Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor

By Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor

An introspective and lovely twin memoir by means of the number 1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter

Sue Monk Kidd has touched thousands of readers along with her novels The mystery lifetime of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and along with her acclaimed nonfiction. during this intimate twin memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, provide certain views as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, every one on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover every one other.

Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann go back and forth all through Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with getting older, stuck in an inventive vacuum, longing to reconnect together with her grown daughter, struggles to amplify a imaginative and prescient of swarming bees right into a novel. Ann, simply graduated from university, heartbroken and benumbed through the vintage query approximately what to do together with her existence, grapples with a painful melancholy. As this modern day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and private which means of an array of inspiring figures and websites, additionally they each one supply voice to that almost all protean of connections: the bond of mom and daughter.

A clever and regarding ebook approximately female thresholds, religious development, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is either a revealing self-portrait via a cherished writer and her daughter, a author within the making, and a momentous tale that might resonate with girls in every single place.

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Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ng?g? wa Thiong'o

By Ng?g? wa Thiong'o

By means of the world-renowned novelist, playwright, critic, and writer of Wizard of the Crow, an evocative and affecting memoir of childhood.
 
Ngugi wa Thiong’o was once born in 1938 in rural Kenya to a father whose 4 better halves bore him greater than a rating of youngsters. the fellow who may develop into one among Africa’s top writers was once the 5th baby of the 3rd spouse. while international conflict II affected the lives of Africans below British colonial rule in really unforeseen methods, Ngugi spent his formative years as a great deal the apple of his mother’s eye prior to attending institution to slake what was once then thought of a weird and wonderful thirst for learning.
 
In Dreams in a Time of War, Ngugi deftly etches a bygone period, taking pictures the panorama, the folk, and their tradition; the social and political vicissitudes of lifestyles less than colonialism and struggle; and the stricken courting among an rising Christianized center category and the agricultural terrible. And he exhibits how the Mau Mau armed fight for Kenya’s independence opposed to the British educated not just his personal lifestyles but in addition the lives of these closest to him.
 
Dreams in a Time of War speaks to the human correct to dream even within the worst of instances. It abounds in soft and strong subtleties and complexities which are movingly informed.

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The Horse Boy: A Memoir of Healing (AKA: The Horse Boy: A by Rupert Isaacson

By Rupert Isaacson

While his son Rowan used to be clinically determined with autism, Rupert Isaacson was once devastated, afraid he may perhaps by no means be capable of speak together with his baby. but if Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan more advantageous immeasurably. He was once struck with a loopy notion: why no longer take Rowan to Mongolia, the only position on the planet the place horses and shamanic therapeutic intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming tale of that most unlikely event. In Mongolia, the family members came across undreamed of landscapes and other people, insufferable setbacks, and advances past their wildest desires. this can be a deeply relocating, actually distinct story--of a relations keen to visit the ends of the earth to aid their son, and of a boy studying to connect to the realm for the 1st time.

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Blue Nights by Joan Didion

By Joan Didion

From one among our strongest writers, a piece of attractive frankness approximately wasting a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her personal adolescence and married existence together with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new publication via Joan Didion examines her recommendations, fears, and doubts relating to having young children, ailment, and starting to be old.

Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks again to Quintana’s marriage ceremony in big apple seven years ahead of. this present day will be her marriage ceremony anniversary. This truth triggers bright snapshots of Quintana’s childhood—in Malibu, in Brentwood, in school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but in addition on her function as a mum or dad, Didion asks the candid questions any dad or mum may approximately how she feels she failed both simply because cues weren't taken or even displaced. “How may perhaps i've got neglected what was once in actual fact there to be seen?” ultimately, maybe all of us stay unknown to one another. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her personal age, whatever she reveals not easy to recognize, less accept.

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Esprit de sel by Maurice Henrie

By Maurice Henrie

L’ouvrage réunit une assortment de courts textes (quelques lignes, quelques paragraphes, parfois deux pages tout au plus) qui portent un titre en un seul mot, comme s’il agissait d’une entrée dans un lexique group of workers. Il se présente comme un carnet de réflexions détendues portées par l’humeur du second et l’esprit d’un homme de lettres.

Les thèmes y sont des plus divers : souvenirs de voyage, d’enfance ou de lectures, réflexions sur les travers de l. a. société ou encore sur sa pratique de l’écriture. Mais cette diversité est traversée par l’aspiration de cerner une sagesse personnelle que les années et l’expérience ont apportée.

Maurice Henrie a déjà signé des recueils de textes courts, mi-nouvelles, mi-essais, qui ont connu du succès. Celui-ci, cependant, pourra sembler encore plus body of workers et authentique que les autres. On a l’impression d’y feuilleter un carnet, un magazine intime.

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Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs by Jay Farrar

By Jay Farrar

During this choice of fantastically crafted autobiographical vignettes that encompasses every little thing from the folks Jay Farrar has met and the locations he’s journeyed over twenty years as a touring musician, to his formative adolescence stories, to his parents’ cultural identification as Missouri Ozarks.

