Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, ethnic, and loves of girls struggling with national, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, and sexual identities. Mawal is the stable one, living steeped in the security of Palestinian traditions in the West Bank. Khadija is terrified by the sexual freedom of her American friends, both literally and figuratively, but scarred, by her father's abusive behavior.
Hala is torn between two worlds-in love in Jordan, drawn back to the world she has come to love in Arizona. Interweaving their stories, halaby creates a compelling and entirely original story, allowing us to see each cousin from multiple points of view, a window into the rich and complicated Arab world.
Soraya is lost in trying to forge an acceptable life in a foreign yet familiar land, in love with her own uncle, and unable to navigate the fast culture of California youth. This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds.
I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
Fierce, i am an emotional creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, tender, and smart, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be. This edition features new material about starting a discussion group based on the book.
In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe.
The Member of the Wedding
Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, on the honeymoon, uninvited, hoping even to go, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, and her six-year-old male cousin — not to mention her own unbridled imagination — Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, Berenice, more accepting than herself.
The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the ﬁrst time. A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence” Detroit Free Press, The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best.
Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding.
With the hakawati, rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century. In 2003, osama al-kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. Through osama, conflicted identity, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, and survival.
As the family gathers, or storyteller, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are abraham and isaac; ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps.
Honors Physics Essentials: An APlusPhysics Guide
The charts and illustrations helped me organize key information, and I felt like I understood the concepts behind every question on the test. Nick, Physics Student. Honors physics essentials is an easy-to-read guide to algebra-based introductory physics, work, circuits, optics, uniform circular motion, magnetism, momentum, power, featuring more than 500 worked-out problems with full solutions and covering topics such as: kinematics, dynamics, fluids, rotational kinematics, electrostatics, energy, impulse, microelectronics, sound, thermal physics, waves, gravity, and modern physics.
This book is designed to assist beginning physics students in their high school and introductory college physics courses as an invaluable supplemental resource in class as well as a review guide for standardized physics assessments such as the SAT Subject Test in Physics, PRAXIS Physics, and CST Physics exams.
Honors physics Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics. Com website, videos, which includes online question and answer forums, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics. Advance praise for Honors Physics Essentials:"This book is thorough and entertaining.
The physics concepts are explained clearly enough for anyone to understand. Jeff, Physics Teacher. If you are looking for an sat physics review book, or a review book for any non-calculus physics test, I'd recommend the Honors Physics Esssentials book.
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers Issues of Our Time
A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age. Samantha power, author of a problem from helldrawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers.
The Septembers of Shiraz: A Novel P.S.
Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma HayekIn the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy.
As isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
In nineteenth-century china, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu “women’s writing”. Snow flower and the secret fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful.
With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive.
With the arrival of a silk fan on which snow flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become “old sames” at the tender age of seven. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart. They painted letters on fans, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, and composed stories, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, dreams, and accomplishments.
Some girls were paired with laotongs, “old sames, ” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. As the years pass, loneliness, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence.
Interpreter of Maladies
. With a new introduction winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. In stories that travel from india to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.
The House on Mango Street
Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. The bestselling coming-of-age classic, taught in schools and universities alike, beloved by readers of all ages, acclaimed by critics, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.
The house on mango street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery.
All she knows of her past is that her grandfather fled the turbulent Havana of the 1960s for Miami with her in tow, and that pinned to her sweater—possibly by her mother—were a few treasured lines of a Pablo Neruda poem. These facts remain her only tenuous links to her history, until a mysterious parcel arrives in the mail.
Highly recommended. Library Journal. A young cuban woman has been searching in vain for details of her birth mother. Inside the soft, worn box are layers of writings and photographs. In this “evocative first novel, ” an elderly woman looks back on the world of revolutionary Cuba as she recalls her intimate, secret love affair with Ernesto “Che” Guevara Publishers Weekly.
A moving novel from a writer to watch. Publishers weekly “Inventive and hypnotic . . . It is also an erotic fantasy, history, and an exquisitely crafted meditation on memory, a glimpse into the private life of a mythic public figure, and storytelling. Fitting these pieces together with insights she gleans from several trips back to Havana, the daughter reconstructs a life of her mother, her youthful affair with the dashing, charismatic Che Guevara and the child she bore by the enigmatic rebel.
Finally, loving che is a triumphant unveiling of how the stories we tell about others ultimately become the story of ourselves. An artful and restless examination of the exile soul.