Before the Rains

Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241978823
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5483
A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author 1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698145615
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 7846
New York Times Bestseller "One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller’s delicate balance—between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage—irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller’s father—"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa. From the Hardcover edition.

The Winds that Blow Before the Rains

Author: Michael Anthony
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780887159
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 4978
This is the story of two men, one an African freedom fighter, the other a Special Forces soldier, and the woman who loved each of them in her own way.

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 9348
PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her. Fuller’s journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children. Amazing everyone, Tim rallied to celebrate his seventieth birthday. Fuller bitterly wished she could have been there with her loving, but chaotic, family. Her parents spent their married life moving around Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, trying to farm but mostly having one alcohol-fueled escapade after another. Fuller did not confide her feelings to her husband, Charlie. She felt that he would want to rush to the rescue…

Before it Rains

Author: Katherine Chandler (Playwright)
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422865
Category: Drama
Page: 73
View: 7340
Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate. Gloria is a single mum who enjoys sitting in her deckchair drinking her troubles away on her allotment, while her gentle son, Michael, digs the soil and makes sure everything is in order. From a relocated, troubled home, Carl - wild, unpredictable and near feral - watches both the mother and son with interest, bouncing his ball.

It No Longer Rains Like Before

Author: Ibohal Kshetrimayum
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482836505
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
View: 5548
Ibohal Kshetrimayums poems do not lend themselves to the stereotypical clichs often deployed by the regular critics and anthologists in their discussions of the poetry of Northeast India. In fact, the stereotype is an illusion as much as the Northeast itself which is an amorphous, vaguely defined, construct of the mainstream imagination. Northeast India, as anyone who has been there or has even looked closely at its culture and literature will testify, is itself as diverse as India with its many languages, cultures and subcultures, belief systems, forms of worship, oral traditions and genres of written literature. Just as we need a comparative paradigm, and not a composite one, to understand the literatures of India, we will need a critical strategy that looks both at the shared and the specific aspects of the literature of the Northeast-which is no more than a convenient umbrella term, more geopolitical than aesthetic-to discuss its literary corpus. from the Foreword Born in Imphal, Manipur, Ibohal Kshetrimayum lives in Shillong, Meghalaya, and waits for poems to come to him. He never forces a poem out of himself. He believes in the passivity of a poet, who receives every poem as a gift from his muse. He neither claims ownership of his poems nor ascribes what is received to his virtues. He therefore, humbles himself to his daimonion, while justifying participation of past, present and future of his love, land, and life in his poetry. At the same time suffers trying to escape into a realm of pure poetry, while living amidst horrifying situations haunting his people-a reality he faces every moment of his life with the memory of what he has lost. He is now approaching the horizon thinking- This autumn Why getting older is like A bird into clouds -Matsuo Basho Cover Design: Leipaklei

Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden
Author: Apryl Uncapher,Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693975
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 2932
Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

Dear Dirt Doctor

Questions Answered the Natural Way
Author: Howard Garrett
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477304142
Category: Gardening
Page: 220
View: 3170
Howard Garrett has converted gardeners throughout Texas and beyond to gardening the natural way without chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides. In this revised and updated edition of The Dirt Doctor's Guide to Organic Gardening, he uses a question-and-answer format to present a wealth of new information on organic gardening, landscaping, pest control, and natural living. The book also incorporates valuable feedback and suggestions from gardeners who've successfully used Howard's methods.

Because the Rain

A Novel
Author: Daniel Buckman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466854081
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 373
"A new Hemingway" (San Francisco Chronicle) weaves together the stories of two men and the Vietnamese call girl who unites them. Set on the rain-slicked streets of Chicago, critically acclaimed author Daniel Buckman explores the unfocused longing and unfulfilled expectations of two men balanced precariously on the edge. Mike Spence is an unsatisfied writer with nothing left to write about. He lives in Chicago with his wife and an enormous burden of unrealized expectations hanging over his head. To escape he concocts elaborate fantasies about travel and career and how his life will be different once he gets this job, takes that vacation, marries a different girl. He ends each evening staring out his darkened window and into the apartment of a beautiful Vietnamese girl who lives in the two-flat across the street. Donald Goetzler is a Vietnam Vet who made it through, spent the last thirty years of his life riding a desk at Weber Industrial Supply, and is now retiring with a bad Mexican buffet and a gold Rolex. He's got nothing to look forward to but his weekly session with the Vietnamese call girl who takes him back through his memories of when he was young and his life was real. As the two men construct their elaborate fantasy worlds around the same woman, these three souls are unaware of the shocking and explosive consequences that the intersection of their lives will bring In a beautifully crafted novel, Daniel Buckman demonstrates the prodigious talent that informs repeated comparisons to Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, and O'Brien, and once again tantalizes with the possibility that his name will one day be etched in American literature alongside the masters. .

