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Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Fruit of the Drunken Tree
A Novel

by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2018-07-31
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0385542739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.” --San Francisco Chronicle “Simultaneously propulsive and poetic, reminiscent of Isabel Allende...Listen to this new author’s voice — she has something powerful to say.” --Entertainment Weekly A mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height Pablo Escobar's violent reign about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras has written a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.

The Man Who Could Move Clouds

The Man Who Could Move Clouds
A Memoir

by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release : 2022-07-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 038554667X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic memoir reclaiming her family's otherworldly legacy. "The Man Who Moved Clouds is a memoir like no other . . . Ingrid Rojas Contreras has given us a glorious gift with these pages."—Patricia Engel author of Infinite Country For Ingrid Rojas Contreras, magic runs in the family. Growing up in the Colombia of the 1980’s and 90’s in a house where “what did you dream?” was asked in place of “how are you?” Rojas Contreras’ world was laced with augury and violence. Her maternal grandfather, Nono, was a renowned curandero, a community healer gifted with the ability to talk to the dead, tell the future, treat the sick, and move the clouds. As a young girl, Rojas Contreras eavesdropped on her mother’s fortune-telling business from the stairs and waited eagerly for the periodic phone calls that meant Mami had yet again appeared in two places at once. So when Ingrid, now living in the U.S., suffered a head injury in her twenties that left her with amnesia—an accident eerily similar to a fall that had put her mother in a coma at the age of eight, from which she woke with not just amnesia, but the ability to see ghosts—the family assumes “the secrets” have finally been passed down. But as Ingrid recovers her memories, no supernatural abilities are forthcoming. Rather, she is consumed by a powerful urge to learn even more about her heritage than she knew before the accident. Spurred by a shared dream among Mami and her sisters, wherein Nono communicates that he is unable to rest peacefully in the afterlife, Ingrid joins her mother on a journey home to Colombia to disinter her grandfather’s remains. With her mother as her unpredictable, stubborn and often hilarious guide, Ingrid traces her lineage back to her Indigenous and Spanish roots, uncovering the violent and rigid colonial narrative that would eventually break her family into two camps: those who believe "the secrets" are a gift, and those who are convinced they are a curse. Interweaving family stories more enchanting than any novel, resurrected Colombian history, and her own deeply personal reckonings with the bounds of reality, Rojas Contreras writes her way through the incomprehensible and into her inheritance. The result is a luminous testament to the power of storytelling as a healing art and an invitation to embrace the extraordinary.

The Last Story of Mina Lee

The Last Story of Mina Lee
A Novel

by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1488069085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Riveting and unconventional, The Last Story of Mina Lee traces the far-reaching consequences of secrets in the lives of a Korean immigrant mother and her daughter Margot Lee's mother is ignoring her calls. Margot can’t understand why, until she makes a surprise trip home to Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. Determined to discover the truth, Margot unravels her single mother’s past as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother, Mina. Thirty years earlier, Mina Lee steps off a plane to take a chance on a new life in America. Stacking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. But that moment leads to repercussions for Mina that echo through the decades, leading up to the truth of what happened the night of her death. Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a powerful and exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BY FORTUNE · POPSUGAR · PUREWOW · BETCHES · GMA.COM · VULTURE · BUSTLE · THE MILLIONS · LITHUB · BOOKRIOT · BOOKISH “Painful, joyous... A story that cries out to be told.” —Los Angeles Times “Kim is a brilliant new voice in American fiction.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel “Suspenseful and deeply felt.” —Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists

The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer
Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career

by Kevin Larimer,Mary Gannon

  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1982123079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas

The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas
Literature, Translation, and Historiography

by Carmen E. Lamas

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-03-09
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0192644920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas argues that the process of recovering Latina/o figures and writings in the nineteenth century does not merely create a bridge between the US and Latin American countries, peoples, and literatures, as they are currently understood. Instead, it reveals their fundamentally interdependent natures, politically, socially, historically, and aesthetically, thereby recognizing the degree of mutual imbrication of their peoples and literatures of the period. Largely archived in Spanish, it addresses concerns palpably felt within (and integral to) the US and beyond. English-language works also find a place on this continuum and have real implications for the political and cultural life of hispanophone and anglophone communities in the US. Moreover, the central role of Latina/o translations signal the global and the local nature of the continuum. For the Latino Continuum embeds layered and complex political and literary contexts and overlooked histories, situated as it is at the crossroads of both hemispheric and translatlantic currents of exchange often effaced by the logic of borders-national, cultural, religious, linguistic and temporal. To recover this continuum of Latinidad, which is neither confined to the US or Latin American nation states nor located primarily within them, is to recover forgotten histories of the hemisphere, and to find new ways of seeing the past as we have understood it. The figures of the Félix Varela, Miguel Teurbe Tolón, Eusebio Guiteras, José Martí and Martín Morúa Delgado serve as points of departures for this reconceptualization of the intersection between American, Latin American, Cuban, and Latinx studies.

Everyday People

Everyday People
The Color of Life--a Short Story Anthology

by Jennifer Baker

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-08-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1501134957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. Representing a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives, these selected stories depict moments that linger—crossroads to be navigated, relationships, epiphanies, and times of doubt, loss, and discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Everyday People will benefit the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Brook Stephenson that provides space for speculation, production, and experimentation by writers of color.

