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Where Monsoon Never Ends

By M. Pothen
  • ISBN Code: : 9351653102
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Pages : 439
  • Category : Fiction
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Extremism, now more widely termed, terrorism, is on the lips of every human being, on the front pages of the world's newspapers everyday and on the screens of news media every moment. But we still long for love and love still thrives. This poetic novel by M.Pothen plunges us directly into the forests, paddy fields and farm lands and leads us through the hilltops, narrow paths, junctions and village homes of the Indian State, Kerala, from the 1960s to the 1980s, describes the delicate and soulful awakening of love in two lives, and has roots in ancient Indian tradition. Can you forgive a terrorist, if he has participated in the murder of your own father? Like the heroine, Ahalya, we live in complicated times, where black and white give way to shades of gray, and in Where Monsoon Never Ends, we hold our breath to witness which will win the battle, love or hate? Like the hero, Arjunan, along with the numerous village characters, we are fighting to win that battle within ourselves. M. Pothen was raised in a village in Kerala, the tiny state in the extreme southern portion of India. Gifted by nature's bliss, surrounded by coconut groves, paddy fields, green hills, valleys, rivers, canals, backwaters, and the never ending monsoons, Kerala embodies the term, "God's own country." Born in 1959 as the youngest and only brother of four sisters, Pothen started writing poems at 18. Many of his poems in his mother tongue have been published and broadcast over local radio stations. Raised by his father, a schoolteacher who left to eternity few years back and mother, who survives, Pothen is a member of the Indian Orthodox Christian Community. After completing his bachelor's degree in Kerala, he started a career as an accountant in the United Arab Emirates in 1985. A father of two boys aged 19 and 21, now he lives in Sharjah, U.A.E and works as chief accountant in a private firm. He is part of the many millions of Overseas Indians for the last 25 years.

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CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE is the heart-pounding sequel to SPARROW'S TEARS, and part two of the SPARROW'S TEARS TRILOGY. Special Forces Captain James Ross and his girlfriend Lin Sparrow cross destinies once again with rogue CIA agent and traitor Julius Creedmoor. Members of Abu Sayyaf have kidnapped Ross's best friend, CIA agent Randal Kloet, and are holding him for ransom in the Philippines. Kloet will be murdered if the ransom is not paid in 96 hours. Captain Ross rushes to Manila in an attempt to find his old friend, and finds the clairvoyant Lin Sparrow instead. In country, Ross enlists the aid of burned-out and suicidal former JFK protective detail U.S. Secret Serviceman Peter Christianson. Together, they form an unlikely alliance with the intriguing and mysterious taxicab driver known as Emanuel. But Julius Creedmoor is pulling the strings, and nothing is what it seems in this treacherous world of international terrorism and betrayal.


By Vasile Munteanu
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457508397
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: chandala.pdf

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A chandala, who is a member of the lowest echelon of the Indian caste system, also known as an untouchable, wonders why he was dealt this particular fate. Was it unfair or his own fault? In his trek to find out why he ended up in his current unwanted predicament, he experiences kindness from others, anger against himself, lust, greed, loneliness and perhaps, most importantly, forbidden love.

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

By Shyam Selvadurai
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  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Book Code : 1551997207
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: swimming-in-the-monsoon-sea.pdf

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Amrith comes to terms with his sexuality in this sweeping coming-of-age story set against the stormy backdrop of monsoon season in 1980s Sri Lanka. For fans of Call Me By Your Name. Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor and compassion. The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life “before,” when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith’s holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school’s production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky’s tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith’s ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed.

