Download or read book Across a Green Ocean PDF or another Format written by Wendy Lee and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2015-02-01 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A widow and her two grown children search for answers about the past in both America and China, in this insightful novel of an immigrant family’s journey. After a lifetime of sacrifice, Ling’s husband has passed away. Though she has both a son and a daughter to comfort her, she has struggled to understand how they live their lives—Emily, an immigration lawyer in New York City, inexplicably refuses to have children; and Michael is unable to commit to a relationship or a career. Michael yearns for a deeper connection to his family, but has never been able to find the courage to come out to them as gay. But when he finds a letter to his father from a long-ago friend—written mostly in Chinese except for a mysterious line at the end: Everything has been forgiven—he impulsively travels to China in the hopes of learning more about a man he never really knew. In this rapidly modernizing country, he begins to understand his father’s decisions—including one that reverberates into the present day. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Ling and Emily question their own choices, trying to forge a path that bends toward new loves and fresh beginnings. From the author of Happy Family, named one of the top ten debuts of the year by Booklist, this is a powerfully honest novel that captures the complexity of the immigrant experience, exploring one family’s hidden history, unspoken hurts, and search for a place to call home.
Download or read book The Art of Confidence PDF or another Format written by Wendy Lee and published by Kensington Books. This book was released on 2016-11-29 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “I suppose I did it because I wanted something to show for the thirty years—longer than I had lived in my homeland—that I had been here in America. Something that was properly appreciated, even if someone else got all the credit.” Liu Qingwu doesn’t set out to commit a crime. He only wants to sell a painting—something more substantial than the Impressionist knockoffs he flogs to tourists outside New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But the lucrative commission he receives from a Chelsea art dealer is more complicated than he initially realizes. Liu has been hired to create not an homage to Andrew Cantrell’s modernist masterpiece, Elegy, but a forgery that will sell for millions. The painting will change the lives of everyone associated with it—Liu, a Chinese immigrant still reeling from his wife’s recent departure; Caroline, a gallery owner intent on saving her aunt’s legacy; Molly, her perceptive assistant; and Harold, a Taiwanese businessman with an ethical dilemma on his hands. Weaving together their stories with that of Cantrell and the inspiration for his masterpiece, Wendy Lee’s intricate, multilayered novel explores the unique fascination of great art and the lengths to which some are driven to create it—and to possess it.
Download or read book Kansas PDF or another Format written by Scott Ingram and published by Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP. This book was released on 2002-07-03 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents the history, geography, people, politics and government, economy, social life and customs, state events and attractions, and notable people of Kansas, which is named for the Kaw (Kansa) Indians.
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Download or read book Pure Attraction PDF or another Format written by Rebecca Hunter and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2020-08-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read Rebecca Hunter’s second book in her Fantasy Island miniseries! Welcome back to the luxurious Kalani resort…where every wish is a naughty command. Jessie Van Buren has to get through the vacation her sister booked for her. A week of incredible surfing in gorgeous Hawaii? She can handle that. Then she can get back to the business of finding funding for her new app and taking the tech world by storm. But when tall, tanned and deliciously tattooed surfer Byron Keahi literally steals her wave, all her sexual self-control goes along with it. It turns out that this wish-fulfillment resort knows exactly what their guests need. And Byron has an uncanny gift for granting her every wicked request… For the first time in her life, Jessie is learning to ask for what she wants—and to savor every moment. Only Byron isn’t just some surfer dude. He’s the billionaire owner of the resort, and there’s definitely an expiration date on this explosively hot little game. When it ends, Jessie will be down to one last wish. But will Byron be able to satisfy her every need…body and heart? Harlequin DARE publishes sexy romances featuring powerful alpha males and bold, fearless heroines exploring their deepest fantasies.
Download or read book The Devil's Looking Glass PDF or another Format written by Mark Chadbourn and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2013-02-05 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Bond adventure in the court of Queen Elizabeth! 1593: The dreaded alchemist, magician, and spy Dr. John Dee is missing. . . . Terror sweeps through the court of Queen Elizabeth, for in Dee's possession is an obsidian mirror, an object of great power which, legend says, could set the world afire. And so the call goes out to celebrated swordsman, adventurer, and rake Will Swyfte -- find Dee and his looking glass and return them to London before disaster strikes. But when Will discovers the mirror might solve the mystery that has haunted him for years -- the fate of his lost love, Jenny -- the stakes become acutely personal. With London under siege by supernatural powers, time is running out. Will is left with no choice but to pursue the alchemist to the devil-haunted lands of the New World -- in the very shadow of the terrifying fortress home of the Unseelie Court. Surrounded by an army of unearthly fiends, with only his sword and a few brave friends at his back, the realm's greatest spy must be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice -- or see all he loves destroyed. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Download or read book Stone Ruins and City Smoke PDF or another Format written by Charlie Martyn and published by Dark Edge Press. This book was released on 2022-03-01 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recovering agoraphobic, Tom Maynard, runs a converted Cornish tin mine in Sennen Cove as a rural retreat for the rich and famous. Melanie Taylor runs a successful London hotel, and wants to buy shares in the property he developed in his late wife's memory, but he refuses her offer. Sensing a connection between the pair, his daughter, Amy, sets them up on a blind date. But while together in London, during a storm, Amy goes missing. As they battle the elements to save her, they must decide if the distance between them is also worth fighting.
