Untwine #ad - Trapped in the prison of her own body, isabelle, her parents, and above all, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her -- her friends, her twin -- have shaped and defined her. Then the boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone's world forever. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move.
A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat. Giselle boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling.
Everything Inside: StoriesKnopf #ad - Named a best book of 2019 by npr, i'm dying, family, best-selling author of Brother, Time, and BuzzFeedFrom the internationally acclaimed, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, and love. Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, or drive us apart, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, sometimes in the same searing instant.
In these eight powerful, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby's christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, emotionally absorbing stories, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose.
Everything Inside: Stories #ad - This is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart--a master at her best.
The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story Art of...Graywolf Press #ad - A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea LightEdwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work.
Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses, ” Danticat notes in her introduction. I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing. The book moves outward from the shock of her mother’s diagnosis and sifts through Danticat’s writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison’s Sula.
The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story Art of... #ad - The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat’s mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.
The Green Glass Sea The Gordon Family Saga Book 1Puffin Books #ad - When she reaches los alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he's working on a top secret government program. Over the next few years, all the while, dewey gets to know eminent scientists, becomes friends with a budding artist who is as much of a misfit as she is—and, starts tinkering with her own mechanical projects, has no idea how the Manhattan Project is about to change the world.
The Green Glass Sea The Gordon Family Saga Book 1 #ad - It is 1943, and 11-year-old dewey kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father—but no one, not her father nor the military guardians who accompany her, will tell her exactly where he is. This book's fresh prose and fascinating subject are like nothing you've read before.
Claire of the Sea Light Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - But on the night of claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. Claire limyè lanmè—claire of the sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, neighbor, lover, and friend, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another.
Claire’s mother died in childbirth, Nozias, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, to visit her mother’s grave. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet. This edition includes a reading group guide. . Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.
Claire of the Sea Light Vintage Contemporaries #ad - From the best-selling author of brother, the daughter of a fisherman, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, has gone missing. As nozias and others look for her, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, painful secrets, and to the town itself.
The Night DiaryKokila #ad - The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-muslim, half-hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home.
The journey is long, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, difficult, and dangerous, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity.
The Night Diary #ad - . And for a hopeful future. A 2019 newbery honor book"a gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults. Kirkus, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided countryit's 1947, newly independent of British rule, and India, and hopeful tale of India's partition, starred reviewIn the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India.
American Politics: A Graphic History Introducing...Icon Books Ltd #ad - Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of Opportunity. How dida political outsider like trump win the 2016 presidential election? why do someAmericans feel so strongly about gun rights? Is there a role for more than twopolitical parties in the system?Politicsisn't something that just occurs in the West Wing or the gleaming Capitolbuilding - it comes from the interaction between state and society, theAmerican people living their daily lives.
. In this unique graphic guide, wefollow modern citizens as they explore everything from the United States'political culture, and tensions over race, the role of the media, to socialmovements, immigration, the Constitution and the balance of power, and LGBTrights. Stepright up, and see what lies beneath the pageantry and headlines of this greatnation.
Brother, I'm Dying Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. Brother i'm dying is an astonishing true-life epic, told on an intimate scale by one of our finest writers. As edwidge made a life in a new country, adjusting to being far away from so many who she loved, she and her family continued to fear for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorated.
In 2004, they entered into a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Winner of the national book critics circle award for autobiographya national book award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookFrom the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father, ” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America.
Krik? Krak!Soho Press #ad - A profound mix of catholicism and voodoo spirituality informs the tales, "Children of the Sea, bestowing a mythic importance on people described in the opening story, " as those "in this world whose names don't matter to anyone but themselves. The ceaseless grip of dictatorship often leads men to emotionally abandon their families, like the husband in "A Wall of Fire Rising, " who dreams of escaping in a neighbor's hot-air balloon.
The women exhibit more resilience, too, largely because of their insistence on finding meaning and solidarity through storytelling; but Danticat portrays these bonds with an honesty that shows that sisterhood, has its power plays. Examining the lives of ordinary haitians, particularly those struggling to survive under the brutal Duvalier regime, Danticat illuminates the distance between people's desires and the stifling reality of their lives.
Spare, elegant and moving, these stories cohere into a superb collection. In the book's final piece, " she writes: "Are there women who both cook and write? Kitchen poets, "Epilogue: Women Like Us, they call them. In addition to the power of danticat's themes, the book is enhanced by an element of suspense we're never certain, for example, if a rickety boat packed with refugees introduced in the first tale will reach the Florida coast.
Krik? Krak! #ad - They slip phrases into their stew and wrap meaning around their pork before frying it. Arriving one year after the haitian-american's first novel Breath, these 10 stories, Eyes, Memory alerted critics to her compelling voice, some of which have appeared in small literary journals, confirm Danticat's reputation as a remarkably gifted writer.
America in the Gilded Age: Third EditionNYU Press #ad - Sean dennis cashman traces the political and social saga of America as it passed through the momentous transformation of the Industrial Revolution and the settlement of the West. Revised and extended chapters focusing on immigration, and the American Renaissance are accompanied by a wealth of augmented and enhanced illustrations, labor, the great cities, many new to this addition.
When the first edition of america in the gilded age was published in 1984, it soon acquired the status of a classic, and was widely acknowledged as the first comprehensive account of the latter half of the nineteenth century to appear in many years.
First Person Fiction: Behind the MountainsScholastic Paperbacks #ad - First Person Fiction: Behind the Mountains #ad - First person fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. Looking at her country with new eyes, Celiane gains a fresh resolve to be reunited with her father in Brooklyn, New York. During a visit from her home in rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance and her mother are nearly killed. The harsh winter and concrete landscape of her new home are a shock to Celiane, her brother's uneasy adjustment to American society, who witnesses her parents' struggle to earn a living, and her own encounters with learning difficulties and school violence.
In "behind the mountains" edwidge Danticat tells the story of Celiane and her family's struggles in Haiti and New York. It is election time in Haiti, and bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.