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Hummingbirds In My Hair

Author : Pamela O'Cuneen
ISBN : 0704373637
Genre : Diplomats' spouses
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When Pamela O'Cuneen heard her diplomat husband was being transferred to Suriname, her first reaction was: 'Suri-where?' Neither she nor anyone she spoke to had heard of the country. Having spent sixteen years in Africa - a story told in her first book, Culture Shock and Canapes - she was prepared for surprises, but Suriname, the mysterious land of seven cultures, proved to be a multi-layered experience that tested all her powers of cultural adaptation. Hummingbirds in My Hair describes Pamela's move from rainforest Suriname to carnivalesque Trinidad where, beneath the sound of steel pans and soca music, a dark and violent history of enslaved people still influences politics today. Those who read and enjoyed Culture Shock and Canapes will welcome this second episode of diplomatic travels and travails, revealing that what goes on inside embassy walls in developing countries is not just endless champagne and silver spoons. The book unrolls with humour, delighting in a lively procession of multicultural characters and animals, and includes a variety of recipes collected along the way...
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Racing Hummingbirds

Author : Jeanann Verlee
ISBN : 9781935904908
Genre : Poetry
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Racing Hummingbirds examines, critiques, and at times delights in one woman's navigation through the many worlds of manic depression and her struggle to maintain humanity in the process. Jeanann Verlee's award-winning debut collection is a series of narratives, prayers, and conjurings which address gender, sex, race, poverty, heartbreak, and survival with such stark intimacy, you will find yourself living inside. These poems cannot possibly be about you, yet they are. They cross boundaries and reclaim hope. They are as the opening poem suggests, nothing short of communion. Fierce and formidable, Jeanann Verlee is poised to make an indelible mark – much like a razor slashing silk – on what's become a comfortably placid poetic landscape. Her unflinching and uncompromising stanzas will change the way you move through the world. -Patricia Smith, “Blood Dazzler” Any storyteller can recount powerful experience [she] makes you feel something powerful is happening in the telling. It is when safety dissolves that we discover possibility...It’s a special person that will make you wish they were your villain. -Brian S. Ellis, “Uncontrolled Experiments in Freedom" ...a roller coaster of imagistic magic. Form, language, allusion, and voice interact, collide, shape-shift, and duel...throughout an utterly arresting mosaic. -Danse Macabre Magazine
Category: Poetry

Oxford Ib Diploma Programme English A Literature Course Companion

Author : Hannah Tyson
ISBN : 9780199137749
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Written by experienced IB workshop leaders and authors of the new syllabus including Hannah Tyson, this book addresses all the requirements of the 2011 course at both standard and higher level. The most comprehensive, academic and engaging, it will build knowledge, skills and confidence. Literature in translation and the close reading of different genres are a focus, in line with the new syllabus, and assessment support direct from the IB along with strategies for reading and writing, model examples and marked assessments ensure exceptional achievement. TOK, the Extended Essay and close mapping to the learner profile is included. ·Developed with the IB so you can trust in the most accurate match to the syllabus ·The most comprehensive and written by authors of the most recent syllabus ·Evocative activities develop the highest levels of critical thought, truly in line with the IB philosophy ·A huge selection of fiction and non-fiction texts will engage students and stimulate learning ·Activities hel
Category: Literary Criticism

A Slender Thread

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 9780307763365
Genre : Psychology
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his astonishing book by the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses reveals Ackerman's parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor. "(Ackerman) brings a luminous and illuminating combination of sensuality, science, and speculation to whatever she considers."--San Francisco Examiner.
Category: Psychology

A Summer Of Hummingbirds

Author : Christopher Benfey
ISBN : 9781440629532
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life, a great companion to fans of the film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson. At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an intricate map of friendship, family, and romance that marked a milestone in the development of American art and literature. Using the image of a flitting hummingbird as a metaphor for the gossamer strands that connect these larger-than-life personalities, Christopher Benfey re-creates the summer of 1882, the summer when Mabel Louise Todd-the protégé to the painter Heade-confesses her love for Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, and the players suddenly find themselves caught in the crossfire between the Calvinist world of decorum, restraint, and judgment and a new, unconventional world in which nature prevails and freedom is all.
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Author : Walter Scheithauer
ISBN : UCSD:31822012457115
Genre : Hummingbirds
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Dictionary Of Jamaican English

Author : Frederic Gomes Cassidy
ISBN : 9766401276
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The dictionary is a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, and about Creole languages and general linguistic processes. Entries give the pronunciation, part-of-speech and usage labels, spelling variants, etymologies and dated citations, as well as definitions. Systematic indexing indicates the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Beneath The Skin

Author : Sandra Ireland
ISBN : 9780857903310
Genre : Fiction
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A taxidermist with a secret. A soldier with nothing left to fight for. A mother determined to protect her young son. Together, can they fight a past that doesn't want to let them go? Taking a job in the studio of an Edinburgh taxidermist is probably not Walt's wisest move. Already suffering from combat stress, and struggling to outrun the horrors of his time on the front line, he finds himself confronted by the undead on a daily basis. His boss Alys and her sister Mouse are sharing a secret that is threatening to destroy them. When Mouse's eight-year-old son disappears, can Walt find the strength for one more battle and finally lay the past to rest? This compelling thriller peels back the skin of one modern family to reveal the wounds no one wants to see. It deals with the effects of trauma, and explores how facing up to vulnerability is sometimes the only way to let go of the past.
Category: Fiction

A Hummingbird In My House

Author : Arnette Heidcamp
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090113733
Genre : Nature
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An account of Squeak, a young ruby-throated hummingbird, chronicles the bird's rescue, its daily activities and behavior, its growth to maturity in the author's indoor garden, and its eventual release back into the wild
Category: Nature

