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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

By Madeleine Thien
  • ISBN Code: : 0345810449
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this extraordinary novel tells the story of three musicians in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989, in one of the most important political moments of the past century. With exquisite writing sharpened by a surprising vein of wit and sly humour, Thien has crafted unforgettable characters who are by turns flinty and headstrong, dreamy and tender, foolish and wise. At the centre of this epic tale, as capacious and mysterious as life itself, are enigmatic Sparrow, a genius composer who wishes desperately to create music yet can find truth only in silence; his mother and aunt, Big Mother Knife and Swirl, survivors with captivating singing voices and an unbreakable bond; Sparrow's ethereal cousin Zhuli, daughter of Swirl and storyteller Wen the Dreamer, who as a child witnesses the denunciation of her parents and as a young woman becomes the target of denunciations herself; and headstrong, talented Kai, best friend of Sparrow and Zhuli, and a determinedly successful musician who is a virtuoso at masking his true self until the day he can hide no longer. Here, too, is Kai's daughter, the ever-questioning mathematician Marie, who pieces together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking a fragile meaning in the layers of their collective story. With maturity and sophistication, humour and beauty, a huge heart and impressive understanding, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once beautifully intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of daily life inside China, yet transcendent in its universality.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635579759
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 946
  • Pdf File: the-house-of-fortune.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Alive with the magic of 18th-century Amsterdam, an enchanting, fantastical stand-alone companion novel to the sensational New York Times bestseller The Miniaturist, which has sold over two million copies worldwide. Amsterdam in the year 1705. It is Thea Brandt's eighteenth birthday. She is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms, but life at home is increasingly difficult. Her father Otto and her Aunt Nella argue endlessly over their financial fate, selling off furniture in a desperate attempt to hold on to the family home. As catastrophe threatens to engulf the household, Thea seeks refuge in Amsterdam's playhouses. She loves the performances, and the stolen moments afterwards are even better. In the backrooms of her favorite theater, Thea can spend a few precious minutes with her secret lover, Walter, the chief set-painter, a man adept at creating the perfect environments for comedies and tragedies to flourish. The thrill of their hidden romance offers Thea an exciting distraction from home. But it also puts her in mind of another secret that threatens to overwhelm the present: Thea knows her birthday marks the day her mother, Marin, died in labor. Thea's family refuses to share the details of this story, just as they seem terrified to speak of “the miniaturist” - a shadowy figure from their past who is possessed of uncanny abilities to capture that which is hidden. Aunt Nella believes the solution to all Thea's problems is to find her a husband who will guarantee her future. An unexpected invitation to Amsterdam's most exclusive ball seems like a golden opportunity. But when Thea finds, on her doorstep, a parcel containing a miniature figure of Walter, it becomes clear that someone out there has another fate in mind for the family . . . A feat of sweeping, magical storytelling, The House of Fortune is an unputdownable novel about love and obsession, family and loyalty, and the fantastic power of secrets.

The Break

By Katherena Vermette
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487001126
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: the-break.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner of the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Break is a stunning and heartbreaking debut novel about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family dealing with the fallout of a shocking crime in Winnipeg’s North End. When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermette’s abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.

Ghost Forest

By Pik-Shuen Fung
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  • Publisher : Strange Light
  • Book Code : 077109647X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 692
  • Pdf File: ghost-forest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WINNER of the 2022 Amazon First Novel Award WINNER of the 2022 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction A graceful and indelible debut about love, grief, and family welcomes you into its pages and invites you to linger, staying with you long after you've closed its covers. How do you grieve, if your family doesn't talk about feelings? This is the question the unnamed protagonist of Ghost Forest considers after her father dies. One of the many Hong Kong "astronaut" fathers, he stayed in Hong Kong to work, while the rest of the family immigrated to Vancouver before the 1997 Handover, when the British returned sovereignty over Hong Kong to China. As she revisits memories of her father throughout the years, she struggles with unresolved questions and misunderstandings. Turning to her mother and grandmother for answers, she discovers her own life refracted brightly in theirs. Buoyant, heartbreaking, and unexpectedly funny, Ghost Forest is a slim novel that envelops the reader in joy and sorrow. Fung writes with a poetic and haunting voice, layering detail and abstraction, weaving memory and oral history to paint a moving portrait of a Chinese-Canadian astronaut family.

