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Marriage of a Thousand Lies

By SJ Sindu
  • ISBN Code: : 1616957913
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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“What a gorgeous, heartbreaking novel.”—Roxane Gay ​​ A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu's debut novel offers a moving and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss. Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. But when Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, Lucky returns to her childhood home and unexpectedly reconnects with her former best friend and first lover, Nisha, who is preparing for her own arranged wedding with a man she’s never met. As the connection between the two women is rekindled, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie. But does Nisha really want to be saved? And after a decade’s worth of lying, can Lucky break free of her own circumstances and build a new life? Is she willing to walk away from all that she values about her parents and community to live in a new truth? As Lucky—an outsider no matter what choices she makes—is pushed to the breaking point, Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a vivid exploration of a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. The result is a profoundly American debut novel shot through with humor and loss, a story of love, family, and the truths that define us all.

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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Mein Kampf

By Adolf Hitler
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390504872
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 644
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‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

The Joy Luck Club

By Amy Tan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101502738
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 763
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“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters, now the focus of a new documentary Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir on Netflix Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

By Isabel Wilkerson
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0593230264
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 599
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Bloomberg • Christian Science Monitor • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Fortune • Smithsonian Magazine • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Slate • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads • PopMatters Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist • PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlist “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.” In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their outcasting of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

A Fire Upon The Deep

By Vernor Vinge
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  • Publisher : Tor Science Fiction
  • Book Code : 1429981989
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 641
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Now with a new introduction for the Tor Essentials line, A Fire Upon the Deep is sure to bring a new generation of SF fans to Vinge's award-winning works. A Hugo Award-winning Novel! “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.”-David Brin Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Fleeing this galactic threat, Ravna crash lands on a strange world with a ship-hold full of cryogenically frozen children, the only survivors from a destroyed space-lab. They are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. Tor books by Vernor Vinge Zones of Thought Series A Fire Upon The Deep A Deepness In The Sky The Children of The Sky Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Tale of a Thousand Truths

By Abdullah Qureshi,Sinthia Shabnam
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  • Publisher : Abdullah Qureshi
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 96
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  • Members : 909
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25 days, 23 students, 54 pieces, and 2 countries, and 1 book. We did it. We published a compilation of literary works by Muslim youth in the Triangle area. The unity of the community has been incredible, but we're just getting started! We will be selling the book at the Islamic Association of Raleigh after Friday prayer on April 24th from 2:45-4:30pm. This entire project is non-profit, and all proceeds will be going to orphans in Bangladesh and Pakistan through Islamic Relief USA. Please come support and buy our book for just $10 to donate to this wonderful cause, and support the talented youth in our community! They're hidden gems in society, and so are the orphans back home. Get the hashtag trending! #ThousandTruths. There will be FREE SNACKS! This book was created by Sinthia Shabnam and Abdullah Umair Qureshi- please contact me at [email protected] or Abdullah at [email protected] for any questions!

Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

By Keith Lawrence
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440872899
  • Total of Pages : 445
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: asian-american-literature.pdf

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This volume collects, in one place, a breadth of information about Asian American literary and cultural history as well as the authors and texts that best define it. A dozen contextual essays introduce fundamental elements or subcategories of Asian American literature, expanding on social and literary concerns or tensions that are familiar and relevant. Essays include the origins and development of the term "Asian American"; overviews of Asian American and Asian Canadian social and literary histories; essays on Asian American identity, gender issues, and sexuality; and discussions of Asian American rhetoric and children's literature. More than 120 alphabetical entries round out the volume and cover important Asian North American authors. Historical information is presented in clear and engaging ways, and author entries emphasize biographical or textual details that are significant to contemporary young adults. Special attention has been given to pioneering authors from the late 19th century through the early 1970s and to influential or well-known contemporary authors, especially those likely to be studied in high school or university classrooms.

Sing You Home

By Jodi Picoult
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439149712
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
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From the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author whom USA TODAY calls a “master of the page-turner,” comes the spectacular story of a woman’s complex quest to form a family. Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen. Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. There’s the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marked the years she spent trying to get pregnant. For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love. In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people—even those she loves and trusts most—don’t want that to happen. Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. It’s about people wanting to do the right thing for the greater good, even as they work to fulfill their own personal desires and dreams. And it’s about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.

