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: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780822220978
ISBN 13: 0822220970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire Book Review:

THE STORY: A portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to

The Nine Parts Of Desire

The Nine Parts Of Desire
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2004-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780606300025
ISBN 13: 0606300023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nine Parts Of Desire Book Review:

An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression

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.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307433846
ISBN 13: 9780307433848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Caleb s Crossing

Caleb s Crossing
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0143121073
ISBN 13: 9780143121077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caleb s Crossing Book Review:

Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March. Reprint.

Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-04-30
ISBN 10: 1101079193
ISBN 13: 9781101079195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year of Wonders Book Review:

“Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion.” – The Washington Post An unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the spread of the plague, from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.

Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-07-14
ISBN 10: 0007390351
ISBN 13: 9780007390359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year of Wonders Book Review:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘March’ and ‘People of the Book’. A young woman’s struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village.

Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-11-13
ISBN 10: 3986776443
ISBN 13: 9783986776442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nicomachean Ethics Book Review:

Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle - The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called "the Philosopher." Drawing on their intimate knowledge of Aristotle's thought, Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering. Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle's Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole. The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.

Notorious Royal Marriages

Notorious Royal Marriages
Author: Leslie Carroll
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 1101159774
ISBN 13: 9781101159774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notorious Royal Marriages Book Review:

From the author of American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry comes a funny and delightful history of the royal weddings and marriages of Europe’s most famous—and infamous—monarchs. This edition includes bonus chapters! “An irresistible combination of People magazine and the History Channel.”—Chicago Tribune Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love—and almost everything to do with diplomacy and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to form such infamous couples as Russia’s Peter II and Catherine the Great, and France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici—all with the purpose of begetting a male heir. But with tensions high and silverware flying, kings like England’s Henry II have fled to the beds of their nubile mistresses, while queens such as Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge... Full of the juicy gossip and bad behavior that characterized Royal Affairs, this book chronicles the love-hate marriages of the crowned heads of Europe—from the Angevins to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry—and ponders how dynasties ever survived at all.

The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 069841148X
ISBN 13: 9780698411487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Chord Book Review:

“A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David’s life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans.

The Female Man

The Female Man
Author: Joanna Russ
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1504050932
ISBN 13: 9781504050937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Female Man Book Review:

Four alternate selves from radically different realities come together in this “dazzling” and “trailblazing work” (The Washington Post). Widely acknowledged as Joanna Russ’s masterpiece, The Female Man is the suspenseful, surprising, darkly witty, and boldly subversive chronicle of what happens when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna, and Jael—all living in parallel worlds—meet. Librarian Jeannine is waiting for marriage in a past where the Depression never ended, Janet lives on a utopian Earth with an all-female population, Joanna is a feminist in the 1970s, and Jael is a warrior with claws and teeth on an Earth where male and female societies are at war with each other. When the four women begin traveling to one another’s worlds, their preconceptions on gender and identity are forever challenged. With “palpable anger . . . leavened by wit and humor” (The New York Times), Russ both employs and upends genre conventions to deliver a wickedly satiric and exhilarating version of when worlds collide and women get woke. This ebook includes the Nebula Award–winning bonus short story “When It Changed,” set in the world of The Female Man.

Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice
Author: Kevin Boyle
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429900164
ISBN 13: 9781429900164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arc of Justice Book Review:

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes. And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Historian Kevin Boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class. Ossian Sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times. Arc of Justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

The Life Character of the Seal of Prophets Volume II

The Life   Character of the Seal of Prophets   Volume II
Author: Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad
Publsiher: Islam International Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1848800940
ISBN 13: 9781848800946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life Character of the Seal of Prophets Volume II Book Review:

The current volume covers scholarly discussions on different topics such as the arrangement and the layout of the Holy Quran, Divine revelation, reality of miracles, polygamy, Jihad with sword, capitation tax, the wives of the Holy Prophet(sa), the Islamic laws regarding marriage and divorce, the electoral system of Khilafat, the just and democratic form of Islamic government etc.

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire
Author: Margot Berwin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN 10: 0307378292
ISBN 13: 9780307378293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire Book Review:

Lila Nova is a thirty-two year-old advertising copyrighter who lives alone in a plain, white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila’s mantra is simple: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when Lila meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant-seller, her lonely life blossoms into something far more colorful. From the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the verdant jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, Hothouse Flower is the story of a woman who must travel beyond the boundaries of sense and comfort to find what she truly wants.

Marriage and Morals Islam

Marriage and Morals Islam
Author: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN 10: 1312532300
ISBN 13: 9781312532304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage and Morals Islam Book Review:

Useful guide including discussions on Western sexual morality, Islamic sexual morality, Islamic view of marriage and women, beginning of sexual life, rules of marriage and the wedding night, contraceptives abortion, and human reproduction. An essential guide for every bride and groom.

The Best American Short Stories 2011

The Best American Short Stories 2011
Author: Geraldine Brooks,Heidi Pitlor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0547242166
ISBN 13: 9780547242163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Short Stories 2011 Book Review:

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

Ghostwritten

Ghostwritten
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307426025
ISBN 13: 9780307426024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghostwritten Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas A gallery attendant at the Hermitage. A young jazz buff in Tokyo. A crooked British lawyer in Hong Kong. A disc jockey in Manhattan. A physicist in Ireland. An elderly woman running a tea shack in rural China. A cult-controlled terrorist in Okinawa. A musician in London. A transmigrating spirit in Mongolia. What is the common thread of coincidence or destiny that connects the lives of these nine souls in nine far-flung countries, stretching across the globe from east to west? What pattern do their linked fates form through time and space? A writer of pyrotechnic virtuosity and profound compassion, a mind to which nothing human is alien, David Mitchell spins genres, cultures, and ideas like gossamer threads around and through these nine linked stories. Many forces bind these lives, but at root all involve the same universal longing for connection and transcendence, an axis of commonality that leads in two directions—to creation and to destruction. In the end, as lives converge with a fearful symmetry, Ghostwritten comes full circle, to a point at which a familiar idea—that whether the planet is vast or small is merely a matter of perspective—strikes home with the force of a new revelation. It marks the debut of a writer of astonishing gifts.

Horse

Horse
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN 10: 0399562966
ISBN 13: 9780399562969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horse Book Review:

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review “Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack. New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance. Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse—one studying the stallion’s bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1011730921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Streetcar Named Desire Book Review: