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A Teaspoon Of Earth And Sea

Author : Dina Nayeri
ISBN : 9781101601990
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of Refuge, a magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture. Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal Life magazines, television shows, and rock music. So when her mother and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father alone in Iran, Saba is certain that they have moved to America without her. But her parents have taught her that “all fate is written in the blood,” and that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. As she grows up in the warmth and community of her local village, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold. Somewhere, it must be that her sister is living the Western version of this life. And where Saba’s world has all the grit and brutality of real life under the new Islamic regime, her sister’s experience gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of. Filled with a colorful cast of characters and presented in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with modern Western prose, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a tale about memory and the importance of controlling one’s own fate.

Refuge A Novel

Author : Dina Nayeri
ISBN : 9780399576409
Genre : Fiction
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“Rich and colorful… [Refuge] has the kind of immediacy commonly associated with memoir, which lends it heft, intimacy, atmosphere.” –New York Times The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father? Refuge charts the deeply moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration. Beautifully written, full of insight, charm, and humor, the novel subtly exposes the parts of ourselves that get left behind in the wake of diaspora and ultimately asks: Must home always be a physical place, or can we find it in another person?

Prentice Mulford S Story

Author : Prentice Mulford
ISBN : 9781602061682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Restless and finding no available vocation satisfactory, a Northeastern man succumbs to the call of the ocean and leaves land behind with a merchant ship. He lands in San Francisco, vowing to go where the day-or the sea-takes him. He has a go at cooking, rides a whaling ship, prospects for gold, runs a schoolhouse, and tries his hand at politicking. All throughout this tale of his, though, Prentice Mulford shows what he truly is: a gifted storyteller. Rich with humor and nuance, this tour of his life takes you away with all the enthusiasm of a boy who ships to sea with the merchant marines, searching for his destiny. American author PRENTICE MULFORD (1834-1891) is one of the oddest fixtures of 19th-century literature. After moving for years in the literary and Bohemian sets of San Francisco in the 1860s as a writer of humorous short stories, he lived as a hermit in New Jersey, where he wrote the books of modern spirituality that made him a pioneer of modern self-help philosophies, including Thoughts Are Things and The God in You.

The Everything Raw Food Recipe Book

Author : Mike Snyder
ISBN : 9781440500121
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 89. 93 MB
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Increased energy. Clear and glowing skin. Decreased risk of cancer. These are only a few of the benefits reported by people who adopt a raw foods diet; studies have even shown that this diet can slow down the aging process! In this guide, you will find 300 delicious recipes, including: Mint-Ginger Pineapple Smoothie Thai Green Papaya Salad Nori Protein Roll with Pumpkin Seed Butter and Sprouts Mock-Tuna Salad Sandwich Raw Vegetable “Lasagna” Banana Vanilla Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce Eating raw is not only delicious—it’s also fun! The recipes are easy to prepare and take less prep and cleanup time than cooked food. It’s perfect for those looking to go completely raw or just incorporate some raw aspects into their diet. You will be absolutely amazed by how great you feel after whipping up these mouthwatering raw gourmet meals!

The Everything Salad Book

Author : Aysha Schurman
ISBN : 9781440525551
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 42. 20 MB
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Stuck in a salad rut? Ready to expand your repertoire beyond Caesar salad and coleslaw? Let the recipes in this book inspire you! With hundreds of quick, tasty, and healthy recipes, it includes such new favorites as: Minty Blueberry Melon Salad Golden Raisin Smoked Turkey Salad Broccoli Ranch Coleslaw Italian Garden Salad Spinach and Orzo Pasta Salad Tex-Mex Bean Salad Creamy Blue Cheese Potato Salad With ideas for more than 300 delicious and creative salads and dressings, this cookbook is sure to jumpstart your creativity in the kitchen. This book will keep you and your family eating fresh, healthy, and satisfying meals--no matter the season!

