My Best Friend and Other Illusions

I'm incredibly fortunate to have such amazing support — all best of friends and colleagues, none of them illusions. Special thanks to my family and especially to Marty, whose constant support helped make My Best Friend and Other ...


Author: Suri Rosen

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 9781443146838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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What if your imaginary friend from childhood suddenly reappeared . . . only this time he’s no figment of your imagination. Charlie, a budding acrobat, is desperate to attend a gymnastics camp that will qualify her for a spot in the renowned travelling circus Circo Circo. But her mom can barely make ends meet and Charlie knows she must find a way to earn the money on her own. The solution seems to come when the perfect gymnastics partner mysteriously appears and they can put on shows. There’s just one small thing though . . . this perfect partner is someone Charlie knows well. He’s Rudy, her imaginary childhood friend — only this time he’s real. The problem with imaginary friends is that they know things about you . . . things that can jeopardize not only Charlie’s acrobatic dreams, but also threaten to tear her family even farther apart. This truthful and often funny story is the mark of a rising new voice in Canadian children’s literature, and a moving exploration of how to reconcile memory, family, forgiveness and the search for belonging.

Love and Other Illusions

Coasting into the long cobblestone driveway of her best friend, car lights off, then the two of them driving to Bill's Barbecue for a bit of the thrill of it all. Fourteen pretending seventeen, no license, naturally.


Author: Mariah Robinson

Publisher: Brandylane Publishers Inc

ISBN: 9781883911911

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Enter the world of Jillian Barrister and those who orbit around her-Clay, David, Norma and Dr. Allison-players in a riveting drama of love and loss, happiness and anguish, innocence and guilt. It is Dr. Allison's task to study and understand his patients through the process of analysis, and Jillian is no exception-or is she? The more deeply he probes, the closer he comes to unearthing the childhood tragedy that has isolated her from herself and others, and could topple the precarious defenses of her internal world-a fragile but guarded state of consciousness in which the past is always just beneath the surface.

Some of My Best Friends are Books

Coleprovidesa sampleofthethinking ofa talented high school girl as she deals gamely, without pretension or illusions, withtherealitiesofdailyliving,includingtheshortcomingsofherself and others. Despite the distractions, we know that ...


Author: Judith Wynn Halsted

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780910707961

Category: Education

Page: 574

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Red Illusions

“Darling I know because... he was my best friend.” Shock overwhelmed me. “He was your best friend?” He nodded now looking sad. “Yes, we'd been best buds through the years that he lived. I was the first one he told about his findings and ...


Author: Jasmine Blair


ISBN: 9781365249693

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Red Illusions is a fantasy romance that delves into the imagination of the reader. It plays with your mind and works into your fantasies, the suspense and romance drift you away from reality captivating you inside the pages of its contents.

How to Be a Man

(and other illusions) Duff McKagan, Chris Kornelis ... “Ice Cream Castles” is a lost gem and a cool summer jam. ... My best friend died that summer, and U2 seemed to speak to me and only me, steeling my sorrow and tempering my sadness.


Author: Duff McKagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306823886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The cofounder of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Walking Papers shares what the hard-knock rock life has taught him about how to be a good dude (in spite of it all). One wouldn't usually turn to a veteran of Guns N' Roses for advice on how to live, but Duff McKagan is not a typical rock musician. As chronicled in the New York Times bestseller It's So Easy (and other lies), Duff got sober at thirty, went back to school, got smart about money, fell in love, became a father, and got his life back on track. Through trial and considerable error, Duff has learned to strike the balance between family and work, travel and contentment, financial aptitude and sacrifice. In How to Be a Man (and other illusions), Duff takes the reader into the life of an international rock musician and shares, with disarming candor and humor, the solid life lessons he's learned along the way to success and fulfillment in both his family life and his career. From hard-won advice on such basics as starting with a strong base and staying humble, to techniques on how to stave off depression and transform darker impulses into something productive, How to Be a Man is the ultimate guide to rocking life -- not as a dissolute train-wreck "rock star," but as a man destined for success and longevity.