Hummingbirds And Hard Hats

Author : Susan D. Brandenburg
ISBN : 0983384800
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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HUMMINGBIRDS & HARD HATS Perched on a limb thirty feet in the air, she squinted as shafts of sunlight sliced through branches of the tall elm tree, picking up the sparkling blonde highlights in her hair. A tiny hummingbird darted by ... iridescent fleeting beauty. Fair Ingrid sighed. Even at eight years old, she knew that life, too, was fleeting. Squaring her thin shoulders and closing her eyes, the little girl let go, falling purposely to what she knew was her certain death. That failed suicide attempt at age eight left Ingrid with a broken arm but a healing heart. "I didn't die that day, but I wanted to. My mother had tried to sell me again," declares Ingrid Reeves, recalling her dark, desperate youth as the only white child in a black family. Ingrid lived to triumph over hate, hardship and prejudice. As a wife and mother, the contemporary pioneer woman lived without electricity for twelve years, carving out a Circle of Love sanctuary on a remote mountain in the California wilderness. For thirty years, she wore a hard hat, bravely working in a danger zone by her husband's side to build a business. Today, Ingrid invites you on an amazing journey to a land of bubble magic, beauty and rich bounty. Don your pink hard hat, dive into adventure and taste the sweet nectar of success!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hummingbirds Flying Jewels

Author : Walter Scheithauer
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000059471
Genre : Hummingbirds
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Freeing Hummingbirds How I Learned To Embrace Myself

Author : Sophie Jean Featherwind
ISBN : 9780557385140
Genre :
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Many transgendered people have a tough decision to make, and that is to either to continue to suppress their feelings and die inside, or accept who they are.By using her own life as an example, Ms. Featherwind takes us on a journey of figuring out who we are.She shows us that the toughest part of the long journey is at the beginning, deciding whether not to take the first steps.

The Beggar King And The Secret Of Happiness

Author : Joel ben Izzy
ISBN : 9781565128545
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This inspiring memoir by a storyteller who lost his voice, and gained some unexpected wisdom, is “nothing less than a spiritual odyssey” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Heartwarming and smart and wonderfully written,” this is that rare, magical book—a book that tells a good story, but also shows us how the tales we learned when we were children shed light on our adult lives (Detroit Free Press). An award-winning professional storyteller, Joel ben Izzy had the unusual opportunity to relive those lessons when he lost his voice after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer, and reconnected with his old teacher, Lenny. Through his meetings with Lenny, Joel rediscovers the wisdom of ancient tales and takes us on a journey into a world of beggars and kings, monks and tigers, lost horses and buried treasures—and in the end tells us the secret of happiness. “This is a beautiful book full of old tales—from China, India, Persia, Jerusalem—that help storyteller Joel ben Izzy through dark times of silence and back into light and sound once more. Wonderful!” —Grace Paley “Heartfelt . . . This brief book speaks to people in trouble. It provides edifying advice, intimately given, like the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie.” —TheDallas Morning News “What a gift, what a blessing, funny, brilliant, wise.” —Anne Lamott
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Americas Review

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106014741703
Genre : American literature
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Author : Donna Barnard
ISBN : 0321089081
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.30 MB
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With a lively, upbeat, and forward-looking approach, this innovative reader is geared toward today's technology-savvy and media-saturated individual. Intended to spark readers' interest, challenge their assumptions, and incite their passions, essays are drawn from diverse and varied sources, on topics ranging from music and film to hunting and automobiles, hummingbirds and snakes, to war and technology. In addition to essays, Sparks includes Web links, online research, photographs for writing prompts, cartoons for analysis, and film connections - all to create a unique and complete 21st century reader. For those seeking a forward-looking reader to help develop their writing skills.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mangrove Roots Chronicles

Author : Wanjiru Uhuru
ISBN : 9781453527825
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book chronicles the life of a girl born during the baby boom years in post slavery British Honduras (Belize) to African Creole parents. The story is a factual chronology in the backdrop of the exotic landscape of this country interplayed with historical events that shaped Belize and ultimately, her life. With an inherent desire for learning, this young girl valiantly persisted on her life journey to fulfill her dreams. Take a walk with her as she overcomes sexual molestation, racial discrimination, an alcoholic father, extreme poverty, cruel beatings and innuendos of obeah, to earn the education she longed for.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Burglars In Blue

Author : Art Winstanley
ISBN : 9781438930671
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This book is the true story of my (Art Winstanley) involvement in the Denver Police scandal of the early 1960s. I was the first policeman arrested and the first to be sent to the Colorado Stated Penitentiary in Canon City in the largest case of police corruption in U.S. history"--Back cover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

All Our Pretty Songs

Author : Sarah McCarry
ISBN : 9781250027092
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see... In the lush and magical Pacific Northwest live two best friends who grew up like sisters: charismatic, mercurial, and beautiful Aurora, and the devoted, watchful narrator. Each of them is incomplete without the other. But their unbreakable bond is challenged when a mysterious and gifted musician named Jack comes between them. His music is like nothing I have ever heard. It is like the ocean surging, the wind that blows across the open water, the far call of gulls. Suddenly, each girl must decide what matters most: friendship, or love. What both girls don't know is that the stakes are even higher than either of them could have imagined. They're not the only ones who have noticed Jack's gift; his music has awakened an ancient evil—and a world both above and below which may not be mythical at all. We have paved over the ancient world but that does not mean we have erased it. The real and the mystical; the romantic and the heartbreaking all begin to swirl together in All Our Pretty Songs, Sarah McCarry's brilliant debut, carrying the two on journey that is both enthralling and terrifying. And it's up to the narrator to protect the people she loves—if she can.
Category: Young Adult Fiction