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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is solace in that most human quality, imagination. Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. An inspired innocent, Oskar is alternately endearing, exasperating, and hilarious as he careens from Central Park to Coney Island to Harlem on his search. Along the way he is always dreaming up inventions to keep those he loves safe from harm. What about a birdseed shirt to let you fly away? What if you could actually hear everyone's heartbeat? His goal is hopeful, but the past speaks a loud warning in stories of those who've lost loved ones before. As Oskar roams New York, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity who are all survivors in their own way. He befriends a 103-year-old war reporter, a tour guide who never leaves the Empire State Building, and lovers enraptured or scorned. Ultimately, Oskar ends his journey where it began, at his father's grave. But now he is accompanied by the silent stranger who has been renting the spare room of his grandmother's apartment. They are there to dig up his father's empty coffin.

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Congratulations! By reading THREE WISHES, you will be taking the first step towards a more rewarding life—the life you deserve! You will change the very matrix of your being. Concealed in this book is the greatest discovery of our time. You will discover how to alter your existence by simply changing your mind. This book offers simple yet powerful techniques for attracting the things you desire. This practical, easy-to-understand guide will help you quickly turn your dreams into reality. THREE WISHES is a compilation of some of the greatest self-help concepts ever devised. Its ultimate goal is your success. Through the pages of this book, you will learn how to control your thoughts using time-tested principles so powerful that your life will become a magnet for attracting whatever your heart desires, such as the ideal relationship, optimal health, success in business, wealth beyond your wildest dreams, and so much more. Test the power of THREE WISHES in your life. You will discover that this simple book will exceed even your greatest expectations. The principles herein have led millions toward happier and more fulfilled lives. Now it’s your turn to put these principles to the test and discover that “ALL YOU DESIRE IS WITHIN.”

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Industry experts estimate that as many as 40,000 horses and ponies are stolen in the United States annually. Learn why identification of your horse, tack, and equipment is an important factor in preventing theft and is absolutely crucial to reclaiming your property when and if it is recovered. In the event your horse is stolen, the Handbook tells you how to report the crime and what steps to take to try to recover your horse and prosecute horse thieves. ". . .truly of great benefit to horse owners and caretakers." -- Tim Cordes, DVM, USDA