The Opposite of Fate

The Opposite of Fate Author Amy Tan
ISBN-10 9781101200414
Release 2003-10-27
Pages 416
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Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world's best-loved novelists. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action--a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today.



The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture Author Zygmunt G. Baranski
ISBN-10 0521559820
Release 2001-08-16
Pages 363
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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Contributions focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, the growth of a national language, social and political cultures, the role of intellectuals, the Church, the left, feminism, the separatist movements, organised crime, literature, art, design, fashion, the mass media, and music. While offering a thorough history of Italian cultural movements, political trends and literary texts over the last century and a half, the volume also examines the cultural and political situation in Italy today and suggests possible future directions in which the country might move. Each essay contains suggestions for further reading on the topics covered. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern Italy.



Autobiography of a Generation

Autobiography of a Generation Author Luisa Passerini
ISBN-10 0819563021
Release 1996-10-25
Pages 182
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A rich interweaving of personal and historical accounts of a social movement that explores the way memory reconstructs our view of the past.



My Mad Fat Diary

My Mad Fat Diary Author Rae Earl
ISBN-10 9781250116505
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 352
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It's 1989 and Rae Earl is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl, living in Stamford, Lincolnshire with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint green bathroom and a refrigerator Rae can't keep away from. She’s also just been released from a psychiatric ward. My Mad Fat Diary is the hilarious, harrowing and touching real-life diary Rae kept during that fateful year and the basis of the hit British television series of the same name now coming to HULU. Surrounded by people like her constantly dieting mum, her beautiful frenemy Bethany, her mates from the private school up the road (called “Haddock”, “Battered Sausage” and “Fig”) and the handsome, unattainable boys Rae pines after (who sometimes end up with Bethany...), My Mad Fat Diary is the story of an overweight young woman just hoping to be loved at a time when slim pop singers ruled the charts. Rae's chronicle of her world will strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a confused, lonely teenager clashing with her parents, sometimes overeating, hating her body, always taking herself VERY seriously, never knowing how positively brilliant she is and keeping a diary to record it all. My Mad Fat Diary – 365 days with one of the wisest and funniest girls in England.



Black Diamond 2

Black Diamond 2 Author Dale Sherman
ISBN-10 189652236X
Release 1997
Pages 400
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After focusing on the history of KISS in the first volume, Dale Sherman presents the evidence that made the band famous, their music and their visual extravaganzas. Complete discographies for the UK, the USA, Japan and Australia are featured with extensive details for each listing. Also included are reviews of 160 bootleg albums and a comprehensive list of KISS concerts that have been recorded on video over the years. It features detailed recording histories for each former and present member of KISS, a videography of important television appearances plus a listing of the numerous videos that have featured KISS.



Italy s Many Diasporas

Italy s Many Diasporas Author Donna R. Gabaccia
ISBN-10 9781134226054
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 288
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Italy's residents are a migratory people. Since 1800 well over 27 million left home, but over half also returned home again. As cosmopolitans, exiles, and 'workers of the world' they transformed their homeland and many of the countries where they worked or settled abroad. But did they form a diaspora? Migrants maintained firm ties to native villages, cities and families. Few felt much loyalty to a larger nation of Italians. Rather than form a 'nation unbound,' the transnational lives of Italy's migrants kept alive international regional cultures that challenged the hegemony of national states around the world. This ambitious and theoretically innovative overview examines the social, cultural and economic integration of Italian migrants. It explores their complex yet distinctive identity and their relationship with their homeland taking a comprehensive approach.



A Kind of Compulsion

A Kind of Compulsion Author George Orwell
ISBN-10 9780436205422
Release 2000
Pages 600
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Volume 10 of The Complete Works of George Orwell This volume begins with Orwell's illustrated letters home from prep school and the stories, poems and contributions to college publications he wrote at Eton. Then there are his articles and essays on poverty, censorship and imperialist exploitation first published in Paris in 1928-29, his early reviews, his first important essay, "A Hanging," and correspondence dealing with the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London and the censorship of Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, and Keep the Aspidistra Flying .