Hungerstorm

By Amber Kallyn
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  • Publisher : Dragon Heart Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 730
  • Pdf File: hungerstorm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After centuries alone, can a vampire king trust the woman who's woken his heart? Jordan MacDougal, laird and vampire King, walks a thin line of civility between protecting his clan, and handling the conflict from the local shifter pack. When some of his people disappear, and the wolves accuse his newest, intriguing vampire of being evil, Jordan discovers that the traitor in his midst may be closer than he dared believe. A newly turned vampire, Dalia Jensen wakes to an unusual and frightening new world, with no memory of the past year of her life. Accused of working with the Master Vampire who held her prisoner, her inability to remember the truth leaves her reeling under allegations of vicious past actions. Uncertain of her culpability, she’s unable to trust her own instincts as the reigning Vampire King turns her world upside down. When the wolves call for her trial, demanding her life for those killed and tortured, Jordan and Dalia must work together to find the truth, and save the love blooming between them. Praise for Amber Kallyn "Ms. Kallyn takes the paranormal world and adds a dangerous twist of dragons, fires, and a mysterious past to make this an intense read..." ~ Coffee Time Romance "if itis at all possible for a dragon to become stronger or more alpha in general then Ms Kallyn has managed it..." ~ The Romance Studio "intense and incendiary..." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews Miss watching Moonlight? Love The Vampire Diaries? Hungerstorm will take you on a thrilling ride of love and justice. And if you like your paranormal romance HOT, HOT, HOT, check out Amber Kallyn's 5 STAR Reviewed erotic romances ~ Dragos Series, Book 1: Burned What happens when a dragon falls in love with a fireman? Someone's bound to get... burned. ~ Red's Wolf An incendiary short story series. Who said Red's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Music of the Ghosts

By Vaddey Ratner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476795800
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: music-of-the-ghosts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This “novel of extraordinary humanity” (Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing) from New York Times bestselling author Vaddey Ratner reveals “the endless ways that families can be forged and broken hearts held” (Chicago Tribune) as a young woman begins an odyssey to discover the truth about her missing father. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as “the Old Musician” and claims to have known her father in the Khmer Rouge prison where he disappeared twenty-five years ago. In Phnom Penh, Teera finds a society still in turmoil, where perpetrators and survivors of unfathomable violence live side by side, striving to mend their still beloved country. She meets a young doctor who begins to open her heart, confronts her long-buried memories, and prepares to learn her father’s fate. Meanwhile, the Old Musician, who earns his modest keep playing ceremonial music at a temple, awaits Teera’s visit. He will have to confess the bonds he shared with her parents, the passion with which they all embraced the Khmer Rouge’s illusory promise of a democratic society, and the truth about her father’s end. A love story for things lost and restored, a lyrical hymn to the power of forgiveness, Music of the Ghosts is a “sensitive portrait of the inheritance of survival” (USA TODAY) and a journey through the embattled geography of the heart where love can be reborn.

Granta 141

By Madeleine Thien
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  • Publisher : Granta
  • Book Code : 1909889113
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: granta-141.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Canada's global cities to its Arctic Circle - from the country's ongoing story of civil rights movements to languages under pressure - the writers in this issue upend the ways we imagine land, reconciliation, truth and belonging, revealing the histories of a nation's future. Margaret Atwood, Gary Barwin, Dionne Brand, Fanny Britt, Douglas Coupland, France Daigle, Alain Farah, Naomi Fontaine, Dominique Fortier, Krista Foss, Kim Fu, Rawi Hage, Anosh Irani, Falen Johnson, Benoit Jutras, Alex Leslie, Alexander MacLeod, Daphne Marlatt, Lisa Moore, Nadim Roberts, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Chlo Savoie-Bernard, Anakana Schofield, Paul Seesequasis, Johanna Skibsrud, Karen Solie, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Larry Tremblay. Guest-edited by Catherine Leroux and Madeleine Thein: Catherine Leroux is a novelist, translator and journalist. Le mur mitoyen won the 2014 France-Quebec Prize and its English translation, The Party Wall, was nominated for the Giller Prize in 2016. Madeleine Thien is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes, and three novels, including Certainty and Dogs at the Perimeter. Her most recent book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor-General's Literary Award for Fiction.

