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Title:Language Arts
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Stephanie Kallos
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN:0547939744
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Number of Pages:404
Category:Fiction, Literary fiction, Contemporary, Family, Adult fiction, Adult

Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Language Arts The new novel from the best selling author of i Broken for You i spins the stories of a dedicated teacher his enigmatic son and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale of love loss and handwriting .

Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son or with his ex wife who abandoned their shared life years before or even with his college bound daughter who has just flown the nest He s at the end of a road he s traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions and indecisions that have brought him to this point With the help of an ambitious art student an Italian speaking nun and the memory of a boy in a white suit who inscribed his childhood with both solace and sorrow Charles may finally be able to rewrite the script of his life .

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Broken for You

National best seller and i Today i show Book Club selection i Broken for You i is the story of two women in self imposed exile whose lives are transformed when their paths intersect Stephanie Kallos s debut novel is a work of infinite charm wit and heart It is also a glorious homage to the beauty of broken things br br When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes she is living alone in a mansion in Seattle with only a massive collection of valuable antiques for company Enter Wanda Schultz a young woman with a broken heart who has come west to search for her wayward boyfriend Both women are guarding dark secrets and have spent many years building up protective armor against the outside world As their tentative friendship evolves the armor begins to fall away and Margaret opens her house to the younger woman This launches a series of unanticipated events leading Margaret to discover a way to redeem her cursed past and Wanda to learn the true purpose of her cross country journey br br Both funny and heartbreaking i Broken for You i is a testament to the saving graces of surrogate families and shows how far the tiniest repair jobs can go in righting the world s wrongs


Sing Them Home

The eagerly anticipated second novel from the author of Broken for You a national best seller and selection of the Today Show Book Club is a sweeping gorgeously crafted family story set in the American heartland br br With her best selling debut novel Broken for You Stephanie Kallos earned comparisons to John Irving Anne Tyler Margaret Atwood and Carol Shields establishing her as a writer of uncommon wisdom and soulfulness Sue Monk Kidd br br Sing Them Home is a deeply moving portrait of three grown siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother s mysterious disappearance when they were children Everyone in Emlyn Springs Nebraska knows the story of Hope Jones the physician s wife whose big dreams for their tiny town were lost along with her in the tornado of For Hope s three young children the stability of life with their distant preoccupied father and with Viney their mother s spitfire best friend is no match for their mother s absence Larken the eldest is an art history professor who seeks in food an answer to a less tangible hunger Gaelan the only son is a telegenic weatherman who devotes his life to predicting the unpredictable and whose profession and all too much more depend on his sculpted frame and ready smile and Bonnie the baby of the family is a self proclaimed archivist who combs the roadsides for clues to her mother s legacy and permission to move on br br When decades after their mother s disappearance they are summoned home after their father s sudden death they are forced to revisit the childhood tragedy at the center of their lives With breathtaking lyricism wisdom and humor Stephanie Kallos explores the consequences of protecting the ones we love br br Sing Them Home is a magnificent tapestry of lives connected and undone by tragedy lives poised unbeknownst to the characters themselves for redemption


Language Arts

The new novel from the best selling author of i Broken for You i spins the stories of a dedicated teacher his enigmatic son and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale of love loss and handwriting br br Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son or with his ex wife who abandoned their shared life years before or even with his college bound daughter who has just flown the nest He s at the end of a road he s traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions and indecisions that have brought him to this point With the help of an ambitious art student an Italian speaking nun and the memory of a boy in a white suit who inscribed his childhood with both solace and sorrow Charles may finally be able to rewrite the script of his life br br b Sometimes the most powerful words are the ones you re still searching for b


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Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices

Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain soaked Seattle Fourteen year old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing the tea and all the problems of the world it seems in her landlady mother s absence br br The quirky tenants a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble rousers from days gone by rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel Can Alexis save their home Find her real father Deal with her surrogate dad s dicey past Find true love Perhaps only their feisty pet crow Habib truly knows br br Thirty six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week long marathon of writing live on stage The result i Hotel Angeline i a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page Provoking interesting questions about the creative process this novel is by turns funny scary witty suspenseful beautiful thrilling and unexpected


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