Description : Atta's novel charts the fate of two African girls, one born of privilege and the other a lower class "half-caste. One is prepared to manipulate the traditional system while the other attempts to defy it. The tale traces their unusual friendship into their adult lives, against the backdrop of tragedy, family strife, and a war-torn Nigeria. Winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.
Description : A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature At thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas. Deola works as a financial reviewer for an international charity, and when her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father’s five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward. In Nigeria, Deola encounters changes in her family and in the urban landscape of her home, and new acquaintances who offer unexpected possibilities. Deola’s journey is as much about evading others’ expectations to get to the heart of her frustration as it is about exposing the differences between foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life. Deola’s urgent, incisive voice captivates and guides us through the intricate layers and vivid scenes of a life lived across continents. With Sefi Atta’s characteristic boldness and vision, A Bit of Difference limns the complexities of our contemporary world. This is a novel not to be missed.
Description : The books included in this set are: 9780470502204 Professional ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB: Written by three highly recognized and regarded ASP.NET experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage on ASP.NET 4 with a unique approach featuring examples in both C# and VB, as is the incomparable coverage of core ASP.NET. After a fast-paced refresher on essentials such as server controls, the book delves into expert coverage of all the latest capabilities of ASP.NET 4. 9780470502259 Professional C# 4 and .NET 4: After a quick refresher on C# basics, the author dream team moves on to provide you with details of language and framework features including LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, WPF, Workflow, and Generics. Coverage also spans ASP.NET programming with C#, working in Visual Studio 2010 with C#, and more. With this book, you'll quickly get up to date on all the newest capabilities of C# 4. 9780470548653 Professional Visual Studio 2010: This book gets you quickly up to speed on what you can expect from Visual Studio 2010. Packed with helpful examples, this comprehensive guide explains examines the features of Visual Studio 2010, which allows you to create and manage programming projects for the Windows platform. It walks you through every facet of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), from common tasks and functions to its powerful tools 9780470499832 Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference: This reference guide provides you with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming language to perform a variety of tasks. As a tutorial, the book describes the Visual Basic language and covers essential Visual Basic topics. The material presents categorized information regarding specific operations and reveals useful tips, tricks, and tidbits to help you make the most of the new Visual Basic 2010. 9780470477229 WPF Programmer's Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4: Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts. It is packed with helpful examples and progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. 9780470257029 Professional SQL Server 2008 Programming: This expanded best-seller includes new coverage of SQL Server 2008's new datatypes, new indexing structures, manageability features, and advanced time-zone handling. As an added bonus, also includes Professional SQL Server 2005 Programmers for .NET 4 developers still working in a SQL Server 2005 setting.
Description : "Appraisal Fees" -- "Corrosive Drywall Damage" -- "Identity Theft" -- "Identity Theft and Tax Relief" -- "Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief" -- "CHAPTER 14: Your Job" -- "Job-Hunting Expenses" -- "Dues to Unions and Professional Associations" -- "Work Clothes and Uniforms" -- "Subscriptions to Professional Journals, Newsletters, and Podcasts" -- "Work Tools and Equipment" -- "Miscellaneous Job-Related Expenses" -- "Educator Expenses" -- "Home Office Deduction" -- "Prizes and Awards" -- "Performing Artists" -- "State or Local Government Officials Paid on a Fee Basis" -- "Repayment of Supplemental Unemployment Benefits" -- "Jury Duty Pay Turned Over to Your Employer" -- "Impairment-Related Expenses" -- "Military Benefits" -- "Contributions to State Benefit Programs" -- "Fringe Benefits" -- "Income Earned Abroad" -- "CHAPTER 15: Your Business" -- "Start-Up Costs" -- "Equipment Purchases" -- "Payment for Services" -- "Supplies" -- "Gifts" -- "Hobby Losses" -- "Self-Employment Tax Deduction" -- "Home Office Deduction" -- "Farming-Related Breaks" -- "Domestic Production Activities Deduction" -- "Other Business Deductions" -- "Business Credits" -- "Net Operating Losses" -- "CHAPTER 16: Miscellaneous Items" -- "State and Local Income Taxes" -- "State and Local Sales Taxes" -- "Certain Federal Taxes" -- "Tax Refunds" -- "Tax Preparation Costs" -- "Tax Audits" -- "Legal Fees" -- "Gifts You Receive" -- "Inheritances" -- "Life Insurance Proceeds" -- "Estate Tax Deduction on Income in Respect of a Decedent" -- "Rebates and Discounts" -- "Government Benefits" -- "Olympic Medals" -- "Alternative Minimum Tax" -- "APPENDIX A: Items Adjusted Annually for Inflation" -- "APPENDIX B: Checklist of Tax-Free Items" -- "APPENDIX C: Checklist of Nondeductible Items" -- "Nondeductible Items" -- "Index
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Description : Evelyn Lozada, the breakout star of VH1’s hit reality show Basketball Wives, brings you her first novel in the hot new series The Wives Association. Inner Circle is a jaw-dropping peek into the lives of a group of women married to professional athletes. It will be impossible to determine where real life ends and fiction begins in this gripping page-turner. Inner Circle depicts the life of Evelyn Lozada’s off-camera alter ego Eve Inez. Much like on The Basketball Wives, Inner Circle reveals everything athlete’s wives live through complete with the cheating, scandal, manipulation and gossip. However this time, nothing is being held back. None of the wives are prepared for how addictive their rich lifestyles can be and find themselves stooping to unimaginable levels of deception to preserve their social status. Eve encourages the wives to band together and becomes the mastermind behind the drastic measures these women are willing to take to maintain their celebrity, until she herself comes face to face with a reality that shakes her to the core. The riveting ending will leave readers dying for more.