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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
  • ISBN Code: : 0143180657
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

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By Warren St. John
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0385529597
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: outcasts-united.pdf

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BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston’s streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston’ s refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees. Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives—and the lives of their families—in the face of a series of daunting challenges. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community—and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

The Honey-Don't List

By Christina Lauren
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982123931
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: the-honey-don-t-list.pdf

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From the New York Times bestselling author behind the “joyful, warm, touching” (Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author) The Unhoneymooners comes a delightfully charming love story about what happens when two assistants tasked with keeping a rocky relationship from explosion start to feel sparks of their own. Carey Duncan has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and—more than anyone would suspect—has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There’s only one problem: America’s favorite couple can’t stand each other. James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn’t all he thought it’d be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus. Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses’ secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along—and start playing for keeps—they may have the chance to build something beautiful together… From the “hilariously zany and heartfelt” (Booklist) Christina Lauren comes a romantic comedy that proves if it’s broke, you might as well fix it.

break your glass slippers

By Amanda Lovelace,ladybookmad
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1524861480
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 966
  • Pdf File: break-your-glass-slippers.pdf

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"more forgetting time. more midnight dances with yourself." amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince.

Female Oppression in "The Bell Jar" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

By Florian Kollmeier
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656439230
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: female-oppression-in-the-bell-jar-and-a-thousand-splendid-suns.pdf

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2013 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to discuss the notion that the representation of female oppression in literature transcends cultural differences by looking at The Bell Jar and A Thousand Splendid Suns. In order to discuss this notion I researched background information about the representation of female oppression in literature and the different cultures represented in the texts. The essay focuses on female sexuality and the position of women in relationships as indicators for oppression in society. In order to further compare the differences in the nature of the oppression of women, other works and literary critics have been considered. Furthermore the use of literary techniques such as stylistic devices and symbolism has been examined to trace connections between the works. The conclusion that was found was that both, The Bell Jar and A Thousand Splendid Suns comment on female oppression in their cultures. The different ways of discussing and presenting the oppression were found to be due to the different contexts of composition.

The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.

By Lee Kravetz
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063140020
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 123
  • Pdf File: the-last-confessions-of-sylvia-p.pdf

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“Lee Kravetz has created a bit of a miracle, a plot-driven literary puzzle box whose mystery lives in both its winding approach to history and its wonderous story. It’s a book full of ideas about inspiration and a love for language that translates across borders, physical and generational.”—Adam Johnson, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Orphan Master's Son Blending past and present, and told through three unique interwoven narratives that build on one another, a daring and brilliant debut novel that reimagines a chapter in the life of Sylvia Plath, telling the story behind the creation of her classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar. A seductive literary mystery and mutigenerational story inspired by true events, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. imaginatively brings into focus the period of promise and tragedy that marked the writing of Sylvia Plath’s modern classic The Bell Jar. Lee Kravetz uses a prismatic narrative formed from three distinct fictional perspectives to bring Plath to life—that of her psychiatrist, a rival poet, and years later, a curator of antiquities. Estee, a seasoned curator for a small Massachusetts auction house, makes an astonishing find: the original manuscript of Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, written by hand in her journals fifty-five years earlier. Vetting the document, Estee will discover she’s connected to Plath’s legacy in an unexpected way. Plath’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ruth Barnhouse, treats Plath during the dark days she spends at McLean Hospital following a suicide attempt, and eventually helps set the talented poet and writer on a path toward literary greatness. Poet Boston Rhodes, a malicious literary rival, pushes Plath to write about her experiences at McLean, tipping her into a fatal spiral of madness and ultimately forging her legacy. Like Michael Cunningham’s The Hours, Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife, and Theresa Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. bridges fact and fiction to imagine the life of a revered writer. Suspenseful and beautifully written, Kravetz’s masterful literary novel is a hugely appealing read.

A Thousan Splendid Suns (Seribu Matahari Syurga)

By Khaled Hosseini
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  • Publisher : Pelangi ePublishing Sdn Bhd
  • Book Code : 9675671416
  • Total of Pages : 708
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 517
  • Pdf File: a-thousan-splendid-suns.pdf

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A Thousand Splendid Suns, Seribu Matahari Syurga, kisah mengagumkan, berlatarbelakangkan keadaan tidak menentu di Afghanistan dalam tempoh 30 tahun terakhir. Keadaan tidak aman yang bermula daripada pencerobohan Soviet, sehinggalah pemerintahan Taliban, dan pembangunan semula selepas Taliban. A Thousand Splendid Suns memaparkan sejarah tiga dekad Afghanistan yang begitu mengagumkan, yang mengetengahkan tema keluarga dan persahabatan yang begitu menyentuh perasaan. Kisah menyayat hati Mariam, seorang harami, yang berjuang untuk hidup. Kisah Laila, korban perang, yang menjadi mangsa keadaan. Namun dalam kehampaan dan harapan yang kian malap, seribu matahari syurga muncul.

