Download or read Steal You Away PDF, written by Niccolò Ammaniti and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ischiano Scalo. A place where even the main road out to the nearest big town gives up after a couple of miles, where escape from a life of boredom and emptiness is almost impossible. Forced into crimes he never wanted to commit, Pietro reaches crisis point when his parents ignore his pleas for help and his schoolteacher turns her back on him - in desperation, he reaches out for attention, and finds instead a terrible revenge. Escape from Ischiano Scalo comes at a price. Life there will never be the same again.
Download or read Soundscapes from the Americas PDF, written by Donna A. Buchanan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague (1937-2005), whose pioneering work in Latin American music, popular culture, and performance studies contributed extensively to ethnomusicological discourse in the 1970s-1990s, this anthology offers comparative perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis. President of the Society for Ethnomusicology from 1979-81, editor of its journal, Ethnomusicology, from 1974-78, and founder and editor of the trilingual Latin American Music Review from 1980 until his death, Béhague also established the ethnomusicology graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1974, thereby influencing the training and thinking of dozens of the field’s practitioners. Among these are the volume’s eight authors, whose contributions reflect the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm, the volume’s seven case studies portray snapshots of musical life in representative communities of the Americas, including the southwestern and Pacific United States, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, and Ecuador. Situated in milieus ranging from the indigenous festivals of the Andean highlands, to the competitive public gatherings of poet-singers in post-Pinochet Chile, to the Puerto Rican dance halls of the Hawaiian islands, these studies pose anthropological inquiries into the ontology of performance practice, the social power of poetic performativity, and the experience and embodiment of sound in place.
Download or read To See the Moon So Clearly And Other Stories PDF, written by Gai Sever and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2020-01-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection, Gai Sever spins five stories of great depth, wisdom, and humanity. The richness of the universe he creates stands comparison with Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea or Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, while his understanding of what it means to be a child rivals that of Roald Dahl. Yet Sever conjures up a distinctive world of his own. The resourceful girls and boys featured in these stories display ingenuity, determination and teamwork to overcome the obstacles they face. These five magical tales will enchant children and adults alike.
Download or read I ll Steal You Away PDF, written by Niccolò Ammaniti and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The bestselling author of I’m Not Scared “beautifully evokes the lopsided streets of an Italian backwater . . . the shadow life of childhood” (The New Yorker). Italian literary superstar Niccolò Ammaniti’s novel, I’m Not Scared, prompted gushing praise, hit international bestseller lists, and was made into a smash indie film. In I’ll Steal You Away, Ammaniti takes his unparalleled empathy for children, his scythe-sharp observations, and his knack for building tension to a whole new level. In a tiny Italian village, a young boy named Pietro is growing up tormented by bullies and ignored by his parents. When an aging playboy, Graziano Biglia, returns to town, a change is in the air: Pietro decides to take on the bullies, his lonely teacher Flora finds romance with the town’s prodigal son, and the inept janitor at the school proclaims his love for his favorite prostitute. But the village isn’t ready for such change, and when Graziano seduces and forgets Flora, both she and Pietro’s tentative hopes seem crushed forever. With great tenderness, Ammaniti shines light on the heart-wrenching failures and quiet redemptions of ordinary people trying to live extraordinary lives. “Deliciously languorous . . . Ammaniti has a Dickensian touch for character study . . . I’ll Steal You Away will do just that.” —The New York Times Book Review “A snapshot of small-town Italian life that could be, just as easily, a tale of small-town American life . . . Ammaniti weaves almost seamlessly between his characters as they spiral slowly toward their inevitable sad conclusions. A-” —Entertainment Weekly “Chilling and intimate, Ammaniti’s work brings life to a deceptively quiet town and its wealth of eclectic and unsettling residents.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Download or read Mass Culture in Soviet Russia PDF, written by James Von Geldern and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers an array of documents, short fiction, poems, songs, plays, movie scripts, and folklore to offer a look at the mass culture that was consumed by millions in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1953. This work focuses on the entertainment genres that both shaped and reflected the social, political, and personal values of the regime and the masses.
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Download or read XO PDF, written by Jeffery Deaver and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-21 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third Kathryn Dance novel from Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver. Kayleigh Towne is a beautiful and successful singer-songwriter, and Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan. When she replies to one of his fan letters with 'XO', Edwin is convinced she loves him, and that her latest hit song 'Your Shadow' was written for him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise. Then the singer gets an anonymous phone call; it's the first verse of 'Your Shadow' playing. Soon after, one of the crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh's friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, knows that stalking crimes are not one-off occurrences, and, sure enough, more verses of the song are played as warnings of death to follow. With a little help from forensic criminalist Lincolyn Rhyme, Dance must use her kinesic and investigative skills in an attempt to find the killer before more people die. Deaver has written the actual song, 'Your Shadow'. Readers will be able to download it from www.jefferydeaver.com.
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Download or read Fushi no Kami Rebuilding Civilization Starts With a Village Volume 5 PDF, written by Mizuumi Amakawa and published by J-Novel Club. This book was released on 2021-12-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After defeating the treants in Ajole village, Ash and the Territory Reform Promotion Office embark on a trip to the Sukun region, famous for its hot springs. Maika sees this as the perfect opportunity to confess her feelings for Ash but is beaten to the draw by the boy’s words, “I like you, but my heart lies somewhere else.” Following her rejection, Maika makes it her mission to change Ash’s mind by participating in the Royal Sword Tournament, where the winner is granted any wish. It’s the same tournament that was once won by her father, Klein, who used his victory to ask for Yuika’s hand in marriage! Thus, Maika prepares to put on a legendary performance in the name of love! This is the fifth chapter of the story about a young boy who sets out to revolutionize the world in order to rebuild civilization and create his ideal life!
