The Sea Of Tranquility

Author: Katja Millay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476730946
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Teenage former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, a lonely boy at her school, enter into an intense relationship, with neither unaware of the dark secrets the other's past holds. Original.

Sea Of Tranquillity

Author: Paul Russell
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466826002
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Paul Russell's delicately layered, richly textured novels have won him widespread acclaim as one of the finest contemporary American novelists. Sea of Tranquillity, possibly his most ambitious and rewarding novel, traces a disintegrating nuclear family across two tumultuous decades of American life - from the early '60s to the '80s - and is told in a quartet of voices: astronaut Allen Cloud, his wife, their gay son, Jonathan, and his friend/lover. Ranging in time and emotion from the optimism of the first moon shot to the dark landscape of the age of AIDS, Sea of Tranquillity is an extraordinary and compelling novel.

Sea Of Tranquility

Author: Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550024401
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For Sylvie, Ragged Island is the only world she has ever known. It is the place where she lived with her four late husbands, and where she plans to live out her remaining years. It is also home to the whales, and to a community whose love for the island is immense. But when the Nova Scotia government decides to shut down the ferry service that is the lifeblood of Ragged Island, the residents see their world beginning to disappear.

Motorcycle Ride On The Sea Of Tranquility

Author: Patricia Santana
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826324371
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It's April 1969, and fourteen-year-old Yolanda Sahagún can hardly wait to see her favorite brother, Chuy, newly returned from Vietnam. But when he arrives at the Welcome Home party the family has prepared in his honor it's clear that the war has changed him. The transformation of Chuy is only one of the challenges that Yolanda and the rest of her family face. This powerful coming-of-age novel, winner of the 1999 Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, is a touching and funny account of a summer that is still remembered as a crossroads in American life. Yolanda and her brothers and sisters learn how to be men and women and how to be Americans as well as Mexican Americans. "A captivating portrayal . . . .the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."--Rudolfo Anaya "Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquillity will take you on an exhilarating journey through the tortured landscape of the late 1960s, and show you how the stench of a brutal foreign war and revolutionary winds at home swept into the lives on one Mexican American family in Southern California. . . . Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."--Jorge Mariscal, University of California, San Diego, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War

Sea Of Tranquility A Novel

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For Sylvie, Ragged Island - and the whales who swam around it - is the only world she has ever known. It is the place where she was born and raised, where she lived with her four late husbands, and where she plans to live out her remaining years. It is also the home to a community whose love for the island is immense. But when the Nova Scotia government decides to shut down the ferry service that is the lifeblood of Ragged Island, the residents see their world beginning to disappear. Sea of Tranquility is the lyrical and moving story of an island struggling to survive. Lesley Choyce’s seventh novel, it contains the elements for which the author is known: engaging characters, page-turning storyline, and uproarious humour. Choyce is in top form.

The Sea Of Tranquility

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008343101
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A magical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing from the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Ends Of Assimilation

Author: John Alba Cutler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190210117
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Ends of Assimilation examines how Chicano literature imagines the conditions and costs of cultural change, arguing that its thematic preoccupation with assimilation illuminates the function of literature. John Alba Cutler shows how mid-century sociologists advanced a model of assimilation that ignored the interlinking of race, gender, and sexuality and characterized American culture as homogeneous, stable, and exceptional. He demonstrates how Chicano literary works from the postwar period to the present understand culture as dynamic and self-consciously promote literature as a medium for influencing the direction of cultural change. With original analyses of works by canonical and noncanonical writers--from Américo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros, and Jimmy Santiago Baca to Estela Portillo Trambley, Alfredo Véa, and Patricia Santana--Ends of Assimilation demands that we reevaluate assimilation, literature, and the very language we use to talk about culture.

Political Instincts A Novel Of Amazing Thailand

Author: F. Scott Sinclair
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162220559
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This novel is based upon the theory of Participatory democracy as envisioned by Professor Harlan Watt. His theory was so provocative and threatening to the American elite, Professor Harlan was murdered by his own government for being a national security risk. A close friend, novelist Jake Jacobs, promised his widow that he would take up the banner and promote Harlan's theory of Participatory democracy in his novels. The President, the CIA and IMF have consolidated their resources in an attempt to stop the publication of Jake's novel. When his publisher, Mr. Naak, suffered the loss of his beloved nephews who were attempting to establish a true democracy in Thailand; he promised his only remaining nephew that he would never rest until democracy was firmly established in "The Land of Smiles." Thailand has never been colonized by anyone...and won't start now! With the help of the Prime Minister of Thailand, former Supreme Court justice Theodore Marsh, private detective Rick Olson, the negative forces of American influence would be confronted at every turn. But if Jake Jacob's novel gets published, American style democracy as it exists today under the plutocracy would be in jeopardy. Thailand and America are on a collision course of their own making. Sides are chosen and played out to their final conclusion: a dynamic duel of major proportions right to the bitter end.

Ghosts Of El Grullo

Author: Patricia Santana
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826344097
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Is this sequel to Patricia Santana's critically acclaimed Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility, we find Yolanda Sahagun now living in the university dorms when a series of traumatic events forces her to reexamine her life. Yolanda visits her parents' hometown of El Grullo, Mexico, struggling to understand the ghosts in her life - her mother, her father, and her seemingly idyllic childhood. This is a story of Yolanda's initiation into womanhood as well as her fierce struggle to make sure her family does nut dissolve. Family and sexual politics; love, death, and abandonment; the struggle to resolve a personal identity in the context of a shattered, first-generation immigrant American family - these are the hugely painful obstructions Yolanda must surmount or incorporate into her own being as she makes her life's journey.

The Atria Summer 2013 Beach Read Bag

Author: Abigail Tarttelin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476735174
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The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: A free collection of thirteen excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. There’s nothing that goes better with beach season than a delicious novel. With that in mind, we present Atria’s Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 13 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. Selections include: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwartz Five Days by Douglas Kennedy Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley With All My Love by Patricia Scanlon The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown Waiting for Jules by Tamara N. Houston No matter whether you’re on a plane traveling to your getaway destination or on your couch planted firmly in front of the air conditioner, we’ve got a great story guaranteed to whisk you away on a reading vacation.