Shadow Ranch: Novel, A by Jo-Ann Mapson

By Jo-Ann Mapson

The impression of four-year-old Spencer's dying has rocked the wood worker family members. For Lainie, the lack of her son is insufferable, and now either her marriage and her very sanity are threatened. Her guitar-obsessed, slacker brother Russell is not doing rather well both, and his personal love dating is speedily coming undone. Then there is Bop, her fierce and crusty 80-year-old grandfather. whilst he falls in love with a retired stripper, their earthy romance touches all of the Carpenters' lives in unforeseen methods.

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Dragon House by John Shors

By John Shors

Set in modern day Vietnam, DRAGON condo tells the story of Iris and Noah-two american citizens, who, as a fashion of therapeutic their very own painful pasts, open a middle to accommodate and train Vietnamese highway childrens. Irish and Noah locate themselves reborn in an unique land full of corruption and chaos, sacrifice and sweetness. encouraged via the road youngsters she meets, Iris walks within the footsteps of her father, a guy whom Vietnam either shattered and stored. in the meantime, Noah slowly rediscovers himself during the eyes of an unforeseen better half. Resounding with the strong topics of anguish, sacrifice, friendship, and love, DRAGON apartment brings jointly East and West, warfare and peace; and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.

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A Study of the Stability of Contemporary Rural Chinese by Xing Ying

By Xing Ying

This ebook is the final paintings of the author’s trilogy on chinese language rural politics. within the history of sought after social conflicts because the Nineteen Nineties in the course of China’s social transformation, the writer carried out in-depth comparative analyses of a number of conflicts to appreciate the adjustments in ambitions, using forces, and working structures within the chinese language rural workforce contentions. His analyses additionally targeted the alterations in innovations and methods of the governments’ balance upkeep, in addition to the complex social and political outcomes introduced by means of those alterations. This booklet applies a really precise point of view – “vigor” within the chinese language tradition – to appreciate modern rural contentious politics, in an try to conquer the matter introduced by means of feel and sensibility and the disagreement among energy and morality within the present contentious politics stories. And one of these point of view effectively avoids the competition among the transplanting tuition and rural university, which pushes ahead the frontier of analysis on contentious political theories and rural societies.​

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To Catch the Lightning: A Novel of American Dreaming by Alan Cheuse

By Alan Cheuse

"Until a person tells you, you by no means comprehend in whose goals you appear..." - From the prologue of To trap the Lightning what's the cost of our desires? starting within the past due Eighteen Nineties, Edward Sheriff Curtis undertook the doubtless overwhelming odyssey of shooting the earlier, of documenting and photographing the fading lifestyle of the yankee Indian. In To capture the Lightning, Alan Cheuse has created a awesome portrait of the fellow who might develop into a legend. Drawn on his epic trip through a sequence of lady muses, Curtis turns his lens on a panorama of remarkable attractiveness and culture. Curtis' wish to whole his future as foretold through leader Joseph, to photo the entire hundreds and hundreds of western American Indian tribes, is a haunting story of the fight among ambition and accountability. The architect of the best lasting visible checklist of a tradition with regards to extinction, Curtis stands as a testomony to the ability of the sacrifices we make for the goals that compel us. With the ear of a poet and the attention of a historian, Cheuse has crafted a masterwork of yank ancient fiction. Lyrical, fantastically written, and impressively researched, To seize the Lightning is a unique of the yankee spirit. compliment FOR TO capture THE LIGHTNING: "To capture the Lightning is a narrative of loss - of decisions made and costs paid, of the longer term coming quickly and the previous disappearing speedier. Cheuse's narrative is refracted via a number of voices, every one detailed, yet each one containing its personal poetic precision. an excellent, terrific publication of quiet energy and nice beauty." - Karen pleasure Fowler, writer of Wit's finish and The Jane Austen e-book membership "To seize the Lightning tells Curtis' tale vividly and eloquently. it's a nice American tale, a few existence spent protecting and honoring these components of lifestyles that are most dear and liked. Alan Cheuse is to be congratulated for this vibrant novel." - William Kittredge, writer of The Willow box and the subsequent Rodeo "Bravo to Cheuse for this incarnation of an enormous and unfairly forgotten American artist, taking pictures an period so the most important in local American, and accordingly American heritage. i discovered it speedy and innovative." - Diane Johnson, writer of Le Divorce and Lulu in Marrakech "The images and cinema of Edward Curtis exist on the intersection of paintings, historical past, anthropology, and know-how. He used to be an primarily American type of genius, and Alan Cheuse has reworked his existence into compelling fiction that digs deep into the secret and sacrifice and selfishness of inventive vision." - Charles Frazier, writer of chilly Mountain and 13 Moons "... the narrative brims with prepared insight." - Publishers Weekly "Curtis dedicated his lifestyles to making the main major and entire retrospective of yankee Indian tradition, which he considered as 'one of the good races of mankind.' Curtis adequately expected that the tradition was once close to extinction ... and masses of his paintings is still the one recorded heritage of a civilization even then changing into the stuff of legend." - ForeWord journal (20080901)