Silent Hearts

By Gwen Florio
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501181947
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: silent-hearts.pdf

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For fans of A Thousand Splendid Suns, “a rich, haunting, immersive story of cultures at the crossroads” (Jamie Ford, bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet) that follows two women in Afghanistan—an American aid worker and her local interpreter—as they form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence in Kabul. ​ In 2001, Kabul is a place of possibility as people fling off years of repressive Taliban rule. This hopeful chaos brings together American aid worker Liv Stoellner and Farida Basra, an educated Pakistani woman still adjusting to her arranged marriage to Gul, the son of an Afghan strongman whose family spent years of exile in Pakistan before returning to Kabul. Both Liv and her husband take positions at an NGO that helps Afghan women recover from the Taliban years. They see the move as a reboot—Martin for his moribund academic career, Liv for their marriage. But for Farida and Gul, the move to Kabul is fraught, severing all ties with Farida’s family and her former world, and forcing Gul to confront a chapter in his life he’d desperately tried to erase. The two women, brought together by Farida’s work as an interpreter, form a nascent friendship based on their growing mutual love for Afghanistan. As the bond between Farida and Liv deepens, war-scarred Kabul acts in different ways upon them, as well as their husbands. Silent Hearts is “highly recommended, especially for fans of Khaled Hosseini” (Library Journal, starred review).

Arts and Humanities

By Saran S.
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  • Publisher : Pencil
  • Book Code : 9354580440
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: arts-and-humanities.pdf

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About the Book: Arts and humanities are imagined as inseparable and integrated activities. Both challenge and enlarge our basic human capacities for interpretation and evaluation. In the arena of literary studies, there is a growing academic interest for the study of Arts and Humanities across the world. What may rightfully be expected of art is to depend on the nature of the entity itself. Understanding possible applications of art helps to determine its identity. The recent pursuit for mapping the mosaics including that of literary and culture studies makes it interesting to interrogate transnational cultures formation of canons and deconstruction of stereotypes. Writing has always been powerful space of discourse to address the varied areas.

A Novel Idea

By Randee Lipson Lawrence,Patricia Cranton
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9463000372
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 543
  • Pdf File: a-novel-idea.pdf

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Lawrence and Cranton present a unique research methodology involving fictional characters as research participants. Transformative learning themes are identified through a content analysis of six contemporary novels. The characters from these novels are invited to come to a virtual space, the Butterfly Café where they engage in a series of dialogues on the research themes related to their transformative learning experiences. Each of the dialogues is followed by a debriefing session to deepen the understanding of the original themes Readers are given a window into Lawrence and Cranton’s analysis and interpretive process as they engage in dialogue with Celie from the Color Purple, Macon from Accidental Tourist, Mariam and Laila from A Thousand Splendid Suns, and others. The dialogues become a story within the stories told in the novels. The end product is the introduction of a new model of transformative learning based on a metaphor of planting, cultivating, and growing seeds. Central to the model is becoming conscious, a process that appeared in each of the novels. Readers will find insights into transformative learning that are outside of the standard academic treatment of the topic. Moving the research into the realm of fiction provides the opportunity for a creative exploration of transformative learning. Yet, since fiction inevitably mirrors reality, readers will be able to relate the analysis, the dialogues, and the ensuing model to their own lives and to their adult education practice.

International Journal on Multicultural Literature (IJML) Vol. 8, No. 1

By S. Chelliah,S. Kumaran,Ramaswamy Subramony,Armstrong Sebastian,Poonam Wadhwa,Nirjharini Tripathy,Patricia Prime,Rob Harle
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  • Publisher : Modern HIstory Press
  • Book Code : 1615993827
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: international-journal-on-multicultural-literature.pdf

