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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

By Nadia Hashimi
  • ISBN Code: : 0062244779
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters. But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

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'As gripping as Hilary Mantel and as convincing as Sarah Perry ... debut novels shouldn't be this perfectly formed' Ben Myers 'Clever, page-turning, original ... beautifully written' Jane Harris 'Exactly observed, densely textured and richly flavoured ... Crow Court is throbbing with life' Rick Gekoski Spring, 1840. In the Dorset market town of Wimborne Minster, a young choirboy drowns himself. Soon after, the choirmaster—a belligerent man with a vicious reputation—is found murdered, in a discovery tainted as much by relief as it is by suspicion. The gaze of the magistrates falls on four local men, whose decisions will reverberate through the community for years to come. So begins the chronicle of Crow Court, unravelling over fourteen delicately interwoven episodes, the town of Wimborne their backdrop: a young gentleman and his groom run off to join the army; a sleepwalking cordwainer wakes on his wife’s grave; desperate farmhands emigrate. We meet the composer with writer’s block; the smuggler; a troupe of actors down from London; and old Art Pugh, whose impoverished life has made him hard to amuse. Meanwhile, justice waits...

The Age of Persuasion

By Terry O'Reilly,Mike Tennant
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 1582436606
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: the-age-of-persuasion.pdf

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Stop to consider the culture of the 21st century: Each morning, you might hear a half–dozen ads on the radio before your feet touch the floor. Staggering out of bed, you'll pass brand logos on your clothing and in your bathroom. By the end of the day, hundreds — perhaps thousands — of marketing messages have targeted you. And yet so little is understood about how marketing affects our lives, our society, and our world. Enter Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant, the ad men behind The Age of Persuasion, the popular radio show broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Radio. They have made it their mission to share the back–room story of modern marketing, entertaining asides and all. "Think of advertisers as millions of ants in a colony, each working hard and each with its own objective. Except that in this colony, every single ant is competing against the others. That's the ad business. Almost every ad you see, hear, and otherwise experience is competing for a piece of your imagination. And like any cross–section of humanity, the vast, worldwide advertising community is diverse: composed of geniuses and idiots, saints and buffoons, and everything in between." From the early players to the Mad Men of the 1960s and beyond, O'Reilly and Tennant offer insights into a rapidly evolving industry. Smart and funny, The Age of Persuasion provides an entertaining — and eye–opening — look at a world driven by marketing.

A Lesson in Secrets

By Jacqueline Winspear
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062079239
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 350
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Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is “a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

The New Voices in Fiction Sampler

By Joshilyn Jackson,Hazel Gaynor,Mary McNear,Nadia Hashimi,Emmi Itäranta,CJ Hauser,Katherine Harbour,Rebecca Rotert,Holly Brown,M. P. Cooley,Carrie La Seur,Sarah Creech
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062348795
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: the-new-voices-in-fiction-sampler.pdf

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New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson presents The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection. This free e-book sampler is a curated volume of excerpts from new and upcoming titles by debut fiction authors you'll want to get familiar with early on. The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection includes: An Introduction from Joshilyn Jackson and an excerpt from her latest novel, Someone Else's Love Story, on sale now. And excerpts from: The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta The From-Aways by CJ Hauser Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley The Home Place by Carrie La Seur Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

Muslim Women’s Writing from across South and Southeast Asia

By Feroza Jussawalla,Doaa Omran
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000602478
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 661
  • Pdf File: muslim-women-s-writing-from-across-south-and-southeast-asia.pdf

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This essential collection examines South and Southeast Asian Muslim women’s writing and the ways they navigate cultural, political, and controversial boundaries. Providing a global, contemporary collection of essays, this volume uses varied methods of analysis and methodology, including: • Contemporary forms of expression, such as memoir, oral accounts, romance novels, poetry, and social media; • Inclusion of both recognized and lesser-known Muslim authors; • Division by theme to shed light on geographical and transnational concerns; and • Regional focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Muslim Women’s Writing from across South and Southeast Asia will deliver crucial scholarship for all readers interested in the varied perspectives and comparisons of Southern Asian writing, enabling both students and scholars alike to become better acquainted with the burgeoning field of Muslim women's writing. This timely and challenging volume aims to give voice to the creative women who are frequently overlooked and unheard.

