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If Today Be Sweet

By Thrity Umrigar
  • ISBN Code: : 0061762644
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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“Ultimately, [If Today Be Sweet] reflects on what makes an individual part of a community, and movingly depicts the heartaches, responsibilities, and rewards of family life—among one’s own blood relatives as well as one’s ‘family of choice.’ . . . [A] meditation on the complex process of building a new life.” — Charlotte Observer The recent death of her beloved husband, Rustom, has taken its toll on Tehmina Sethna. Now, while visiting her son, Sorab, in his suburban Ohio home, she is being asked to choose between continuing her old life in India and starting a new one in this unfamiliar country with her son, his American wife, and their child. Her destiny is uncertain, and soon the plight of two troubled young children next door will force the most difficult decision she has ever faced. Ultimately the journey is one that Tehmina must travel alone. Eloquently written, evocative, and unforgettable, If Today Be Sweet is a poignant look at issues of immigration, identity, family life, and hope.

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  • Pdf File: taller-than-trees.pdf

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Southern Rhodesia, Central Africa. In March 1914, occurred a mutiny at the Curragh Barracks, Dublin, Ireland, when the O/C refused an order from the Government in London to disarm political protesters in the North: ‘It’s wrong!’ he said. ‘And it’s not a soldier’s job,’ he added. Next day, in the lawless settlement of Queenstown in Rhodesia, their new trooper made a rule: No force may be initiated by anyone, including me. It’s wrong,’ he said. “And it’s my job, anyway.’ Which was shrugged off as being obvious – till someone challenged it, with results so dire that no one ever tried again. Effectively, ‘no force’ meant no government; which had to be replaced, so an Arbitrator’s Court was fixed on for disputes. But it also meant no licences or taxes, which brought something never before seen: employment. It also meant no regulations. A police patrol, unaware of the position, tried re-imposing them and was repulsed. Members of the trooper’s old patrol (Book One), sent to join him, frustrated two attempts on his life. A pair of pressmen, looking for a story, stayed to found a paper. The town was surveyed, sold by auction to its residents, and its squatter-status solved. The opposition (there were some) called for a debate and were demolished. Crooks arrived, sure of easy pickings (wrongly). A second market started: Uvelani. A police was always needed, so a way to finance one without the use of force devised. To protect potential customers was also needed, and a search began... To those who say ‘The book is to try and show,’ or that ‘It isn’t possible,’ the answer is No: forgotten, is that Queenstown had no alternative. 'Force is wrong' was absolute, and if they wanted to survive, what happened was the logical result. But can or does a free society work? Read on.

Maybe in Another Life

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 147677689X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: maybe-in-another-life.pdf

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo A People Magazine Pick * US Weekly “Must” Pick * Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Good Housekeeping * USA TODAY * Cosmopolitan * PopSugar * Working Mother * Bustle * Goodreads A breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results. At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate? Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.

Prayers for Hard Times

By Becca Anderson
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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 163353653X
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 541
  • Pdf File: prayers-for-hard-times.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The simple act of praying Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times, author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it. Sacred and inspirational sources: Organized in daybook form, the book draws from sacred sources such as the Bible, the Torah, Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as inspirational writings of: • Joan Didion • Elizabeth Gilbert • Maya Angelou • Rumi • Mark Nepo • Harriet Tubman • Dave Eggars • Abraham Lincoln • Anne Morrow Lindberg • Martin Luther King Jr. Consolation and renewal: Together, these wise words create a tapestry of consolation and renewal for those times when it all seems “too much.” In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need answers and prayers. Becca Anderson’s collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson’s devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times offers readers solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.

Victorian Horace

By Stephen Harrison
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472583930
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 313
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The poetry of Horace was central to Victorian male elite education and the ancient poet himself, suitably refashioned, became a model for the English gentleman. Horace and the Victorians examines the English reception of Horace in Victorian culture, a period which saw the foundations of the discipline of modern classical scholarship in England and of many associated and lasting social values. It shows that the scholarly study, translation and literary imitation of Horace in this period were crucial elements in reinforcing the social prestige of Classics as a discipline and its function as an indicator of 'gentlemanly' status through its domination of the elite educational system and its prominence in literary production. The book ends with an epilogue suggesting that the framework of study and reception of a classical author such as Horace, so firmly established in the Victorian era, has been modernised and 'democratised' in recent years, matching the movement of Classics from a discipline which reinforces traditional and conservative social values to one which can be seen as both marginal and liberal.

