In a powerful novel that captures the struggle of the immigrant experience, Wendy Lee explores one family’s hidden history and unspoken hurts, and the universal themes of identity, family, and finding a place to call home. After his father's death, Michael Tang finds a letter sent to his dad from a long-ago friend in China. Without a word to his mother or sister, he decides to make the long journey to a remote part of that enormous country. Once there, he begins to learn about the man his father once was, and how long-ago choices continue to echo throughout all of their lives.
Michael’s sister Emily is an immigration lawyer living in Manhattan and married to a white American. Her only connections to China are her family and her work. But when a case ends horribly she starts to question the choices she’s made. Their mother, Ling, worries that she's somehow driven her children away.
Though they are living the lives Ling and her husband sacrificed so much to give them, all three must decide where their happiness truly lies.
Hip-hop is creating an expanding ministerial and spiritual movement that is changing the socio-historical landscape on a national and global level. From the streets of its birthplace in the South Bronx to the barrios of Colombia in South America; Hip-hop is helping to create sacred spaces that are providing purpose to our marginalized youth and young adult street populations. Beyond the Four Walls: The Rising Ministry and Spirituality of Hip-hop serves as both an autobiographical and ethnographical journey of my love and experiences with Hip-hop as a professor, youth minister and artist. I invite the reader to explore my outlook on Hip-hop, which reaches far beyond the scope of its music, commercialization, and "hood life." Instead, it takes another look at the unprecedented impact that Hip-hop continues to have in both our secular and spiritual communities. Because of its ongoing commitment to community organizing, activism, social justice and education, Hip-hop is worthy to be called a 21st Century socio-political, theological and spiritual movement, akin to that of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, Mohammed, Abraham, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and most notably in this book, Jesus Christ and Paul the Apostle.
Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new generation of Jones fans at the start of the 21st century.This highly readable biography finally separates truth from myth to reveal the flesh-and-blood man behind the legend. With over 70 interviews including friends, family and colleagues, Tom Jones: Close Up offers a minutely-researched chronology of Jones' 40-year career as well as details of his odd life of deep family ties and unbridled sexual promiscuity. From Las Vegas and L.A. to London and South Wales, the authors the pieces together the roller-coaster life of Tom Jones spanning his carer childhood and the days of legendary stardom, through the career slump in the eighties to the spectacular comeback of the Reload album. Includes 24 pages of photographs from every era of Jones' life.
Khan's stories are about ordinary people trying to cope with events that have thrown their daily lives out of sync. His protagonists rise above their circumstances by not giving up. Each of the twelve stories here helps us explore feelings and relationships that are quintessentially urban.
This is an alternate cover edition for B013R8CGUS In this spinoff from the April Almighty series, the Happytown clowns are back! The clowns are more terrifying than ever and ready to spin their own tale of death and mayhem. Ice Katy is on the the loose after escaping from Jericho Systems. Her mentor, Mad Maxwell is imprisoned somewhere beneath one of Jericho’s facilities. Nolan Collinsworth is a washed up child actor. Now 45 years old, he’s hanging on to what little celebrity he has left. After accepting an invite to a horror convention in Odessa, Texas he thinks he’s on the way to a comeback. Except Ice Katy and her band of clowns decides to crash the convention, turning it in to her own personal Funhouse of horrors. Damien Carter is a Tracker with Jericho Systems. The only way he can stop Katy is with the help of Mad Maxwell. Can he get inside the deranged clown’s head in time to find Katy and save the people of Odessa? Or will Mad Maxwell turn him into a pawn in another of his silly games? Can anyone stop the forthcoming Clown Apocalypse?
Η Σαγκάν, με το μυθιστόρημα της "Ένα χαμένο προφίλ" βρίσκει και πάλι την ευκαιρία να αναλύσει τους χαρακτήρες της υψηλής παρισινής κοινωνίας. Και τούτη τη φορά, θα τους εξευτελίσει, θα τους συντρίψει, στο πρόσωπο του πανίσχυρου μεγαλοεπιχειρηματία Τζούλιους Κραμ. Η Ζοζέ, υπερβολική στην ανεξαρτησία της και θαρραλέα στη συμπεριφορά της φτάνει ως την αφέλεια. Μα όταν ένας υγιής και ωραίος έρωτας παραμερίσει το σύννεφο από τα μάτια της θα συνειδητοποιήσει την πλάνη: "Περάσαμε απ' τη ζωή ο ένας παράλληλα στον άλλο, πάντα μακριά, πάντα ξένοι. Δεν είχε κανείς δει τον άλλον παρά μόνο απ' το προφίλ του..."