Nine Parts of Desire

Nine Parts of Desire
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307434451
ISBN 13: 9780307434456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Parts of Desire Book Review:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism. "Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York Times Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women.

Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire

Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire
Author: Heather Raffo
Publsiher: TriQuarterly Books
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780810123458
ISBN 13: 0810123452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire Book Review:

Winner, 2007 Chicago Book Clinic Crystal Book Award for Excellence in Design As topical as today's newspaper headlines, these rich monologues bring to life nine distinct Iraqi women whose very different stories convey the complex and harrowing reality of being female in modern-day Iraq. Their monologues quickly become a series of overlapping conversations leading to a breakdown in communication as the chaos of Iraq intensifies. Layal is a sexy and impulsive painter favored by Saddam's regime, breezily bohemian one minute and defensive the next; another woman mourns the death of her family in a 1991 bunker, and another--a blond American of Iraqi descent--painfully recalls a telephone conversation with Baghdad relatives on the eve of the U. S. invasion. Other characters decry the savagery of Saddam Hussein in terrifying detail and express an ambivalent relief at the American presence; still others--like a Bedouin woman searching for love--transcend politics. The title comes from the teachings of the seventh-century imam Ali ibn Abu Talib: "God created sexual desire in ten parts; then he gave nine parts to women and one part to men." Heather Raffo's monologues weave these nine parts into a finely textured, brilliantly colorful tapestry of feminine longing in dire times. This compassionate and heart-breaking work will forever change your view of Iraqi women and the people of the Middle East.

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman
Author: Mohja Kahf
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780292743373
ISBN 13: 0292743378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman Book Review:

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed—the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality. In this illuminating study, Mohja Kahf traces the process through which the "termagant" became an "odalisque" in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance, Renaissance drama, Enlightenment prose, and Romantic poetry, she links the changing images of Muslim women to changes in European relations with the Islamic world, as well as to changing gender dynamics within Western societies.

Foreign Correspondence

Foreign Correspondence
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN 10: 0307773647
ISBN 13: 9780307773647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foreign Correspondence Book Review:

As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 9390960029
ISBN 13: 9789390960026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eternity

Eternity
Author: Maggie Shayne
Publsiher: Thunderfoot Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1945038799
ISBN 13: 9781945038792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eternity Book Review:

“A rich, sensual, bewitching adventure of good vs. evil with love as the prize.” ~Publisher’s Weekly on ETERNITY 300 years ago, Raven St. James was hanged for witchcraft. But she revives among the dead to find herself alive. She is an Immortal High Witch, one of the light. A note from her mother warns that there are others, those of the Dark, who preserve their own lives by taking the hearts of those like her. Duncan Wallace’s forbidden love for the secretive lass costs him his life. 300 years later, he loves her again, tormented by hazy memories of a past that can’t be real. She tells him of another lifetime, claims to be immortal. Though he knows she’s deluded, he can’t stay away. And the Dark Witch after her heart is far closer than either of them know. If you liked the TV Series HIGHLANDER, you will LOVE this series. Don’t miss Book 2, INFINITY. “A hauntingly beautiful story of a love that endures through time itself.” ~New York Times Bestselling Author, Kay Hooper “This captivating story of a love that reaches across the centuries, becomes as immortal as the lover’s themselves, resonates with timeless passion, powerful magic, and haunting heartbreak.” ~BN.com’s official review

Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter Writing

Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter Writing
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1908
ISBN 10: 1465512217
ISBN 13: 9781465512215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 9780062277756
ISBN 13: 0062277758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bean Trees Book Review:

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

Undisclosed Undisclosed Book 1

Undisclosed  Undisclosed  Book 1
Author: Jon Mills
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781479303496
ISBN 13: 1479303496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undisclosed Undisclosed Book 1 Book Review:

Seven billion people on earth; it was only a matter of time before you discovered the truth. Your legends--your myths and religions--have called us by many names. Since the beginning, our kind has walked among you as your protectors. We are the only ones who know who you are and why you are here. He wasn't meant to disappear; you weren't meant to know why. Our objective was clear: hunt them, kill them and leave. Once you know, there will be no going back. They will come for you. Are you ready?

Dragon s Dust

Dragon s Dust
Author: Alfred Wohlmuth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780998151700
ISBN 13: 099815170X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragon s Dust Book Review:

Hidden in the forgotten tunnels beneath the castle of Thorilleia lies an ancient book written by a powerful wizard. Two young men set out to find the book, which is said to contain a mysterious secret. Their journey takes them across rugged mountains and through dense forests where they encounter dangerous creatures and strange cultures. When they reach Thorilleia, they find themselves thrust into a pivotal role in a war between great kingdoms. Loaded with action and unexpected twists, Dragon's Dust is not just a quest for riches and power; it's an adventure story where integrity, determination, and courage prevail in dire circumstances.

THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON

THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON
Author: S CLASON GEORGE
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 9781788288538
ISBN 13: 178828853X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Midas

Midas
Author: A. H. Zacarias
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN 10: 9781540376855
ISBN 13: 1540376850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midas Book Review:

Dr. Brooke Spencer always felt different from other girls. Now a successful scientist, she is finally discovering where she belongs: working alongside the brilliant, trailblazing researcher Dr. Charles Samuelson. Dr. Samuelson has recently made a discovery that has eluded philosophers and dreamers for centuries: How to transmute iron into gold. Determined to use the knowledge for good, Dr. Samuelson recruits Brooke to assist him with his new plan, his "Golden Manifesto." But humans are not alone and his discovery has not gone unnoticed. Extraterrestrial visitors seek to control Dr. Samuelson's Breakthrough, and before long, Brooke is all that stands between Earth and total Destruction. Will she be able to hold her ground? Or will the timeless temptation of gold prove too much for even the strongest of spirits? Brooke will soon face a choice that will make her question her background, her career, and the fate of the planet.

Modern American Gunslinger

Modern American Gunslinger
Author: Mark Keen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-06-14
ISBN 10: 9780692466483
ISBN 13: 0692466487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern American Gunslinger Book Review:

Intended for the person who has no experience with firearms, Modern American Gunslinger walks the reader through every aspect of concealed carry, in plain and easy to understand language. 60+ helpful illustrations throughout the text's 400+ pages help the reader decipher complex topics. Nicely organized into nine parts with a detailed table of contents and table of figures, every aspect of concealed carry is covered comprehensively in a candid, yet professional, first person style: Part 1 - Handguns, Rights, and Society; Part 2 - Handgun Basics; Part 3 - Choosing a Handgun; Part 4 - Safety, Training, and Cleaning; Part 5 - Carrying and Self-defense; Part 6 - Handguns in Daily Life; Part 7 - POET Risk Management Strategy; Part 8 - FBI Active Shooter Protocol; Part 9 - Conclusions. The book contains three bonuses: POET - A Personal Risk Management Strategy (PRMS) developed to help the reader; conscientiously lower their risk in everyday society. FBI ACTIVE SHOOTER PROTOCOL - Covers latest guidance from the FBI on Active Shooter situations. COMPANION WEBSITE (modernamericangunslinger.com) - The companion website will help keep you up to date on the latest trends on firearms discussions and provides a forum to interact with the author. The title, Modern American Gunslinger, originates from the author's stark realization that for a firearm to effectively help a person in a civilian self-defense situation, it needs to be brought to bear by the defender within a second or two of a threat materializing. In a chaotic and violent self-defense situation, time and space are commodities that the self-defender does not enjoy.

Life Made Easy

Life Made Easy
Author: Michael M,Action E-book Publications
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN 10: 9781517152505
ISBN 13: 151715250X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Made Easy Book Review:

Life Made Easy - The Secrets To Manifesting The Life You Desire is a precise 60 page Action E-Book Publication. Action E-Books are designed to implement real change in our lives via the reading experience. Never before in human history have our lives been so fragmented by the daily demands being placed on us and by the onslaught of technology and information overload. Action E-Books assist in addressing some of these dilemmas as they simplify and activate the skills required to survive and succeed in the 21st Century. This book uncovers the ancient secrets which lie behind the true purpose of our existence. Backed up by scientific proof, it works with the manifesting methods used throughout the ages to this day by seers and mystics to create the lives they desire. It explains how we too have that ability and reveals how we are able to recreate our lives as we would like them to be. Everything you need to know to begin the process of manifesting the life you truly desire is contained within this book. In fact, the pages are infused with this energy, and just through reading it the desired results will begin to magically happen.

Her Druid Desire

Her Druid Desire
Author: Trish F Leger
Publsiher: Cajunflair Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780985719265
ISBN 13: 0985719265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Druid Desire Book Review:

At the tender age of sixteen, Nadia Morales loses both her parents in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Growing up as a ward of the state of Texas, she was shy and painfully introverted. Against all odds, Nadia becomes one of the youngest CEO's in the state of Texas. She learns the hard way that putting her trust in the wrong man, an insider in the business world, gets you nothing but pain and heartache. But sometimes karma has a way of straightening out those curves life throws at you. Meet Drake Thompson--business owner, wallstreet guru, and good ole Texas playboy--he's got the requisite amount of women fawning all over him to prove it. Since the death of Nadia's parents, he's watched out for her, and always kept a keen eye on her business proceedings. He's never been more proud than when she's named President for the Browning Corporation. He believes his soft spot for her is purely innocent...as that of a family member...But is it? Each of them is hiding something life altering from the other. Nadia, her obsessive love for a man who treats her like a kid sister, and Drake...well...he's not wholly human. While their secrets marinate in mystery and denials, the pressure builds, culminating in a final revelation of barrier breaking truths. Will Nadia finally have the man of her dreams? Or will Drake's true nature destroy this couple's chance at love?

