This book is distributed by Temple University Press for the Asian American Writers' Workshop. In this ground-breaking collection of poetry and fiction Korean American literary artists write from and about unexpected places-landscapes and mindscapes of alienation, obsession, conflict, and belonging. They attest to the tension between habitation within and movement across strange terrains, communities, and languages. Elaine H. Kim is Professor of Asian American Studies and Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California at Berkeley. She is co-author of "Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Asian American Visual Art" as well as Executive Producer of the video, "Labor Woman" (Asian Women United of California, 2002). Laura Hyun Yi Kang is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of "Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women".
Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal…and of three generations of women as they journey though years of loss and survival, linked by an indomitable devotion that echoes across time.For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By the glimmering waters of Lake Geneva, the quiet Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Knowing that her parents would never accept her marriage to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. And as the two built a new life together, Beata’s past would stay with her in ways she could never have predicted. For as the years pass, and Europe is once again engulfed in war, Beata must watch in horror as Hitler’s terror threatens her life and family—even her eighteen-year-old daughter Amadea, who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun.For Amadea, the convent is no refuge. As family and friends are swept away without a trace, Amadea is forced into hiding. Thus begins a harrowing journey of survival, as she escapes into the heart of the French Resistance. Here Amadea will find a renewed sense of purpose, taking on the most daring missions behind enemy lines. And it is here, in the darkest moments of fear, that Amadea will feel her mother’s loving strength—and that of her mother’s mother before her–as the voices of lost loved ones echo powerfully in her heart. And here, amid the fires of war, Amadea will meet an extraordinary man, British secret agent Rupert Montgomery. In Colonel Montgomery, Amadea finds a man who will help her discover her place in an unbreakable chain between generations…and between her lost family and her dreams for the future—a future she is only just beginning to imagine: a future of hope rooted in the rich soil of the past.With the grace of a master storyteller, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, creating a bold, sweeping tale filled with unforgettable characters and breathtaking images—from the elegant rituals of Europe’s prewar aristocracy to the brutal desperation of Germany’s death camps. Drawing us into a vanished world, Echoes weaves an intricate tapestry of a mother’s love, a daughter’s courage…and the unwavering faith that sustained them—even in history’s darkest hour.From the Hardcover edition.
To prevent a murder, would we become a murderer? Troubled charter pilot Fred Martin is caught in a bizarre and violent storm and loses control of his aircraft. Martin later awakens unharmed only to discover that he is thirty years in the past with the impossible opportunity to right the terrible wrong that ruined his future. Written by Mike Richardson, creator of The Mask and TimeCop, and illustrated by Gabriel Guzmán (Star Wars, Lady Death), Echoes is fantasy drama on a human scale, a provocative journey into how the past is always present.
THE No.1 BESTSELLER NAMED 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY THE INTERNATIONAL RUBERY BOOK AWARDS. "A really unique story. This is a book that I recommend you read." ― The Guardian"There is truth to be shared. Let us begin..."Volatile genius Mallory Park is living two lives. In one, she is trying to survive senior year, balancing OCD and social anxiety with looking after her troubled family. In the other, she spends her nights glued to her laptop, breaking into some of the world's most secure systems as the hacker Echo Six.As part of a corruption-exposing cyber network called the Forum, Mallory is far more at ease among the codes and hidden identities of her online world than she has ever been in the real one ― but when other hackers suddenly begin to go missing, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets that could have repercussions far beyond both...When anyone can be a name on a screen, how do you know who to trust?"A startlingly original book, cleverly constructed and extremely exciting." ― The International Rubery Book Awards"I devoured every single word of this book, going on a journey with so many twists and turns I never saw the end coming." ― Much Loved Books"I'm still in shock over this book. Everyone needs to read it. It's so different from everything else currently on the market." ― One More Chapter"I found myself unable to put this down. I swear to you someone told me, "Seriously, stop reading. You need to eat."" ― YA Books Central"An exciting read with a very emotional tinge. This novel will touch a chord with whoever reads it." ― Beck Valley Books"A fantastic book with the perfect balance of strong character connections and an intriguing plot." ― The Coffee Pot Review"The reviews were 100% correct, it should definitely be on your 'to read' list. Echoes is a compelling, fascinatingly relevant story." ― Typewriter & Me"I read and review a lot of books and sometimes right after finishing one I think I shouldn't have given one of the previous books a high rating because this current book is ten times better. This is the case for this book. I honestly believe it will capture all readers. Go get a copy now." ― TMBA Book Reviews
An emotional story of love, betrayal, friendship, and family from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy.David Power and Clare O'Brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, Ireland, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. David is the cherished son of a prosperous doctor, while Clare lives with her large family behind their faltering store, longing for a moment of quiet to study. When they both go to university in Dublin—he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship—their worlds collide. They find freedom in each other—until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them...“Laughter and tears, it’s what Binchy does best.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review“The Castlebay Maeve Binchy creates is a marvelous place.”—The New York Times Book Review
"In the scheme of Oskar's long life, they'd spent such little time together. And yet he was left feeling that the time they'd spent together had been the most full, the most important, and the most impossible to replicate. Perhaps it was because the end of their time had been punctuated by Oskar's death―having Aranck was the same as having a heartbeat."* * *After one thousand years of listless eternity, Oskar is used to his particular brand of loneliness. But a long walk through middle America and a few chance encounters will lead him straight to a man he'd known to be long since dead―his childhood best friend, Aranck. Together the two vampires remember what it felt like to live, all the while navigating a conflict with the local pack of werewolves. A lot has changed in a thousand years, and only time will tell if those changes will bring Oskar and Aranck closer together, or ensure they remain apart.