Gone Native

By Alan Cornett
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307415333
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: gone-native.pdf

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On his first combat assignment, Cornett accompanied the Vietnamese Rangers on a search-and-destroy mission near Khe Sang. There he gained entree into a culture that he would ultimately respect greatly and admire deeply. Cornett's most challenging military duty began when he joined the Phoenix Program. As part of AK squad, he dressed in enemy uniform and roamed the deadly Central Highlands, capturing high-ranking VC officers in hot firefights and ambushes. It was there, deep in enemy territory, where the smallest mistake meant sudden death, that the Vietnamese fighting men earned his utmost respect. While offering rare glimpses of an aspect of the war most of the military and media never saw, Cornett tells the full, gut-wrenching story of his Vietnam. He also gives an unsparing view of himself - telling a no-holds-barred story of an American soldier who made sacrifices far beyond the call of duty . . . a soldier who, in defiance of the U.S. government, refused to turn his back on the Vietnamese.

The Battle for Paradise

By Jeremy Evans
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803284721
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: the-battle-for-paradise.pdf

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CORRECTION: Regarding the book, The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans, the following correction has been made on page 163 in paragraph three (3) to wit: “Weston once worked in concert with government officials in a pre-planned sting operation, complete with marked bills: Weston, whose role in the operation involved paying a bribe to the Golfito mayor for a concession and then documenting the bribe as a way to expose the mayor as a corrupt government official, was a former cocaine dealer, according to Dan, and someone who illegally acquired possession of his sawmill property.” Pavones, a town located on the southern tip of Costa Rica, is a haven for surfers, expatriates, and fishermen seeking a place to start over. Located on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), a marine sanctuary and one of the few tropical fjords in the world, Pavones is home to a legendary surf break and a cottage fishing industry. In 2004 a multinational company received approval to install the world’s first yellowfin tuna farm near the mouth of the Golfo Dulce. The tuna farm as planned would pollute the area, endanger sea turtles, affect the existing fish population, and threaten the world-class wave. A lawsuit was filed just in time, and the project was successfully stalled. Thus began an unlikely alliance of local surfers, fishermen, and global environmental groups to save a wave and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. In The Battle for Paradise, Jeremy Evans travels to Pavones to uncover the story of how this ragtag group stood up to a multinational company and how a shadowy figure from the town’s violent past became an unlikely hero. In this harrowing but ultimately inspiring story, Evans focuses in turn on a colorful cast of characters with an unyielding love for the ocean and surfing, a company’s unscrupulous efforts to expand profits, and a government that nearly sold out the perfect wave.

Karma Gone Bad

By Jenny Feldon
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1402284233
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: karma-gone-bad.pdf

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In the tradition of Holy Cow and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, a fascinating travel memoir of finding yourself in the India of rickshaws and rainy seasons. Jenny was miserable, and it was all India's fault...until she realized it wasn't. When Jenny's husband gets transferred to India for work, she looks forward to a new life filled with glamorous expat friends and exciting adventures. What she doesn't expect is endless bouts of food poisoning, buffalo in the streets, and crippling loneliness in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Ten thousand miles away from home, Jenny struggles to fight off depression and anger as her sense of self and her marriage begin to unravel. But after months of bitterness and takeout pizza, Jenny realizes what the universe has been trying to tell her all along: India doesn't need to change. She does. Equal parts frustration, absurdity, and revelation, this is the true story of a Starbucks-loving city girl finding beauty in the chaos and making her way in the land of karma.

The Jungle in Sunlight and Shadow

By F.W. Champion
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5872405170
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : History
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: the-jungle-in-sunlight-and-shadow.pdf

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Beyond Measure

By Ellen Frankel
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  • Publisher : Pearlsong Press
  • Book Code : 1597190365
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: beyond-measure.pdf