Finally My Heart s Desire

Finally My Heart s Desire
Author: Brooke St. James
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781519615763
ISBN 13: 1519615760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finally My Heart s Desire Book Review:

Emily Bennett had her future all figured out. Her boyfriend was heir to one of the largest oil fortunes in Texas, and she was growing accustomed to a life of luxury and prestige. The only problem was that he seemed to be more possessive of her with each passing day. When she stopped to think about it, that wasn't the only problem. In recent months, they'd been growing apart, and she wondered if they were compatible at all. She struggled with the thought of abandoning what should be every girl's dream. It wouldn't be easy, but with a little faith and the spark of a new flame, she might just find her heart's desire.

Paige and Her Nine Dogs

Paige and Her Nine Dogs
Author: Jean Renee Porter
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN 10: 9781544881607
ISBN 13: 1544881606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paige and Her Nine Dogs Book Review:

Paige and Her Nine Dogs is a children's book about an only child with nine dogs who are more like her siblings. Paige receives the best 5th birthday gift most children can only dream about but it meant leaving her nine dogs behind.

A Woman in Time Transit

A Woman in Time Transit
Author: Yawer Qazalbash
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN 10: 9781517489366
ISBN 13: 1517489369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman in Time Transit Book Review:

Do you believe in re-births? If not, read--A Woman In Time Transit--where the same spirit of a woman is born time and again in different time and geographical zones of human history. These births had taken place among different societies. Thus the book comprises of three separate stories, each having different characters, cultures and circumstances; hence a 'trilogy'. The first birth had taken place in antiquity, when humans lived in individual groups. They were food gatherers and hunters but their lingual apparatuses were not developed, therefore there was no language. The reader would find the answer to the question; how women used to head such groups, where only brute force ruled. People could hardly pronounce 'Shuh', as they called their leader. In the second birth, the heroine was born in household of an Egyptian priest and was named Nekhebi, and whose forefathers were the initiators of moralistic laws, and she was fully trained in every discipline of priesthood by her father. Despite that, only one instance changed her all perceptions of faith. She seduces a male of her own tribe in the first instance and from there her libido drives, controlled by her Physis did not let her stop from indulging in every act there was to indulge. Nekhebi, in her mastery of manipulations forged a plan which was later on used by Pharaohs to claim themselves as spiritual leaders. In the third birth the lax spirit was born in the City State of Sparta, and continued in the similar promiscuous manner as that of her two counter-parts. In each episode characters have been developed, who would be found antithesis to the debauch spirit and those contradiction and conflicts would be enjoyable to read.

Angecorex Points Part One

Angecorex Points  Part One
Author: Mollah Morshed
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781541136724
ISBN 13: 1541136721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angecorex Points Part One Book Review:

The Book Angecorex Points (Part One) is about our life that surrounds us everyday, which includes birds, trees, water, river, lakes and also social issues and social bonding, adventure. It's a black and white silver screen art film for a broader audience. Most of the events are the creation of the author, no part of living example or does not exist. It's a creation of authors unique mind. Angecorex Points (Part One).

Extreme Economies

Extreme Economies
Author: Richard Davies
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781250170514
ISBN 13: 1250170516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Economies Book Review:

A New Statesman best book of the year | New York Times Editors' Choice pick A Financial Times best economics book of 2019 An accessible, story-driven look at the future of the global economy, written by a leading expert To predict our future, we must look to the extremes. So argues the economist Richard Davies, who takes readers to the margins of the modern economy and beyond in his globe-trotting book. From a prison in rural Louisiana where inmates purchase drugs with prepaid cash cards to the poorest major city on earth, where residents buy clean water in plastic bags, from the world’s first digital state to a prefecture in Japan whose population is the oldest in the world, how these extreme economies function—most often well outside any official oversight—offers a glimpse of the forces that underlie human resilience, drive societies to failure, and will come to shape our collective future. While the people who inhabit these places have long been dismissed or ignored, Extreme Economies revives a foundational idea from medical science to turn the logic of modern economics on its head, arguing that the outlier economies are the place to learn about our own future. Whether following Punjabi migrants through the lawless Panamanian jungle or visiting a day-care for the elderly modeled after a casino, Davies brings a storyteller’s eye to places where the economy has been destroyed, distorted, and even turbocharged. In adapting to circumstances that would be unimaginable to most of us, the people he encounters along the way have helped to pioneer the economic infrastructure of the future. At once personal and keenly analytical, Extreme Economies is an epic travelogue for the age of global turbulence, shedding light on today’s most pressing economic questions.