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♠Book: All the Stars in the Heavens
♣Author: Adriana Trigiani
♥Publisher: Simon and Schuster
♦Release: 2016-01-01
★Genre: Fiction
☘Pages: 463
✸ISBN: 9781471136375
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, Carole Lombard lead a magnificent cast of characters, real and imagined, in Adriana Trigiani's new novel set in the rich landscape of 1930s' Los Angeles. In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Trigiani takes us back to the golden age of movie-making and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame, success - and love. With meticulous, beautiful detail, she paints a rich landscape, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

♠Book: All the Stars in the Heavens
♣Author: Adriana Trigiani
♥Publisher: HarperCollins
♦Release: 2015-10-13
★Genre: Fiction
☘Pages: 480
✸ISBN: 9780062319210
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER People's Book of the Week Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Nominee for Fiction Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet, a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Born in the golden age of Hollywood, All the Stars in the Heavens captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system—viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes. In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age—an era as brutal as it was resplendent—and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen. The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly. Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives. Anchored by Trigiani's masterful storytelling that takes you on a worldwide ride of adventure from Hollywood to the shores of southern Italy, this mesmerizing epic is, at its heart, a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional—including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more—it is it is the unforgettable story of one of cinema's greatest love affairs during the golden age of American movie making.

♠Book: All the Stars in the Sky
♣Author: C.J. Taylor
♥Publisher: Tundra Books
♦Release: 2012-01-11
★Genre: Juvenile Fiction
☘Pages: 40
✸ISBN: 9781770491786
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: The heavens — the sun, the stars, and the moon — have inspired, intrigued, and mystified us from the beginning of time. We’ve always searched for ways to comprehend their beauty and their meaning. Mohawk artist and author C. J. Taylor has drawn from First Nations legends from across North America to present a fascinating collection of stories inspired by the night skies. The legends — Salish, Onondaga, Blackfoot, Netsilik (Inuit), Wasco, Ojibwa, and Cherokee — are by turns funny, beautiful, tragic, and frightening, but each one is infused with a sense of awe. From the Ojibwa legend of the great hunter, White Hawk, and his love for an unattainable maiden, or the Salish legend of a magical lake that is threatened when human beings turn greedy and lose their respect for its gifts and for the sun’s power, to the delightful Cherokee legend of Grandmother Spider who brought light to the world, this is an important collection that is enhanced by Taylor’s glorious paintings. From the Hardcover edition.

♠Book: Signs in the Heavens
♣Author: Marilyn Hickey
♦Release: 2015-08-01
✸ISBN: 1938696069
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


♠Book: A Walk Through the Heavens
♣Author: Milton D. Heifetz
♥Publisher: Cambridge University Press
♦Release: 2004-02-12
★Genre: Nature
☘Pages: 87
✸ISBN: 0521544157
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: Introduces the patterns of the night sky with simplified maps to guide beginners in locating the constellations and the stars within them, and includes ancient myths and legends related to the stars.

♠Book: Heaven s Brightest Star
♣Author: Kara M. Glad
♥Publisher: Tate Publishing
♦Release: 2007-09-01
★Genre: Juvenile Fiction
☘Pages: 24
✸ISBN: 9781602470187
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: This story is about a little girl named Katie, who is eager to become a big sister. Unfortunately, she quickly learns her new brother is a preemie, who is not strong enough to survive. The book explains the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to children and will help them understand that sometimes the young as well as the old pass away.

♠Book: Hiring the Heavens
♣Author: Jean Slatter
♥Publisher: New World Library
♦Release: 2010-09-24
★Genre: Self-Help
☘Pages: 144
✸ISBN: 1577317386
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: Whether you realize it or not, you play a part in the divine plan of creation. Once you recognize this, you can gain access to the immense power in the universe. It’s simple: when you engage the right celestial helpers, anything becomes possible. In Hiring the Heavens, Jean Slatter shares how she learned to hire the Heavens and offers a fresh, revitalized way of bringing spirituality back into your everyday life. Whether the task is large or small, whether you want to manifest your dreams, find a soul mate, improve your finances, or simply get through your days without stress and worry, the Heavens are ready to help. With their assistance, you become cocreator and codirector of your life, experiencing more joy and more serendipity every day.

♠Book: Heaven s All star Jazz Band
♣Author: Don Carter
♥Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
♦Release: 2002
★Genre: Juvenile Fiction
☘Pages: 36
✸ISBN: 0375815716
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: A young boy imagines his grandfather playing with jazz music greats up in heaven.

♠Book: The Shoemaker s Wife
♣Author: Adriana Trigiani
♥Publisher: Simon and Schuster
♦Release: 2012-05-24
★Genre: Fiction
☘Pages: 384
✸ISBN: 9781849834247
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: The lives of two young Italian lovers, Enza Ravanelli, a practical girl born into poverty and Ciro Amadei, a dreamer raised in a convent orphanage, are woven together in this lush, epic novel set against the landscape of world events in the first half of the 20thcentury. The Shoemaker's Wifespans two world wars, immigration, the birth of American manufacturing, the rigors of assimilation and the perils of the Great Depression. Like the times they were born into, Enza and Ciro's story is filled with surprising twists and turns. Together, they embrace the promise of a new and better life as they attempt to survive by the labour of their own hands. But when Ciro is diagnosed with a deadly cancer from the bombs he endured in World War I, he returns home alone to Italy to say goodbye, and solve a final mystery about his family.

♠Book: Mapping the Heavens
♣Author: Priyamvada Natarajan
♥Publisher: Yale University Press
♦Release: 2016-04-28
★Genre: Science
☘Pages: 256
✸ISBN: 9780300221121
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French

✒SUMMARY: This book provides a tour of the “greatest hits” of cosmological discoveries—the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place, filled with the ordinary, is now a universe that is expanding at an accelerating pace, propelled by dark energy and structured by dark matter. Priyamvada Natarajan, our guide to these ideas, is someone at the forefront of the research—an astrophysicist who literally creates maps of invisible matter in the universe. She not only explains for a wide audience the science behind these essential ideas but also provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance. The formation and growth of black holes, dark matter halos, the accelerating expansion of the universe, the echo of the big bang, the discovery of exoplanets, and the possibility of other universes—these are some of the puzzling cosmological topics of the early twenty-first century. Natarajan discusses why the acceptance of new ideas about the universe and our place in it has never been linear and always contested even within the scientific community. And she affirms that, shifting and incomplete as science always must be, it offers the best path we have toward making sense of our wondrous, mysterious universe.