A Different Sky

Author: Meira Chand
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140900063X
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 1608
Singapore - a trading post where different lives jostle and mix. It is 1927, and three young people are starting to question whether this inbetween island can ever truly be their home. Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions; ten-year-old Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fellow Eurasians by the colonial British; Raj, fresh off the boat from India, wants only to work hard and become a successful businessman. As the years pass, and the Second World War sweeps through the east, with the Japanese occupying Singapore, the three are thrown together in unexpected ways, and tested to breaking point. Richly evocative, A Different Sky paints a scintillating panorama of thirty tumultuous years in Singapore's history through the passions and struggles of characters the reader will find it hard to forget.

Echo's of a Different Sky

Author: Joe Wodatch Sr.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0359402984
Page: N.A
View: 589

Flying in a different sky

Author: Anees Rehman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105394794
Page: 56
View: 8277
A story about a boy who is lost in his own world. A world that will take him far beyond his imagination.

Under a Different Sky

Author: Deborah Savage
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606161640
Category: Horsemanship
Page: 276
View: 555
A boy with Olympic dreams and an extraordinary horse struggles to transcend his impoverished family background as he falls in love with the emotionally troubled daughter of a wealthy family.

Children of a Different Sky

Author: Alma Alexander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780578196664
Page: N.A
View: 648
Anthology of stories (speculative fiction)

The same under a different sky?

a country estate in nineteenth-century New South Wales
Author: Graham Connah,Linda Emery
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
Category: Social Science
Page: 269
View: 4569

A Greater World

Author: Clare Flynn
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1788632613
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 7858
A wrenching saga of the voyage that changed their lives Elizabeth Morton, born into a prosperous family, and Michael Winterbourne, a miner, come from different worlds but when they each suffer unspeakable and life-changing tragedy they’re set on a path that intertwines on the deck of the SS Historic, bound for Sydney. Falling in love should have been the end to all their troubles. But fate and the mysterious Jack Kidd make sure it's only the beginning. An emotional saga perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs

The Well And The Mine

Author: Gin Phillips
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748116516
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 1526
The gripping debut novel from the author of FIERCE KINGDOM, and a story about the power of the human spirit to give comfort in times of hardship. In 1931 Carbon Hill, a small Alabama coal-mining town, nine-year-old Tess Moore watches from the darkness of her back porch as a strange woman lifts the cover off the family well and tosses a baby in without a word. It is the height of the Depression; while Tess's father, Albert, performs backbreaking and dangerous work at the mine, her mother, Leta, makes do without meat on her table. But the family are luckier than most; the food they can grow on their plot of land has so far saved them from the crippling poverty and near-starvation that besets their neighbours. As Tess tries to unravel the mystery of the woman at the well, a portrait emerges of a family and a community struggling to survive the darkest of times. Resonant, vivid and clear-eyed in its portrayal of both the best and the worst of human nature, The Well and the Mine is a stunning novel about love, hope and the importance of doing the right thing.

Poems to Jesus Christ

The Lost Poems Collection Volume One
Author: Kassi Ydris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469149222
Category: Poetry
Page: 177
View: 6787
walk amongst the wild-berries my children to reach the natal plums teach the young to be wise in God's garden there are many flowers with thorns even thorns give new life in the sun. America, America a wise man once told me, "Don't waste your life being sad ... there is more happiness in love than hate there is more joy in cheerfulness than bitterness look up at the sky my sons, my daughters, my children, you are not the lonely ones." America, America.

The Well 2 (A Young Adult Horror Futuristic Dystopian Science Fiction Short Story) Book 2

young adult horror futuristic dystopian science fiction
Author: R. E. Rice
Publisher: Millennium Books
Category: Fiction
Page: 75
View: 2602
David, a teenager when he began this journey of survival, pushes on through devastating weather and thirst and hunger in his search for the well. Before his journey is over he will be tested once again. key words horror, juvenile horror short story, futuristic story, futuristic story, horror, horror, dystopian short story, science fiction, science fiction, young adult short story, young adult futuristic story, juvenile short stories, juvenile short stories, young adult futuristic dystopian story, juvenile dystopian horror short stories, science fiction, dystopian, action and adventure in the future. Action and adventure, apocalyptic world teen age horror stories, dystopian future, dystopian future, dystopian future, dystopian Juvenile fiction, science fiction dystopian fiction, action and adventure, short stories.


A Natural History of Transformation
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605464
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
View: 1092
**Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exectuve produces the four-part series based on Pollan's book, and each episode will focus on a different natural element: fire, water, air, and earth. ** In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships. Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tamarack County

A Novel
Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645775
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4567
Faced with a series of dark occurrences that are linked to a twenty-year-old murder, private investigator Cork O' Connor must stop a vengeful force before his family and friends pay the ultimate price.