Seeds of Revolution

By Iam A. Freeman
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440185301
  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: seeds-of-revolution.pdf

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A Collection of Axioms, Passages & Proverbs From • Che Guevara • Bob Marley • Mao Tse Tung • George Jackson • Noam Chomsky • Patrice Lumumba • Leonard Peltier • Richard Pryor • Bruce Lee • H. Rap Brown • Will Rogers • Kwame Ture • Plato • Chief Seattle • Maurice Bishop • Anne Wilson Schaef • Martin Luther King, Jr. • Mahatma Gandhi • Helen Keller • Stevie Wonder • Buddha • Fidel Castro • Ptah-Hotep • Denzel Washington • Socrates • Karl Marx • Arundhati Roy • Paul Robeson • Zhuge Liang • Malcolm X • Confucius • Sekou Toure’ • Marvin Gaye • Mother Jones • Hugo Chavez • Kwame Nkrumah • Ho Chi Minh • Amilcar Cabral • Eugene V. Debs • Jose’ Martí • James Loewen • Marcus Garvey • Augusto Sandino • Aesop’s Fables • Harriet Tubman • Chief Joseph • Frantz Fanon • Mark Twain • Simon Bolivar • Thomas Sankara • Lao Tzu • Miriam Makeba • Howard Zinn • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. • Subcomandante Marcos • Mumia Abu-Jamal • Kim Il Sung • Sitting Bull • W.E.B. Du Bois • Red Cloud • Paramahansa Yogananda • David Walker • Assata Shakur • Albert Camus • Steve Biko • KRS-One • George Santayana • Carter G. Woodson • Black Hawk • Muhammad Ali • John Lennon • Chuck D • John H. Clarke • I Ching • Jean-Jacques Rousseau • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe • Victor Hugo • Salvador Allende • Dick Gregory • Emiliano Zapata • Oprah Winfrey • Upton Sinclair • Bill Cosby • Cesar Chavez • John Brown • Various International Proverbs • Jack London • Henry David Thoreau • Frederick Douglass • Emma Goldman • Michael Jordan • George Orwell • Rage Against The Machine • Albert Einstein • Kareem Abdul-Jabar • Voltaire • Thomas Carlyle • Lauryn Hill • Sojourner Truth • Depak Chopra • The Bible • Prophet Muhammad • Rumi • V.I. Lenin • Meister Eckhart • Fred Hampton • Michael Moore • The Tao • George Carlin • Ralph Nader • Rosa Parks • Margaret Storm Jameson • Louis Farrakhan • Nina Simone • Yuri Kochiyama • Woody Guthrie • Bertrand Russell • Rosa Luxemburg • Willie Nelson • Joan Baez • Bhagavad-Gita • Gen. Smedley Butler • Fyodor Dostoyevsky • Duke Ellington • Ralph Waldo Emerson • Jawanza Kunjufu • Erich Fromm • Jimi Hendrix • Big Elk • Fannie Lou Hamer • Immanuel Kant • Ziggy Marley • Poor Richard’s Almanac • Public Enemy • Bill Russell • Kenneth Stampp • Spock • Peter Tosh • Nat Turner • Desmond Tutu • Sun Tzu • Booker T. Washington • Saul Alinsky • The Zulu Declaration • Brother • A Collection of Axioms, Passages & Proverbs On • God • Faith • Endurance • Agitate ...Organize • Unity • Commun-all-ism • Comrades • Enemies • No (Know) Sellouts • United Snakes of America • The Rich & Greedy • Warmongers • The Slick, Selfish & Wicked • The Humble, Righteous & Just • Resistance • Independence • Criticism/Self-Criticism • Time • Tell-Lie-Vision • Poverty/Class Struggle • Poli-tricks • The (In) Just-Us System • Women • Children • Family • Pride • Death • Culture • History • Slavery • The African Holocaust • The Question of Race • Religion • Money • Work • Education • Knowledge & Wisdom • Political Power • Socialism • Revolution • Free the Land • Afreeka • God •

Learning to Laugh

By Gary McGuire
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  • Publisher : Epitome
  • Book Code : 9380297513
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 482
  • Pdf File: learning-to-laugh.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The attitude of a person measures the altitude of his or her success and happiness. Success, and as a resultant happiness, is not determined by how much you earn or what is your status in society. It is determined by whether or not you achieve your chosen goals in life and how you view them. Each person's goals are different. Therefore it is essential for every individual to crystallize his or her vision in order to develop his/her own paradigm and path to success. And this book presents a practical guide to achieve success and happiness in life. Much of what is written is based on the author's own experiences and the philosophy which he has developed by active interaction with others as well as the study of the writings and experiences of great personalities across the world.

