Miss O Dell

Miss O Dell
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Author: Chris O'Dell,Katherine Ketcham
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9781416590934
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A former tour manager who was friend, confidante, and lover to some of the most revered musical icons of the sixties, seventies, and eighties tells all in the ultimate fly-on-the-wall rock 'n' roll memoir, in a book that includes forty photos, many from the author's private collection.

Miss O Dell

Miss O Dell
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Author: Chris O'Dell
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1416596755
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

CHRIS O’DELL WASN’T FAMOUS. SHE WASN’T EVEN ALMOST FAMOUS. BUT SHE WAS THERE. * She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and she sang in the “Hey Jude” chorus. * She lived with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd and unwittingly got involved in Pattie’s famous love story with Eric Clapton. * She’s the subject of Leon Russell’s “Pisces Apple Lady.” * She worked for the Rolling Stones on their infamous 1972 tour and did a drug run for Keith Richards. * She’s “the woman down the hall” in Joni Mitchell’s song “Coyote,” the “mystery woman” pictured on the Stones album Exile on Main Street, and the “Miss O’Dell” of George Harrison’s song. The remarkable, intimate story of an ordinary woman who lived the dream of millions—to be part of rock royalty’s inner circle—Miss O’Dell is a backstage pass to some of the most momentous events in rock history.

Miss O Dell

Miss O Dell
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Author: Chris O'Dell
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1416590943
Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: Touchstone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

CHRIS O’DELL WASN’T FAMOUS. SHE WASN’T EVEN ALMOST FAMOUS. BUT SHE WAS THERE. * She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and she sang in the “Hey Jude” chorus. * She lived with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd and unwittingly got involved in Pattie’s famous love story with Eric Clapton. * She’s the subject of Leon Russell’s “Pisces Apple Lady.” * She worked for the Rolling Stones on their infamous 1972 tour and did a drug run for Keith Richards. * She’s “the woman down the hall” in Joni Mitchell’s song “Coyote,” the “mystery woman” pictured on the Stones album Exile on Main Street, and the “Miss O’Dell” of George Harrison’s song. The remarkable, intimate story of an ordinary woman who lived the dream of millions—to be part of rock royalty’s inner circle—Miss O’Dell is a backstage pass to some of the most momentous events in rock history.

Back Roads

Back Roads
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Author: Tawni O'Dell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101209271
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Funny and heartbreaking, this New York Times bestselling debut perfectly captures the maddening confusion of adolescence and the prickly nature of family with irony and unerring honesty. Harley Altmyer should be in college having the time of his life. He should be free from the backwards Pennsylvania coal town he calls home, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he’s constantly reminded of just how messed up everything is... Harley’s mother is in prison for killing his father, so he’s in charge of bringing up his younger sisters and working two jobs to pay the bills—and that doesn’t leave a lot of time for distractions. But lately, he’s getting more and more sidetracked by lusting after Callie Mercer, his middle-aged neighbor. As he struggles to keep it together, things begin to spin out of control. Soon Harley finds that as shattered as his family is, there are still more crushing surprises in store. “In Harley, O’Dell has created a hero who’s heartbreakingly believable; like Holden Caulfield, he uses caustic humor to hide his pain. Readers will care very much about him and his future, if indeed he has one.”—St. Petersburg Times

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
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Author: Jonathan Odell
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780857987853
Release: 2015-03-02
Editor: Random House Australia

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A big, beautifully written story of courage and friendship in the Deep South in the pre-Civil rights era. If you liked The Help, you'll love this. Set in 1950s Mississippi, this is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a Christmas manger scene, Hazel is sedated and bedridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town of Delphi on its head. This is the story of a town, a people and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things . . . like an unexpected friendship. 'Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is a substantial, thought-provoking must-read' June J. McInerney A note from the author: Growing up in Mississippi during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Era, I, like most privileged white kids my age, was contentedly ignorant of the horrors my state and my people had deliberately inflicted on African Americans. It was only when I moved up North to Minnesota as an adult that I became aware of another version of history in which all Southern whites were vicious racists and all blacks were innocent victims who needed saving. Needless to say, neither version of the story was the whole truth, and I spent ten years returning to Mississippi interviewing African Americans who had lived at the same time as me, in the same state, but in a different world.

Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Beckham Jr
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Author: Jim Gigliotti
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781684028054
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Bearport Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Odell Beckham Jr. is a superstar football player. So how did this incredible wide receiver rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Odell’s early life and his many achievements. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. Odell Beckham Jr. is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Football Stars series.

