The Rent Collector

The Rent Collector
Author: Camron Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781609077051
ISBN 13: 1609077059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rent Collector Book Review:

Sang Ly struggles to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty.

The Rent Collector

The Rent Collector
Author: Camron Wright
Publsiher: Shadow Mountain
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781609076023
ISBN 13: 1609076028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rent Collector

The Rent Collector
Author: Camron Steve Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781609071226
ISBN 13: 1609071220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rent Collector Book Review:

Sang Ly struggles to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journeyto save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty.

The Rent Collector

The Rent Collector
Author: Glen Rotchin
Publsiher: Montréal : Esplanade Books
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781550651959
ISBN 13: 1550651951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rent Collector Book Review:

The fashion business meets Kabbalah in Montreal’s garment district.In a novel that does for Chabanel Street what Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz did for St. Urbain Street, a 36-year-old Orthodox Jew, Gershon Stein, collects rent in a large industrial building in the heart of Montreal’s needletrade. Meanwhile, he struggles to reconcile his relationship with his ailing Holocaust-survivor father, find balance in his family life, and match wits with his arch-nemesis, Joey Putkin, an Israeli leather coat manufacturer leasing the basement of his building.Gershon’s days are occupied by an array of colourful tenants: Arnie Free, who makes footwear for Hasidic Jews and strippers; Sonny Lipsey, whose shtick is giving industry characters the perfect nicknames; and the delicate Michelle Labelle, whose face seems to emit a mysterious light. If there is one thing Gershon knows, it’s that life is rented and everyone has a debt to pay: to their landlord, their family, their community, and, most of all, to their soul.

The Orphan Keeper

The Orphan Keeper
Author: Camron Wright
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780606407441
ISBN 13: 0606407448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orphan Keeper Book Review:

Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life--and his destiny--is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells th

Letters For Emily

Letters For Emily
Author: Camron Wright
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-01-26
ISBN 10: 0743448154
ISBN 13: 9780743448154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters For Emily Book Review:

You are so young. You may wonder what an old man like me could teach? I wonder as well. I certainly don't claim to know all the answers. I'm barely figuring out the questions....Life has a strange way of repeating itself and I want my experience to help you. I want to make a difference. My hope is that you'll consider my words and remember my heart. Harry Whitney is dying. And in the process, he's losing his mind. Afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, he knows his "good" time is dwindling. Wishing to be remembered as more than an ailing old man, Harry realizes the greatest gift he can pass on is the wisdom of his years, the jumbled mix of experiences and emotions that add up to a life. And so he compiles a book of his poems for his favorite granddaughter, Emily, in the hope that his words might somehow heal the tenuous relationships in a family that is falling apart. But Harry's poems contain much more than meets the eye....As Emily and her family discover, intricate messages are hidden in them, clues and riddles that lead to an extraordinary cache of letters, and even a promise of hidden gold. Are they the ramblings of a man losing touch with reality? Or has Harry given them a gift more valuable than any of them could have guessed? As Harry's secrets are uncovered one by one, his family learns about romance, compassion, and hope -- and together they set out to search for something priceless, a shining prize to treasure forever. They may grow closer in spirit or be torn apart by greed...but their lives will be undeniably altered by Harry's words in his letters for Emily.

A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance
Author: Rohinton Mistry
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2010-10-29
ISBN 10: 1551991381
ISBN 13: 9781551991382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fine Balance Book Review:

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry’s stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a “State of Internal Emergency.” Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances – and their fates – become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistry’s prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion, humour, and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured, and powerful novel written by one of the most gifted writers of our time.

Pauper s Child

Pauper s Child
Author: Meg Hutchinson
Publsiher: Hodder
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-01-03
ISBN 10: 1444718614
ISBN 13: 9781444718614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pauper s Child Book Review:

Increasingly desperate poverty after her beloved father's suicide forces a crisis for Callista Stanford, for vicious rent collector Oswin Slade will accept only the girl's body in payment for the rent due. Repulsed by his advances, Callista postpones the evil day until it is too late. Homeless and destitute, Callista finds refuge with Abigail and Daniel Roberts, a kindly couple, potters by trade. Taught by her father to appreciate beauty, Callista proves to have a feeling for the clay and with Daniel's help comes to be mistress of the Leabrook Pottery. But there is no happy ending yet; an unseen enemy, a depraved woman, lurks in the shadows, intent on harm to the pauper's child.