Rouge Street

By Shuang Xuetao
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  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Book Code : 1250835860
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: rouge-street.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY LITERARY HUB, BUSTLE, BOOK CULTURE, AND THE MILLIONS Introduced by Madeleine Thien, author of the Booker finalist novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing From one of the most highly celebrated young Chinese writers, three dazzling novellas of Northeast China, mixing realism, mysticism, and noir. An inventor dreams of escaping his drab surroundings in a flying machine. A criminal, trapped beneath a frozen lake, fights a giant fish. A strange girl pledges to ignite a field of sorghum stalks. Rouge Street presents three novellas by Shuang Xuetao, the lauded young Chinese writer whose frank, fantastical short fiction has already inspired comparisons to Ernest Hemingway and Haruki Murakami. Located in China’s frigid Northeast, Shenyang, the author’s birthplace, boasts an illustrious past—legend holds that the emperor’s makeup was manufactured here. But while the city enjoyed renewed importance as an industrial hub under Mao Zedong, China’s subsequent transition from communism to a market economy led to an array of social ills—unemployment, poverty, alcoholism, domestic violence, divorce, suicide—that gritty Shenyang epitomizes. Orbiting the toughest neighborhood of a postindustrial city whose vast, inhospitable landscape makes every aspect of life a struggle, these many-voiced missives are united by Shuang Xuetao’s singular style—one that balances hardscrabble naturalism with the transcendent and faces the bleak environs with winning humor. Rouge Street illuminates not only the hidden pains of those left behind in an extraordinary economic boom but also the inspirations and grace they, nevertheless, manage to discover.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1973-1974, volume 2

By Witness Lee
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  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Book Code : 1536005908
  • Total of Pages : 627
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: the-collected-works-of-witness-lee-1973-1974-volume-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1973-1974, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from October 4, 1973, through February 11, 1975. Brother Lee's travel in 1973 through the third week in March 1974 is described in the preface to The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1973-1974, volume 1. In the last week of March 1974 Brother Lee ministered in Spokane, Washington. By the first of April 1974 Brother Lee had moved from Los Angeles to Anaheim, California, and he began his ministry in Anaheim at that time. Until the end of the period covered by the contents of this volume, Brother Lee ministered mainly in Anaheim. The contents of this volume are divided into twelve sections, as follows: 1. Twenty-four messages given in Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and New York City from December 21, 1973, through January 6, 1974. These messages were originally published in volume 13, numbers 2, 3, and 4; and volume 14, numbers 1, 2, and 3 of The Stream magazine and were later published as a book entitled The Wonderful Christ in the Canon of the New Testament. They are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Two messages given in Los Angeles, California, on October 4 and December 16, 1973. The first message was previously published in a booklet entitled The Six Marys. The two messages are included in this volume under the title Various Meetings in Los Angeles. 3. Five messages given in Los Angeles, California, on January 19 through February 10, 1974. These messages are published in this volume under the title Miscellaneous Meetings in Los Angeles. 4. Three messages given in Spokane, Washington, on March 22 and 23, 1974. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Bible--a Book of Life and Building. 5. One message spoken in Anaheim, California, on March 31, 1974. The record of the message consists of personal notes taken by an attendee. This message is included in this volume under the title A Brief Outline of Romans 5. 6. Three messages given in a gospel conference at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California, on April 12 through 14, 1974. They are published in this volume under the title Principles for the Preaching of the Gospel. 7. Four messages given in Anaheim, California, on April 23 through 26, 1974. These messages are included in this volume under the title Basic Factors of the Church Service. 8. Three messages given in Anaheim, California, on July 28 and 31, 1974. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Lord's Return. 9. One message given in Anaheim, California, on August 18, 1974, at the end of an intensified training on life. This brief word of fellowship was previously published in volume 20, number 1 of The Stream magazine and is included in this volume under the title Life. 10. Three messages given in Anaheim, California, from August 18 through an uncertain date in December 1974. They are published in this volume under the title Fellowship with Elders and Responsible Ones. 11. Twelve messages given in Anaheim and Huntington Beach, California, from November 11 through December 15, 1974. These messages were edited into thirteen chapters and are included in this volume under the title Various Meetings in Anaheim and Huntington Beach. 12. Nine messages given in weekly training meetings in Anaheim, California, from December 2, 1974, through February 11, 1975. They were previously published in a book entitled The Normal Way of Fruit-bearing and Shepherding for the Building Up of the Church.