Prepare for a haunting journey as you follow Urban Explorer, Thomas, as he travels through a soon-to-be renovated insane asylum, and meets the strange girl residing within. Echoes is Silent Hill meets Jacob's Ladder, full of twists and turns that will leave you wondering, am I sane?
Potent love story.
N. Richard NashFull Length, DramaCharacters: 2 male, 1 female Interior SetA young man and woman build a low keyed paradise of happiness within an asylum, only to have it shattered by the intrusion of the outside world. The two characters search, at times agonizingly, to determine the difference between illusion and reality. The effort is lightened by moments of shared love and "pretend" games, like decorating Christmas trees that are not really there. The theme of love, vulnerable to the surveillances of the asylum, and the ministrations of the psychiatrist, a nonspeaking part seems as fragile in the constrained setting as it often is in the outside world. "Even with the tragic, somber theme there is a note of hope and possible release and the situations presented also have universal applications to give strong effect . . . intellectual, but charged with emotion." Reed.
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“Tread lightly, Miss Rook,” warned Mr. Jackaby. “It would not do to push Miss Cavanaugh too far or too fast.” Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced.Ghostly Echoes, the third installment in the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series, features its much-loved quirky, courageous characters and sly humor in the scariest and most exciting volume yet.
Life is filled with memories and ill remembered events, and to reawaken, relive, and record them for others is a daunting task that few embark upon. Echoes from the Mountains is an engaging, honest, and humorous portrayal of the challenges, opportunities, and complex issues involved in managing and protecting Colorado wildlife in a career of more than three decades in the Southern Rockies and balancing the often competing interests of people who find joy in Colorado's wildlife. Profoundly influenced by his father who nourished his interest in the outdoors, hunting and fishing, Glen followed his dream of living a life as Wildlife Officer, bringing passion and enthusiasm for seeking common sense solutions to the problems of wildlife management which is almost every case involves the management of the state's citizens and visitors. He diffused dicey and tense encounters with firmness, good will, and humor. Every bend in the trail was an adventure. Deeply appreciative of what he learned from others, he was never too busy or too self centered to quit learning from those who were more experienced. Always willing to work with the young and less experienced, he himself became a master teacher and team builder. He rejoiced in doing new things, mastering new challenges, and doing old tasks differently. His experiences allowed his qualities as a teacher, learner, and leader to etch an indelible mark upon the region as witnessed by his leadership in his numerous capacities. In his first book "Crusaders for Wildlife": A History of Wildlife Stewardship in Southwestern Colorado's wildlife, Glen paid tribute to the forest rangers, game wardens, biologists, and citizens who restored our wildlife heritage. Echoes from the Mountains is the personal side of being a Wildlife Officer in some of the most isolated, rugged and beautiful mountains in Colorado. For understanding the daily life, joys, pleasures, and dangers of being a Wildlife Officer for the State of Colorado, no better account can be found.
“A HUMDINGER . . . A MASTERLY TALE TOLD WITH CLARITY AND VERVE.”–The Times (London)The Avatars are immortal and live like kings–even though the empire is dying. Their immortality is guaranteed by magic crystals whose influence is now waning, overwhelmed by the sheer power of a great flood and a sudden ice age. But when two moons appear in the sky, and the ruthless armies of the Crystal Queen swarm across the land bringing devastation and terror, the Avatars unite with their subjects to protect their universe.As the cities face imminent destruction, three heroes emerge. Talaban, a warrior haunted by tragedy; Touchstone, the mystic tribesman seeking his lost love; and Anu, the Holy One, the Builder of Time. And when all seems lost, two others enter the fray: Sofarita, the peasant girl who will inspire a legend, and the madman, Viruk, who will become a god. . . .
Sydlynn Hayle just wants to be ordinary. But with a witch for a mother and a demon for a father, her dream of being normal and like everyone else has its difficulties. When Syd lands a job in a hair salon, she finally feels like her wish to be just folks could be coming true. That is, until the ghost haunting her house wakes to ask her a favor...
Tribal rhythms, trance, and devotional chants fuse together for the new album from One at Last.
At the end of The True Story of George, George, a small plastic man, went for a ride on a rocket and flew apart. Now, with Katie and Mackenzie’s help, all his parts must find each other. But his head has been frozen deep in a bag of blackberries. Will he ever be whole again? George Most Wantedis the second of three books in the George series. Book one is The True Story of George Book three is George, the Best of All!