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This children's book tells the life story of a horse, Black Beauty. It was written in 1877 and the author stated that her intention was "to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses", so we can see that she was very interested in the idea of empathy.
This very touching story by Jojo Moyes is about Lou Clark who takes a job with Will Traynor. Will is quadriplegic after a collision with a motorcycle and he has lost the desire to live. Lou tries to help him regain that.
Shchi, a traditional Russian soup with cabbage as its main ingredient, is a very short story by Russian XIX century writer Ivan Turgenev about a noble woman visiting a peasant woman, who lost her son.
In the first volume of his epic memoir cycle, My Struggle, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard recounts the emotional vicissitudes of his adolescence and young adulthood with a sense of guilelessness and detail unprecedented in literature.
Volume II of Knausgaard's six-volume My Struggle project finds the author newly divorced and caught in the throes of new love. Remarriage and, eventually, fatherhood ensue, and with them come moments of ecstasy.
Rabbie, a carpenter’s son, loves to carve things, but when he does he looks inside them to show the best of what is there. When he carves a dog he shows its brave spirit and loyalty but leaves off its lame leg. When he visits a nearby town he finds it terrorized by a giant!
The Giver is a children's novel which follows the life of Jonas, in his 12th year of life. He lives in what seems to be a utopia, until he goes into his apprenticeship and finds out what his society is missing, and how dystopian it actually is.
Zeze lives in an environment of human poverty and violence. It is a highly creative and gifted child. He looks at the world with clear eyes and he values friendship and love. However, Zeze feels lonely and neglected.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” This is the beggining of the book and then:
A girl lose her brother during the jouney to meet their foster family, during his funeral she finds her first book. Her adoptive father teaches her to read and to become grateful in life besides the horrors of the war.