ICGCS 2021

By Jendrius Jendrius ,Bernadette P. Resurreccion,Adis Duderija,Keppi Sukesi ,Ike Revita,Andri Rusta ,Rozidateno Putra Hanida
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  • Publisher : European Alliance for Innovation
  • Book Code : 1631903462
  • Total of Pages : 838
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: icgcs-2021.pdf

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Responding to evolving challenges toward achieving gender equality and social inclusion. 30-31 August 2021, Indonesia. This event, organized by Pusat Studi Gender, Anak, dan Keluarga (PPGAK) ‘The Center of Gender, Children, and Family Studies’ Universitas Andalas aims to promote new insights and discussion about the current global perspectives, considering the differences in academic and subject fields’ approaches across time, countries, and economic sectors, with its implications and to improve and share the scientific knowledge on gender research. Is meant to open our horizon that the issue of gender and social inclusion may be viewed from various disciplines and perspectives. This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Gender, Culture and Society, held online from Padang, Indonesia, August 30-31, 2021. The 85 revised full papers were carefully selected from 124 submissions. The papers are organized thematically in gender, culture and society. The papers present a wide range of insights and discussion about the current global perspectives on gender research.

The Gods of Tango

By Carolina De Robertis
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101874503
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: the-gods-of-tango.pdf

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February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. She finally acts on a passion she has kept secret for years: mastering the violin. Leda is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. Leda knows, however, that she can never play in public as a woman, so she cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and, as a young man, joins a troupe of musicians bent on bringing tango into the salons of high society. As time progresses, the lines between Leda and her disguise will begin to blur, and feelings that she has long kept suppressed will reveal themselves, jeopardizing not only her music career but her life itself. With evocative scenery, prose suffused with the rhythms of the tango, and a deep, resonant core, De Robertis delivers her most accomplished novel yet. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses

By Faye Brownlie
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  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Book Code : 155379883X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 517
  • Pdf File: grand-conversations-thoughtful-responses.pdf

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With this unique approach to literature circles, our students are reading more, are writing more and are excited about talking about their books! The enthusiasm in the class is contagious with even our more reluctant readers wanting more time – and more books - to read. It is a pleasure to join a group and participate in the conversation. Our students’ ability to make deep connections to one and other and to their reading is amazing. Tanis Anderson, Literacy Programme Consultant, K-12 and a team of Burnaby teachers Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses is built upon the premise that all students can become active, independent, thoughtful readers. The structures and strategies in this book are proven to help students develop confidence and competence in their reading. Student engagement with text soars through participation in grand conversations with peers and reflecting on reading with thoughtful, written responses. This unique approach includes: student choice in books students reading at their own pace, thus creating flexible groups literature circle groups where students discuss the shared text they are reading strategies for teaching written response strategies for co-creating assessment criteria additional activities to develop and deepen comprehension book lists

The Storm

By Arif Anwar
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501174525
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 438
  • Pdf File: the-storm.pdf

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From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, this “fascinating, ambitious” (The New York Times Book Review) and epic novel seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history—for fans of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance. Shahryar, a recent PhD graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the United States when his visa expires. In their last remaining weeks together, we learn Shahryar’s history, in a vil­lage on the Bay of Bengal, where a poor fisherman and his wife are preparing to face a storm of historic proportions. That story intersects with those of a Japanese pilot, a British doctor stationed in Burma during World War II, and a privileged couple in Calcutta who leaves everything behind to move to East Pakistan following the Partition of India. Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, in which half a million-people perished overnight, the structure of this riveting novel mimics the storm itself. Building to a series of revelatory and moving climaxes, it shows the many ways in which families love, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another. At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, The Storm “moves us deftly through time and across borders, beautifully illustrating the strange intersections we call fate, and reminding us how the past shapes the present” (Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty). Exploring the human­ity that connects us beyond the surface differences of race, religion, and nationality, “this powerful and important debut is a story for our time” (Library Journal, starred review).

