A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publsiher: SJP for Hogarth
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 152476356X
ISBN 13: 9781524763565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place for Us Book Review:

A story of family identity and belonging follows an Indian family through the marriage of their daughter, from the parents' arrival in the United States to the return of their estranged son.

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publsiher: SJP for Hogarth
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 1524763578
ISBN 13: 9781524763572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place for Us Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “5 UNDER 35” NOMINEE • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK Named One of the Best Books of the Year: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • BuzzFeed “Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post Hailed as “a book for our times” (Christiane Amanpour), A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 1473552516
ISBN 13: 9781473552517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place for Us Book Review:

** The New York Times bestseller ** 'To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza’s heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure... She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' Sarah Jessica Parker 'I loved this book' Anne Tyler 'The depth of the storytelling and the beauty of the language makes this debut something to treasure' John Boyne An Indian–Muslim family is preparing for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage – one chosen of love, not tradition – gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away? A Place for Us tells the story of one family and all family life: of coming to terms with the choices we make, of reconciingly past and present and of how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.

A Place For Us

A Place For Us
Author: Harriet Evans
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 1476786798
ISBN 13: 9781476786797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place For Us Book Review:

Major international bestseller and critically acclaimed author Harriet Evans weaves an “absorbing tapestry…with a comic touch even in the midst of tragedy” (Kirkus Reviews) in this stunning family drama that will surprise you at every turn. When Martha, a wife and mother of three, sits down one late summer’s morning to write out the invitations to her eightieth birthday celebration, she knows that what she is planning to reveal at the party could ruin the idyllic life she and her husband, David, have spent more than fifty years building. But her family must know what she and David have sacrificed. She cannot live a lie anymore. The invitation goes out far and wide, calling her children and grandchildren back home to Winterfold, their rambling house in the heart of the English countryside. Bill, a doctor, was once a sweet, serious boy, eager to help his mother, but he’s not the man Martha thought he’d become. Florence—passionate, intellectual, one might say a little eccentric—is now an art history professor in Italy. And Daisy, the dark heart of the family, left years ago to be a charity worker abroad and never really came home. The reunion becomes a catalyst for a cascade of shocking secrets and unexpected events as the Winters grapple with the joy and the pain of the past.

Place for Us

Place for Us
Author: D. A. Miller
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780674669901
ISBN 13: 0674669908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Place for Us Book Review:

In an illuminating study by turns autobiographical, critical, and testimonial, the author sheds light on the affinity of gay men for the Broadway musical, especially in its postwar heyday, locating the musical's appeal in its celebrating of femininity and theatricality. UP.

A Woman s Place

A Woman s Place
Author: Joana Cook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-02
ISBN 10: 0197506550
ISBN 13: 9780197506554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman s Place Book Review:

The 9/11 attacks fundamentally transformed how the US approached terrorism, and led to the unprecedented expansion of counterterrorism strategies, policies, and practices. While the analysis of these developments is rich and vast, there remains a significant void. The diverse actors contributing to counterterrorism increasingly consider, engage and impact women as agents, partners, and targets of their work. Yet, flawed assumptions and stereotypes remain prevalent, and it remains undocumented and unclear how and why counterterrorism efforts have evolved as they did, including in relation to women. Drawing on extensive primary source documents, A Woman's Place traces the evolution of women in US counterterrorism efforts through the administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, examining key agencies like the US Department of Defense, the Department of State, and USAID. In their own words, Joana Cook investigates how and why women have developed the roles they have, and interrogates US counterterrorism practices in key countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Analysing conceptions of and responses to terrorists, she also considers how the roles of women in Al- Qaeda and Daesh have evolved and impacted on US counterterrorism considerations.

A Place For Us

A Place For Us
Author: Liza Gyllenhaal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1101599103
ISBN 13: 9781101599105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place For Us Book Review:

Liza Gyllenhaal is “a gifted new writer”* who’s captivated readers with her talent for “plumb[ing] the complexity of human emotions.”** Now she delivers a piercing new novel about the secrets and lies that could shatter a close-knit family… Brook Bostock has led a privileged life. The daughter of an extremely wealthy and prominent family, she married the man of her dreams and is raising two deeply loved children. But her happy home is shattered when a neighborhood teenager is assaulted during a night of drinking with the Bostocks' son and his prep school friends. The scandal receives national attention—not only because of Brook’s family name, but because of the lawsuit looming against Brook and her husband, Michael, that alleges they are responsible for what went on in their house. Suddenly the small Massachusetts town they call home seems to be turning against them, revealing the simmering jealousies and resentments that have been lurking under the surface all along. With their once-perfect family in danger of falling apart, Brook and Michael must find a way to get through this together—or risk losing everything they love… *Ben Sherwood, author of Charlie St. Cloud **Katherine Davis, author of A Slender Thread

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Olivia Miles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781734620818
ISBN 13: 1734620811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Miss Burma