The Normal Way of Fruit-bearing and Shepherding for the Building Up of the Church

By Witness Lee
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  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Book Code : 0736352082
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: the-normal-way-of-fruit-bearing-and-shepherding-for-the-building-up-of-the-church.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Throughout the past centuries, many matters concerning the Christian life and church life were lost in the degradation of the church. Therefore, today the Lord desires to have a recovery. This recovery includes fruit-bearing. A proper Christian life is a fruit-bearing life, because we are the branches of the vine (John 15:5). God's operation in the universe is with His vine, and we are all the branches of this vine. The normal life of the branches is nothing other than to bear fruit. Whatever else a branch on a vine can do means nothing. In actuality, branches can do nothing but bear fruit. Therefore, to bear fruit is the normal living of the branches of the vine.

A History of the Booker Prize

By Merritt Moseley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000433412
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-the-booker-prize.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, Merritt Moseley offers a brief history of the Booker Prize since 1992. With a short chapter covering each year, we follow the change in criteria, the highs and lows, short lists, winners, and controversies of the Booker Prize. The book also functions as an example of literary criticism for each of the books involved, analyzing the judging process and the winning books. Exploring themes such as literary vs. popular fiction, the role of Postcolonial work in what began as a very "British" prize, the role of marketing, publishing, and the Booker organization itself, the book offers a crucial view into literary prize culture. The book spends time looking at exclusions, as well as the overall role and function of the literary prize. What books aren’t included and why? Why has the Booker become so significant? This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in, or studying, contemporary literature, literary prizes, literary culture and British literature, as well as publishing studies.

Ambrose

By Boniface Ramsey
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134815042
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : History
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: ambrose.pdf

Book Short Summary:

St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, was one of the most important figures of the fourth century Roman empire. This volume explores the enormous impact of Ambrose on Western civilization, and examines the complexity of his ideas and influence; as a poet, ascetic, mystic and politician. Ambrose combines an up-to-date account of his life and work, with translations of key writings. Ramsey's volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into a relatively unexplored persona and argues that Ambrose has influenced the Western world in ways as yet unrealized.

Alive in God

By Timothy Radcliffe
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472970233
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: alive-in-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How can Christianity touch the imagination of our contemporaries when ever fewer people in the West identify as religious? Timothy Radcliffe argues we must show how everything we believe is an invitation to live fully. God says: 'I put before you life and death: choose life'. Anyone who understands the beauty and messiness of human life – novelists, poets, filmmakers and so on – can be our allies, whether they believe or not. The challenge is not today's secularism but its banality. We accompany the disciples as they struggle to understand this strange man who heals, casts out demons and offers endless forgiveness. In the face of death, he teaches them what it means to be alive in God. Then he embraces all that afflicts and crushes humanity. Finally, Radcliffe explores what it means for us to be alive spiritually, physically, sacramentally, justly and prayerfully. The result is a compelling new understanding of the words of Jesus: 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.'