The Rent Collector

The Rent Collector
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1091198668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rent Collector Book Review:

A bevy of colorful characters cross paths with each other in this novel about Montreal's garment district and its Orthodox Jewish community. If there is one thing Gershon Stein, the rent collector, knows it's that life is rented and everyone has a debt to pay: to their landlord, their family, their community, and--most of all--to their soul.

Lottery

Lottery
Author: Patricia Wood
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-08-02
ISBN 10: 1440633150
ISBN 13: 9781440633157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lottery Book Review:

Money isn’t the same as treasure, and IQ isn’t the same as smarts—An uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as “solid gold.” Perry L. Crandall knows what it’s like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he’s an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he’d need to know: the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the lottery. Most important, she taught him whom to trust-a crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion-dollar jackpot. As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them: never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.

Bread Givers

Bread Givers
Author: Anzia Yezierska
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1504066197
ISBN 13: 9781504066198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bread Givers Book Review:

The acclaimed novel of Jewish immigrant life on New York City’s Lower East Side from the literary phenomenon known as the “Cinderella of the Tenements.” It is Manhattan in the 1920s, and the Polish American Smolinsky family struggles to survive in their home on Hester Street. At ten years old, Sara, the youngest daughter, is keenly aware of the family’s precarious financial situation. With food scarce, her unemployed and domineering father, a rabbi who spends his days studying, depends on the wages of his daughters. After years of watching him destroy the hopes and dreams of her three older sisters, Sara runs away, but forging a life for herself is not easy. She faces obstacles due to her background and gender, while working long days in a laundry and studying to become a teacher at night. Constantly rising above her circumstances—and her father’s grasping reach—Sara finally finds happiness and love. Written in 1925 by Jewish American novelist Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers describes “the emotional tone of an immigrant family in the dismal tenement of an overcrowded block of the east side of New York. It is a complex mood of grave joy and bottomless anguish, of Old World standards and New World values of hope and struggle and defeat and achievement” (The New York Times). “Paints real trials—and triumph—of immigrant women . . . The story of Sara’s lonely struggles in an unforgiving world is a classic one. More than eight decades since its publication, this novel is a gem in Jewish-American literature.” —The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

Memphis Rent Party

Memphis Rent Party
Author: Robert Gordon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 1632867753
ISBN 13: 9781632867759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memphis Rent Party Book Review:

"Blues, being the wellspring of all American music for over a century, is always worth studying. Robert does it right." --Keith Richards "An emotional map of musical Memphis. If you don't know these characters, let Robert Gordon introduce you." --Elvis Costello "Robert Gordon's book is proof that Southern heritage is American heritage, and all sorts of people--black and white, familiar and strange, dead and alive--are what it is." --Greil Marcus Profiles and stories of Southern music from the acclaimed author of Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion. The fabled city of Memphis has been essential to American music--home of the blues, the birthplace of rock and roll, a soul music capital. We know the greatest hits, but celebrated author Robert Gordon takes us to the people and places history has yet to record. A Memphis native, he whiles away time in a crumbling duplex with blues legend Furry Lewis, stays up late with barrelhouse piano player Mose Vinson, and sips homemade whiskey at Junior Kimbrough's churning house parties. A passionate listener, he hears modern times deep in the grooves of old records by Lead Belly and Robert Johnson. The interconnected profiles and stories in Memphis Rent Party convey more than a region. Like mint seeping into bourbon, Gordon gets into the wider world. He beholds the beauty of mistakes with producer Jim Dickinson (Replacements, Rolling Stones), charts the stars with Alex Chilton (Box Tops, Big Star), and mulls the tragedy of Jeff Buckley's fatal swim. Gordon's Memphis inspires Cat Power, attracts Townes Van Zandt, and finds James Carr always singing at the dark end of the street. A rent party is when friends come together to hear music, dance, and help a pal through hard times; it's a celebration in the face of looming tragedy, an optimism when the wolf is at the door. Robert Gordon finds mystery in the mundane, inspiration in the bleakness, and revels in the individualism that connects these diverse encounters.

