A Lantern in the Shade

A Lantern in the Shade

" - Reader Review "I truly enjoyed reading this book, it made me feel heard in some ways, most of the topics he talked about felt very real and hit home, and he did a wonderful job shining the light on important [Middle East and Arab] ...

Author: Jacob Nader

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798644467372

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"I truly enjoyed reading this book, it made me feel heard in some ways, most of the topics he talked about felt very real and hit home, and he did a wonderful job shining the light on important [Middle East and Arab] regional topics. I teared up at the end of it." - Reader Review A Lantern in the Shade is an epic historical fiction saga that draws on a blend of Middle Eastern cultures and poignant, dramatic prose to tell the story of an Arab immigrant family's quest for truth and honor -- offering a unique perspective that heralds the rich and vibrant history of the Middle East, while unveiling oppressive challenges some marginalized communities face in their day-to-day lives, including the struggles for women's rights and LGBTQ acceptance. Nour is a young Arab woman with a coming of age story desperate to be told -- she is faced with the impossible task of reconciling with her father's heavily-guarded secrets and her mother's deteriorating mental health. She struggles to prevent her own dreams from falling by the wayside, as she fights to hold her family together. Years later, Nour's son Jacob takes a harrowing journey to the Arabian Peninsula, fraught with peril and wonder, to be closer to his family's homeland -- yearning to uncover lost details about his mother's life. Should Jacob succeed, he will finally achieve his life-long aspiration to honor his mother's dreams and shed light on their family's deepest-held mysteries. But if he fails, he might just become a lost soul consumed by the sinking sands of the Arabian Desert... Page Up and Order Now.
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The Lantern Bearers

The Lantern Bearers

Fourteen-year-old Neil, sent to spend the summer with his aunt on the Scottish coast, finds himself drawn to Euan Bone, a prominent composer.

Author: Ronald Frame

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: UOM:39015055110384

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Fourteen-year-old Neil, sent to spend the summer with his aunt on the Scottish coast, finds himself drawn to Euan Bone, a prominent composer.
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Bowker s Complete Video Directory

Bowker s Complete Video Directory

Color . 135 min . G. Video released 1992. J. Donald Walters , a direct disciple , speaks about the love & power that ... Stories That Educate , Inform , Entertain & Rhyme . ... Meet the first family in the tragic story of Cain & Abel .

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ISBN: UOM:39015046780592

Category: Home video systems industry

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The Collected Short Works 1907 1919

The Collected Short Works  1907 1919

In the first half of the twentieth century Bess Streeter Aldrich became one of America's best loved, most widely read, and highly paid writers.

Author: Bess Streeter Aldrich

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803210388

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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In the first half of the twentieth century Bess Streeter Aldrich became one of America's best loved, most widely read, and highly paid writers. Her short works appeared in such major journals as Ladies Home Journal, Harper's Weekly, The American Magazine, Colliers, McCalls, and The Saturday Evening Post. Her most famous novel, A Lantern in Her Hand, has remained a favorite since first published in 1928. Her portrayals of pioneers, farm people, small-town residents, their activities, and their relationship with their surroundings won the admiration of the nation. Honest romance, marital concord, and parental love were her constant themes. She was much more concerned with what kept people together than with what drove them apart. Widowed in 1925 with four children who relied on her for support, Aldrich knew all too well the tensions between motherhood and working for pay. Collected Short Works contains twenty-six works written for publication between 1907 and 1919. Aldrich's admirers now have ready access to works that long ago were relegated to archives and library stacks. Scholars will appreciate how much of herself Aldrich invested in her fiction and how well she appreciated the changes occurring around her. Carol Miles Petersen is the author of a forthcoming biography of Aldrich, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. She formerly taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Fortune Told in Blood

Fortune Told in Blood

As in all wars, both Iraq and Iran demonized each other as the war raged during the 1980s. In Fortune Told in Blood, written during the mid-1990s as Iran was recovering, Davud Ghaffarzadegan labors to undo the damage caused by this process.

