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Little Reunions

Author : Eileen Chang
ISBN : 9781681371283
Genre : Fiction
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A best-selling, autobiographical depiction of class privilege, bad romance, and political intrigue during World War II in China. Now available in English for the first time, Eileen Chang’s dark romance opens with Julie, living at a convent school in Hong Kong on the eve of the Japanese invasion. Her mother, Rachel, long divorced from Julie’s opium-addict father, saunters around the world with various lovers. Recollections of Julie’s horrifying but privileged childhood in Shanghai clash with a flamboyant, sometimes incestuous cast of relations that crowd her life. Eventually, back in Shanghai, she meets the magnetic Chih-yung, a traitor who collaborates with the Japanese puppet regime. Soon they’re in the throes of an impassioned love affair that swings back and forth between ardor and anxiety, secrecy and ruin. Like Julie’s relationship with her mother, her marriage to Chih-yung is marked by long stretches of separation interspersed with unexpected little reunions. Chang’s emotionally fraught, bitterly humorous novel holds a fractured mirror directly in front of her own heart.

Mazurka

Author : Campbell Armstrong
ISBN : 9781504007078
Genre : Fiction
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In international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong’s page-turning thriller, counterterrorism agent Frank Pagan races against the clock to defuse a confrontation with the Russians that might change the map of Europe Escorting a hard-drinking, fun-loving, probably-former-KGB Russian “envoy” to Edinburgh would appear to be one of the more relaxing jobs in Frank Pagan’s career. But in the flash of a gunshot everything changes. Now Frank’s got a Russian official with a bullet lodged in his heart, his bosses at Scotland Yard wondering if Frank missed a step, and countless politicians and secret service agencies screaming bloody murder. With spies from the KGB, MI6, and the CIA dogging his every move, Pagan has to find the men behind the deadly shooting. From the Baltic émigré community, where he meets a beautiful woman who might provide answers, to the United States to the Soviet Union, Pagan unravels a chilling plot that will have devastating worldwide repercussions. Mazurka is the 2nd book in the Frank Pagan Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Vanity Fair

Author : W M Thackeray
ISBN : 9780297857303
Genre : Fiction
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Vanity Fair in half the time Becky Sharp is the most alluring yet ruthless heroine ever to climb the social ladder. From sordid bohemian beginnings she moves upwards through Regency society, betraying her husband, her friend Amelia and all who cross her in her determination to acquire power. In post-war London after Waterloo, Becky continues her manipulative schemes but finds herself thwarted by personal and social forces.

The All Girl Filling Station S Last Reunion

Author : Fannie Flagg
ISBN : 9781448191581
Genre : Fiction
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The hilarious and heartwarming new novel from the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Wisconsin, 1941 – With all the men off to war, Fritzi and her sisters must learn men’s work and the All-Girl Filling Station is born, complete with neat little caps, short skirts, and roller-skates. Their peace doesn’t last long though: skilled women are needed to fly planes for the war effort... Alabama, 2005 – Mrs Sookie Earle has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to putting her feet up. But then one day a package arrives. Its contents knock Sookie sideways, propelling her back to the 1940s, and four irrepressible sisters whose wartime adventures force them to reimagine who they are, and what they are capable of. ‘Flagg is a writer of great warmth and wisdom... A richly imagined family saga’ The Times ‘Wonderful... A warm, funny riff on family and identity' Daily Mail

Eileen Chang

Author : Kam Louie
ISBN : 9789888083794
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual human relationships and mundane matters rather than revolutionary and political movements meant that in mainland China, she was neglected until very recently. Outside the mainland, her life and writings never ceased to fascinate Chinese readers. There are hundreds of works about her in the Chinese language but very few in other languages. This is the first work in English to explore her earliest short stories as well as novels that were published posthumously. It discusses the translation of her stories for film and stage presentation, as well as nonliterary aspects of her life that are essential for a more comprehensive understanding of her writings, including her intense concern for privacy and enduring sensitivity to her public image. The thirteen essays examine the fidelity and betrayals that dominate her alter ego's relationships with parents and lovers, informed by theories and methodologies from a range of disciplines including literary, historical, gender, and film studies. These relationships are frequently dramatized in plays and filmic translations of her work.