Tales from the Back Row

Tales from the Back Row
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Author: Amy Odell
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781476749754
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry. In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more. As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang’s ripped tights and Marchesa’s Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP “yes.”

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
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Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0008166080
Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Fourth Estate

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.

The Aviary

The Aviary
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Author: Kathleen O'Dell
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9780375852268
Release: 2012
Editor: Yearling Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In late nineteenth-century Maine, Clara Dooley gains a friend and uncovers a magical secret that changes her life when she learns to care for the once-feared birds in the aviary attached to the Glendoveer mansion where she lives.

Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Beckham Jr
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Author: Jon M. Fishman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781512421088
Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Lerner Publications ™

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Odell Beckham Jr.—New York Giants wide receiver—shocks National Football League (NFL) fans with his incredible catches. In a 2014 game versus the Dallas Cowboys, Odell made a one-handed touchdown reception that earned his game jersey a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But he is more than just a showman on the field. Odell was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014, and his performance only improved in 2015. Learn more about Odell's journey to stardom.

Fragile Beasts

Fragile Beasts
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Author: Tawni O'Dell
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307462572
Release: 2010-03-23
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town’s matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys’ story. Candace Jack doesn’t have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home. Suddenly, the two boys go from living in a small, run-down house on a gravel road to a stately mansion filled with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork—artwork that’s predominantly centered, oddly, on bullfighting. And then there’s Miss Jack’s real-life bull: Ventisco—a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence. Kyle adjusts more easily to the transition. A budding artist, he finds a kindred spirit in Miss Jack. But local baseball hero Klint refuses to warm up to his new benefactress and instead throws himself into his game with a fierceness that troubles his little brother. Klint is not just grieving his father’s death; he’s carrying a terrible secret that he has never revealed to anyone. Unbeknownst to the world, Candace Jack has a secret too—a tragic, passionate past in Spain that the boys’ presence threatens to reveal as she finds herself caring more for them than she ever believed possible. From the muted, bruised hills of Pennsylvania coal country to the colorful, flamboyant bull rings of southern Spain, Tawni O’Dell takes us on a riveting journey not only between two completely different lands, but also between seemingly incompatible souls, casting us under her narrative spell in which characters and places are rendered with fragile tenderness.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time
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Author: Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789389157727
Release: 2019-07-18
Editor: GENERAL PRESS

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698195707
Release: 2014-08-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. A National Book Award Winner A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Award Winner Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—The New York Times Book Review

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1606865471
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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Dash Dogs of World War II

Dash  Dogs of World War II
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Author: Kirby Larson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780545662826
Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese-American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home -- or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it. The camp is a crowded and unfamiliar place, whose dusty floors, seemingly endless lines, and barbed wire fences begin to unravel the strong Kashino family ties. With the help of a friendly neighbor back home, Mitsi remains connected to Dash in spite of the hard times, holding on to the hope that the war will end soon and life will return to normal. Though they've lost their home, will the Kashino family also lose their sense of family? And will Mitsi and Dash ever be reunited? *"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash." -KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

Thunder Rolling in the Mountains

Thunder Rolling in the Mountains
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Author: Scott O'Dell
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0547349742
Release: 2010-09-13
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This powerful account of the tragic defeat of the Nez Perce Indians in 1877 by the United States Army is narrated by Chief Joseph's strong and brave daughter.

How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing
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Author: Jenny Odell
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781612197500
Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Melville House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.

Call Your Daughter Home

Call Your Daughter Home
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Author: Deb Spera
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488095443
Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Amazon July Best of the Month Pick “Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.”— O Magazine For readers of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce Southern women in an unforgettable story of motherhood and womanhood. It’s 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude’s aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood. “A mesmerizing Southern tale...Authentic, gripping, a page-turner, yet also a novel filled with language that begs to be savored.”— Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling Author of Before We Were Yours “Deb Spera is a master of voice, a master of deep-diving access to the roiling depths of human identity...An exhilarating and important book.” — Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

The Healing

The Healing
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Author: Jonathan Odell
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780307744562
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Anchor Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Concerned about his wife's grief over the loss of their daughter and worrying about a mysterious illness that is afflicting his slaves, Master Satterfield purchases a slavewoman known as a healer only to be unsettled by her troubling predictions.

Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Beckham Jr
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Author: Marty Gitlin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1635170389
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Focus Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Odell Beckham Jr. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.