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Lila
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709084
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-10-07
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award National Book Award Finalist A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.
Lila
Author: Robert Pirsig
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307764214
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-11-06
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In this bestselling new book, his first in seventeen years, Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life-changing work. Instead of a motorcycle, a sailboat carries his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in. Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion: a woman named Lila who in her desperate sexuality, hostility, and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his life. In Lila Robert M. Pirsig has crafted a unique work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventies.
Hunting Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857071963
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-08-04
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17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers -and her mother's killer is one of them…
Losing Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 085707198X
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-08-02
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Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which is somehow tracking their every move. WhileAlex is determined to keep Lila safe and her ability secret at any cost, Lila's only thought isoffinding a way back to California so she can rescue her brother and mother from the military base where they're being held. Struggling to control both her growing power and her deepening feelings for Alex, Lila decides the time has finally come to stop running and start fighting. Together with Alex, Demos, and the others she's come to think of as family, Lila plans not onlyto save her brother and mum, but also to completely destroy the Unit and everything it stands for. But the plan requires Lila to return to Californiaalone, andto make friends with the enemy - and in doing so, sheriskslosing everything:Alex, her family… even her life.
Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Large Print Press
ISBN: 1594131244
Pages: 386
Year: 2006-01-01
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In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames s life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowa preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition. Reverend Ames tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his best friend s wayward son. Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part."
Lila Says
Author: Chimo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007292767
Pages: 176
Year: 2008-01-01
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From a suburb somewhere in Paris comes this poignant, erotic and witty insight into Chimo's encounter with Lila, a girl given over to romance and beauty where one would least expect to find such things.
Bet Me
Author: Lila Monroe
Publisher: Lila Monroe Books
ISBN:
Pages: 244
Year: 2017-01-29
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Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0986216127
Pages: 28
Year: 2016-04-08
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The first in a series of children's picture books written by Della Mitchell (7 years old) and assisted by mom, Brianne. Illustrated by Sian Bowman.
Lilly & Lila
Author: Christine Williams
Publisher:
ISBN: 1537113429
Pages: 24
Year: 2016-08-15
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Lilly and Lila are best friends who attend a special school for the deaf. Lila also has trouble seeing, especially in low light. When the other children are outside running around as the sun sets, Lila feels uneasy. Read about how these girls overcome their disabilities and find a way to engage their entire school in a game.
Lila & Theron
Author: Bill Schubart
Publisher: Bill Schubart
ISBN:
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-06-06
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Lila
Author: Kitty Katzell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595389732
Pages: 104
Year: 2006-03
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Lila is the biography of the author's mother. Born in a small town in Iowa and raised in early 20th century South Dakota, Lila lived a Cinderella childhood with a cruel stepmother. After attending Dakota Wesleyan University, she worked in a bank and then taught school until she met and married Royce Engberg. They had one child, a daughter, before Royce died. Lila then became a missionary and taught in India for nine years. During that period, the school of which she had become the principal, was destroyed in an earthquake. She saw to its reconstruction before returning to the United States and building a new career for herself by working toward higher degrees which led to a career in higher education. In time, she was married again to a professor at Syracuse University. She became a leader in Syracuse, heading up various community organizations. At the end of her life, she developed Alzheimer's Disease.
Lucy and Lila
Author: Alison Fletcher
Publisher: little bee books
ISBN: 1499801564
Pages: 32
Year: 2016-03-01
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This sweet story about a little girl named Lucy and her drawings of a pink elephant named Lila shows the importance of having your own vision and encourages thinking outside the box. Lucy likes to draw and has a wild imagination. One day in art class she has to draw what she did over the weekend, and she draws herself having fun with a big, pink elephant named Lila! She draws them picking apples, having a tea party, playing Frisbee, chasing butterflies through the meadow, and more—but her classmates don't believe that Lila exists! By the end of the story, all the children finish their drawings and take them home. Lucy takes the bus with a bunch of the students from her art class, and as the bus drives away, the kids catch a glimpse of Lucy greeting a pink elephant.
Home
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 141040742X
Pages: 525
Year: 2008
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Gilead" pens a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations.
Lila's House
Author: John Dececco, Phd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317712188
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-06-11
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Lila's House: Male Prostitution in Latin America presents insight into male prostitution in a truly global array of Latin American countries. This study focuses on a very specific sexual culture within the realm of male prostitution: the young men of a lower/middle-class brothel catering to a broad range of clients. You will explore the culture of juvenile prostitution and learn from the immediate intervention program that was implemented. Twenty-five young men between the ages of 13 and 27 were interviewed for this study. They share with you their views on: sexual initiation sexual definition sexual orientation love drug use prostitution family relationships relationships with men and women The young men interviewed for this study are in serious danger of being exposed to the AIDS virus and of becoming addicted, if they are not already, to cocaine, crack, or alcohol. Those conducting the study initiated a campaign to supply condoms and raise the young men's awareness about AIDS and drugs and began an immediate support program. The project resulted in the establishment, in June 1997, of an alternative home for juvenile prostitutes, which offers various opportunities for education and work.
Sri Shiva Lila
Author: Devi Vanamali
Publisher:
ISBN: 8173052212
Pages: 211
Year: 2002-01-01
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On Siva (Hindu deity).