The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits
Author: Isabel Allende
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1501117017
ISBN 13: 9781501117015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Spirits Book Review:

The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973.

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel
Author: Efraín Kristal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-05-26
ISBN 10: 9780521532198
ISBN 13: 0521532191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel Book Review:

A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America.

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1101663006
ISBN 13: 9781101663004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Haunting of Hill House Book Review:

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits Trilogy

Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits Trilogy
Author: Karen Wooley Martin
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1855662000
ISBN 13: 9781855662001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits Trilogy Book Review:

The source of the narrative energy that creates such absorbing stories.

Broken Spirits

Broken Spirits
Author: John P. Wilson,Boris Drozdek
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2004-10-01
ISBN 10: 1135946418
ISBN 13: 9781135946418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken Spirits Book Review:

Mental health problems among asylum seekers and refugees are becoming a public issue, but awareness of this problem among the mental health community is relatively low. Although advances have been made in the provision of innovative mental health services for asylum seekers and refuges with PTSD, they are not systemized, and not widely known to professionals in the field. A publication offering practical guidelines for the treatment of torture victims and political refugees does not exist. Broken Spirits aims to bring together the works of the most respected mental health professionals - from the U.S. and abroad - and make available the most current knowledge on complex PTSD, forced migration and cultural sensitivity in diagnosis and treatment.

The Mixquiahuala Letters

The Mixquiahuala Letters
Author: Ana Castillo
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0385420137
ISBN 13: 9780385420136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mixquiahuala Letters Book Review:

A series of letters focuses on the relationship between two strong and independent Latina women and traces the changes in their lives from their travels together in Mexico during their youth to their lives in the United States as they reach middle age

Divided Spirits

Divided Spirits
Author: Sarah Bowen
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 0520962583
ISBN 13: 9780520962583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided Spirits Book Review:

Divided Spirits tells the stories of tequila and mezcal, two of Mexico’s most iconic products. In doing so, the book illustrates how neoliberalism influences the production, branding, and regulation of local foods and drinks. It also challenges the strategy of relying on “alternative” markets to protect food cultures and rural livelihoods. In recent years, as consumers increasingly demand to connect with the people and places that produce their food, the concept of terroir—the taste of place—has become more and more prominent. Tequila and mezcal are both protected by denominations of origin (DOs), legal designations that aim to guarantee a product’s authenticity based on its link to terroir. Advocates argue that the DOs expand market opportunities, protect cultural heritage, and ensure the reputation of Mexico’s national spirits. Yet this book shows how the institutions that are supposed to guard “the legacy of all Mexicans” often fail those who are most in need of protection: the small producers, agave farmers, and other workers who have been making tequila and mezcal for generations. The consequences—for the quality and taste of tequila and mezcal, and for communities throughout Mexico—are stark. Divided Spirits suggests that we must move beyond market-based models if we want to safeguard local products and the people who make them. Instead, we need systems of production, consumption, and oversight that are more democratic, more inclusive, and more participatory. Lasting change is unlikely without the involvement of the state and a sustained commitment to addressing inequality and supporting rural development.

A Magician Among the Spirits

A Magician Among the Spirits
Author: Harry Houdini
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2011-05-19
ISBN 10: 1108027482
ISBN 13: 9781108027489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Magician Among the Spirits Book Review:

Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose real name was Erik Weisz, was one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all time. He was highly sceptical of the many claims made concerning psychic and paranormal phenomena, which were very popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He attended hundreds of séances for the purposes of his study, and never experienced one he believed genuine. In this book, published in 1924, he described the mediums and psychics whom he revealed as fraudulent, exposing the tricks which had convinced many notable scientists and academics. These included spirit writing, table rapping, spirit manifestations, and levitation. Among those he revealed as frauds was the famous medium Mina Crandon, and his exposures led to a public split with his former friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a firm believer. The book is a fascinating account of superstition and gullibility.

House of Darkness House of Light

House of Darkness House of Light
Author: Andrea Perron
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN 10: 1491829885
ISBN 13: 9781491829882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Darkness House of Light Book Review:

Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a seance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba; a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be the mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother's greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.

The Spirit of Laws

The Spirit of Laws
Author: Montesquieu
Publsiher: Masterlab
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1751
ISBN 10: 8363625957
ISBN 13: 9788363625955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Laws Book Review:

The Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748. Montesquieu pleaded in favor of a constitutional system of government and the separation of powers, the ending of slavery, the preservation of civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each community.