The Garner Files

Author : Jon Winokur
ISBN : 1451642628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Told in the charming and self-deprecating style that has made him one of America’s most beloved celebrities—the real story behind Hollywood legend James Garner, from his Depression-era childhood to his colorful career. His incredible story, in his own words. One of Hollywood’s all-time great leading men, James Garner enjoyed a remarkable career spanning six decades, and whether you know him as Bret Maverick or Jim Rockford, his appeal bridges generations. Few know the real story, now told in this intimate memoir of growing up in Depression-era Oklahoma and triumphing in Hollywood. After physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen. He was Oklahoma’s first draftee of the Korean War, receiving two Purple Hearts for combat wounds. Back in Los Angeles in need of a job, Garner reluctantly tried acting and was surprised to find his career taking off. Working with such luminaries as Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, and Clint Eastwood, he became a star in his own right. He threw himself into his work, and despite stage fright and bouts of depression, constant physical pain and epic battles with the Hollywood establishment, he became the acting equivalent of a national monument. Written with Jon Winokur, The Garner Files is a wry, engaging self-portrait chronicling the vagaries of a screen career along with the cast of personal and professional characters that helped shape a great American life.

Disclaimer

Author : Renée Knight
ISBN : 9781473509818
Genre : Fiction
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'An addictive novel with shades of Gone Girl' Sunday Times Imagine if the next thriller you opened was all about you. When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up and begins to read. But as she turns the pages she is horrified to realize she is a key character, a main player. This story will reveal her darkest secret. A secret she thought no one else knew...

Retribution Ebook Shorts Deadly Reunions

Author : Lynette Eason
ISBN : 9781441227126
Genre : Fiction
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When their sixteen-year-old daughter Meg is abducted, Jillian and Colton are frantic to find her. But how can they negotiate with a kidnapper who has no demands . . . beyond revenge?

Scandalous Reunion Mills Boon Desire Lockwood Lightning Book 2

Author : Jules Bennett
ISBN : 9780008904340
Genre : Fiction
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“Did you think I’d kiss you and then agree to your terms?”

Reunion Planner

Author : Phyllis A. Hackleman
ISBN : 0806345594
Genre : Reference
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If there is a reunion in your future, whether as the organizer or a helping hand, Reunion Planner is one book you won't want to be without. Reunion Planner leaves nothing to chance. The contents include sections on the following: choosing the proper kind of reunion, recruiting volunteers, selecting the time and place, creating the program, guest speakers, budgeting, notifying the participants and promoting the event, planning meals and decorations, accommodations and transportation, souvenirs and fund raisers, photographers and videographers, building a genealogy, and finishing touches from road signs to thank-you notes and more.

A Small Town Reunion

Author : Terry McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781426845062
Genre : Fiction
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Addie Sutton's stained-glass window business may be this close to bankruptcy, but she won't give up, even if it means she'll have to see Devlin Chandler again. All right, so she's still in love with the bad-boy heir to the Chandler estate. Though Addie's too smart to go after a man she knows isn't right for her, especially with the tangled history between them. But Dev's intent on pushing the envelope. He's always been attracted to the former housekeeper's daughter and wants to see where their relationship could lead. Addie tells him where—to heartbreak. Can he convince her that special something between them is worth taking a chance on?

Sound And Script In Chinese Diaspora

Author : Jing Tsu
ISBN : 9780674060548
Genre : Social Science
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In this original and interdisciplinary work, Jing Tsu advances the notion of “literary governance” as a way of understanding literary dynamics and production on multiple scales: local, national, global. “Literary governance,” like political governance, is an exercise of power, but in a “softer” way - it begins with language, rather than governments. In a globalizing world characterized by many diasporas competing for recognition, the global Chinese community has increasingly come to feel the necessity of a “national language,” standardized and privileging its native speakers. As the national language gains power within the diasporic community, members of the diaspora become aware of themselves as a community. Eventually, they move from the internal state of awakened identity to being recognized as a community, and finally exercising power as a community. But this hegemony of the “national language” is constantly being challenged by different, nonstandard language uses, including various Chinese dialects, multiple registers, contested alphabet usage, and Chinese men and women who write in foreign languages. “Literary governance” reflects both the consensus-building power and the inherent divisiveness of these debates about language and is useful as a comparative model for thinking about not only Sinophone, Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, and Hispanophone literatures, but also any literary field that is currently expanding beyond the national.

