A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
Author: Sister Souljah
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1476766002
ISBN 13: 9781476766003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Moment of Silence Book Review:

In this electrifying novel, New York Times bestselling author and “an important voice in American literature” (Jada Pinkett Smith) Sister Souljah returns to the story of her beloved character, Midnight. Handsome, young, Muslim, and married to two women living in one house along with his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja: can Midnight manage all that he has on his plate? He is surrounded by Americans who don’t share or understand his faith or culture, and adults who are offended by his maturity, intelligence, and his natural ability to make his hard work turn into real money. He is calm, confident, and cool, Ninja-trained and powerful, but one moment of rage throws this Brooklyn youth into a dark world of dirty police, gangs, guns, drugs, prisons, and dangerous inmates. Everything he ever believed, every dollar he ever earned, and all of the women he ever loved—including his mother—are at risk. Will his manhood be taken, broken, or altered? Can he maintain his faith? Outnumbered, overruled, and deeply envied—how can he possibly survive? Will the streets convert him? What can he keep? What must he lose?

Moments of Silence

Moments of Silence
Author: Thongchai Winichakul
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0824882334
ISBN 13: 9780824882334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moments of Silence Book Review:

The massacre on October 6, 1976, in Bangkok was brutal and violent, its savagery unprecedented in modern Thai history. Four decades later there has been no investigation into the atrocity; information remains limited, the truth unknown. There has been no collective coming to terms with what happened or who is responsible. Thai society still refuses to confront this dark page in its history. Moments of Silence focuses on the silence that surrounds the October 6 massacre. Silence, the book argues, is not forgetting. Rather it signals an inability to forget or remember—or to articulate a socially meaningful memory. It is the “unforgetting,” the liminal domain between remembering and forgetting. Historian Thongchai Winichakul, a participant in the events of that day, gives the silence both a voice and a history by highlighting the factors that contributed to the unforgetting amidst changing memories of the massacre over the decades that followed. They include shifting political conditions and context, the influence of Buddhism, the royal-nationalist narrative of history, the role played by the monarchy as moral authority and arbiter of justice, and a widespread perception that the truth might have devastating ramifications for Thai society. The unforgetting impacted both victims and perpetrators in different ways. It produced a collective false memory of an incident that never took place, but it also produced silence that is filled with hope and counter-history. Moments of Silence tells the story of a tragedy in Thailand—its victims and survivors—and how Thai people coped when closure was unavailable in the wake of atrocity. But it also illuminates the unforgetting as a phenomenon common to other times and places where authoritarian governments flourish, where atrocities go unexamined, and where censorship (imposed or self-directed) limits public discourse. The tensions inherent in the author’s dual role offer a riveting story, as well as a rare and intriguing perspective. Most of all, this provocative book makes clear the need to provide a place for past wrongs in the public memory.

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
Author: Sister Souljah
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1476765987
ISBN 13: 9781476765983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Moment of Silence Book Review:

Returning to Queens from abroad, Midnight's hope for a peaceful life with his wife is shattered when he lands in jail after killing his sister's attacker, but he finds a mentor in Ricky Santiaga.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence
Author: Katrina Goldsaito
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 0316271292
ISBN 13: 9780316271295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of Silence Book Review:

"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

Moment of Silence

Moment of Silence
Author: Erika Hirugami
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 9780359661985
ISBN 13: 035966198X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moment of Silence Book Review:

Knowledge Bennett's latest body of work "Black Series" marks an evolution from his deep interest in socio-political pop-art based subject matters. It gives way to an introspective yet conceptual concern marked by abstraction and minimalism; one that is deeply rooted in the collective consciousness and the infinite capabilities of thy self. Each artwork within this series provides a new perspective, an intimate moment of respite in which color is free from object and becomes subject itself.

Six Moments of Silence

Six Moments of Silence
Author: K. T. Morgan
Publsiher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 9781634185653
ISBN 13: 163418565X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Moments of Silence Book Review:

Six Moments of Silence is a true story that was inspired by the death of a respected and close family member who died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. The loss tore K.T. Morgan's family apart and led her to examine and recreate her identity. As the dust settled, she divorced her husband of thirteen years and as a single mother embarked on a study of psychoanalysis, her current profession. The psychoanalytic process, along with her commitment to writing, led to new understandings and new meanings, which continue to have a powerful impact on the way Morgan lives her life. A woman of dignity and grace developed and a stronger identity emerged. This book charts that course, keeping with the death of Morgan's beloved cousin, Henry B. Gettling, through several transformational experiences. Morgan's story provides a compelling platform from which the complexity and value of overcoming adversity and trauma is illuminated. As a psychoanalyst, Morgan has been able to provide a critical response to the growing acknowledgement that 9/11 has altered the world and further how it continues to have a transformational effect on both Eastern and Western ideals.

