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Birds Of Paradise A Novel

Author : Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN : 9780393082944
Genre : Fiction
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“A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to punish herself for some horrible thing she had done—leaving a hole in the hearts of her pastry-chef mother, her real estate attorney father, and her foodie-entrepreneurial brother. After five years of scrounging for food, drugs, and shelter on Miami Beach, Felice is now turning eighteen, and she and the family she left behind must reckon with the consequences of her actions—and make life-affirming choices about what matters to them most, now and in the future.

The Birds Of Paradise

Author : Paul Scott
ISBN : 9780226088099
Genre : Fiction
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Paul Scott is most famous for his much-beloved tetralogy The Raj Quartet, an epic that chronicles the end of the British rule in India with a cast of vividly and memorably drawn characters. Inspired by Scott’s own time spent in India during World War II, this powerful novel provides valuable insight into how foreign lands changed the British who worked and fought in them, hated and loved them. A coming of age tale, The Birds of Paradise is the story of a boy and his childhood friendship with the daughter of a British diplomat and the son of the Raja. Scott artfully brings his young narrator’s voice to life with evocative language and an eye for detail, capturing the pangs of childhood and the bittersweet fog of memory with nostalgic yet immediate prose

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Precious Spencilene Benson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112274381
Genre : Nigeria
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Birds Of Paradise

Author : Joseph Wolf
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090303896
Genre : Science
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Birds In Paradise

Author : Gregory Morris
ISBN : 9780595011728
Genre : Fiction
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What begins as just another case for Jake Stewart, a rather cynical Houston based on private detective, turns out to be an introduction to the mysteriously cultural world of the Hawaiian Islands. When everyone seems to have a different story surrounding the ten-year-old disappearance of a local man, Jake and his brother, Marshall, wonder if they'll ever be able to report the truth to the man's long distraught daughter. When Jake and Marshall stumble onto the truth, the action heats up as they race against time and the Hawaiian underworld to make things right for all concerned. The islands of Hawaii provide the backdrop for this intriguing mystery filled with the magical atmosphere found only in the deep, southern tropics where sunsets are a major daily event and surprises await around every turn.

The Birds Of Paradise

Author : William Bryant
ISBN : 9780595380411
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of one of the world's great naturalists, with details of his explorations on the Amazon and in the Malay Archipelago. Wallace's hidden sexual life, the world of Victorian science and gay sexuality, and the struggles of a great thinker to survive in a hostile social environment are described in lavish detail.

Bird Of Paradise

Author : Raquel Cepeda
ISBN : 9781451635881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she’d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery—a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. Digging through memories long buried, she embarks upon a journey not only into her ancestry but also into her own history. Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in the Paraíso (Paradise) district in Santo Domingo while still a baby. It proved to be an idyllic reprieve in her otherwise fraught childhood. Paraíso came to mean family, home, belonging. When Cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. When that relationship fell apart, Cepeda found herself back in New York City with her father and European stepmother: attending tennis lessons and Catholic schools; fighting vicious battles wih her father, who discouraged her from expressing the Dominican part of her hyphenated identity; and immersed in the ’80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan. It was in these streets, through the prism of hip-hop and the sometimes loving embrace of her community, that Cepeda constructed her own identity. Years later, when Cepeda had become a successful journalist and documentary filmmaker, the strands of her DNA would take her further, across the globe and into history. Who were her ancestors? How did they—and she—become Latina? Her journey, as the most unforgettable ones often do, would lead her to places she hadn’t expected to go. With a vibrant lyrical prose and fierce honesty, Cepeda parses concepts of race, identity, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as one example, and in the process arrives at some sort of peace with her father.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Anne Malcom
ISBN : 1718921284
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He collected beautiful things. Rare things. Ripped them out of their natural environment and preserved them in all of their dead splendor. The problem was I wasn't beautiful. I was all of the hideous and ugly realities of the world packaged into one broken human being. He came to kill me. That was his business. Death. He ripped me out of my natural environment, the prison I'd created, and locked me away with all of his beautiful dead things. I hated him. I still hate him. But if I was given the choice and the ability to leave this cage, come back to life, I'd stay dead. In all of my hideous splendor. Because my murderer can only possess dead things. And I can only be possessed by someone more broken and ugly than me.

The Lost Birds Of Paradise

Author : Errol Fuller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025803649
Genre : Nature
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Natural History claimed, "A glorious collection of science and art, geography and history, romance and rigor. It is a reassessment of a group of twenty birds ... that had lost their species status in the bird of paradise family and were largely forgotten by science for more than sixty years".

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Tim Laman
ISBN : 9781426209581
Genre : Nature
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Examines the extraordinary plumage, behavior, and conservation successes of all thirty-nine bird of paradise species, and includes images of previously unrepresented birds from remote New Guinea.

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