A Dummy and I - Fantastic Scripts for Ventriloquists and Puppeteers

By Anon
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 147339418X
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 898
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Mastered the art of throwing your voice but not sure what to say? This book contains a wealth of ideas for ventriloquism sketches. Thoroughly recommended reading for the tongue-tied ventriloquist. Containing black and white drawings of a selection of dummies. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

A Classical Collection of Tamil Proverbs

By Herman Jensen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136387773
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 278
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Her Sister's Lie

By Debbie Howells
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1496706943
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 840
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The international bestselling author of The Stepdaughter delivers “a nail-biter . . . Fans of psychological thrillers will be rewarded” (Publishers Weekly). It’s been ten years since Hannah Roscoe saw her older sister, but that distance fades to nothing when she receives a call from the police saying Nina is dead. As a teenager, desperate to leave home and make her career in music, Hannah moved into Nina’s cottage in the English countryside. In that secluded setting, Nina was trying to give her children the freedom she and Hannah never knew growing up. Now Nina is gone, and Hannah is left to care for her young nephew, Abe, who’s remote and moody in the wake of his loss. But worse is to come, as Nina’s death, first ruled an accident, becomes a murder investigation. Hannah is forced to confront their unhappy childhood and the reasons she and Nina drifted apart. As for Abe, Hannah suspects he’s hiding something, but whom is he trying to protect? Through it all, Hannah can’t shake the feeling that someone else knows all about the secrets she and Nina shared—and the ones they kept hidden, even from each other. Perhaps Nina’s death is not a tragic ending after all, but the beginning of a new and twisted nightmare . . . Praise for Debbie Howells “A terrific new talent.” —Peter James, New York Times–bestselling author “An intriguing dark psychological thriller—truly brilliant!” —Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “Has been compared to Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. Unusual and haunting.” —Library Journal

This & That... Then & Now

By R.V. Rajan
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  • Publisher : Pustaka Digital Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 579
  • Pdf File: this-that-then-now.pdf

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It was in 1965 after retirement that I started writing my autobiography, which was published in 2009. The excellent feedback I got for my book and my style of writing made me start writing on a variety of topics that affect people on a day-to-day basis. Some stories compared the situations between now and the olden/golden days .My Travelogue on 106 Divya Desams (106 Tirupathis) was published in the Open Page of the Hindu issue dated 26th June 2011. The 200 odd mails I got from readers of the Hindu from all over the world (apart from scores of phone calls and SMS messages) made me realise that I had arrived as a writer. Looking at the number of articles I had written in three years, a few friends suggested that I bring out a collection of them in book form. Though the Internet offers enough opportunities to reach a wider audience, there’s nothing like a printed book in your hands. Judging by the growing popularity of printed books by Indian authors in English, it is clear that there is still a good demand for printed books. So here I am, with my second book, a collection of articles on topics with which you can relate to and relax with. You can open it at any page, or choose any topic and read. If nothing else I promise you a good `time pass`

Daughters Inherit Silence

By Rasana Atreya
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  • Publisher : Rasana Atreya
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 897
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A compelling tale of one woman’s struggle to find fulfilment in a society where she’s caught between traditional and modern values. Jaya is bound by tradition to take care of her late husband’s family, and she takes this responsibility seriously. An engineer and a businesswoman in contemporary India, she is also the mother of a ten-year-old girl. To Jaya’s sorrow, no one in her family has room in their lives for her shy daughter, who has cocooned herself in her grief. A series of events shakes up not only their lives but also Jaya’s long-held assumption that when a woman marries a man, she also marries his family. And that this marriage doesn’t end when the husband dies. In a moment of truth, she realises that she's spent so much time focussed on being the Perfect Indian Woman, she’s lost her voice. She fears that if she doesn’t learn to speak up—even at the risk of being ostracized by the community—silence will be her daughter’s inheritance as well. From the author of Tell A Thousand Lies. Please note: ◆ Spellings used in this book are British/Indian. ◆ All books in this series may be read independently.

GLexik?n ?llynoagglik?n ka? ?ggloellynik?n

By Nikolaos Kontopoulos
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5880606120
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  • Category : History
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Read and download full book GLexik?n ?llynoagglik?n ka? ?ggloellynik?n