Economics in the View of Struggle

Stupid can judge other stupid, genius can identify another genius depending on view of small or big size. ... Once I heard a quote from old age person and one of the my best friend that everything in the world is false illusion.


Author: Ajit Waghole

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781543701401

Category: Education

Page: 338

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To understand science, we need to find truth in religion. Economics in an aesthetic environment will become meaningful with the religion of humanity.

Cinema s Illusions Opera s Allure

He then reveals his docile, withdrawn nature: “loneliness forces me to be my own best friend,” as the passive music of the molto ... (the hardtaken decision), and follows this with two three-note motifs, one grave and the other allegro, ...


Author: David Schroeder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474291415

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The invention of cinema was ingenious, so much so that virtually no-one quite knew what to do with it. In its earliest stages, especially with the advent of the feature film, it needed models, and opera proved to be especially useful in that regard. The allure of opera to cinema early in the twentieth century held up through the silent era, into sound films, through the golden age of movies, and beyond. This book explores the numerous ways – some predictable, some unexpected, and some bizarre – in which this has happened. The influence of Richard Wagner on filmmakers has been especially striking, and some have even devised visual images that seem to emerge from a kind of non-verbal Wagnerian essence – a formative, musical urge that can underlie a cinematic idea, defying explanation and remaining purely sensory. Directors like Griffith, DeMille, Eisenstein, Chaplin, Bunuel or Hitchcock have intuited this possibility. Schroeder provides a fascinating, well-researched and always entertaining account of the influence of one medium on another, and shows that opera can often be found lurking in the background (or booming in the foreground) of an impressive range of films.

She Came from the Tomb

In other words, the most unimaginable things that they had encountered were illusions created by the Liao Family. ... My most beloved teacher plotted against me, and my best friend wanted to keep a secret to silence me.


Author: Xi Meng

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649208071

Category: Fiction


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The old tomb, the weird girl, and a smelly dead body, brother. When Shen Jiaming looked at the corpse brother with disdain, he never would have thought that this corpse brother was himself.

The Flower of Consciousness

If we have a room of forty people viewing the same thing, there will be forty illusions, each having a different point of view. Most of us are under the ... And believe me, dear friend, the foundation of my beliefs has been shaken many, ...


Author: Gary Brantly

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595224012

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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You have a destiny to fulfill... The Flower of Consciousness holds the keys to awakening the hidden potential that lies within all of us. The Flower of Consciousness is well-grounded practical spirituality. Discover how to take back your power that you have given away by working in partnership with the the cause and not the effect in your life. Learn the secrets of living the extra-ordinary life. Learn how to expand your consciousness to discover the higher planes of consciousness, the God-Worlds. You have work to do. You have your destiny to fulfill. You are to be an Overcomer. In The Flower of Consciousness Gary shows us how to create our own personal Golden Age of Spirituality even in today's uncertain and troubling world. This book gives hope and encouragement to take responsibility for our own unfoldment to open our Flower of Consciousness on our Journey of Awakening.

Hungarian Dances

You've been very sick, you've had a silly journey and my pupil arrives any moment now. Karina, listen, this is a long and ... This was her best friend? ... To shatter illusions built out of other illusions that were already shattered?


Author: Jessica Duchen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444720662

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Do you ever wish that you could be someone else? Just step out of your life and wake up as someone new? Karina's life was once mapped out for her -- she was meant to follow in the footsteps of her Hungarian grandmother, a world-famous violinist. Instead, she's a teacher, a mum and wife to Julian, a very English husband who's not always in step with her. But when disaster befalls her best friend, Karina feels forced to question the very foundations of her existence. Encouraged by a chance encounter with a like-minded musician, she begins to delve into her grandmother's Gypsy past, and to discover the secrets of her Hungarian family history. Life will never be the same again. Like most people, Karina isn't sure the life she chose was the right one. But she is willing to take drastic steps to change it.