Miss Burma
Author: Charmaine Craig
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0802189520
ISBN 13: 9780802189523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Burma Book Review:

“Craig wields powerful and vivid prose to illuminate a country and a family trapped not only by war and revolution, but also by desire and loss.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country’s history. Years later, Benny and Khin’s eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma’s first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family’s past, the West’s ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author’s mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom. “At once beautiful and heartbreaking . . . An incredible family saga.” —Refinery29 “Miss Burma charts both a political history and a deeply personal one—and of those incendiary moments when private and public motivations overlap.” —Los Angeles Times

There s a Place For Us The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

There s a Place For Us  The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein
Author: Helen Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 135153923X
ISBN 13: 9781351539234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There s a Place For Us The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein Book Review:

Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps best remembered as a composer, particularly of the musical West Side Story, and for songs such as 'America', 'Tonight' and 'Somewhere'. Dr Helen Smith takes an in-depth look at all eight of Bernstein's musical theatre works, from the early On the Town written by the 26-year-old composer at the start of his career, to his second and last opera A Quiet Place in 1983; in between these two pieces he composed music for Trouble in Tahiti, Wonderful Town, Candide, West Side Story, Mass and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. These works are analysed and considered against a background of musical and social context, as well as looking at Bernstein's other orchestral, choral and chamber works. One important aspect examined is Bernstein's use of motifs in his theatre compositions, which takes them out of the realms of Broadway and into the sphere of symphonic writing. Smith provides an indispensable overview of the musical theatre works of an eclectic composer, and shows what it is that constitutes the Bernstein 'sound'.

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Julia L. Foulkes
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 022630194X
ISBN 13: 9780226301945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place for Us Book Review:

The making of the classic musical: “A fascinating read focusing equally on the show and the world into which it was born.”—Choice From its 1957 Broadway debut to multiple revivals, from the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone—an updating of Shakespeare vividly realized in a rapidly changing postwar New York. A lifelong fan of the show, Julia Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected discovery: scenes for the iconic film version were shot on the demolition site destined to become part of the Lincoln Center redevelopment area—a crowning jewel of postwar urban renewal. Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York’s postwar aspirations. Making unprecedented use of director and choreographer Jerome Robbins’s revelatory papers, she shows the crucial role played by the political commitments of Robbins and his collaborators Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents. Their determination to evoke life in New York as it was actually lived helped give West Side Story its unshakable sense of place even as it put forward a vision of a new, vigorous, determinedly multicultural American city. Beautifully written and full of surprises for even the most dedicated West Side Story fan, A Place for Us is a revelatory new exploration of an American classic.

Tilt

Tilt
Author: Alan Cumyn
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-13
ISBN 10: 1554981735
ISBN 13: 9781554981731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tilt Book Review:

Nominated for the Ottawa Book Award Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected attentions of Janine Igwash. Suddenly Stan is no longer thinking about jump shots. Instead he is obsessed with Janine’s spiky hair, her milky white shoulders and the mysterious little tattoo at the base of her neck, not to mention the heat of her breath, her dark eyes, wide hips and ... Then Stan’s father arrives on the scene with Stan’s four-year-old half brother, and things become truly insane. Tilt is a wonderfully droll and insightful story about a sensitive, intelligent and gently funny young man living through an impossibly absurd time of life. This book is a rare achievement -- a witty, sexy compulsively readable work of high literary quality.

Black Book of Bliss

Black Book of Bliss
Author: Rahul Chanday
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 1946641146
ISBN 13: 9781946641144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Book of Bliss Book Review:

When we reach out to the first bright light of the morning sun and stretch our arms to embrace it, we will experience immense joy. We just need to stretch our arms, and to welcome it within every cell and our being with love and enthusiasm. We will need to let go of all the inhibitions and let loose of all restrictions. The more we practice doing this, the closer we get to believe that the whole universe resides in us, in you.” You are not a drop in an ocean but the entire ocean in a drop.” Happiness is not an achievement; it is a realization. It is not a destination; we sense it throughout our journey. Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have or what we don’t have, it depends on what we are deep within us. When we stop constantly fighting back with what we are, when we realize that we are imperfectly the most perfect human ever created in the history of mankind. We realize our uniqueness. We can never make or produce happiness; we can only discover it because it has always been there around us and in our totality. Pure bliss has never happened to anyone through achievements, it happens when we drop the very idea of running behind, even running behind happiness and then we realize that we are complete and total, exactly as we are. This is how I write my bliss in black and white…

Rehoboth a Place for Us

Rehoboth  a Place for Us
Author: James C. Schaap
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781592555451
ISBN 13: 1592555454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rehoboth a Place for Us Book Review:

Educated

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1443452505
ISBN 13: 9781443452502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educated Book Review:

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Cassandra Chiu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789811404726
ISBN 13: 9811404720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780809076567
ISBN 13: 080907656X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place for Us Book Review:

In our crowded, noisy world—too many people, too much crime, too many wars, not enough time—it seems almost impossible to locate and preserve the common ground where a civil society might flourish. Whatever happened to the civic virtue and community life that nourished true democracy? In this provocative, hard-hitting book, political scientist Benjamin Barber tackles these questions head-on and, in answering them, retrieves the ideals of "civil society" from the nostalgists who want to re-create old-fashioned (and discriminatory) small communities and from the free-marketeers who associate it with unfettered commercial activity. Commentators have been making a fashion of civil society, but they tend to mean many different things by the phrase: this bracingly clear book shows how diverse the various notions are and how best to think about them. Barber proposes practical strategies for making civil society real, for civilizing public discourse and promoting civic debate, and for affirming values beyond those of work and leisure, commerce and bureaucracy.