As a baby, he marveled on the eccentric behavior and mannerisms of his father, although it has taken over forty years to completely enjoy his suggestions. memories of Farrar’s father are renowned during the tales. eventually, it really is tune and musicians which are given the main house and the ultimate for the reason that song has been the artistic impetus and driver for the previous 35 years of his life.

In writing those tales, he discovered a average inclination to target very particular reviews; a mode analogous to the songwriting method. The highlights and pivotal reports from that musical trip are all represented because the binding thread in those stories—if lifestyles is a film, then those tales are the nonetheless frames.

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A.J. Jacobs Omnibus: The Know-It-All, The Year of Living by A. J. Jacobs

By A. J. Jacobs

An e-book boxed set that includes the 1st 3 of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and unusually informative—ventures into experiential journalism.

The Know-It-All: Puzzle besides A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the whole encyclopedia, and notice what precisely it's he learns alongside the way.

The 12 months of residing Biblically: become aware of what existence will be like within the twenty first century should you lived accurately through the dictates of the Bible—the insights won approximately faith may shock you.

My existence as an test: subscribe to A.J. on a roller-coaster journey of existence as a human guinea pig: he explores either the perks and pitfalls of assorted undertakings in a sequence of fascinating essays, together with these titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My existence as a gorgeous Woman."

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Frankie's Place: A Love Story by Jim Sterba

By Jim Sterba

Each year after the lengthy new york wintry weather, Frances FitzGerald, writer of the Pulitzer Prize successful hearth within the Lake, heads north to Mount wasteland Island to spend the summer season writing. Her uncomplicated cottage appears over a cove, a part of Somes Sound, that is choked with sailboats and lobster buoys. humans come to go to and twelve months Jim Sterba, an acquaintance, involves for every week, after which the following yr it's , till progressively he turns into a fixture in her lifestyles for the full summer.

The tale chronicles one specific summer time that Jim and Frankie are spending at Frankie's position, a place Jim considers "the excellent writer's retreat." "Frankie's position couldn't be detailed to me with out Frankie. the comfy residence, the woods and water, the beautiful perspectives and the intense island have been a part of a level on which our dating grew...."

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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost by Conor Grennan

By Conor Grennan

In order to not look thoroughly self-indulgent to his family and friends, Conor begun his year-long journey world wide with a three-month stint volunteering within the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What begun as a canopy tale replaced Conor's existence, and the lives of numerous others, endlessly. The turning element happened in the course of Conor's moment stint as a volunteer with Little Princes. whereas taking part in at the roof of the orphanage, Conor used to be approached through a girl who could change into the mum of 2 of the wards. Over hours of conversations along with her, Conor discovered the reality. a few of the little princes weren't orphans yet youngsters that have been taken from their houses by means of baby traffickers. as well as wasting of her boys, this lady, whereas below the keep watch over of a human trafficker, used to be doing her most sensible to maintain seven different terrified young children alive. Conor's lifestyles replaced in these moments, as he determined to dedicate himself to those unfortunates. After securing spots in an orphanage for all seven and arranging for a good neighborhood employees to run the Little Princes Orphanage, Conor escaped Nepal, in the future earlier than revolution erupted in Kathmandu. After arriving domestic, Conor obtained a devastating e-mail reporting that the seven young ones had disappeared, snatched once more via an analogous trafficker. quickly he was once again in Kathmandu, using during the chaotic streets at the again of a local's bike, looking for his young ones, seven needles in a corrupt haystack. and that's the place Conor's tale starts off. Conor pledged not to merely commence a brand new orphanage for those seven but in addition to begin a complete new programme devoted to reuniting young ones with their misplaced households in distant villages within the Nepalese hills. He lived below consistent worry of retribution from the traffickers. He had to go back to the united states by means of 22 December, either simply because that was once the agreed-upon panic date on which associates might alert experts if he didn't go back, and since it used to be the date that the girl he'd fallen in love with over e-mail might arrive at his door in order that they may perhaps, in the end, meet in individual. Conor's story is an epic mystery, and a love tale, and is healthier advised through Conor himself.

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Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins

By Tom Robbins

Across the world bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins gives you the lengthy awaited story of his wild lifestyles and occasions, either at domestic and round the globe.

Tom Robbins’ hot, clever, and fantastically bizarre novels—including nonetheless existence With Woodpecker, Jitterbug body spray, and Fierce Invalids domestic From scorching Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular mind's eye. Madcap yet honest, pulsating with powerful social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have brought numerous readers to usual born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and challenging redheads.

In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that exceptional literary sensibility inward, sewing jointly tales of his unconventional lifestyles, from his Appalachian early life to his globetrotting adventures —told in his exact voice that mixes the candy and sly, the non secular and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins may turn into over the process part a century a poet-interruptus, an air strength weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, top a existence as not going, magical, and weird as these of his quixotic characters.

Robbins deals intimate snapshots of Appalachia throughout the nice melancholy, the West Coast through the Sixties psychedelic revolution, overseas roving ahead of place of origin safety monitored our travels, and ny publishing whilst it nonetheless trusted timber. Written with the big-hearted comedy and captivating linguistic invention for which he's recognized, Tibetan Peach Pie is a call for participation into the non-public global of a literary legend.

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