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A touching, tender and at times funny account of a woman’s struggle for stature in a 4 foot 8½ inch tall body, Beyond Measure speaks to the heart of soul-breaking attempts to fit an arbitrary and elusive cultural ideal of physical perfection. Being short isn’t the problem, Ellen Frankel insists. Instead, the real difficulties lie in the social bias against short people. Frankel shares the difficulties of living short in a world in which stereotypes are based on gender and size. She moves beyond her own experience into the political realm in revealing how pharmaceutical companies—with government backing—are expanding the market for human growth hormone treatment by reclassifying healthy short children as patients in “need” of such injections in hopes of making them taller. She shares the dilemma of being subjected to simultaneous messages that her physical body should be bigger—that is, taller, but not wider—while her expansive spiritual body should be smaller. Self-destructive behaviors emerge from too much attention on the external rather than the internal workings of the soul. Frankel flirts with eating disorders and unhealthy relationships with powerful males in an attempt to compensate for her feelings of not “measuring up.” In the process, her real self slips farther away. The path out of her dilemma lies in the shadow of the tallest mountain on Earth. It is through a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal that Frankel discovers her own strength and spirit, and that we are all dwarfed by Everest and beyond measure. "If you have ever measured your height or weight and felt good or bad about yourself as a result, you need this book," says Marilyn Wann, author of FAT!SO? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size. "In its pages, Ellen Frankel makes an important contribution to human liberation by telling the most fabulous story that can be told, the story of a person coming fully into her own. This book is thought-provoking, heart-rending, and a genuine solace for people of all sizes."

Mad(e) In India

By Tarika Roy ,Soumya Gupta
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  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Book Code : 9385609963
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: mad.pdf

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Mad(e) In India is a frank and funny exploration of India and Indians. With disarming wit, this book explores Indianness and its many facets—who we are as a people and a nation, our quirks, superstitions, myriad gods and goddesses and holy men, our packed cities and streets, our obsession with film stars and filmy style, our jugaadu ways of solving all problems big and small, our diverse cuisines, cultural traditions and art forms, and the unity in diversity that bridges our superficial differences. The authors skillfully showcase the qualities that quintessentially make up the idea of India. Diverse and complex as India is, readers are sure to understand it better and delve into its warm and generous heart as they turn the pages. Written in a conversational style, generously spiced with humour and insight, and interspersed with a rich variety of Indian phrases, this book is an entertaining and light-hearted read.

Rehoboth Beach in Vintage Postcards

By Nan DeVincent-Hayes,Bo Bennett
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439627800
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: rehoboth-beach-in-vintage-postcards.pdf

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Rehoboth Beach is heralded as the "nation's summer capital." Located along the Atlantic Coast within 100 miles of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, Delaware's treasured resort has provided millions of tourists with unforgettable memories along its mile-long boardwalk and white, sandy beach. Vintage postcards and photographs will allow readers to experience the thrill of this renowned beach and see why many have made Rehoboth their choice for vacations, holidays, and getaways time and time again-and why some call it home year-round. This photo album features then-and-now scenes of the beach, documents the rise of other attractions surrounding the area, pays homage to storms that shook the seacoast, and showcases some of the people, festivals, hotels, and motels that make this a special place to visit.

On Hallowed Ground

By Bill McWilliams
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504021517
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: on-hallowed-ground.pdf

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“Brilliantly reveals the extraordinary courage of those who fought the final, bitter, bloody, costly days of the Korean War” (Gen. Jack I. Gregory, USAF Ret.). By the summer of 1953, the Korean War had long since reached a stalemate. As peace negotiations dragged on, units of the US 7th Infantry Division rebuilt the defenses of Hill 255, one of numerous outposts in front of the Main Line of Resistance extending across the peninsula. Better known by its nickname, Pork Chop Hill, the outpost had twice been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the spring. Now, the soldiers tasked with its rebuilding and defense hoped they would not be the last men to die in what had already become known as “the Forgotten War.” On the night of July 6th, under the cover of a heavy monsoon rainstorm, forces of the Chinese 23rd Army attacked. For five hellish days, the opposing forces engaged in devastating artillery assaults, brutal hand-to-hand fighting, and round-the-clock attacks and counterattacks. Less than three weeks after the smoke on Pork Chop Hill cleared, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. On Hallowed Ground is the riveting story of this epic battle. Drawing on previously classified documents, interviews, and letters from survivors, author Bill McWilliams details the strategy and tactics behind the conflict and pays stirring tribute to the heroic soldiers and medics who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to hold “the Chop.”