Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2020-09-01 ISBN :1524746371 Pages :464 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (524 users)
Download or read book Fifty Words for Rain written by Asha Lemmie and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller! From debut author Asha Lemmie, “a lovely, heartrending story about love and loss, prejudice and pain, and the sometimes dangerous, always durable ties that link a family together.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Nightingale Kyoto, Japan, 1948. “Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.” Such is eight-year-old Noriko “Nori” Kamiza’s first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight her confinement to the attic of her grandparents’ imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her skin. The child of a married Japanese aristocrat and her African American GI lover, Nori is an outsider from birth. Her grandparents take her in, only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. Obedient to a fault, Nori accepts her solitary life, despite her natural intellect and curiosity. But when chance brings her older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, Nori finds in him an unlikely ally with whom she forms a powerful bond—a bond their formidable grandparents cannot allow and that will irrevocably change the lives they were always meant to lead. Because now that Nori has glimpsed a world in which perhaps there is a place for her after all, she is ready to fight to be a part of it—a battle that just might cost her everything. Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to be free.
Publisher : Release Date :2021-05-27 ISBN :9781988168463 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (168 users)
Download or read book Fifty Words for Rain written by Catherine Macdonald and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fiction. Winner of the Manitoba Books Awards' Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction 2016 for the first novel in Charles Lauchlan Series. Reluctant amateur detective, Reverend Charles Lauchlan, departs the prairie city of Winnipeg and travels abroad to Scotland with his fiance Maggie on a bicycle tour of the highlands. The tour runs afoul when the couple discover a body on the trail, followed by two near-fatal accidents. With a shadowy figure now following their every move and far from help, Charles and Maggie, along with their policeman friend, Sergeant Andrew Setter, must figure out how these strange events fit together before something more dire befalls the group. FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN is the second in a three book series that began with Put on an Armour of Light (winner of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). Deftly wrought, meticulously researched, and scintillating with charm and period prose, Macdonald weaves a winding, cross-country tale that will require all of the detective's ingenuity and test the measure of his resolve.
Publisher :Red Empress Publishing Release Date :2021-06-10 ISBN : Pages :280 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Moth written by India Millar and published by Red Empress Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the end of the beginning, and the beginning of the end, a journey will come full circle… When Keiko suffers a terrible, personal loss, she believes that she has been reduced to nothing and can no longer wield her samurai sword. In order to survive, she is forced to become little more than a beggar, a humiliating ending for a woman who once inspired legends. But fate still has her own plans for Keiko’s future. After traveling the world, and living a hundred different lives, Keiko finds herself right back where she started, and the answers she seeks waiting for her right where her journey first began.
Publisher : Release Date :1928 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.O/5 ( users)
Download or read book A Study of the First Fifty Words of the Stanford-Binet Vocabulary ... written by Barbara Marx and published by . This book was released on 1928 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2011-03-01 ISBN :1101523824 Pages :121 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (11 users)
Download or read book Harper Connelly Mysteries Quartet written by Charlaine Harris and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-03-01 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Another acclaimed paranormal mystery series by the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels that inspired HBO’s True Blood. These four novels introduce Harper Connelly, a “winning heroine”* who uses psychic skills to help law enforcement provide justice for the dead. “A series that just might surpass all [Harris’s] others in popularity.”—*Booklist GRAVE SIGHT GRAVE SURPRISE AN ICE COLD GRAVE GRAVE SECRET
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2021-06-24 ISBN :1472976762 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (472 users)
Download or read book Forecast written by Joe Shute and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join Joe Shute as he travels across Britain tracing the history of our seasons and discovering how they are changing. We talk about them. We plan our lives around them. The changing seasons are part of us all. But what happens when the weather changes beyond recognition? Joe Shute has spent years unpicking Britain's love affair with the weather, poring over the centuries of folklore, customs and rituals our seasons have inspired. But in recent years Shute has noticed a curious thing: the British seasons are changing far faster and far more profoundly than we realise. Daffodils in December, frogspawn in November, swallows that no longer fly home, floods, wildfires and winters without snow. Nothing is behaving as it should, sending nature into an increasing state of flux. In Forecast, Shute travels all over Britain tracing the history of the seasons, and discovering the extent to which we are now growing disconnected from them. While documenting these warped rhythms caused by the changing weather, he records the parallels in his personal journey as he and his wife struggle to conceive a child. This is a book that races to keep up with the march of the seasons as they rapidly change course. It examines how the weather is reshaping the world around us, and asks what happens to centuries of culture, memory and identity when the very thing they subsist on is slipping away.
Publisher :Weinstein Books Release Date :2009-05-05 ISBN :9781602860742 Pages :450 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (86 users)
Download or read book The Gift of Rain written by Tan Twan Eng and published by Weinstein Books. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton-the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families-feels alienated from both the Chinese and British communities. He at last discovers a sense of belonging in his unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip proudly shows his new friend around his adored island, and in return Endo teaches him about Japanese language and culture and trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. When the Japanese savagely invade Malaya, Philip realizes that his mentor and sensei-to whom he owes absolute loyalty-is a Japanese spy. Young Philip has been an unwitting traitor, and must now work in secret to save as many lives as possible, even as his own family is brought to its knees.
Publisher :Heinemann Release Date :2001 ISBN :9780435352493 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (352 users)
Download or read book Global Challenges written by Bob Digby and published by Heinemann. This book was released on 2001 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written for Edexcel B AS and A2 geography, this student book uses case studies to illustrate key concepts. It has opportunities for fieldwork, independent research and ICT, as well as focused questions to enhance learning.
Publisher : Release Date :1940 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.$/5 ( users)
Download or read book Proceedings of the Meeting[s̈ of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind written by American Association of Instructors of the Blind and published by . This book was released on 1940 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2019-08-01 ISBN :0241354803 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (241 users)
Download or read book Fierce Bad Rabbits written by Clare Pollard and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-08-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of Clare Pollard's childhood reading and her re-discovery of the classic tales as a parent. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. 'A gem . . . hard to put down. Thoroughly enjoyable' Spectator 'Essential reading for every thinking parent' Penelope Lively 'An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us' Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review 'A happy way to reconnect with old friends' Times