Download or read The Prophet s Woman PDF, written by Tamis Hoover Renteria and published by Wheatmark, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-04 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ninth century BCE. In the middle of a severe drought, a young Phoenician widow named Arishat is on the brink of starvation. When she prays to her goddess, Asherah, for help, Elijah, a prophet of Israel arrives at her door with bread, oil, and an allegiance to the god Yahweh. Willing to accept Elijah's help, but not his god or his vow of celibacy, Arishat follows him to Israel determined not only to win his love but also to convince him of his need for a goddess. However, as she becomes embroiled in Elijah's mission against the corrupt King Ahab, she soon discovers a cause of her own among Israelite women trying to keep goddess traditions alive against the opposition of their men. Arishat will soon have to choose between her love for a man who rejects the goddess, and her loyalty to her own beloved Asherah. Brimming over with vibrant period detail and peopled with characters who bring these ancient times to life, The Prophet's Woman is a wonderful story and a fresh, well-needed addition to the genre of biblical historical fiction.
Download or read Riding Straight to Her Heart Four Historical Romance Novellas PDF, written by Doreen Milstead and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2017-10-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ruth & Thomas’ Story - An English woman, recently widowed and pregnant, decides to head for a farmer in Montana that she’s been corresponding with. The only problem she foresees is how he’ll react when he hears the news, as she’s delayed telling him for a while. Also, there’s a cowhand on the farm who appears to be jealous of her marriage with his boss, because he looks at her as an intruder in her own home PLUS That’ll Cost You A Year’s Worth Of Laundry – A widow takes in laundry then delivers it to make ends meet. She strikes a bargain with a man in exchange for an entire year’s worth of clean clothes PLUS The Biracial Bride & Her Colorado Rancher - A biracial woman from the south decides to go to a rancher in Colorado, but she hasn’t told him she’s half black PLUS Romance Found On A Train - On her way to her mail order husband, a woman meets a stranger and forms an instant connection, although she tries her hardest to remain uninvolved.
Download or read The Western Life Four Historical Romance Novellas PDF, written by Doreen Milstead and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2018-01-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: That’ll Cost You A Year’s Worth Of Laundry – A widow takes in laundry, then delivers it to make ends meet. She strikes a bargain with a man in exchange for an entire year’s worth of clean clothes PLUS The Biracial Bride - A biracial woman from the south decides to go to a rancher in Colorado, but she hasn’t told him she’s half black. At the train station she is devastated when he thinks an obnoxious southern belle is the bride he has gone there to meet PLUS A Haunting Love - This historical romance set in the Middle Ages is about a young bishop who finds himself yearning for a nurse’s aide that he meets at a hospital where he goes for help with his migraine headaches. The woman is mysterious and reputed to be a Bourbon, yet he cannot find her after their tryst PLUS First Of Her Kind - An upper class young woman in Quebec has a lifelong dream of being the first woman cable car operator in San Francisco; and when she meets a rich American at her debutante party, her dreams are quickly realized.
Download or read Contemporary World Fiction A Guide to Literature in Translation PDF, written by Juris Dilevko and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-03-17 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords
Download or read The Impossible Dream Four Historical Romances PDF, written by Doreen Milstead and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mail Order Bride: The California Cowboy & The Pregnant & Jilted English Orphan - An English woman is jilted by her boyfriend after he promises to marry her, and she becomes pregnant. Mail Order Bride: One Leg, One Arm, One Heart - A woman from England, missing an arm because of a birth defect, takes a chance on love to go out west and possibly marry a man with one leg. Mail Order Bride: The Half Black Southern Woman & The Disappointed Colorado Rancher - A biracial woman from the south decides to go to a rancher in Colorado, but she hasn’t told him she’s half black. Mail Order Bride: The Cowboy Farmers In California & The Two Sisters From North Carolina - Two sisters from North Carolina head for two brothers in California, cowboy farmers, little knowing how one brother may never recover from an abusive childhood which made him extremely shy.
Download or read The Biracial Bride Her Colorado Rancher A Mail Order Bride Romance PDF, written by Doreen Milstead and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2015-12-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biracial woman from the south decides to go to a rancher in Colorado, but she hasn’t told him she’s half black. At the train station she is devastated when he thinks an obnoxious southern belle is the bride he has gone there to meet. He lets his intended stay at his ranch until she decides what to do, and things become very interesting from that point forward.
Download or read Harlequin Desire November 2014 Box Set 2 of 2 PDF, written by Maureen Child and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all—wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles for one great price! Look for Harlequin® Desire’s November 2014 Bundle 1 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes! THE COWBOY'S PRIDE AND JOY (Billionaires and Babies) By USA TODAY bestseller Maureen Child A wealthy rancher who loves his reclusive mountain, Jake could never resist Cassidy. Especially not when she introduces him to his infant son…just as a snowstorm forces them to face everything that’s still between them… FROM ENEMY'S DAUGHTER TO EXPECTANT BRIDE (The Billionaires of Black Castle) By USA TODAY bestseller Olivia Gates Rafael Salazar is poised to destroy the man who stole his childhood, but his feelings for his enemy’s daughter may threaten his plans. When she becomes pregnant, will he have to choose between revenge and love? THE BOSS'S MISTLETOE MANEUVERS By Linda Thomas-Sundstrom Chad goes undercover at the agency he bought to oversee a Christmas campaign. But when the star ad exec with a strange aversion to the holiday jeopardizes the project, Chad doesn’t know whether to fire her or seduce her!