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The Boss's Christmas Seduction (Silhouette Desire) by Yvonne Lindsay

By Yvonne Lindsay

From within her cubicle partitions, Holly Christmas had secretly pined for Connor Knight, yearning only one night of incendiary ardour with the elusive millionaire. So whilst Connor sought a couple of hours of solace in his virgin secretary's palms, she conveniently succumbed. Then, a number of weeks after their clandestine stumble upon, Holly acquired a shocking past due Christmas present: she used to be pregnant. Connor quick provided to maintain her, yet Holly knew her scandalous earlier may by no means permit her to simply accept his proposal…not even for the sake in their child.

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Social Identities of Young Indigenous People in Contemporary by Hae Seong Jang

By Hae Seong Jang

This quantity is set the social identities of younger Indigenous humans in modern Australia, in response to fieldwork within the rural group of Yarrabah, in Queensland. this example learn of Yarrabah relies on seventeen ethnographic interviews with men and women of their twenties. With the purpose of exploring how assorted social discourses have stimulated the social identities of younger Indigenous humans in modern Australia, this ebook represents the existence histories of those kids in Yarrabah within the context of either the associations with which they have interaction and the typical form of lifestyles in Yarrabah. This quantity additionally presents new fabric for dialogue of the ways that Indigenous worth platforms, extensively understood by way of the contributors to be in response to collectivism, regularly come into clash with Western values in line with individualism. whereas the younger Indigenous humans of Yarrabah do continually have interaction not just with multi‑cultural Australia but additionally with international impacts, they're always conscious of their very own area of expertise in either contexts.

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The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to by Diana Wynne Jones

By Diana Wynne Jones

Either a hilarious send-up of the clichs of the style and an vital advisor for writers, the harsh advisor to Fantasyland has been very unlikely to discover for years. this can be Diana Wynne Jones at her absolute best: incisive, humorous, and wildly inventive. this can be the definitive version of the harsh advisor, that includes a brand new map, a completely new layout, and extra fabric written for it through Diana Wynne Jones.

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Seducing a Princess by Lois Greiman

By Lois Greiman

The preferred writer of The Princess and Her Pirate and The Princess Masquerade returns with one other enjoyable and attractive romance. William Enton, 5th baron of Landow, has sworn revenge at the villains who prompted the demise of his spouse. under the influence of alcohol and agitated, he ventures into the lawless a part of Sedonia to do exactly that. however the gentry don't belong right here; he's quickly wounded and subconscious. while he awakes he unearths himself within the thief's den. Then an angel appears to be like, with lengthy blond hair that makes him fail to remember his soreness and his project. yet she is the princess of thieves, and he quickly realises that not anything is because it turns out, together with the girl he's slowly coming to like.

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