Singapur im Würgegriff

Author: James Gordon Farrell
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957574242
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
View: 3344
Singapur 1937. Walter Blackett, Direktor eines britischen Kautschukunternehmens, weiß sich von der bewährten Ordnung britischer Kolonialherrschaft getragen, als er die Feierlichkeiten zum hundertjährigen Jubiläum seiner Firma ausrichtet. Noch ist die Welt, zumindest für die Engländer, in Ordnung, haben die Da Dousa Sisters ihre Gesangsauftritte, ist der zerzauste Hund La Condition humaine nur halbtot und gibt es standesgemäße Paraden und Feste. Und doch scheint am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Inselstaat einiges in Schieflage geraten zu sein : Kaum ist ein Streik der Einheimischen niedergeschlagen, flammt er an anderem Ort wieder auf, Walter Blacketts Sohn engagiert zur Abendunterhaltung ausgerechnet einen Fakir, seine Tochter Joan tändelt mit den falschen Verehrern, während der junge Matthew, Oxfordstudent und rechtmäßiger Erbe der Firma, sich als naiver Weltverbesserer erweist. Das Geschäft mit dem Kautschuk boomt, nicht zuletzt wegen des Weltkriegs und der Marktmanipulation durch Blackett selbst, doch als japanische Flieger das völlig unvorbereitete Singapur bombardieren, kann der Schock größer nicht sein. Während Matthew herauszufinden versucht, was es mit dem ›Würgegriff von Singapur‹ auf sich hat, ist der Mythos von der Uneinnehmbarkeit Singapurs bereits brutal zerschlagen.

Pale Blue Dot

A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Author: Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307801012
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 9858
“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. “Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—Chicago Tribune

Kill Christian

Author: Constantine Sult
Publisher: Brown Paper Publishing
ISBN: 1434808122
Category: Fiction
Page: 134
View: 8060
Simplistic in plot and setting its premise immediately -Christian, a seventy-year-old emigrant, is informed by official summons that the man who murdered his mother (a murder Christian witnessed and did nothing to prevent) has come forward to confess to the crime, forty-five years after the act was committed- Constantine Sult's third novel is the story of Christian's journey to attend and return from the execution. With meticulous attention to minute detail both physical and psychological, KILL CHRISTIAN creates an impressionistic portrait of life removed from intimate connection and of a man quietly tormented by the consequences of inaction.


A Primary Source Cultural Guide
Author: Leslie Favor, Ph.D.
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823938391
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 4256
An overview of the history and culture of Italy and its people including Italy's geography, myths, arts, daily life, education, industry, and government.

The Encyclopedia of Anecdotes

Illustrative of Character and Events from Genuine Sources
Author: George Ramsay
Publisher: N.A
Category: Anecdotes
Page: 636
View: 1595


Author: Helen Stringer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781429955096
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
View: 6810
Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It's a trait she's inherited from her mother's side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair. And it's a trait she could do without, because what twelve-year-old wants to be caught talking to someone invisible? It is convenient, though, after Belladonna's parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV shows in their same old house. Nothing has changed . . . until everything changes. One night, with no warning, they vanish into thin air—along with every other ghost in the world. It's what some people think ghosts are supposed to do, but Belladonna knows it's all wrong. They may not be living, but they're not supposed to be gone. With the help of her classmate Steve, a master of sneaking and spying, Belladonna is left to uncover what's become of the spirits and to navigate a whole world her parents have kept well-hidden. If she can't find her way, she'll lose them again—this time for good.

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Women, Refugees, and Relief, 1914-1929
Author: Katherine Storr
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118557
Category: History
Page: 318
View: 8423
"This study reveals women's hitherto ignored lives as refugees and relief workers during the First World War and shortly after. The focus is on coping with and changing the devastating effects of war on civilians, rather than the fighting of it... The connection between these women in humanitarian relief is explored, together with the significance of imperialism and national identity. Experience of charity work, suffrage campaigning, relief in previous wars, and personal friendship networks were all important. A geographical overview of these wartime activities provides insight into European civilian experience. The ideological and historical roots of relief work are traced and connections are made with the establishment of new NGOs and the League of Nations"--Dust jacket.

The Media and the Tourist Imagination

Converging Cultures
Author: David Crouch,Rhona Jackson,Felix Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134340664
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 7809
Tourism studies and media studies both address key issues about how we perceive the world. They raise acute questions about how we relate local knowledge and immediate experience to wider global processes, and they both play a major role in creating our map of national and international cultures. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores the interactions between tourism and media practices within a contemporary culture in which the consumption of images has become increasingly significant. A number of common themes and concerns arise, and the contributions included are divided between those: written from media studies awareness perspective, concerned with the way the media imagines travel and tourism written from the point of view of the study of tourism, considering how tourism practices are affected or altered by the media that attempt a direct comparison between the practices of tourism and the media. Incorporating case study material from the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, the US, France and Switzerland, this significant text - ideal for students of culture, media and tourism studies - discusses tourism and the media as separate processes through which identity is constructed in relation to space and place.