All the Names

All the Names
Author: José Saramago
Publisher: HMH
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2001-10-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0547536852

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From a Nobel Prize winner: “A psychological, even metaphysical thriller that will keep you turning the pages . . . with growing alarm and alacrity.” —The Seattle Times A Washington Post Book World Favorite Book of the Year Senhor José is a low-grade clerk in the city’s Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, and death that are his daily routine. But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him. Obsessed, Senhor José sets off to follow the thread that may lead him to the woman—but as he gets closer, he discovers more about her, and about himself, than he would ever have wished. The loneliness of people’s lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love—all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of José Saramago in brilliant form.

All Our Names

All Our Names
Author: Dinaw Mengestu
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-03-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0385349998

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From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes an unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. Elegiac, blazing with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a marvel of vision and tonal command. Writing within the grand tradition of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of self-determination and the names we are given and the names we earn. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Names

The Names
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2012-04-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307817180

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Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works. "The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own."--Chicago Sun-Times "DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark."--Village Voice Literary Supplement "DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism."--New York Times

All the Names They Used for God

All the Names They Used for God
Author: Anjali Sachdeva
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0399593004

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"A haunting, diverse debut story collection that explores the isolation we experience in the face of the mysterious, often dangerous forces that shape our lives, Anjali Sachdeva's debut collection spans centuries, continents, and a diverse set of characters but is united by each character's epic struggle with fate: A workman in Andrew Carnegie's steel mills is irrevocably changed by the brutal power of the furnaces; a fisherman sets sail into overfished waters and finds a secret obsession from which he can't return; an online date ends with a frightening, inexplicable dissapearance. Her story "Pleiades" was called "a masterpiece" by Dave Eggers. Sachdeva has a talent for creating moving and poignant scenes, following her highly imaginative plots to their logical ends, and depicting how one small miracle can affect everyone in its wake"--

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names
Author: K. M. Sheard
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 0738723681

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Parents want the perfect name for their child. Among the baby books available today, none are tailored to the needs of witches, pagans, and other seekers.

All the Names of the Lord

All the Names of the Lord
Author: Valentina Izmirlieva
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008-09-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0226388727

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Christians face a conundrum when it comes to naming God, for if God is unnamable, as theologians maintain, he can also be called by every name. His proper name is thus an open-ended, all-encompassing list, a mystery the Church embraces in its rhetoric, but which many Christians have found difficult to accept. To explore this conflict, Valentina Izmirlieva examines two lists of God’s names: one from The Divine Names, the classic treatise by Pseudo-Dionysius, and the other from The 72 Names of the Lord, an amulet whose history binds together Kabbalah and Christianity, Jews and Slavs, Palestine, Provence, and the Balkans. This unexpected juxtaposition of a theological treatise and a magical amulet allows Izmirlieva to reveal lists’ rhetorical potential to create order and to function as both tools of knowledge and of power. Despite the two different visions of order represented by each list, Izmirlieva finds that their uses in Christian practice point to a complementary relationship between the existential need for God’s protection and the metaphysical desire to submit to his infinite majesty—a compelling claim sure to provoke discussion among scholars in many fields.

Name Above All Names

Name Above All Names
Author: Alistair Begg
Publisher: Crossway Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781433537752

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Jesus is the most important person in the life of the Christian. This stimulating book explores the Bible's teaching on seven key attributes of Jesus's life and ministry, from Genesis to Revelation.

The Name Book

The Name Book
Author: Dorothy Astoria
Publisher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2008-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1441202331

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Baby-naming has become an art form with parents today, but where do parents go to find names and their meanings? The Name Book offers particular inspiration to those who want more than just a list of popular names. From Aaron to Zoe, this useful book includes the cultural origin, the literal meaning, and the spiritual significance of more than 10,000 names. An appropriate verse of Scripture accompanies each name, offering parents a special way to bless their children.

The Everything Baby Names Book

The Everything Baby Names Book
Author: June Rifkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1440527520

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Choosing your baby's name is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Fortunately, The Everything Baby Names Book, 3rd Edition is here to help! Featuring 50,000 of today's best names, the scoop on how your child's name can affect his sense of self, and how to choose a name that can honor your heritage and your child, this guide is the ultimate resource for making this momentous choice. The new edition features: Brand-new information on the impact that different names have on a child Complete separate sections for boys' and girls' names Meanings and origins of names explained Interesting and unique variations from around the globe Packed with engaging lists of popular and traditional names, fun facts, and important scientific data, this book gives you a plethora of possibilities--so you can make the perfect choice for your new bundle of joy!

The Names of All the Flowers

The Names of All the Flowers
Author: Melissa Valentine
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2020-07-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1936932865

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A “poignant, painful, and gorgeous” memoir that explores siblinghood, adolescence, and grief for a family shattered by loss (Alicia Garza, cocreator, Black Lives Matter). Melissa and her older brother Junior grow up running around the disparate neighborhoods of 1990s Oakland, two of six children to a white Quaker father and a black Southern mother. But as Junior approaches adolescence, a bullying incident and later a violent attack in school leave him searching for power and a sense of self in all the wrong places; he develops a hard front and falls into drug dealing. Right before Junior’s twentieth birthday, the family is torn apart when he is murdered as a result of gun violence. The Names of All the Flowers connects one tragic death to a collective grief for all black people who die too young. A lyrical recounting of a life lost, Melissa Valentine’s debut memoir is an intimate portrait of a family fractured by the school-to-prison pipeline and an enduring love letter to an adored older brother. It is a call for justice amid endless cycles of violence, grief, and trauma, declaring: “We are all witness and therefore no one is spared from this loss.” “A portrait of a place, a person who died too young, the systems that led to that death, and the keen insights of the author herself. Lyrical and smart, with appropriate undercurrents of rage.” —Emily Raboteau, author of Searching for Zion “Eloquently poignant.” —Kirkus Reviews