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  • The Blue-Haired Boy

    Set before the events of Courtney C. Stevens's debut novel, Faking Normal, this digital short story focuses on Bodee Lennox, otherwise known as the Kool-Aid Kid.Bodee Lennox has secrets. About where he got the four-inch scar on his leg. About the bruises on his back. About what it's really like to live in the Lennox household. These are things he doesn't share with anyone . . . until he meets ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Faking Normal

    An edgy, realistic debut novel praised by the New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys, as “a beautiful reminder that amid our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves.”Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer by her backyard pool. Instead, she hides in her closet, counts the slats in the air vent, and compulsively scratches the back ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Faking Normal

    Narrated by Emma Galvin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 45 min

    An edgy, realistic debut novel praised by the New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys, as “a beautiful reminder that amid our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves.”Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer by her backyard pool. Instead, she hides in her closet, counts the slats in the air vent, and compulsively scratches the back ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Four Three Two One

    “This is not a book about a tragedy. This is a book about survivors, and hope, and belief. I wish this book wasn’t necessary, but it is. Read it. And then pass it on.” —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces“A whip-smart and deeply felt story about reclaiming life from the rubble of guilt and trauma, Four, Three, Two, One glows brilliantly with heart, humanity, and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Four Three Two One

    Narrated by Bailey Carr, Erin Spencer ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 31 min

    “This is not a book about a tragedy. This is a book about survivors, and hope, and belief. I wish this book wasn’t necessary, but it is. Read it. And then pass it on.” —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces“A whip-smart and deeply felt story about reclaiming life from the rubble of guilt and trauma, Four, Three, Two, One glows brilliantly with heart, humanity, and ... Read more

    $27.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World

    Reforms and Retirement Incentives

    series National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
    This ninth phase of the International Social Security project, which studies the experiences of twelve developed countries, examines the effects of public pension reform on employment at older ages. In the past two decades, men’s labor force participation at older ages has increased, reversing a long-term pattern of decline; participation rates for older women have increased dramatically as well. ... Read more

    $104.39 USD

  • The Nefelibata

    The Nefelibata tells the story, or rather many stories, through prose, free verse poetry and haiku of someone who does not obey the conventions of society, literature or art. It asks you to live in the clouds of your own imagination… to rebel against societal expectations, literature and/or art… to feel the earth through your bare feet and soul … to travel and leave life behind for a while to let ... Read more

    $5.39 USD

  • Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt

    Digital Dissidence and Political Change

    series Information Technology and Global Governance
    This compelling book explores how Egyptian bloggers used citizen journalism and cyberactivism to chip away at the state’s monopoly on information and recalibrate the power dynamics between an authoritarian regime and its citizens. When the Arab uprisings broke out in early 2011 and ousted entrenched leaders across the region, social media and the Internet were widely credited with playing a role, ... Read more

    $98.09 USD

  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World

    Disability Insurance Programs and Retirement

    series National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
    Even as life expectancy in many countries has continued to increase, social security and similar government programs can provide strong incentives for workers to leave the labor force when they reach the age of eligibility for benefits. Disability insurance programs can also play a significant role in the departure of older workers from the labor force, with many individuals in some countries ... Read more

    $100.79 USD

  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World

    Working Longer

    series National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
    In developed countries, men’s labor force participation at older ages has increased in recent years, reversing a decades-long pattern of decline. Participation rates for older women have also been rising. What explains these patterns, and the differences in them across countries? The answers to these questions are pivotal as countries face fiscal and retirement security challenges posed by longer ... Read more

    $93.59 USD

  • "Don't tell father I have been shot at"

    The Civil War Letters of Captain George N. Bliss, First Rhode Island Cavalry

    Captain George N. Bliss of the First Rhode Island Cavalry survived some 27 actions during the Civil War. Midway through the war, he served nine months at a conscript training camp in Connecticut, where he sat on several courts-martial. In September 1864, in a skirmish at Waynesboro, Virginia, he single-handedly charged into the 4th Virginia "Black Horse" Cavalry. Badly injured and taken prisoner, ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • A Life of Faith

    From West Africa to Her American Dream

    This book is about Faith, a woman who had children when she was young and unmarried. Because of where and when she was born, young unmarried women with children were often ostracized and their chances of achieving a high school education, not to mention, college education were very slim. While a woman in her situation only hope was marrying a man, who would take care of her and her children, she ... Read more

    $8.99 USD