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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.


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ISBN 10 : 9781617734908
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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.


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ISBN 10 : 083685134X
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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 52 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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ISBN 10 : 9787500143260
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ISBN 10 : 9781463439620
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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 278 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 mans 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. Cullens 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


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ISBN 10 : 9781947964686
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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 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?


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ISBN 10 : 9780824878085
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Download or read book Sudden Appearances PDF or another Format written by Roxann Prazniak and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2019-03-31 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An era rich in artistic creations and political transformations, the Mongol period across Eurasia brought forth a new historical consciousness visible in the artistic legacy of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Historicity of the present, cultivation of the secular within received cosmologies, human agency in history, and naturalism in the representation of social and organic environments all appear with consistency across diverse venues. Common themes, styles, motifs, and pigments circulated to an unprecedented extent during this era creating an equally unprecedented field of artistic exchange. Exploring art’s relationship to the unique commercial and political circumstances of Mongol Eurasia, Sudden Appearances rethinks many art historical puzzles including the mystery of the Siyah Kalem paintings, the female cup-bearer in the Royal Drinking Scene at Alchi, and the Mongol figures who appear in a Sienese mural. Drawing on primary sources both visual and literary as well as scholarship that has only recently achieved critical mass in the areas of Mongolian studies and Eurasian histories, Roxann Prazniak orchestrates an inquiry into a critical passage in world history, a prelude to the spin-off to modernity. Sudden Appearances highlights the visual and emotional prompts that motivated innovative repurposing of existing cultural perspectives and their adjustment to expanding geographic and social worlds. While early twentieth-century scholarship searched for a catholic universalism in shared European and Chinese art motifs, this inquiry looks to the relationships among societies of central, western, and eastern Asia during the Mongol era as a core site of social and political discourse that defined a globalizing era in Eurasian artistic exchange. The materiality of artistic creativity, primarily access to pigments, techniques, and textiles, provides a path through the interconnected commercial and intellectual byways of the long thirteenth century. Tabriz of the Ilkhanate with its proximity to the Mediterranean and al-Hind seas and relations to the Yuan imperial center establishes the geographic and organizational hub for this study of eight interconnected cities nested in their regional domains. Avoiding the use of modern geographic markers such as China, Europe, Middle East, India, Sudden Appearances shifts analysis away from the limits of nation-state claims toward a borderless world of creative commerce.


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ISBN 10 : 0743203178
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ISBN 10 : 9781780103617
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ISBN 10 : 9781250179111
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ISBN 10 : 9781429966344
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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.


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ISBN 10 : 9780801880070
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ISBN 10 : 9780575109728
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ISBN 10 : 9780824839031
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Download or read book Exploring Hanauma Bay PDF or another Format written by Susan Scott and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised and expanded edition of the popular Exploring Hanauma Bay is the only guidebook you will need for East Oahus spectacular nature preserve, a favorite of residents and visitors alike. Whether you plan to snorkel, dive, tour the park on foot,