Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl PDF
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451695683
Size: 24.59 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Enjoying a sheltered childhood with adoring grandparents but troubled by the silence surrounding her parents' deaths, Korobi is prompted by a love note among her mother's possessions to travel from India to post-9/11 America in search of her true identity.

After The Ice Left Stories

After the Ice Left  Stories PDF
Author: Cookie Crumbles
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557457181
Size: 14.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Routledge Companion To Asian American And Pacific Islander Literature

The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature PDF
Author: Rachel Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317698401
Size: 60.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 522
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The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies distinctive to Asian American Literature Addresses historical periods, geographies and literary identities Looks at different genre, form and interdisciplinarity With 41 essays from scholars in the field this collection is a comprehensive guide to a significant area of literary study for students and teachers of Ethnic American, Asian diasporic and Pacific Islander Literature. Contributors: Christine Bacareza Balance, Victor Bascara, Leslie Bow, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, Tina Chen, Anne Anlin Cheng, Mark Chiang, Patricia P. Chu, Robert Diaz, Pin-chia Feng, Tara Fickle, Donald Goellnicht, Helena Grice, Eric Hayot, Tamara C. Ho, Hsuan L. Hsu, Mark C. Jerng, Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Daniel Y. Kim, Jodi Kim, James Kyung-Jin Lee, Rachel C. Lee, Jinqi Ling, Colleen Lye, Sean Metzger, Susette Min, Susan Y. Najita, Viet Thanh Nguyen, erin Khuê Ninh, Eve Oishi, Josephine Nock-Hee Park, Steven Salaita, Shu-mei Shi, Rajini Srikanth, Brian Kim Stefans, Erin Suzuki, Theresa Tensuan, Cynthia Tolentino, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Eleanor Ty, Traise Yamamoto, Timothy Yu.

The Mistress Of Spices

The Mistress of Spices PDF
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307476777
Size: 34.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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A classic work of magical realism, this bestselling novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells the story of Tilo, a young woman from another time who has a gift for the mystical art of spices. Now immortal, and living in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman, Tilo has set up shop in Oakland, California, where she administers curatives to her customers. But when she's surprised by an unexpected romance with a handsome stranger, she must choose between everlasting life and the vicissitudes of modern society. Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy, sorrow, and one special woman's magical powers.

The Palace Of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions PDF
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307472493
Size: 67.70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

American Poland China Record

American Poland China Record PDF
Author: American Poland-China Record Association
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 30.25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Poland-China swine
Languages : en
Pages :
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Island Girl

ISLAND GIRL PDF
Author: June Byrd Bowen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477154930
Size: 36.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 170
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I am not a writer but I am a story teller with a tale to tell. This novel is based, to some extent, on things that happened during my years on and around Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. This story is about a mother, her husband and three children who lived on Sullivan’s island near Fort Moultrie during World War II and several decades after the war. It includes living through hurricanes, eating what the ocean had to offer, enjoying the beach and the friends and relatives who affected their lives. In the middle of all this is another story.....a love story between the mother and a soldier, whom she introduces to her family, even to her husband as a friend. The surprise ending brings to the reader an interesting conclusion. Remember this is not a true story but one that could have happened. I was born on Sullivan’s Island over 80 years ago. I grew up there and lived through most of the events from which my imagination took over and built this story. Since being married almost 60 years to my husband Bill, the love of my life, we have traveled to all fi fty states, parts of Europe, South America, Canada and cruised all over the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. In addition to our traveling we enjoy duplicate bridge, reading, senior activities at our church and writing. Writing has always been my passion but this is my fi rst attempt at writing a novel. I just love what I’ve done and have another in the back of my mind. We have three daughters and seven grandchildren and currently live in the clay hills of Chapin, South Carolina but I just cannot get the beach sand from between my toes.

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Author: طارق على
Publisher: Al Kotob Khan for Publishing and Distribution
ISBN: 9776306047
Size: 68.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 319
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" طارق على يروى لنا قصة عواقب سقوط غرناطة ، من خلال سردية طويلة ، لعائلة من أولئك الذين كانوا يحاولون البقاء على قيد الحياة بعد انهيار عالمهم. الرواية بارعة فى استدعاء شكل الحياة بالنسبة لأولئك من ذوى القدر المشئوم المحاصرين من كل جانب فى عالم مسيحى لا يعرف التسامح. رواية لديها ما تقولة .. وتقوله جيداً

Before We Visit The Goddess

Before We Visit the Goddess PDF
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147679202X
Size: 78.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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A beautiful, “deeply affecting” (Kirkus Reviews) novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another. Sweeping across the twentieth century, from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas, Before We Visit the Goddess takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the lives of three unforgettable women: Sabitri, Bela, and Tara. As the young daughter of a poor rural baker, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but schooling is impossible on the meager profits from her mother’s sweetshop. When a powerful local woman takes Sabitri under her wing, her generous offer soon proves dangerous after Sabitri makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees to America with her political refugee lover—but the world she finds is vastly different from her dreams. As the marriage crumbles and Bela decides to forge her own path, she unwittingly teaches her little girl, Tara, indelible lessons about freedom and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. Told through a sparkling symphony of voices—those of the women themselves and the men who loved them—Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental relationships, showing the deep threads of love and hope and bravery that define a family and a life. This is a “gracefully insightful, dazzlingly descriptive, and covertly stinging tale [that] illuminates the opposition women must confront, generation by generation, as they seek both independence and connection” (Booklist, starred review).

Transaction Of Belonging

Transaction of Belonging PDF
Author: Jaya Padmanabhan
Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9383562277
Size: 47.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 197
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The short stories in the collection blend emotion and introspection. Moments of urgency and sweetness are fully canvassed and explored. The stories draw out and examine the texture of emotional belonging. In "His Curls," a mother suffers the anguish of wondering if her son is a terrorist. The ending is left to interpretation and several possibilities. The reader is forced to teeter between laughter and sadness in the tragicomedy of "An Indian Summer." "The Blue Arc" is a redemptive tale of a young woman who shows enormous courage. Each story in the collection is a journey of insights. Transactions of Belonging is a unique, intense and gripping work of short fiction. ÒIn this debut collection, Jaya Padmanabhan has brought together a diverse and memorable group of characters from many kinds of backgrounds. With meticulous details and keen observation, she brings them to life and makes us care about themÑtheir poverty, their loneliness, their tragedies and their triumphs."ÑCHITRA DIVAKARUNI, author of The Mistress of Spices and Oleander Girl