Pearls of Wisdom

By Mamutty Chola
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  • Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
  • Book Code : 9388930347
  • Total of Pages : 796
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: pearls-of-wisdom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book — Pearls of wisdom presents a historical and panoramic view of human civilization. It is a compilation of quotes /sayings of prophets, philosophers, thinkers, poets, emperors, politicians and business tycoons; on various aspects of human lives; be it religions, ethics, morals, business, principles of governance, evolution of science and technology, besides quotes on Nature, Earth, Soul, Love, Beauty, Human Minds, Human Hearts, and Eyes. There are quotes about the qualities of animals; like Dog, Horse, Lion and their influence on human lives. There are in all 26 sections chapters as reflected in the Index. On perusal of these quotes following facts emerge: 1) The human race loves to live in peace. The religions, though was intended to achieve peace in society, have unfortunately been one of the main reasons for wars, crimes, destruction, and genocides because of the intolerance among the believers since faith is blind. Rationality had been and is the first casualty. 2) All the religions are the gifts of the East. The gifts of the west are communism and Atheism. 3) Things once considered as blasphemies have come to be accepted as truth. The example of Galileo Galilei is remarkable. 5)The governing principles have been evolutionary. There can never be a uniformed pattern of governance as peoples differ in their thinking and beliefs for that reasons there have been clashes of civilization down the ages. 6)The exploration of our solar systems is the result of endless and insatiable urge in man to unravel nature. The achievements of science and technology belong to the whole of humanity. I have tried to present a snapshot profile of March of human civilization through the voices of the great minds ever walked on mother earth. This compilation will serve as ready reckoner

A Good Indian Wife: A Novel

By Anne Cherian
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 9780393068665
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: a-good-indian-wife.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"An absorbing tale of contrasts…Cherian tells the story with quiet strength." —San Francisco Chronicle Handsome anesthesiologist Neel is sure he can resist his family’s pleas that he marry a "good" Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage. But that’s precisely what he gets. His bride, Leila, a thirty-year-old teacher, comes with her own complications. They struggle to reconcile their own desires with others’ expectations in this story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.

New Beginnings

By Becca Anderson
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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642505382
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: new-beginnings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Daily Inspirational Prayers and Meditations for Self-Reflection and Gratitude New Beginnings is a spiritual guidebook for changing your life featuring meditations, affirmations, prayers, and blessings for each day of the year. Pray every day. In her latest gem, bestselling author Becca Anderson offers inspirational words for each day of the year to those exploring new horizons or rebooting their directions in life. New Beginnings is a must-have for those seeking both guidance and companionship as they move in new, positive directions. Find a new spiritual way. Having the ability to draw inward and speculate is a fundamental skill if one wishes to grow and achieve an unlimited number of goals. If you are looking for a change in your life or seeking a new path with a vision of starting afresh, New Beginnings just might be the perfect book for you. Join Becca Anderson, a woman’s studies scholar, and the author of the bestselling The Book of Awesome Women, as she shares daily meditations, affirmations, prayers, and blessings. Anderson draws from a diverse pool of religions, practices, and spiritualties to bring you the perfect message for each day of the year. Use New Beginnings as a powerful instrument for self-reflection and gratitude: • Gain clarity into your purpose in life • Maintain hope about the future • Develop a better sense of self • Build mental energy and momentum • Improve your attitude and mindset If you enjoyed spiritual guidebooks like Live in Grace, Walk in Love, Unshakeable, or Prayers for Difficult Times Women's Edition, then New Beginnings will help bring a greater sense of peace, inner peace, and peace of mind.

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club)

By Nathan Harris
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316461261
  • Total of Pages : 367
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: the-sweetness-of-water.pdf

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An Instant New York Times bestseller / An Oprah’s Book Club Pick In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, an award-winning “miraculous debut” (Washington Post) about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox. With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances. One of President Obama's Favorite Books of 2021 Winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence Winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Longlisted for the 2022 Carnegie Medal for Excellence Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Longlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize A Best Book of the Year: Oprah Daily, NPR, Washington Post, Time, Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Chicago Public Library, BookBrowse, and the Oregonian A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A July 2021 Indie Next Pick

Love In Amber

By Netta Muskett
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  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Book Code : 0755150023
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: love-in-amber.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meriel Gray wants to get away from parents and fiancée, and as she is wealthy, spoiled, and single minded it is inevitable she will get what she wants. In choosing Germany as her destination, however, she lands in some considerable difficulty as Europe goes to war. Stranded, the only person who might help is someone she loathes and despises ....