Collateral damage

Collateral damage Author Sharon Lynn Nichols
ISBN-10 1891792350
Release 2007-03-05
Pages 234
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For more than a decade, the debate over high-stakes testing has dominated the field of education. This passionate and provocative book provides a fresh perspective on the issue and powerful ammunition for opponents of high-stakes tests.Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system. Their analysis is grounded in the application of Campbells Law, which posits that the greater the social consequences associated with a quantitative indicator (such as test scores), the more likely it is that the indicator itself will become corruptedand the more likely it is that the use of the indicator will corrupt the social processes it was intended to monitor.Nichols and Berliner illustrate both aspects of this corruption, showing how the pressures of high-stakes testing erode the validity of test scores and distort the integrity of the education system. Their analysis provides a coherent and comprehensive intellectual framework for the wide-ranging arguments against high-stakes testing, while putting a compelling human face on the data marshalled in support of those arguments



The Nuer

The Nuer Author E E 1902-1973 Evans-Pritchard
ISBN-10 1298492084
Release 2015-08-08
Pages 340
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



Her Secret Dom

Her Secret Dom Author Samantha Cote
ISBN-10 9781623000660
Release 2014-11-04
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When Pam accepts a romantic date with a coworker, she “forgets” to share her dinner plans with her lover, Jared. Pam has no interest in anyone else, but she’s so devastated by Jared's emotional abandonment she'll do anything to forget that at one time, she meant something to him. Jared's been preoccupied with his growing security company, and after deflowering Pam six weeks ago, he's neglected her. Jared’s suppressed his Dominant side in order to protect Pam from his dark desires, but the Dom in him knows it’s still his duty to tend to her needs. Well, as soon as his workload eases... But someone tips off Jared and he shows up at the restaurant unannounced. Pam’s mortified when her sweet-tempered boyfriend goes Neanderthal on her and drags her back to his cave. Pam’s bratty behavior has unleashed the possessive Dom in him, so the secret's out. But as Jared gives Pam a taste of his Dominance, other secrets threaten to surface and destroy their new beginning. By disclosing his true self, will he end up losing the woman he loves?



Man from the South and Other Stories

Man from the South and Other Stories Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 1405882662
Release 2009-02
Pages 107
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One of a series of simplified educational editions written for learners of English as a foreign language.



Bailey s Cafe

Bailey s Cafe Author Gloria Naylor
ISBN-10 9781504043168
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 229
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A “moving and memorable” novel about a cafe where everyone has a story to tell from the award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place (The Boston Globe). In post–World War II Brooklyn, on a quiet backstreet, there’s a little place that draws people from all over—not for the food, and definitely not for the coffee. An in-between place that’s only there when you need it, Bailey’s Cafe is a crossroads where patrons stay for a while before making a choice: Move on or check out? In this novel, National Book Award–winning author Gloria Naylor’s expertly crafted characters experience a journey full of beauty and heartbreak. Touching on gender, race, and the African American experience, Bailey’s Cafe is “a sublime achievement” about the resilience of the human spirit (People).



Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly Author Mark Blake
ISBN-10 145967748X
Release 2014-03-27
Pages 832
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Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box - sets collecting demos and out - takes, and Roger Waters' world tours of The Wall playing to packed stadiums. Now, Mark Blake's superbly comprehensive and engrossing history of the group, rightly acclaimed as the definitive book on the band, has been fully revised and extended with new interviews to bring the story up to date with the recent appearances of David Gilmour and Nick Mason with Roger Waters at a London date on his The Wall tour.



Fields of Blood

Fields of Blood Author Ben Kane
ISBN-10 1848092377
Release 2013
Pages 432
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The fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. By Ben Kane, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood. The battle will go down in history as one of the bloodiest ever fought, a battle in which Hanno knows he must fight as never before - just to stay alive.



The Health Physics Solutions Manual

The Health Physics Solutions Manual Author Herman Cember
ISBN-10 0962596388
Release 2009-12-15
Pages 518
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The Health Physics Solutions Manual has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Health Physics Solutions Manual also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Health Physics Solutions Manual book for free.



Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred Author René Girard
ISBN-10 0826477186
Release 2005-04-13
Pages 352
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René Girard (1923-) was Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford Unviersity from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. Violence and the Sacred is Girard's brilliant study of human evil. Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred. Translated by Patrick Gregory>



40 Model Essays

40 Model Essays Author Jane E. Aaron
ISBN-10 1457610248
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 416
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At about half the price of other rhetorically arranged readers, 40 Model Essays: A Portable Anthology combines concise but thorough instruction in the methods of development with a well-chosen selection of classic and contemporary model readings for writers. The second edition features a fresh mix of new and current selections to complement class-proven favorites; new advice on forming a thesis statement; and a wealth of captivating new writing topics. This volume in the popular Bedford/St. Martin's series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers a trademark combination of high quality and great value.