The City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-05-13
ISBN 10: 0375890807
ISBN 13: 9780375890802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1806
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081607354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Siege of the Spirits

Siege of the Spirits
Author: Michael Herzfeld
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN 10: 022633175X
ISBN 13: 9780226331751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siege of the Spirits Book Review:

What happens when three hundred alleged squatters go head-to-head with an enormous city government looking to develop the place where they live? As anthropologist Michael Herzfeld shows in this book, the answer can be surprising. He tells the story of Pom Mahakan, a tiny enclave in the heart of old Bangkok whose residents have resisted authorities’ demands to vacate their homes for a quarter of a century. It’s a story of community versus government, of old versus new, and of political will versus the law. Herzfeld argues that even though the residents of Pom Mahakan have lost every legal battle the city government has dragged them into, they have won every public relations contest, highlighting their struggle as one against bureaucrats who do not respect the age-old values of Thai/Siamese social and cultural order. Such values include compassion for the poor and an understanding of urban space as deeply embedded in social and ritual relations. In a gripping account of their standoff, Herzfeld—who simultaneously argues for the importance of activism in scholarship—traces the agile political tactics and styles of the community’s leadership, using their struggle to illuminate the larger difficulties, tensions, and unresolved debates that continue to roil Thai society to this day.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Author: John Boyne
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 1448139880
ISBN 13: 9781448139880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Book Review:

'Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone' Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781603035057
ISBN 13: 1603035052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christmas Carol Book Review:

This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?

Radical Spirits, Second Edition

Radical Spirits, Second Edition
Author: Ann Braude
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-25
ISBN 10: 0253056322
ISBN 13: 9780253056320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Spirits, Second Edition Book Review:

". . . Ann Braude still speaks powerfully to unique issues of women's creativity-spiritual as well as political-in a superb account of the controversial nineteenth-century Spiritualist movement." —Jon Butler "Radical Spirits is a vitally important book . . . [that] has . . . influenced a generation of young scholars." —Marie Griffith In Radical Spirits, Ann Braude contends that the early women's rights movement and Spiritualism went hand in hand. Her book makes a convincing argument for the importance of religion in the study of American women's history. In this new edition, Braude discusses the impact of the book on the scholarship of the last decade and assesses the place of religion in interpretations of women's history in general and the women's rights movement in particular. A review of current scholarship and suggestions for further reading make it even more useful for contemporary teachers and students.

Conversations with Isabel Allende

Conversations with Isabel Allende
Author: Adjunct Professor in Speech Communication John Rodden,John Rodden
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 477
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047446615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Isabel Allende Book Review:

Offers a collection of interviews, some never before published in English, in which the Chilean author discusses her life and her work, political and social issues, and other concerns.

Animal Spirits

Animal Spirits
Author: George A. Akerlof,Robert J. Shiller
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN 10: 1400834724
ISBN 13: 9781400834723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Spirits Book Review:

The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forward a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity. Akerlof and Shiller reassert the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking by recovering the idea of animal spirits, a term John Maynard Keynes used to describe the gloom and despondence that led to the Great Depression and the changing psychology that accompanied recovery. Like Keynes, Akerlof and Shiller know that managing these animal spirits requires the steady hand of government--simply allowing markets to work won't do it. In rebuilding the case for a more robust, behaviorally informed Keynesianism, they detail the most pervasive effects of animal spirits in contemporary economic life--such as confidence, fear, bad faith, corruption, a concern for fairness, and the stories we tell ourselves about our economic fortunes--and show how Reaganomics, Thatcherism, and the rational expectations revolution failed to account for them. Animal Spirits offers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. Read it and learn how leaders can channel animal spirits--the powerful forces of human psychology that are afoot in the world economy today. In a new preface, they describe why our economic troubles may linger for some time--unless we are prepared to take further, decisive action.

EngLits-the House of the Seven Gables (pdf)

EngLits-the House of the Seven Gables (pdf)
Author: Publishing Interlingua Publishing
Publsiher: InterLingua Publishing
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2006-10
ISBN 10: 1602991294
ISBN 13: 9781602991293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EngLits-the House of the Seven Gables (pdf) Book Review:

Detailed summaries of great literature.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062680924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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