Download or read book 毛乌素绿色传奇 Green Great Wall PDF or another Format written by XiaoYinong and published by BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 《毛乌苏绿色传奇》记述了鄂尔多斯毛乌素沙漠消失的过程，展现风沙肆虐的过去和草木葱茏的今天，记录乌审旗人民的英雄治沙史，重点描写乌审旗及进驻企业“产业治沙”的成效，表现蒙古族“天人合一”的理念、热爱自然的优良传统。
Download or read book Soldier In Paradise PDF or another Format written by Steven S. Cullen and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-08-16 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soldier In Paradise is a novel depicting the human experience of life through the eyes of war. Th is fi ctional autobiography follows the trials and tribulations of one young man’s journey out of childhood adolescence and into the prison of memories inescapable by any means. Th e struggle to forget the pain, wrestle with guilt, and relish the good that comes with moving on and starting a new life is one battle that continues to be fought by Veterans everyday. Steven S. Cullen’s evocative and vibrant writing leaves the reader poised to truly grasp the physical and emotional passage through life during and after Vietnam. "Let each man hear his own music and live by it. Th e drums roll one way for one man, I guess, and another way for another. You have to listen to your own."- Audie Murphy
Download or read book Nothing Like It In the World PDF or another Format written by Stephen E. Ambrose and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2000 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.
Download or read book Twenty Hundred Million Years A.D. PDF or another Format written by A. E. Van Vogt and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-07-14 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ""He whose strength is unlimited, who tires not, and knows no fear..."" ""He"" was Ptath, the greatest god the mind of man had ever created. He had returned, but against his will. The goddess Ineznia, his deadly rival, had thrust him into the dangerous world of 200 million A.D. in mortal form. Would Ptath, with only the limited strengths of a mere man, win his furious contest with Ineznia? Or was he secretly still the most powerful force in all the worlds of time?
Download or read book The Complete Book of the New Sun PDF or another Format written by Gene Wolfe and published by Orb Books. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 1216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This discounted Gene Wolfe ebundle includes: The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch, The Urth of the New Sun “Magic stuff...a masterpiece...the best science fiction I've read in years!” —Ursula K. Le Guin The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe’s most remarkable work, hailed as “a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis” by Publishers Weekly, and “one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century” by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The Shadow of the Torturer introduces young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, who has been exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession—showing mercy toward his victim. The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny. The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home. The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth. The Urth of the New Sun is the long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test yet. More Tor books by Gene Wolfe The Book of the Long Sun Nightside the Long Sun Lake of the Long Sun Caldé of the Long Sun At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book The Urth of the New Sun PDF or another Format written by Gene Wolfe and published by Orb Books. This book was released on 1997-11-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly all readers of the earlier books. But The Urth of the New Sun is an independent structure all of a piece, an integral masterpiece to shelve beside the classics, one itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Boys' Life PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1957-09 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
Download or read book The Anome PDF or another Format written by Jack Vance and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-19 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At last a lone youth dares to challenge the unchallengeable, to defy the Anome. But first he must find him - and though all men obey his orders, no man knows his identity. He is the Faceless Man.
Download or read book The Chronic Martian PDF or another Format written by Ken Potter and published by Devine Destinies. This book was released on 2012-01-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The future is now. It is here. After the tragic death of his wife, Andrea, Donovan orders an android to take her place from Robotics R Us. The memories he must use to program the unit soon travel down an unexpected path as he dreams of Josie, his first love. After much deliberation, he saves her memories to a SIM card and inserts it into the android, uncertain of what might happen. He soon finds himself both ensnared and intrigued at the results as the story races to a climax that has an all too typical ending in the clash between man and machines. Who will win?
Download or read book Trip, Nomadic in America PDF or another Format written by and published by Central Oregon Books LLC. This book was released on 2011-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever wanted to just get in your car and keep going and never come back? Join two people as they check out of society and travel America in a Volkswagen bus.