Murder on the Pilgrims Way

By Julie Wassmer
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  • Publisher : Constable
  • Book Code : 147212491X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 535
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The Whitstable Pearl series is now coming to TV on 24th May! Pearl receives a surprise present from her mother, Dolly - an early summer break at a riverside manor house that has been recently transformed into an exclusive hotel - the newly named Villa Pellegrini. Pellegrini - the Italian word for pilgrims - reflects the fact that the building lies on the old Pilgrims Way into Canterbury, and Pearl is looking forward to the break, not least because DCI Mike McGuire has been neglecting her due to his work. But when she discovers that she's actually booked in for a cookery course from the Italian celebrity chef, Nico Caruso, she begins to think again . . . Pearl doesn't welcome instruction on cookery at the best of times, and certainly not from an arrogant chef like Caruso. She goes along, intent on challenging Caruso's egotism - and a long tradition of men dominating gastronomy - but soon finds herself distracted, not only by her enchanting surroundings but by the disparate selection of guests. She even begins to enjoy Caruso's attentions - and his cookery - until one of the guests goes missing and it becomes clear that murder is on the menu. Praise for Julie Wassmer's Whistable Pearl mysteries . . . 'Thoroughly enjoyable with a host of wonderful characters - I adore Dolly! - and evocative descriptions of Whitstable. Perfect for foodies too. Pearl is great and the ongoing will they/won't they love story with McGuire is compelling. Comforting, cosy and entertaining with excellent Agatha Christie-style reveals. I love these books!' Jane Wenham-Jones, author of Mum in the Middle 'A tried-and-tested crime recipe with Whitstable flavours that makes for a Michelin-starred read' Daily Mail 'My new favourite author in the genre' George Galloway 'While Oxford had Morse, Whitstable, famous for its oysters, has Pearl' Daily Mail

Afgańska perła

By Nadia Hashimi
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  • Publisher : Wydawnictwo Kobiece
  • Book Code : 8383210566
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: afgańska-perła.pdf

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Nowe wydanie bestsellerowej powieści! Kabul, 2007 rok. Rahima i jej siostry tylko sporadycznie mogą uczęszczać do szkoły i rzadko wychodzą z domu. Nie mają braci, a ich ojciec jest uzależniony od narkotyków. Jedyną nadzieję pokładają w pradawnym zwyczaju zwanym bacza posz, polegającym na przebieraniu się dziewczynki za chłopca. Rahima, udając przedstawiciela płci męskiej, zyskuje taką wolność i swobodę, o jakich przedtem nawet nie śniła. Przechodzi totalną transformację zmieniającą całe jej dotychczasowe życie. Niemal sto lat wcześniej podobnie postąpiła jej prababka, Szekiba, a dzięki podjętej decyzji przeniosła się z małej afgańskiej wioski do przepięknego kabulskiego pałacu, pełnego nie tylko przepychu, ale też intryg. Afgańska perła to opowieść o dwóch kobietach, które podzielił czas, ale połączyły te same marzenia i ta sama odwaga dająca siłę do zmierzenia się z ogromnym wyzwaniem – oderwaniem się od korzeni i całkowitej odmianie swego losu. Literacki debiut Nadii Hashimi – Amerykanki pochodzenia afgańskiego – jest wyjątkową, poruszającą do bólu historią o bezradności, przeznaczeniu, wolności oraz decydowaniu o własnym losie. Afgańska perła łączy „smaki” kulturowe oraz głęboką emocjonalność charakterystyczną dla dzieł takich twórców jak Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri czy Lisa See. „Ciepła, rodzinna opowieść. Niesamowicie zajmująca historia wielopokoleniowa; portret Afganistanu w jego całej zadziwiającej, enigmatycznej wręcz glorii; zwierciadło ukazujące wieczną walkę, jaką staczają w życiu wszystkie afgańskie kobiety”. – Khaled Hosseini, autor książek Tysiąc wspaniałych słońc i Chłopiec z latawcem

Found the Shell but Where's the Pearl

By Celia-Frances
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1796084336
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 969
  • Pdf File: found-the-shell-but-where-s-the-pearl.pdf

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A poetry collection that purrs, with poems that paint a gift of art with sable verses and prose of every emotion you thought you knew – but only guessed were real: to find that answer, that reason, that pearl of wisdom in understanding the world around us, the people we love and the reason we care. You'll find yourself looking for the pearl, because now you've found the shell.