Every Day Magic A Pagan Book Of Days

Author : Lucya Starza
ISBN : 9781785355684
Genre : Religion
File Size : 79. 18 MB
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Every Day Magic - A Pagan Book of Days contains 366 spells, rituals, meditations, Pagan prayers, divinatory techniques, poems to read and recipes and craft projects to try out, along with the details of festivals that take place throughout the year. All the activities are intended to be easy to follow so you can pick up the book, open it to a day and find something you can do. There are festivals from the ancient world and modern Pagan celebrations as well.

The Kitchens Of Biro

Author : Marcel Biro
ISBN : 1423613759
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 33. 7 MB
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Kitchens of Biro combines the elegant simplicity of Asian fare with the straightforward rusticity of Spanish cuisine. The second book from award- winning authors and hosts of the PBS program "The Kitchens of Biro" Marcel and Shannon Kring Biro, combines earthy tapas and flavorful sushi with European cheeses, crispy tarte flamb es and simply luxurious miso.

The Ungrateful Refugee

Author : Dina Nayeri
ISBN : 1786893452
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What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question few in the West give much thought to, and yet to be a refugee - or an immigrant - is to grapple with your place in the world, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with the unfamiliar. With this comes the weight of the expectations (and fears and resentment) of those born in the host country; foremost is the burden of gratitude: to be forever thankful for the space you have been allowed.Nayeri weaves together the story of her own refugee journey - as a child forced to flee Iran, eventually finding asylum in America - with the stories of others making their own journeys today. She sets out the stages of the refugee experience, and gives voice to those in today's refugee camps, or who are trying to settle in a new country, and for many of whom the search for home can be a forever state.The Ungrateful Refugee offers a new, complete narrative of resettlement, and recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience. But above all here are the real human stories of what it is like to be forced to flee your home, to journey in hope of a better, safer life, and, for the lucky few, the struggle to start afresh in a new culture.

The Seed Buried Deep The Expedition Trilogy Book 2

Author : Jason Lewis
ISBN : 9780984915545
Genre : Travel
File Size : 20. 35 MB
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“This tightly written tale rollicks along at a great pace.”—FINANCIAL TIMES When adventurer Jason Lewis regained consciousness beside a busy Colorado highway, lower limbs shattered by a hit-and-run driver, he knew he was lucky to be alive. But would he ever walk again, let alone finish crossing North America by inline skates? So begins part two of The Expedition, a stirring saga of hope, determination, and the kindness of strangers as Jason, taken in by the people of Pueblo, spent nine months in rehabilitation, legs pieced together with metal rods, before returning to the spot he was run over and continuing on. Inspired by the journey, others sought to join, including a middle-aged mother-cum-schoolteacher yearning to see the world. For the expedition wasn’t just a line on a map. The real expedition was the seed buried deep in the heart of anyone who has ever dreamed of knowing what lies beyond their valley, and of embarking upon a grand adventure to find out… * * ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and winner of the National Indie Excellence Award * * “Magnificent!”—THE DAILY MAIL “An adventure of two lifetimes.”—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE “The Expedition speaks powerfully of a reality most people need to hear. It takes noble thinking on behalf of the planet, a love for life, and a soul full of dreams to accomplish a truly great journey.”—LES STROUD, Survivorman “A catalogue of hair-raising adventures.”—PRESS ASSOCIATION “The perfect blend of action, tragedy, humor and suspense. In the first chapter alone. A must read.”—ADVENTURE CYCLIST “We need the Lewises of this life. It is good to know that such people exist, have always existed, doubtless always will exist. It does our hearts good to hear about them.”—THE LONDON TIMES “An unputdownable page turner. It’s a 21st Century Odyssey full of grit and terrifying escapes told with wonderful humor at a breakneck pace.”—SIR CHRIS BONINGTON, mountaineer

Across A Green Ocean

Author : Wendy Lee
ISBN : 9781617734885
Genre : Fiction
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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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