There There

There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 077107302X
ISBN 13: 9780771073021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There There Book Review:

Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

There There

There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0525520384
ISBN 13: 9780525520382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There There Book Review:

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic.

There There

There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN 10: 1473553393
ISBN 13: 9781473553392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There There Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A thunderclap’ Marlon James ‘Astonishing’ Margaret Atwood, via Twitter ‘Pure soaring beauty’ Colm Tóibín ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018 A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK 2018 AN OPRAH MAGAZINE TOP 15 BEST BOOK 2018 FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 WINNER OF THE WRITER’S CENTER FIRST NOVEL 2018 AWARD Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and hoping to reconnect with her estranged family. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle’s death, while Edwin is looking for his true father and Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are here for the celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powow with darker intentions. ‘An exhilarating, polyphonic debut novel... Dazzling’ Daily Telegraph ‘Lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy... Orange creates beauty out of tragedy’ Guardian ‘Bold and engrossing... Orange has got under his characters’ skins, allowing them to speak for themselves’ Financial Times

There, There

There, There
Author: Sam McBratney,Ivan Bates
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0763667021
ISBN 13: 9780763667023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There, There Book Review:

A day of stumbles, tumbles and boo-boos are soothed for cub Little Hansie Bear by his comforting dad, who imparts reassurance and hugs that help make everything all right again. By the creators of Just You and Me.

There, There

There, There
Author: Taro Miura
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781406366044
ISBN 13: 1406366048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There, There Book Review:

Cow goes moo moo! Dog goes woof woof! But - uh-oh! - what can we do when Baby goes wah wah? Give Baby a lovely, big cuddle and say, 'There, there'.

There, There

There, There
Author: Tim Beiser
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1770497544
ISBN 13: 9781770497542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There, There Book Review:

For fans of Penguin Problems and A Birthday for Bear, the story of a whiny rabbit pushing a patient bear to the end of his tether and learning a lesson in looking on the bright side. Do you ever feel like everything is terrible? Like nothing is ever right and you just want to hide under your pillow? Well Rabbit does, and he's not shy about sharing it. He whines, he complains, he moans, he grumps... until Bear has had enough and decides it's time for Rabbit to learn to appreciate what he has. Using nothing but the lowly common earthworm as an example, he teaches Rabbit a lesson about taking things for granted. Something the worm knows all about... Written in charming verse and featuring a delightfully domestic bear and a very surly rabbit, There, There is a fantastic tongue-in-cheek riff on the idea that "it could be worse..."

No There There

No There There
Author: Chris Rhomberg
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2004-02-17
ISBN 10: 0520940881
ISBN 13: 9780520940888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No There There Book Review:

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the '20s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the '40s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the '60s, Oakland, California, seems to encapsulate in one city the broad and varied sweep of urban social movements in twentieth-century America. Taking Oakland as a case study of urban politics and society in the United States, Chris Rhomberg examines the city's successive episodes of popular insurgency for what they can tell us about critical discontinuities in the American experience of urban political community.

Everybody's Autobiography

Everybody's Autobiography
Author: Gertrude Stein
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN 10: 0307829774
ISBN 13: 9780307829771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everybody's Autobiography Book Review:

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where she made a triumphant tour of the country. Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Sherwood Anderson—and also of her own life and work.

Motorcycles and Sweetgrass

Motorcycles and Sweetgrass
Author: Drew Hayden Taylor
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 0307398064
ISBN 13: 9780307398062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motorcycles and Sweetgrass Book Review:

Maggie Second is the chief of the community in central Ontario and her mother, Lillian, is dying. When the old woman summonds a handsome white stranger who has come to town, and only known to her, she charges him with a mission to help the people she loves the most, her daugher and grandson, Virgil. Maggie finds herself increasingly enamoured with the handsome young White man, but Virgil, is less than enchanted. With the help of his uncle, Wayne they will try and drive the stranger from the reserve.

The Other Americans

The Other Americans
Author: Laila Lalami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0525436030
ISBN 13: 9780525436034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Americans Book Review:

Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui--father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant--is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer returning to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; her mother, Maryam, who still pines for her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora's and an Iraqi War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters--deeply divided by race, religion, and class--tell their stories, each in their own voice, connections among them emerge. Driss's family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love--messy and unpredictable--is born. Timely, riveting, and unforgettable, The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

There There--A Novel by Tommy Orange Conversation Starters

There There--A Novel by Tommy Orange Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9788869095535
ISBN 13: 8869095533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There There--A Novel by Tommy Orange Conversation Starters Book Review:

There There: A novel by Tommy Orange Conversation Starters There There is the New York Times bestselling book of author Tommy Orange. This groundbraking book poses the question, "What does it really mean to be an Indian? A native American? American Indian?" There There follows a unique case of tennagers and elders who ask this question in light of the complexity of the modern world. Orange's characters live in the urban Oakland, California. This novel explored the many different waya of being an Indian. More importantly, ways of feeling like an Indian. Their detachment from tradition, their fractured families and the hustle and bustle of life in Oakland, make their identity as Indians even more elusive. American War author Omar El Akkad says that There There is "about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging." Entertainment Weekly hails this novel "the year's most galvanizing debut novel." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

Heart Berries

Heart Berries
Author: Terese Marie Mailhot
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 0385691157
ISBN 13: 9780385691154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart Berries Book Review:

