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The Girl Who Wrote In Silk

Author : Kelli Estes
ISBN : 9781492608349
Genre : Fiction
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A USA Today Bestseller! "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories. The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets... Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core — and force her to make an impossible choice. "A touching and tender story about discovering the past to bring peace to the present."— Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai
Category: Fiction

Today We Go Home

Author : Kelli Estes
ISBN : 9781492664192
Genre : Fiction
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Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure—the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily's life and the secrets she kept. Indiana, 1861 The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union Army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.
Category: Fiction

The Woman In The White Kimono

Author : Ana Johns
ISBN : 9781789550702
Genre : Fiction
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A BBC Radio 2 Book Club book 'A book that is meant to be savoured and re-read' Renita D'Silva, author of The Forgotten Daughter Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage secures her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community. However, Naoko has fallen for an American sailor and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it’s learned Naoko carries the sailor’s child, she’s cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations. America, present day. Tori Kovač, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation. Setting out to learn the truth, Tori’s journey leads her to a remote seaside village in Japan where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption. Inspired by true stories, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home. What Reviewers and Readers Say: 'Cinematic, deeply moving, and beautifully written. I so enjoyed this' Carol Mason, author of After You Left ‘The Woman in the White Kimono is an elegant testament to the tenacity of hope, even when the bindings of cultural and familial expectations are drawn so tight. I look forward to reading more from this talented author’ Kelli Estes, bestselling author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk ‘A well-researched piece of historical fiction, loosely inspired by the military experience of the author's father, that shines a light on a dark chapter of Japanese history that will be unfamiliar to many readers’ Booklist ‘The Woman in the White Kimono is a powerful and heartbreaking literary novel; a lush and masterful exploration of the indomitability of the human spirit set against the backdrop of post-World War II Japan. Johns's exquisite and emotionally satisfying tale spans a cultural divide to marry a mother's courageous determination to protect her daughter at any cost with a daughter's quest for truth. I loved this book!’ Karen Dionne, bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter ‘Johns weaves together past and present in wonderful ways ... [T]his outing is richly-researched, moving and cinematic in feel. Toronto Star ‘An excellent personal read and one I am sure many book clubs will immensely enjoy and share heartfelt concern about the facts behind the fiction’ New Books Magazine
Category: Fiction

The Artificial Silk Girl

Author : Irmgard Keun
ISBN : 9780241382974
Genre : Fiction
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A hilarious, tragic novel about a would-be movie star in 1920s Berlin, from the author of Child of All Nations Doris is going to be a big star. Wearing a stolen fur coat and recently fired from her office job, she takes an all-night train to Berlin to make it in the movies. But what she encounters in the city is not fame and fortune, but gnawing hunger, seedy bars, and exploitative men - and as Doris sinks ever lower, she resorts to desperate measures to survive. Very funny and intensely moving, this is a dazzling portrait of roaring Berlin in the 1920s, and a poignant exploration of the doomed pursuit of fame and glamour. The Artificial Silk Girl was a huge bestseller in Weimar Germany before the Nazis banned it, and is today Keun's best-loved book in Germany. Funny, fresh and radical in its dissection of the limited options available to working women, it is a novel that speaks to our times.
Category: Fiction

Unfair To Genius

Author : Gary Rosen
ISBN : 9780199910588
Genre : History
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The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, "the unrivaled king of copyright infringement plaintiffs," opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As Gary A. Rosen shows in this frequently funny and always entertaining history, the litigious Arnstein was a trenchant observer and most improbable participant in the transformation of not just copyright, but of American popular music itself. A musical prodigy in the late nineteenth century, Arnstein performed as a boy soprano at the famous 1893 "White City" exhibition in Chicago. He grew up to be a composer of moderate accomplishment, but by the mid-1920s his fortunes had reversed in the face of changing tastes and times. Embittered and confused, he became convinced that he was the victim of a conspiracy to steal his music and set out on a three-decade-long campaign to prove it, suing most of the major players in the popular music industry of his day. Although Arnstein never won a case, Rosen shows that the decisions rendered ultimately defined some of the basic parameters of copyright law. His most consequential case, against a dumbfounded Cole Porter, established precedents that have provided the foundation for successful suits against George Harrison, Michael Bolton, and many others. Unfair to Genius alternates the stories of Arnstein and a colorful cast of supporting characters with a fascinating account of the economic, technological, and legal forces of the first half of the twentieth century that shifted the balance of power from the mercenary music publishers of Tin Pan Alley to the composers and lyricists who wrote the Great American Songbook.
Category: History

Singing Story Healing Drum

Author : Kira Van Deusen
ISBN : 9780773571518
Genre : Social Science
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Endlessly fascinating, often moving, and a must read for anyone interested in the cultures of Siberia. Adele Barker, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
Category: Social Science

The Girl In The Fog

Author : Donato Carrisi
ISBN : 9780349142616
Genre : Fiction
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Sunday Times Crime Book Club Pick Mail on Sunday Thriller of the Week 'A coldly brilliant exposé of the depths of human nature' SUNDAY TIMES 'Compelling, beautifully constructed and atmospheric' DAILY MAIL Sixty-two days after the disappearance . . . A man is arrested in the small town of Avechot. His shirt is covered in blood. Could this have anything to do with a missing girl called Anna Lou? What really happened to the girl? Detective Vogel will do anything to solve the mystery surrounding Anna Lou's disappearance. When a media storm hits the quiet town, Vogel is sure that the suspect will be flushed out. Yet the clues are confusing, perhaps false, and following them may be a far cry from discovering the truth at the heart of a dark town. FOR FANS OF DONNA LEON AND MICHELE GIUTTARI, GET READY FOR THE CRIME THRILLER OF THE YEAR. 'Carrisi is an expert at misdirection . . . this is a thoroughly disconcerting, addictive thriller guaranteed to freeze your soul' METRO
Category: Fiction

Sixteen Public Domain One Act Plays By Modern Authors

Author : Helen Louise Cohen
ISBN : 9781592241866
Genre : Drama
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This fine selection of 20th century plays includes contributions from Robert Emmons Rogers ("The Boy Will"), Booth Tarkington ("Beauty and the Jacobin"), Ernest Dowson ("The Pierrot of the Minute"), Oliphant Down ("The Maker of Dreams"), Percy MacKaye ("Gettysburg"), A.A. Milne ("Wurzel-Flummery"), Harold Brighouse ("Maid of France"), Lady Gregory ("Spreading the News"), Jeannette Marks ("Welsh Honeymoon"), John Millington Synge ("Riders to the Sea"), Lord Dunsany ("A Night at an Inn"), Stark Young ("The Twilight Saint"), Lady Alix Egerton ("The Masque of the Two Strangers"), Maurice Maeterlinck ("The Intruder"), Josephine Preston Peabody ("Fortune and Men's Eyes"), and John Galsworthy ("The Little Man"). All of these plays may be staged free of charge in the United States (and possible in other countries--check your local copyright laws for details).
Category: Drama

Women Of The Silk

Author : Gail Tsukiyama
ISBN : 9781429952293
Genre : Fiction
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In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.
Category: Fiction