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
Author: Anna Dean
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2011-03-07
ISBN 10: 0749010312
ISBN 13: 9780749010317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Moment of Silence Book Review:

Belsfield Hall, 1805. The sudden disappearance of her niece's fiancé at their engagement ball leads Miss Dido Kent to worry that something sinister may have occurred. Before long, her fears are confirmed. Family secrets, long consigned to the darkest recesses of the past, begin to emerge as Dido attempts to unravel the strange happenings. But with the discovery of a body in the shrubbery, Mr Richard Montague's unexplained absence becomes all the more suspicious, and when she finally arrives at the startling truth, it is to change the lives of all involved for ever.

Moment of Silence

Moment of Silence
Author: Karen Stivali
Publsiher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781623808976
ISBN 13: 1623808979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moment of Silence Book Review:

Jason runs an LGBTQ teen shelter in Manhattan. When he falls hard for Quinn, can he dare to hope Quinn's the right guy?

Birdsong in a Time of Silence

Birdsong in a Time of Silence
Author: Steven Lovatt
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 0241493021
ISBN 13: 9780241493021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birdsong in a Time of Silence Book Review:

A lyrical celebration of birdsong, and the rekindling of a deep passion for nature. "At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired officers, they're always 'on manoeuvres', and it's easy to see from their constant agitation that for them every flower bed is a bunker, every shed a redoubt and every hedge-bottom a potential place of ambush" As the world went silent in lockdown, something else happened; for the first time, many of us started becoming more aware of the spring sounds of the birds around us. Birdsong in a Time of Silence is a lyrical, uplifting reflection on these sounds and what they mean to us. From a portrait of the blackbird - most prominent and articulate of the early spring singers - to explorations of how birds sing, the science behind their choice of song and nest-sites, and the varied meanings that people have brought to and taken from birdsong, this book ultimately shows that natural history and human history cannot be separated. It is the story of a collective reawakening brought on by the strangest of springs.

Moments in Time

Moments in Time
Author: Karen Stivali
Publsiher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-05-06
ISBN 10: 9781632169570
ISBN 13: 1632169576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moments in Time Book Review:

Collin and Tanner face the challenges of being boyfriends, being "out," and dealing with family pressure in three novellas.

A Book of Silence

A Book of Silence
Author: Sara Maitland
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1847081517
ISBN 13: 9781847081513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Silence Book Review:

After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Isle of Skye. She interweaves these experiences with the history of silence told through fairy tale and myth, Western and Eastern religious traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, up to the ambivalence towards silence in contemporary society. Maitland has built a hermitage on an isolated Scottish moor, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home.

The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0698174518
ISBN 13: 9780698174511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountains of Silence Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood’s Gilead in Ruta Sepetys’s suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." --The New York Times Book Review “Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.” --The Wall Street Journal "A staggering tale of love, loss, and national shame." --Entertainment Weekly * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." --SLC, *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." --The Horn Book, *STARRED REVIEW*

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
Author: Sister Souljah
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1476765995
ISBN 13: 9781476765990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Moment of Silence Book Review:

"Having returned from a worldwide journey to reclaim his wife, Akemi, Midnight returns to Queens, where he hopes to create a new, less tumultuous life with his love. But things fall apart when violence targets his younger sister Naja. Forsaking his usual control, the ninja warrior kills his sister's attacker in cold blood, forcing him on the run and into the only shelter he can find: a seedy money laundering ring whose members are in league with the police. Though Midnight is promised temporary refuge, he's soon recognized for the murder of Naja's attacker, and lands in jail. Separated from his love, his city, and his family, Midnight must cling to his Muslim beliefs to stay strong. But soon enough, he meets Ricky Santiaga, the man who will become his leader and father figure...and perhaps, his only hope" --

Stella

Stella
Author: Siegfried Lenz
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2010-08-03
ISBN 10: 1590513878
ISBN 13: 9781590513873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stella Book Review:

In a small town on the Baltic coast, in a community steeped in maritime industries and local mores, a teenager falls in love with his English professor. Christian looks older than his years, Stella younger than hers. The summer they spend together is filled with boat rides to Bird Island, secret walks on the beach, and furtive glances. The emotions that blossom between Christian and Stella are aflame with passion and innocence, and with an idealistic hope of a future. The two lovers manage to keep their mutual attraction concealed, but as the hot months comes to an end, their meetings become more difficult to conceal. Stella begins at the end, at Stella Petersen’s memorial service, where Christian relives the memories he shared with his first love. There is nothing salacious about their relationship, nor is it just a case of a teenager’s crush on his teacher. Their affair changes both Christian and Stella, allows them to expand their views, and pushes them out of social and familial constraints. Theirs is a tender love story of a time, and yet speaks to any time; it is actually through death that their love is transformed. The sparseness of Siegfried Lenz’s narrative is reminiscent of the existential stringency of Ernest Hemingway. Only a master stylist of his standing could compose such a story that is equally modest and powerful, a work that leaves a lasting authentic impression, and that strives to comply with W.H. Auden’s famous request, “Tell me the truth about love.”

