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And The Mountains Echoed

Author : Khaled Hosseini
ISBN : 9781101626276
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74. 27 MB
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea The Journey Of Doaa Al Zamel

Author : Melissa Fleming
ISBN : 9781250106018
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 55. 68 MB
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The stunning story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit. Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight—just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around—nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel floats with a small inflatable water ring around her waist and clutches two children, barely toddlers, to her body. The children had been thrust into Doaa's arms by their drowning relatives, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded ship bound for Sweden and a new life. For days, Doaa floats, prays, and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for these children. She must not lose hope. Doaa Al Zamel was once an average Syrian girl growing up in a crowded house in a bustling city near the Jordanian border. But in 2011, her life was upended. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, Syrians began to stand up against their own oppressive regime. When the army was sent to take control of Doaa's hometown, strict curfews, power outages, water shortages, air raids, and violence disrupted everyday life. After Doaa's father's barbershop was destroyed and rumors of women being abducted spread through the community, her family decided to leave Syria for Egypt, where they hoped to stay in peace until they could return home. Only months after their arrival, the Egyptian government was overthrown and the environment turned hostile for refugees. In the midst of this chaos, Doaa falls in love with a young opposition fighter who proposes marriage and convinces her to flee to the promise of safety and a better future in Europe. Terrified and unable to swim, Doaa and her young fiance hand their life savings to smugglers and board a dilapidated fishing vessel with five hundred other refugees, including a hundred children. After four horrifying days at sea, another ship, filled with angry men shouting insults, rams into Doaa's boat, sinking it and leaving the passengers to drown. That is where Doaa's struggle for survival really begins. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is an emotionally charged, eye-opening true story that represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for the promise of a safe future. Melissa Fleming sheds light on the most pressing humanitarian crisis of our time and paints a vivid, unforgettable portrait of the triumph of the human spirit.

Hunting Of The Last Dragon

Author : Sherryl Jordan
ISBN : 9780062459770
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
File Size : 50. 72 MB
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The last of the great fire-breathing dragons has awakened. . . . Everyone thought all the dragons had been wiped out—until a fierce flying beast appears and leaves the village of Doran in flames. There is only one survivor: Jude, an ordinary man who never intended to be a hero. He'd rather avoid any danger, but a strange, strong-willed girl from a distant land has her own plans for hunting the last dragon. Can her courage and cunning help him conquer his fear in time to save their world from devastation? Sherryl Jordan's The Hunting of the Last Dragon is a gripping story of fantasy, courage, and romance.

God S Philosophers

Author : James Hannam
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124108163
Genre : Philosophers
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This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution; no Pope tried to ban human dissection or the number zero. "God's Philosophers" is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. Decisive progress was also made in technology: spectacles and the mechanical clock, for instance, were both invented in thirteenth-century Europe. Charting an epic journey through six centuries of history, "God's Philosophers" brings back to light the discoveries of neglected geniuses like John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Thomas Bradwardine, as well as putting into context the contributions of more familiar figures like Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Saint Thomas Aquinas.

The Oregon Trail

Author : Francis Parkman
ISBN : 9780486135960
Genre : History
File Size : 21. 4 MB
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Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships while traveling across mountains, portraits of emigrants, Western wildlife, and Indian culture.

Buried Diamonds

Author : April Henry
ISBN : 031230403X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 65. 17 MB
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Discovering a diamond ring that went missing fifty years earlier, Claire Montrose wonders if the young woman who owned it really committed suicide and encounters an elderly neighbor who is willing to kill in order to keep a secret, a situation that is complicated by racial attacks on Claire's Jewish roommate. 15,000 first printing.

Miss Garnet S Angel

Author : Salley Vickers
ISBN : 9780007364336
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44. 50 MB
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Salley Vicker’s sensational debut novel, ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’, is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time.

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