Pleasant Avenue

Pleasant Avenue
Author: John Medici
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781548478315
ISBN 13: 1548478318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pleasant Avenue Book Review:

In Pleasant Avenue, John Medici chronicles his growing up experience as the son of Italian immigrants in NYC's East Harlem. During his early years post WW II, the forties, fifties, and sixties, he witnessed great social changes. As he matured, Medici bristled against the isolationism in his Italian American neighborhood, often feeling trapped between modern society and the religious culture which his parents and community cherished. His book is a candid examination of the psychological burden he carried during his first thirty years to both honor his parents and live his own life. Medici peppers his work with humorous anecdotes about family, neighborhood and his conflict adjusting to East Harlem's bygone world of childhood. Pleasant Avenue also reveals his struggles to come to terms with the Roman Catholic Church's teachings, which led to a stint as a novice in a Franciscan seminary. On top of adjusting to cultural heritage and creating an identity, Medici had to cope with the alcoholism that ran in his family. That is a different, darker legacy that he couldn't completely reject. At the center of Pleasant Avenue is an honesty about family, culture, heritage, and values that is usually covered over by sentimental nostalgia. Medici's story is honest, revealing, and powerful.

28 Boys

28 Boys
Author: Ashleigh Giannoccaro,Southern Design
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781544740799
ISBN 13: 1544740794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

28 Boys Book Review:

Underneath these gang tattoos beats a heart three times a year. I'm a slow puncture death, a murderer, a rapist, and a number. I killed my best friend. Death doesn't stalk me, it walks ahead of me by twenty-eight paces. I went home after I sold my soul to the devils. I thought life would begin, I was a free man, instead within days the bullets fly and my last hope dies with the slain. There is nothing left to live for in this world. I belong to the 28s, I'll always belong to the 28s. The woman across the road judges me, she hates me, and takes every opportunity to let me know it. Yet, somehow, when grief etched our names down in the book of the dead, we dared be bold enough to find love. I'm not a good man, and I'm not pretty. I come from the Cape Flats where my life was reduced to a prison cell number. In all this ugliness I found beauty, innocence, and forgiveness. I can't forgive myself for the crimes I've committed, but I'll die trying to earn hers. In a world where nothing matters, she does.

Courtoy s Complaint

Courtoy s Complaint
Author: David Godson
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN 10: 9781978359598
ISBN 13: 1978359594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Courtoy s Complaint Book Review:

The true story of innocence, conspiracy and betrayal described in this book took place in early 19th century London. Maureen Sayers - on whose journals the book is based - was born in Ireland and moved to London in 1817. This was after the death of her mother the previous year. By all accounts an intelligent and attractive young lady, Maureen was strong-willed but nevertheless retained a delightful innocence, one that would immediately place her at the mercy of the capital's sordid underbelly. After eventually escaping the clutches of her lecherous tormentors, she found work with Hannah Courtoy, caring for Hannah's husband John. During his lifetime John Courtoy became one of the richest men in England. Remarkably he amassed his fortune while working as a humble wig-maker. He achieved his wealth through many activities in addition to those of his chosen occupation. Initially he developed an employment registry, possibly the first of its kind in England. Using the money derived from this activity, he then became a prodigious money-lender, catering largely to the needs of the aristocracy, gentry, and merchants of London. As his fortune grew, he proved to be a wily investor. He was also a renowned miser. John Courtoy was born Nicolas Jacquinet in 1729, in the town of Jussey, France. He adopted the name of John Courtoy after he fled to England in 1751. When he eventually died in 1818 he was 89 years of age. John made two Wills, one in 1810, the other in 1814. The second Will was made when his mental health had allegedly become severely impaired, raising many questions as to its validity. Maureen raises several interesting observations concerning the destination of his fortune. Central to her interpretation of events is that his Last Will and Testament of 1814 was fraudulently compiled. According to Maureen's account his estate - which would be worth over £20 million in today's money - might have ended up in the wrong hands. Maureen's narrative provides sparkling insights into early 19th century London life. Whether she is recording visits to the theatre, attendance at glittering soirees or simply everyday life on the capital's putrefying streets, by immersing oneself in her story, it is possible to experience many of 19th London's fascinating qualities, both virtuous and corrupt.