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Lila And The Crow

Author : Gabrielle Grimard
ISBN : 1554518571
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lila is bullied because of her dark skin, but the crows have a solution for that! Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone. The next day, Lila covers her hair. But this time, the boy points at her dark skin. When she covers her face, he mocks her dark eyes. Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. Lila ignores the bird and even throws rocks at it, but it won't go away. Meanwhile, the great autumn festival is approaching. While the other kids prepare their costumes, Lila is sadder and lonelier than ever. At her lowest point of despair, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Candle In The Storm

Author : Morgan Howell
ISBN : 9780345516763
Genre : Fiction
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The malign shadow of the Devourer has darkened the land, extinguishing life and hope. The followers of the benevolent goddess Karm are hunted mercilessly and cut down by an army of bewitched slayers led by Lord Bahl, the Devourer’s flesh-and-blood incarnation. Only two people stand in the way of an apocalyptic bloodbath that will literally bring hell to earth: a man and a woman linked by a love as strong as it is unlikely–Honus, a grim-faced warrior dedicated to Karm, and Yim, a beautiful former slave with the divine power to stop Lord Bahl. But that power will prove a terrible curse as Yim is called upon to make a costly sacrifice–a sacrifice that will not only put her love for Honus to the test but call into question her very faith. As the evil storm descends, can the flame of hope endure? From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Charlie Kaufman

Author : Doreen Alexander Child
ISBN : 9780313358609
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This revealing study looks at the influences and creative impulses that shape one of today's most progressive, thoughtful filmmakers. * Includes more than 20 original interviews with Charlie Kaufman's producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, and film crews * Provides a gallery of photographs from Kaufman's movies
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sri Rama Lila

Author : Vanamali
ISBN : 8173051801
Genre : Rāma (Hindu deity)
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On Rāma (Hindu deity).
Category: Rāma (Hindu deity)

Lila S Hamsa

Author : Arlene Kurtis
ISBN : 9781499060386
Genre : Fiction
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“No deception ever lasts, does it, Rabbi?” Lila bowed her head in shame. After fleeing a disastrous marriage, she arrived in the small town of St. George where her hamsa became the key that opened a gate to her Garden of Eden. There she found ideals she could believe in, and the love that she yearned for. But the time would come when her past would overwhelm her present, and then the good luck charm’s magic could no longer protect her.
Category: Fiction

Games Against Nature

Author : Robert Harms
ISBN : 0521655358
Genre : History
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Robert Harms explores nature and culture in the story of the Nunu, who live in and around the swampy floodplains of the Zaire River. Increasing population impinged upon the limits of available resources in the late eighteenth century, eventually resulting in civil war in the 1960s.
Category: History

Sri Shiva Lila

Author : Vanamali
ISBN : UOM:39015052754770
Genre : Siva (Hindu deity)
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On Siva (Hindu deity).
Category: Siva (Hindu deity)

Lila Pirate

Author : Georgie Birkett
ISBN : 1416911022
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 35.43 MB
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Lila the pirate sets sail aboard the Jolly Jake with her animal pirate crew Teddy, Tiger, Mouse, Rabbit, Dog, Owl, and Parrot, as they search for pirate treasure, get caught in a storm, and work to get Teddy back when he falls overboard.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Garland

Author :
ISBN : 9780199830947
Genre : Religion
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This book offers new translations of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli, composed by the ninth-century Tamil mystic and poetess Kotai. Two of the most significant compositions by a female mystic, the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli give expression to her powerful experiences through the use of a vibrant and bold sensuality, in which Visnu is her awesome, mesmerizing, and sometimes cruel lover. Kotai's poetry is characterized by a richness of language in which words are imbued with polyvalence and even the most mundane experiences are infused with the spirit of the divine. Her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli are garlands of words, redolent with meanings waiting to be discovered. Today Kotai is revered as a goddess, and as a testament to the enduring relevance of her poetry, her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli continue to be celebrated in South Indian ritual, music, dance, and the visual arts. This book aims to capture the lyricism, beauty, and power of Kotai's original works. In addition, detailed notes based on traditional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli highlight the importance of this ninth-century poet and her two poems over the past one thousand years.
Category: Religion

The Wild Hunt

Author : Harry Brown
ISBN : 0151967202
Genre :
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Caitanya Carit M Ta Of K Ad Sa Kavir Ja

Author : Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja
ISBN : UOM:39015049714093
Genre : Poetry
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The Caitanya Caritamrta is an early-seventeenth-century Bengali and Sanskrit biography of the great saint and Vaisnava leader Caitanya (1486âe"1533 c.e.), by the poet and scholar Krsnadasa, who has been given by Bengali tradition the title Kavirajaâe""Prince of Poets." The text is of interest to theologians (Caitanya was, in Krsnadasa's view, an androgyne of Krsna and Radha), philosophers (his theory was that aesthetic and religious experience are much the same in kind), historians of religion (the movement that Caitanya inspired has encompassed the great part of the eastern Indian subcontinent, and Krsnadasa has some interesting observations on his own times), and appreciators of literature (in Krsnadasa's very long poem are embedded some lyric gems).
Category: Poetry

The Nursery

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Sri Krishna Lila

Author : Vanamali
ISBN : 817305181X
Genre : Krishna (Hindu deity)
File Size : 25.14 MB
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Category: Krishna (Hindu deity)

Lila Says

Author : Chimo
ISBN : UOM:39015062617140
Genre : Fiction
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A pseudonymous novella chronicles the sexual escapades of two teenagers, a white girl and a Black boy, in a Parisian ghetto
Category: Fiction

The Churchman

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ISBN : UOM:39015086588806
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Author : Lila Quintero Weaver
ISBN : 9780817357146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44.35 MB
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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver. In 1961, when Lila was five, she and her family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. As educated, middle-class Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture they inhabited. Weaver and her family were firsthand witnesses to key moments in the civil rights movement. But Darkroom is her personal story as well: chronicling what it was like being a Latina girl in the Jim Crow South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and the horrors of our nation’s race relations. Weaver, who was neither black nor white, observed very early on the inequalities in the American culture, with its blonde and blue-eyed feminine ideal. Throughout her life, Lila has struggled to find her place in this society and fought against the discrimination around her.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Not As The Crow Flies

Author : Terence Michael Shortt
ISBN : UOM:39015020830793
Genre : Natural history
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Personal narrative of more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland by one of Canada's most distinguished painters of bird life and creators of museum displays.
Category: Natural history