Author: Davud Ghaffarzadegan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292718395

Category: Fiction

Page: 71

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Amidst the Iran-Iraq War, two Iraqi soldiers find themselves stationed on an isolated mountain peak with orders to observe the enemy's troop movements. As they watch the brutal destruction brought about by the intelligence they have gathered, their loyalty to their country and each other is tested. As in all wars, both Iraq and Iran demonized each other as the war raged during the 1980s. In Fortune Told in Blood, written during the mid-1990s as Iran was recovering, Davud Ghaffarzadegan labors to undo the damage caused by this process. The author, an Iranian, writes from the Iraqi perspective, thus humanizing the enemy and challenging his reader to do so as well. A deft and economical storyteller, Davud Ghaffarzadegan has received considerable critical and popular acclaim in Iran, though his work has never before been translated into English. M. R. Ghanoonparvar's exquisite translation remedies this oversight and expands the body of literature on the Iran-Iraq War available to the West.
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The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

my o buman beings who llve brane E. Prussing : " The Cam 26 Latest Works of Fiction A NEW ROGUE AND MYSTERY STORY ... an Daniel Boone YOOTH are Lovel's paragraphs on the motes that enabled the framers of y American Constitution to make ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210018778348

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A Circle of Cats

A Circle of Cats

Twelve-year-old Lillian, an orphan who loves roaming the woods looking for fairies when her chores are done, is bitten by a deadly snake and saved through the magical forest creatures.

Author: Charles De Lint

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: UOM:39015073817911

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

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Twelve-year-old Lillian, an orphan who loves roaming the woods looking for fairies when her chores are done, is bitten by a deadly snake and saved through the magical forest creatures.
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Art Religion and Politics in Medieval China

Art  Religion  and Politics in Medieval China

Art, Religion, and Politics in Medieval China: The Dunhuang Cave of the Zhai Family is an in-depth study on the meaning and function of an exemplary Tang memorial cave and an important contribution to studies of Chinese religion, politics, ...

Author: Qiang Ning

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824827031

Category: Art

Page: 178

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The cave-temple complex popularly known as the Dunhuang caves is the world's largest extant repository of Tang Buddhist art. Among the best preserved of the Dunhuang caves is the Zhai Family Cave, built in 642. It is this remarkable cave-temple that forms the focus of Ning Qiang's cross-disciplinary exploration of the interrelationship of art, religion, and politics during the Tang. In his careful examination of the paintings and sculptures found there, the author combines the historical study of pictures with the pictorial study of history. By employing this two-fold approach, he is able to refer to textual evidence in interpreting the formal features of the cave-temple paintings and to employ visual details to fill in the historical gaps inevitably left by text-oriented scholars. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the visual culture of the period and a vivid description of social life in medieval China. and remained hidden until the early 1940s. Once exposed, the early artwork appeared fresh and colorful in comparison with other Tang paintings at Dunhuang. The relatively fine condition of the Zhai Family Cave is crucial to our understanding of the original pictorial program found there and offers a unique opportunity to investigate the visual details of the original paintings and sculptures in the cave. At the same time, the remaining traces of reconstruction and redecoration provide a new perspective on how, for over three centuries, a wealthy Chinese clan used its familial cave as a political showcase. Art, Religion, and Politics in Medieval China: The Dunhuang Cave of the Zhai Family is an in-depth study on the meaning and function of an exemplary Tang memorial cave and an important contribution to studies of Chinese religion, politics, sociology, literature, and folklore as well as to Chinese art history.
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Trozas

Trozas

Andres Ugaldo, a young Indian worker on a mahogany plantation, observes the origins of the rebellion that spreads through the labor camps

Author: B. Traven

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: UCSC:32106010334099

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Andres Ugaldo, a young Indian worker on a mahogany plantation, observes the origins of the rebellion that spreads through the labor camps
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The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

Describes the career and achievements of the famous motion picture director.

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015046353820

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 312

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Describes the career and achievements of the famous motion picture director.
Categories: Motion picture producers and directors