Mark S Little Joke Book

Author : Mark Harris
ISBN : 9781435720046
Genre : Humor
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This book is a collection of Popular American Humor. Mark Harris likes to tell jokes and stories. He is part of the large Harris Family that thrives on story-telling. This collection of about four hundred jokes and stories are the best that Mark has heard. Many of the stories are very old and have been told and retold through the years. They have been changed or modified to fit current times or the needs of a particular story-teller. Some of the jokes are of fairly recent origin, but in most cases, a story or joke--whether old or new--cannot be attributed to its' creator. None of the stories originated with Mr. Harris: he is first a story collector and then a story-teller. At any reunion or gathering of the Harris Family, stories are told by those of the current generation. This art is now a family tradition, started generations ago. Perhaps the story that can best be told is that story-telling in the Harris Family will continue long into the future.

Tenure

Author : Howard Hunter
ISBN : 9781456873066
Genre : Self-Help
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I am often saddened by many students who seem to have an uncaring attitude towards proper personal development. Do they know who they are or their purpose for living? Why do they associate personal value with brand name labels and pricey clothes? Why do they affectionately refer to their peers as “dogs”, “boys” and “girls”? Are any personal relationships meaningful to them anymore? I wrote “Tenure, How I Lived, Learned, Loved and Enjoyed a Long Successful Life”, to share sound life reality based principles, information and practical steps to help them evaluate their dreams and passions and recharge their lives. The reader will learn to practice forgiveness, acceptance and self-appreciation. Please join me on this discovery of mind, body and soul that will help highlight your life’s purpose and promote personal growth that you might minimize future life regrets.

La Place De La Concorde Suisse

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9780374708535
Genre : Social Science
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La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model.

Proceedings Of Crocker S Iowa Brigade Biennial Reunion

Author : United States. Army. Crocker's Iowa Brigade
ISBN : PRNC:32101072355884
Genre : United States
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Reunions Can Be Murder

Author : Connie Shelton
ISBN : 9781452403076
Genre : Fiction
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Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton's previous mystery books: "Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." --Booklist "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review "...Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice." --Library Journal Charlie gets her newest case (the seventh in this bestselling mystery series) when an ill-tempered female attorney hires her to find the family's missing patriarch in time for an upcoming family reunion. The elderly man took off two months earlier to do some gold prospecting in the hills of southern New Mexico. Charlie agrees to ask around but privately she thinks the old man probably just left town to avoid his irritating daughter. However, when she visits the almost-ghost town of White Oaks, Charlie comes upon a body that could be the missing Willie McBride. The mystery deepens and Charlie finds herself hiking Arizona's Superstition Mountains in search of the truth. What she finds leaves her facing a huge moral dilemma and there is no one to ask for advice. Editorial Reviews: "A Charlie Parker mystery is always a good read." Southwest Book Views "This is a dandy. Don't miss it!" -- Book Talk "...a female sleuth with an original slant to her methods." -Small Press Magazine "Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth." --Midwest Book Review "A good story and a challenging puzzle." --Robert O. Greer, National Public Radio "Down to earth and very readable." -Library Journal "Tension is fast-paced in this involving account." --Midwest Book Review Search words: bestselling mystery, mystery series, series books, Western stories, New Mexico, Charlie Parker, Connie Shelton, gold mines, female sleuth, private investigator, ghost town, superstition mountains, mystery stories with dogs

Deadly Reunion

Author : Geraldine Evans
ISBN : 9781780100166
Genre : Fiction
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The brand-new Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery - Loves, labours, losses and not to mention a spattering of the occult are all part of an education at the prestigious Griffin School, but when a reunion culminates in the death of a high profile former student, DI Joseph Rafferty and his ever erudite partner, Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn, are called in to unearth the truth behind the school's picturesque facade.

The Prisoner Of Guantanamo

Author : Dan Fesperman
ISBN : 9781848949485
Genre : Fiction
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Revere Falk is an FBI interrogator who believes it is possible to get more from a terrorist suspect by treating him decently than by using more 'robust' methods. He lives his life by a certain code of honour. This puts him in a minority at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. So when the body of a US soldier is found under mysterious circumstances on the beach, and a high-ranking investigative team is flown in, Falk should be above suspicion. But Falk has a secret, a secret he had hoped was dead and buried. Now, it is reaching out from his past, to the sodium-lit cell blocks and stifling humidity of this claustrophobic rumour-mill of a community, and its implications are greater than he could ever have imagined. Dan Fesperman is already the winner of the CWA John Creasey and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger awards. This, his fourth book, will surely be hailed as his best yet.

Laffin School Reunion

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