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Jasmine And Fire

Author : Salma Abdelnour
ISBN : 9780307885951
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ’80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then—even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City—Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home. She kept dreaming of moving back—and finally decided to do it. But could she resume her life in Beirut, so many years after her family moved away? Could she, or anyone for that matter, ever really go home again? Jasmine and Fire is Salma’s poignant and humorous journey of trying to resettle in Beirut and fumbling through the new realities of life in one of the world’s most complex, legendary, ever-vibrant, ever-troubled cities. What’s more, in a year of roiling changes around the Middle East and the rise of the Arab Spring, Salma found herself in the midst of the turmoil. As she comes to grips with all the changes in her life—a love left behind in New York and new relationships blossoming in Beirut—Salma takes comfort in some of Lebanon’s enduring traditions, particularly its extraordinary food culture. Through the sights, sounds, and flavors of a city full of beauty, tragedy, despair, and hope, Salma slowly begins to reconnect with the place she’s longed for her entire life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wild Jasmine

Author : Bertrice Small
ISBN : 0307794857
Genre : Fiction
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She lived and loved with fierce abandon, surrendering to the deepest pleasures of passion . . . Princess Yasaman had been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivated two formidable men -- her scheming half brother, Salim, and her loving husband, Prince Jamal. But her days of bliss and nights of steamy passion were shattered when Jamal was murdered, and Yasaman feld to England and the court of James II. Calling herself Jasmine, there she would be reunited with her gloriously beautiful mother, Velvet, and her grandmother, the legendary Sky O'Malley de Marisco . . . #1 bestselling author Bertrice Small has outdone herself with this long-awaited sequel to THIS HEART OF MINE. WILD JASMINE is a novel of high romantic adventure that spans two continents, taking us from exotic seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart -- two enticing worlds teeming with colorful characters and consuming desire . . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Eluda I

Author : Margarita Beard
ISBN : 1453502807
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A poignant tale of one woman´s journey through plight and triumph Eluda: a woman of faith Set in Souffle, a small yet calm and beautiful town in Dominican Republic, this narrative revolves around a unique girl, Eluda. She grew up strong, like her two brothers and always had a cheerful aura emanating from her. After being separated from her mother however, her world turned upside down. She was forced to marry a man who owned vast lands, an older man who did not look at her as a wife, but as a slave. Since then, Eluda was no longer was the young person who had the opportunity to smile for it was impossible. One year passed after another, and although she was generally sad, Eluda was able to grasp a tinge of joy from managing every aspect of the farm. Later, she began every day with strength, confidence, and determination to live a conviction that, in the end, turned out triumphant. Gripping and well-written, Eluda: a woman of faith explores the depths of one´s own minds, hearts, and souls. It is an account of hope, determination, and faith that will leave you inspired and grateful.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jasmine Days

Author : Benyamin (Shanaz Habib)
ISBN : 9789386228741
Genre : Arab Spring, 2010-
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Category: Arab Spring, 2010-

The Best Plays From The Strawberry One Act Festival

Author : Van Dirk Fisher
ISBN : 9781462017522
Genre : Performing Arts
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MEATLOAF IN THE MOONLIGHT by David Gallic. Every family has skeletons in their closet. These skeletons are coming out to play. CLAP ON, CLAP OFF by Aiden Levy. A sexually frustrated adolescent tries to lose his virginity to his wholesome girlfriend when his grandmother leaves for a Mensa trip and entrusts him to water her plants. ANYONE, ANYWHERE by Amanda Fleming. Love can happen to anyone, anywhere. BABE, INC. by Rosemary Zibart. In the year 2108, men can order robotic women as mates, but due to a snafu in the system, a real woman gets substituted for a robotic Babe to accompany a man to his mothers funeral. The results are a little haywire. PEAR by Carol Paik. Husband and wife grapple with the incessant problem of what to do about dinner. Other plays include: THE PARKING LOT by Holly Hunt, BLUE STREAK by Carston Turner, STEEL OR PRETZELS by Mara Gilbert, JUMP by Josh Sohn, DAILY SOUNDS by Jay Prasad, FREE COUNTRY by Steve Monarque, THE SEED by David Pumo, and THIS BASEMENT by Bethann Snow.
Category: Performing Arts

The Jasmine Wars

Author : Daniel Jeffries
ISBN : 1539185087
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Experience the beginning of the epic saga of family, love and war.Across a century of chaos and upheaval, follow three generations of heroes who will change the face of China forever.A young boy on the run from the Communists that murdered his family must survive in the harsh Tibetan wilderness...A grandmother and leader of the underground railroad must face her dark past as a young revolutionary...A brilliant but brash colonel races to uncover a shadowy conspiracy that threatens to tear the new republic apart...When a Jasmine Revolution sweeps away the brutal Communist regime, China transforms into the world's first AI-driven Direct Democracy, ushering in a golden age of peace and prosperity. From the earliest days of revolutionary fervor to the turbulence of war and rebellion, the powerful Zhang family is at the center of the storm. Nowt when protests and terrorism bring ultra-nationalism storming back, the nation's favorite son, Colonel Ju-Long, must uncover the traitors in his midst before his beloved country explodes into another civil war.But will long-buried family secrets mean it's already too late?

Five Rivers On Fire

Author : M. Bashir Sulahria
ISBN : 9781469135311
Genre : Fiction
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Ethnic violence spirals our of control as Britain leaves the Indian Subcontinent after World War II, dividing the country into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. Fazal, a proud tender hearted Muslim Shopkeeper living in a small Punjabi village stands dazed in front Of his Hindu friend's shop, reduced to ashes by Muslim vigilantes. A few months later his ten year old son Karim is torn apart from his Sikh friend Makhan as his family is forced to flee India. The two friends grow up; one in Pakistan, the other in India embarking on military careers and espionage while their countries remain in perpetual conflict.
Category: Fiction

City Of Jasmine

Author : Deanna Raybourn
ISBN : 9781460327050
Genre : Fiction
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Set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the captivating tale of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger and a love beyond all reason. Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious—and recent—photograph of Gabriel, which brings her ambitious stunt to a screeching halt. With her eccentric aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. Danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact once lost to time and so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it—even murder. Leaving the jewelled city behind, Evie sets off across the punishing sands of the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel's disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history. Along the way, Evie must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever….
Category: Fiction

The Flame Tree

Author : Yang-May Ooi
ISBN : 9789814423915
Genre : Fiction
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Jasmine Lian left Malaysia behind when she was eighteen and won a place at Oxford. Since then she’s led a golden life: youngest ever partner in one of the most prestigious law firms in London, poised for success in every area. Then one of her clients, construction firm Jordan Cardale, bids for the grandest, most visionary project in Asia: the futuristic Titiwangsa University, a complete town and campus in the rainforest-covered hills of Malaysia. Jordan Cardale wants to win that contract. By any means necessary. Jasmine, already struggling with the magnetic hold of her native Malaysia, is forced to choose between old life and new, East and West, right and wrong. The Flame Tree offers a vivid snapshot of a fast-developing Malaysia, of moral choices and a woman’s search for her cultural identity.
Category: Fiction