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
A Novel

by Michael Zapata

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1488055734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*Winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction* A Heartland Booksellers Award Nominee An NPR Best Book of the Year A BookPage Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Winter/Spring Debut of 2020 A Most Anticipated Book of 2020 from the Boston Globe and The Millions A Best Book of February 2020 at Salon, The Millions, LitHub and Vol 1. Brooklyn “A stunner—equal parts epic and intimate, thrilling and elegiac.”—Laura Van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript. Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather’s home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript written by none other than Adana Moreau. With the help of his friend Javier, Saul tracks down an address for Adana’s son in New Orleans, but as Hurricane Katrina strikes they must head to the storm-ravaged city for answers. What results is a brilliantly layered masterpiece—an ode to home, storytelling and the possibility of parallel worlds.

The Book Club Journal

The Book Club Journal
All the Books You've Read, Loved, & Discussed

by Adams Media

  • Publisher : Adams Media
  • Release : 2020-10-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1507214022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Keep track of your book club selections and record your latest literary adventures with this reading journal to stay organized for your next meeting! Book clubs are a great way to read new books and discover different genres and new topics that you may not be too familiar with. You can share your thoughts in a social setting and enjoy interesting conversations that might open your eyes to other opinions about the book. But all too often we forget the best details once the book is finished and put back on the shelf. With The Book Club Journal, you can collect and remember all your important thoughts and feelings so that you can reflect on them for future meetings or rereadings. Made specifically for book club members, this journal has prompts for all the basic book stats, such as the title, author, and who suggested the book, along with book club specific questions like “How does this book compare with the titles we have read previously?” This fun and useful journal also includes reference pages with lists of classic book club must-reads, and room for you to create your very own to-read list.

The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist
A Book

by Amy Stewart

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2013-03-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1616201045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze “A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition “Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens

Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens
A Book

by M. S. Swaminathan,S. L. Kochhar

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-05-23
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1108481957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses new species of flowering trees, useful for graduate students and academic researchers in the field of life sciences.

The Drunken Monkey

The Drunken Monkey
Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol

by Robert Dudley

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 0520958179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alcoholism, as opposed to the safe consumption of alcohol, remains a major public health issue. In this accessible book, Robert Dudley presents an intriguing evolutionary interpretation to explain the persistence of alcohol-related problems. Providing a deep-time, interdisciplinary perspective on today’s patterns of alcohol consumption and abuse, Dudley traces the link between the fruit-eating behavior of arboreal primates and the evolution of the sensory skills required to identify ripe and fermented fruits that contain sugar and low levels of alcohol. In addition to introducing this new theory of the relationship of humans to alcohol, the book discusses the supporting research, implications of the hypothesis, and the medical and social impacts of alcoholism. The Drunken Monkey is designed for interested readers, scholars, and students in comparative and evolutionary biology, biological anthropology, medicine, and public health.

The Foundation of Death

The Foundation of Death
A Study of the Drink-question

by Axel Gustafson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trees (Gift Edition)

Trees (Gift Edition)
Between Earth and Heaven

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Earth Aware Editions
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 1683839269
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art Wolfe’s immersive photos capture the wonder humans have felt about trees for millennia. From the ancient Assyrian Tree of Life to the Iroquois peoples’ Tree of Peace, trees have played an archetypal role in human culture and spirituality since time immemorial. An integral part of a variety of faiths—from Buddhism and Hinduism to Nordic and aboriginal religions—trees were venerated long before any written historical records existed. This sense of reverence and wonder is beautifully evoked in these vivid images from legendary photographer Art Wolfe. The new, giftable format of his celebrated book on the topic, Trees, focuses on both individual specimens and entire forests, offering a sweeping yet intimate look at an arboreal world that spans six continents. To accompany these timeless images, author Gregory McNamee weaves a diverse and global account of the myths, cultures, and traditions that convey the long-standing symbiosis between trees and humans, and renowned ethnobotanist Wade Davis anchors the text with a penetrating introduction. Humans have always shared this planet with trees, and this book is both a breathtaking journey through and an homage to that relationship and its past, present, and future—now in a new, beautiful, and highly giftable format.

Grow Fruit Naturally

Grow Fruit Naturally
A Hands-on Guide to Luscious, Home-grown Fruit

by Lee Reich

  • Publisher : Taunton Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1600853560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents information on the basics of growing fruits, covering such topics as planting, pollination, harvesting, pruning, pests, diseases, and storage, with specific details on over thirty individual fruit varieties.

Inventory, Plant Material Introduced

Inventory, Plant Material Introduced
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1917
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plant Inventory

Plant Inventory
A Book

by United States. Agricultural Research Service. Plant Science Research Division

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1917
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plant Inventory

Plant Inventory
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1917
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inventory of Seeds and Plants Imported

Inventory of Seeds and Plants Imported
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Herball Or Generall Historie of Plantes

The Herball Or Generall Historie of Plantes
Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London

by John Gerard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1636
  • Pages : 1630
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Miscellaneous Documents

Miscellaneous Documents
30th Congress, 1st Session - 49th Congress, 1st Session

by United States. Congress. House

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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