*Canada Reads 2019 Longlist *National Bestseller *New York Times Bestseller *Finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction *Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards *Longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize *Winner of the Blue Metropolis First Peoples Prize *Winner of the Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature *Winner of the 2019 Whiting Award for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize *Shortlisted for the 2019 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction *A New York Times Editors' Choice *A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2018 *A CBC Best Book of 2018 *A Toronto Star Best Book of 2018 *A Walrus Best Book of 2018 *An NPR Best Book of 2018 *A Chatelaine Best Book of 2018 *A Bustle Best Book of 2018 *A GQ Best Book of 2018 *A Thrillist Best Book of 2018 *A Book Riot Best Book of 2018 *An Electric Lit Best Book of 2018 *An Entropy Best Book of 2018 *A Hill Times Best Book of 2018 *A BookPage Best Book of 2018 *A Library Journal Best Book of 2018 *A Goodreads Best Book of 2018 *A New York Public Library Best Book of 2018 *Named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by: Chatelaine, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Huffington Post, B*tch, NYLON, BuzzFeed, Bustle, The Rumpus and Goodreads *Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018 Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation. Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II, Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father--an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist--who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot "trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain and what we can bring ourselves to accept." Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people and to her place in the world.

American War

American War
Author: Omar El Akkad
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 0771009402
ISBN 13: 9780771009402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American War Book Review:

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize A Globe and Mail Best Book A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2017 An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle -- a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling her story is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born during war as one of the Miraculous Generation and now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past -- his family's role in the conflict and, in particular, that of his aunt, a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others.

Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary

Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary
Author: Alexander Schmidt,Gregor Sarrazin
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 1484
Release: 1971-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486227276
ISBN 13: 0486227278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary Book Review:

Provides definitions and locations of every word Shakespeare used in his writings. Also includes exact quotations from some of Shakespeare's most famous works.

Great Apes

Great Apes
Author: Will Self
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 0802193366
ISBN 13: 9780802193360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Apes Book Review:

Some people lost their sense of proportion, others their sense of scale, but Simon Dykes, a middle-aged, successful London painter, has lost his sense of perspective in a most disturbing fashion. After a night of routine, pedestrian debauchery, traipsing from toilet to toilet, and imbibing a host of narcotics on the way, Simon wakes up cuddled in his girlfriend’s loving arms. Much to his dismay, however, his girlfriend has turned into a chimpanzee. To add insult to injury, the psychiatric crash team sent to deal with him as he flips his lid is also comprised of chimps. Indeed, the entire city is overrun by clever primates, who, when they are not jostling for position, grooming themselves, or mating some of the females, can be found driving Volvos, hanging out on street corners, and running the world. Nonetheless convinced that he is still a human, Simon is confined to the emergency psychiatric ward of Charing Cross Hospital, where he becomes the patient of Dr. Zack Busner, clinical psychologist, medical doctor, anti-psychiatrist, and former television personality—an expert at the height of his reign as alpha male. As Busner attempts to convince him that “everyone who is fully sentient in this world are chimpanzees,” Simon struggles with the horrifying delusion that he is really a human trapped in a chimp’s body. Written with the same brilliant satiric wit that has distinguised Self’s earlier fiction, Great Apes is a hilarious, often disturbing, and absolutely original take on man’s place in the evolutionary chain. In a strange and twisted tale that recalls Jonathan Swift and Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Will Self’s comic genius is impossible to ignore.

I'll Meet You There

I'll Meet You There
Author: Heather Demetrios
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1627792929
ISBN 13: 9781627792929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I'll Meet You There Book Review:

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she's ever worked for is on the line. Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California's dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

The Hiawatha

The Hiawatha
Author: David Treuer
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 1466850175
ISBN 13: 9781466850170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hiawatha Book Review:

Recently widowed, and encouraged by government relocation schemes to move Native Americans off their reservations, Betty takes her four young children from their Ojibwe roots to make a new life in Minneapolis. As Betty struggles to keep her family and her dignity intact, her younger son Lester finds romance on the soon-to-be-demolished train, The Hiawatha, while his older brother Simon secretly protects his mother by taking a dangerous job as a construction worker, scaling the heights of the skyscrapers that, once completed, will never welcome him. Twenty years later, Simon is released from prison for a horrible crime of passion. His return to Minneapolis sets in motion the dramatic, inevitable conclusion to one family's ceaseless fight to survive. An elegy to the American dream, and to the sometimes tragic experience of the Native Americans who helped to build it, The Hiawatha is both a moving portrait of a family, and a fast-paced, page-turning literary mystery of murder and redemption. David Treuer more than delivers on the promise he displayed in his acclaimed first novel, Little, and confirms his reputation as one of the most talented and original writers of his generation.

Getting There

Getting There
Author: Gillian Zoe Segal
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 1613127715
ISBN 13: 9781613127711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting There Book Review:

The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.

There Was an Old Woman

There Was an Old Woman
Author: Howard Engel
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-05-06
ISBN 10: 0143179772
ISBN 13: 9780143179771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Was an Old Woman Book Review:

Benny Cooperman, the working-stiff private eye, is back, this time trying to sort out the kerfuffle surrounding the plumbing, a dead old woman, and a crooked politician. It all starts with a noisy toilet. Benny's janitor, Kogan, is too preoccupied with the death of his girlfriend, Lizzy Oldridge, an elderly woman who appears to have starved to death. Lizzy may have died hungry, but she had plenty of money, and somehow former alderman and mayoralty candidate Thurleigh Ramsden, an unsavoury character if there ever was one, has gained control of it. As Benny gets enmeshed in the case the body count increases alarmingly—but what’s happened with the plumbing? Book 8 in the Benny Cooperman Mystery series.

Homegoing

Homegoing
Author: Yaa Gyasi
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0385686145
ISBN 13: 9780385686143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homegoing Book Review:

"Homegoing is an inspiration." —Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonist, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising "half-caste" children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, before being shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and—with outstanding economy and force—captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.