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ÿInternational Journal on Multicultural Literature (IJML) Volume 8 Number 1 (January 2018) ISSN 2231-6248. Highlights include The Spectral Visions of the Menace of Capitalism Masquerading as Modernity: an Explication of Bond?sÿSummer,ÿSavedÿandÿThe Pope's Weddingÿby S. ChelliahDigital Humanities and Literary Studies: A Conceptual Study by S. KumaranThe Metaphysical Quest of Raja Rao by Ramaswamy SubramonyAn Ecofeminist Analysis of Kamala Das? Select Short Stories by Armstrong SebastianThird Gender in India: Reconfiguring Identity by Poonam WadhwaThe Negro to Black Conversion Experience in Alex Haley?s Roots by Rosebel Wilson C & Baskaran GavarappanWar and Women: Enslavement and Emancipation: New Afghan Women in Khaleid Hosseini'sÿA Thousand Splendid Sunsÿby Nirjharini TripathyMulticultural Ethnic Identity: Paradox of Being and Becoming in Malaysia in K. S. Maniam'sÿIn A Far Countryÿby A. AthiappanDevdas to Dev.D: Transformation in the Cinematic World of Devdas by Benazir Manzar & Aju AravindEmpowered Prodigious Protagonists in Paulo Coelho?s Novels by Giftsy Dorcas E. & Raichel M. SylusToni Morrison?s Paradise: A Saga of Race and Violence by Sebin JustineMasks and Masqueraders in Ramesh K. Srivastava?s Short Stories by Shipra G. VashishthaPlays of Activism: An Analysis of Badal Sircar?s Legacy by Soumitra ChakrabortyLeadership Lessons from the Life and Achievements of Kanakadasa, in Dr Basavaraj Naikar?s Kanakadasa, the Golden Servant by - Sumathi ShivakumarThe Crisis of Female Identity in the Novels of Jane Austen and Shashi Deshpande: A Comparative Study by Sweta AnandManas Bakshi?s Parnassus of Revival: A Review Article by K. RajaniThe Poetic Sensibilities of Poonam Dwivedi in The Confluence and Other Poems: An Analytical Study by Manas BakshiT. V. Reddy?s Sound and Silence: A Collection of Poems by Patricia PrimeRamesh K. Srivastava?s Road Not Taken and Other Stories by Smita IJML is a peer-reviewed research journal in English literature published from Thodupuzha, Kerala, India. The publisher and editor is Prof. Dr. K. V. Dominic, renowned English language poet, critic, short story writer and editor who has to his credit 27 books. He is also the secretary of Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC). Since 2010, IJML is a biannual journal published in January and July. The articles are sent first to the referees by the editor and only if they accept, the papers will be published. Although based in India, each issue includes worldwide contributors. Although IJML concentrates on multiculturalism, it also encompasses other literature. Each issue also includes poems, short stories, review articles, book reviews, interviews, general essays etc. under separate sections. IJML is available in paperback, Kindle, ePub, and PDF editions. Distributed by Modern History Press LCO004020 LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian / Indic LIT008020 Literary Criticism : Asian - Indic POL035010 Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights Learn more at www.profKVDominc.com

What Women Tell Me

By Anita Lustrea
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310578078
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: what-women-tell-me.pdf

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When you host a program for women, and you open up the phone lines, email box, and Facebook page, you often resonate with their heart-breaking stories. That’s been the case as women have tuned in to Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, a radio show co-hosted by author Anita Lustrea, and shared their struggles and victories. When issues are raised such as loneliness, friendship, mothering, domestic abuse, sexual addiction, and body image, women pour out their hearts. Lustrea has heard heart-breaking stories through the years, and those stories have intersected with her own story of heartbreak. God lovingly weaves these stories into a tapestry to be used for His glory. Lustrea’s story means nothing without the impact of all of the other stories she has heard. Sometimes the church tries to sweep the hard stories under the carpet. Somehow we’ve gotten the impression that the hard things of life shouldn’t be shared. But when you allow your stories to become known, start to interact with the stories of others, and then allow God to work in and through your life, something miraculous starts to happen.In What Women Tell Me, Anita Lustrea tells her story along with the difficult stories of other women. For a long time, she listened to those who said “you can only hurt others by sharing your wounds.” When she realized that was a lie, she saw for the first time that through her wounds, she could be an agent of healing in the body of Christ.

Handwritten Letters in the Bookstore

By Rimple Sanchla
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1643245724
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: handwritten-letters-in-the-bookstore.pdf

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Successful and celebrated entrepreneur Rajvir leads a lonely and monotonous life. Breaking out of the routine one day, he stops at a bookstore and finds a handwritten note in a book. This letter leads him to a series of other similar letters, and finally, to the person who writes them. The letter-writer, discovers Rajvir, is a young woman, though her identity is a mystery. He soon begins a virtual relationship with her, via chat and mail. Rajvir hits upon a new business idea from his interactions with her. Enter Taashvi, who he ropes in as a partner in the new business. Rajvir and the letter-writer relive their childhood as they converse about everything they love—music, books, the neuroscience behind music, relationships, psychology, etc. As their friendship deepens, Rajvir learns to feel safe again, to be vulnerable, to be open. As Rajvir transforms, Taashvi becomes his new friend. Soon they too discover each other, deepening the friendship between them. In the process, Taashvi inspires Rajvir to explore beyond what he has worked before. Between Taashvi and the letter-writer, who will Rajvir choose? Does he get to meet the stranger behind the letters? Will the girl’s bitter past affect their relationship? Will Rajvir’s story have a happy ending? A delightful and light read, Handwritten letters in the bookstore… enlivens, even as it defines a relationship that has an old world charm with music as its leitmotif.