Strength In What Remains

Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812977610
Size: 32.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6626
Download
Presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returns to his native land to help people in both countries.

Snow Flower And The Secret Fan Random House Reader S Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679644598
Size: 27.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 669
Download
This new deluxe eBook edition of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan features more than fifty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. In Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See takes us on a journey back to a captivating era of Chinese history and delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship. In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, an “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she has written a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on the fan and compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together they endure the agony of footbinding and reflect upon their arranged marriages, their loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace in their friendship, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their relationship suddenly threatens to tear apart.

The Birth Of Venus Random House Reader S Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679645497
Size: 73.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 1301
Download
This new deluxe eBook edition features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text, which contain new illustrations and photographs, to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, which is sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florence palazzo. A child of the Renaissance with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the artist’s abilities. But Alessandra’s parents have made plans for their daughter, and she is soon married off to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, the reign of the Medicis, with their love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, is being threatened by the hellfire preaching and increasing brutality of the fundamentalist monk Savonarola and his reactionary followers. As the city shudders with violence and change, Alessandra must find her own way—and finally explore the passions she’s kept so long at bay. “Simply amazing, so brilliantly written . . . almost intolerably exciting at times, and at others, equally poignant.”—Antonia Fraser “A broad mural bursting with color, passion, and intrigue.”—People

The Dead Sea Scrolls And Contemporary Culture

Author: Adolfo D. Roitman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004196145
Size: 19.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6650
Download
This volume contains the proceedings of the international conference held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in July 2008 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Black Book

Author: M. A. Harris
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400068487
Size: 28.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4000
Download
"A folk journey of Black America...beautiful, haunting, curious, and human." - from the introduction by Bill Cosby. Over 200 photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Broken Beauty

Author: Theodore L. Prescott
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828187
Size: 18.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6385
Download
"A Broken Beauty examines recent ideas about beauty and the human image in light of the Western Classical and Christian traditions of the human figure. The book's five essays trace the historical fusion of Classical and Christian ideas about beauty, as well as their rejection by much modern art, provocatively suggesting that the difficulties encountered by the beautiful in modernity may be related to a loss of faith." "This volume culminates in a look at fifteen postmodern North American artists whose haunting pieces unite brokenness and beauty in a way that is uncommon within contemporary art. These artists, like the book's essayists, find significance in beauty that is cultivated amidst the perennial human struggle for goodness, meaning, and dignity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Forbes

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 66.25 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5869
Download