The Other Side of the Bridge

The Other Side of the Bridge
Author: Camron Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781629724102
ISBN 13: 1629724106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of the Bridge Book Review:

Alone and struggling with the loss of her father, an iron worker on the Golden Gate Bridge who was pulled to his death while trying to save someone from jumping, Katie Connelly immerses herself in her job at San Francisco State University. While researching the history of the bridge, she finds a journal from an Irish worker named Patrick O'Riley hidden behind one of the panels on the bridge and tries to track down a member of the O'Riley family so she can return the family heirloom. Coincidentally, Dave Riley, a widower from New York and grandson of Patrick O'Reiley, is on a motorcycle trip to ride to the Golden Gate Bridge. Overwhelmed with grief for his lost family he, too, contemplates jumping from the bridge. Katie helps him and is able to return the journal to him.

The Tenants of Moonbloom

The Tenants of Moonbloom
Author: Edward Lewis Wallant
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1681373041
ISBN 13: 9781681373041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tenants of Moonbloom Book Review:

Norman Moonbloom is a loser, a drop-out who can't even make it as a deadbeat. His brother, a slumlord, hires him to collect rent in the buildings he owns in Manhattan. Making his rounds from apartment to apartment, Moonbloom confronts a wildly varied assortment of brilliantly described urban characters, among them a gay jazz musician with a sideline as a gigolo, a Holocaust survivor, and a brilliant young black writer modeled on James Baldwin. Moonbloom hears their cries of outrage and abuse; he learns about their secret sorrows and desires. And as he grows familiar with their stories, he finds that he is drawn, in spite of his best judgment, into a desperate attempt to improve their lives. Edward Lewis Wallant's astonishing comic tour de force is a neglected masterpiece of 1960s America.

The Christmas Star

The Christmas Star
Author: Ace Collins
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1426714688
ISBN 13: 9781426714689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christmas Star Book Review:

After his father was killed in World War II, Robert and his mother hang his father's Medal of Honor on their Christmas tree, as a letter from his father helps Robert cope with his loss and an unexpected turn of events changes his life.

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden
Author: Karina Yan Glaser
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1328530698
ISBN 13: 9781328530691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller! Return to Harlem's "wildly entertaining" family in this funny, heartwarming sequel. When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbors, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem—in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate developer. While Isa is off at sleepaway orchestra camp, Jessie, Oliver, Hyacinth, and Laney are stuck at home in the brownstone with nothing to do but get on one another’s nerves. But when catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbor, their sleepy summer transforms in an instant as the Vanderbeeker children band together to do what they do best: make a plan. They will create the most magical healing garden in all of Harlem. In this companion to The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, experience the warmth of a family and their community as they work together to bring a little more beauty and kindness to the world, one thwarted plan at a time.

A Slip of a Girl

A Slip of a Girl
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publsiher: Holiday House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0823443086
ISBN 13: 9780823443086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Slip of a Girl Book Review:

A heart-wrenching novel in verse about a poor girl surviving the Irish Land Wars, by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author. For Anna, the family farm has always been home... But now, things are changing. Anna's mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. And though their family has worked this land for years, they're in danger of losing it as poor crop yields leave them without money to pay their rent. When a violent encounter with the Lord's rent collector results in Anna and her father's arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister--and try to find a way to save her family. Written in verse, A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity, resilience, and self-determination by a master of historical fiction, painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s, and the aftermath of the Great Famine. A Junior Library Guild Selection A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0571283284
ISBN 13: 9780571283286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pigs in Heaven Book Review:

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

Biggest Real Estate Business

Biggest Real Estate Business
Author: Rahul Doshi
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2019-05-19
ISBN 10: 9781099291890
ISBN 13: 1099291895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biggest Real Estate Business Book Review:

Ever Visited the McDonald Restaurant? Had A Happy Meal? Ever wondered while eating a Hamburger that you have visited a Real Estate Investment Trust? Explore all the minute details about its business and its unique marketing mix strategies and also on leadership of Ray Kroc and the business' real estate model!

Blue Willow

Blue Willow
Author: Doris Gates
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 0140309241
ISBN 13: 9780140309249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Willow Book Review:

A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home.