A Thousand Notable Things on Various Subjects

Disclosed from the Secrets of Nature and Art, Practicable, Profitable, and of Great Advantage : Set Down from Long and Curious Study and Experience ... in One Volume, Digested Into Fourteen Books ... with Strict Amendments and Large Additions to what Formerly Has Been Published : to which is Prefixed the Century of Inventions, by the Marquis of Worcester, 1655 : Also, A Discourse on the Emigration of British Birds
Author: Thomas Lupton,McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 220
View: 3512

Edge of the Rain

Author: Beverley Harper
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1742626874
Category: Fiction
Page: 540
View: 3629
Hunger ached in her belly... the lioness slid forward as close as she dared. The little boy seconds away from death was two, maybe three years old. He was lost in the heat-soaked sand that was the Kalahari desert. Toddler Alex Theron is miraculously rescued by a passing clan of Kalahari Bushmen. Over the ensuing years, the desert draws him back, for it hides a beautiful secret... diamonds. But nothing comes easily from within this turbulent continent and before Alex can ever hope to realise his dreams he will lost his mind to love and fight a bitter enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him.

The Rain and Blossom (Rabbit Brook Tales Volume 2)

Author: Colin Wilce
ISBN: 1847281052
Page: 90
View: 732
Every year the rains come during late Budding Season. This time the weather is so extreme that the Council orders an evacuation All that are able take refuge in the Mushroom Cave at the far end of the Terraces but Pippy Pippin and Tom Fluff risk everything by trying to rescue Nan Moss, the old doe that lives at Dam Bottom Cottage. At the end of the Budding Season, the Blossom Tree Celebration is held on the Dance House lawn. Preparations go well until Walter and Min have an argument that leads to the loss of the day's drink supply. Pippy volunteers to help whilst leaving the twins with Mr and Mrs Fluff. However, the twins get locked in the Drink Factory on their own and spend an evening trapped until rescued by Pippy. Next day, the Celebration takes place with a surprise ending.

Guns & Rain

Guerrillas & Spirit Mediums in Zimbabwe
Author: David Lan
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 0852552017
Category: Guerrilla warfare
Page: 244
View: 5690
Lan shows that to understand the meaning that Zimbabwe's war of independence had for its people, the role of the spirit mediums must also be understood.

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Author: Smithsonian Institution,Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
Publisher: N.A
Category: Discoveries in science
Page: N.A
View: 985
Reports for 1884-1886/87 issued in 2 pts., pt. 2 being the Report of the National Museum.

Aaron and Erica's Garden

Author: The Master's Pen
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 160034318X
Category: Religion
Page: 124
View: 6421

The Citrus Rust Mite and Its Control

Author: William Walter Yothers,Arthur Charles Mason
Publisher: N.A
Category: Citrus
Page: 56
View: 2412

Justifiable Means

Author: V. L. Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493150235
Category: Fiction
Page: 179
View: 1538
A Dangerous Dilemma How far will one man go to protect his family and all he holds dear? Will he go so far as to put the security of his country at risk to save his wife and children? Timothy Tyler is a brilliant university researcher who makes a scientific breakthrough that can help the world if it is properly used. However, his discovery can also have devastating effects if it falls into the wrong hands. Timothy is plunged into the world of espionage, big money and greed. Can the university professor survive a grueling ordeal in a hostile environment where he is pushed to his limits? Will he falter and stumble under the pressure or will Dr. Timothy Tyler endure and stop a plot that can have international consequences?

Building Ponds with Animal Power in the Ethiopian Highlands

A Manual
Author: N.A
Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
ISBN: 9789290530701
Category: Animal traction
Page: 38
View: 8484

The Complete Farmer

Or, General Dictionary of Agriculture and Husbandry: Comprehending the Most Improved Methods of Cultivation; the Different Modes of Raising Timber, Fruit, and Other Trees; and the Modern Management of Live-stock: with Descriptions of the Most Approved Implements, Machinery, and Farm-buildings
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 5426

Bulletins ... and Annual Reports ...

Author: University of Arizona. Agricultural Experiment Station
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 8886