Education Law Policy and Practice

Education Law  Policy  and Practice
Author: Michael J. Kaufman,Sherelyn R. Kaufman
Publsiher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN 10: 1543826725
ISBN 13: 9781543826722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education Law Policy and Practice Book Review:

Education Law, Policy, and Practice: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition

Music of Silence

Music of Silence
Author: Brother David Steindl-Rast,Sharon Lebell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2001-11-30
ISBN 10: 156975120X
ISBN 13: 9781569751206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music of Silence Book Review:

Music of Silence shows how to incorporate the sacred meaning of monastic living into everyday life by following the natural rhythm of the hours of the day. The book tells how mindfulness and prayer can reconnect us with the sources of joy. “An invitation to join in quiet ecstasy, to rediscover sacred rhythms.” — Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN 10: 1681497581
ISBN 13: 9781681497587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Silence Book Review:

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 0778319377
ISBN 13: 9780778319375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Silence Book Review:

The runaway New York Times bestseller--over half a million copies in print It happens quietly one hot August morning in Iowa: two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Seven-year-old Calli Clark suffers from selective mutism brought on by a tragedy when she was a toddler. Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend--and her voice. But neither girl has been heard from since they vanished. Now, Calli and Petra's parents are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

Lies of Silence

Lies of Silence
Author: Brian Moore
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1504050304
ISBN 13: 9781504050302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies of Silence Book Review:

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: An unhappy marriage is further shaken when IRA terrorists invade the couple’s home in this “first rate” thriller (The New York Times). Michael Dillon, a self-described “poet in a business suit,” is a once-aspiring writer in Belfast whose dreams have been consumed by a stultifying career as a hotel manager and a hateful marriage to his unstable wife, Moira. But on the day he decides to leave Moira for his younger lover and take off for London, IRA terrorists break into the Dillon home. Their plan is simple: They’ll hold Moira hostage while Michael plants a bomb designed to kill a rabble-rousing Protestant and his flock convening for a political rally. If Michael goes to the police, Moira dies. It’s only the first choice of many—because in Brian Moore’s “breathtakingly constructed” nightmare, the day has just begun (Los Angeles Times). “The plot [is] one that only a spoiler would reveal—and risk ruining the surprises that detonate throughout the novel like cleverly hidden and elegantly designed incendiary devices. The notion of ‘unbearable suspense’ is, of course, a cliché, but I found that I kept briefly putting down the novel to postpone the moment when I had to face what might happen next.” —Francine Prose, The New York Times

Two Centuries of Silence

Two Centuries of Silence
Author: Avid Kamgar
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10: 1524622524
ISBN 13: 9781524622527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Centuries of Silence Book Review:

How Farsi language broke its two centuries of silence. This book is the translation of Do Gharn Sokoot, into English by an Iranian scientist and scholar. Two Centuries of silence is the saga of 200 years of struggle by Iranians in order to free themselves from the yoke of Muslim Arabs- elegantly and passionately told by Abdolhossein Zarinkoob. The book elucidates thekey reasons for the success of Muslim Arabs in their assault on Iran- a fact that was not written in the stars, nor was it an act of God. For its readers, this translation hopes to shed light on what forms the foundation of todays Iran and helpbring some understanding of Iranians and their culture. The fall of Nahavand in 642 CE marked the end of a glorious fourteenth-century history of Iran-a fascinating and dynamic history spanning the years from 700 BCE to 700 CE. For two centuries thereafter, a brutally long, chilling silence cast its shadow over the history and language of Iran. Professor Zarinkoob explores the reason behind the Sasanian downfall and how the uncouth Bedouins triumphed over an immense and glorious civilization such as that? During these two centuries- about which our recent historians have remained silent-why did Farsi become a "lost" language, obscure and traceless? In the time when Iranian swordsmen revolted against the Arabs under any pretext, fighting the Arabs and Muslims, how did Zoroastrian priests argue and debate in the light of knowledge and wisdom against the Muslim faith? Finally, why a book that tells the tale of a most turbulent period of Iran's history is titlesTwo Centuries of Silenceand not Two Centuries of Chaos and Uproar? Prof. Zarinkoob's colorful narrative unravels these mysteries through Iranian eyes and is delivered here only as they may.