' tragedies but instead focused on dealing and overcoming life's obstacles. The Sea of Tranquility is the first novel of Katja Millay, which earned her ample compliments and great reviews. This book was recognized by the School Library Journal as one of the best books just a year after it was released. It then received an Alex Award the year after. This book is well loved by not only adults but by the younger generation as well. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!! [...] by Publisher : ''

• Author :_Paul Elliott Russell
• Pages :_402 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_UOM:39015032715461

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• Description : Follows the lives of Allen Cloud, an astronaut, Joan, his wife, whose emotional needs he is unable to meet, and Jonathan, the gay son with whom he is unable to come to terms [...] by Publisher : 'Dutton Adult'

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