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Here is the poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle-class America.
Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.From the Paperback edition.
Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation - from his past, his parents, his culture - and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language . . . and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man. From the Paperback edition. Note: The author uses British punctuation.
WINNING MEANS WEALTH, FAME, AND A LIFE OF THERAPY LOSING MEANS DEATH, BUT ALSO FAME! THIS IS THE HUNGER PAINS When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games--the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover--she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district's worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.
A work of fiction in which a girl who suffers from anorexia struggles to deal with the problem.
A subject as big as history and as everyday as skipping lunch -- how does hunger work? -- is explored in this thought-provoking, kaleidoscopic blend of science, anthropology, and personal reflection.
They are called Feral Warriors-an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . . For a thousand years she has haunted him-Ariana, Queen of the linas, a beauty of mist and light. His love, his life mate . . . Kougar believed her lost to him forever, until the truth of her stunning betrayal left him bitter and hungry for revenge. Now she alone holds the power to save two trapped and desperate Feral Warriors. Ariana, caught in a deadly battle of her own, is neither the soulless creature Kougar believes her to be nor the savior he seeks. And when darkness threatens to annihilate both races, the greatest danger of all becomes the glorious love Kougar and Ariana once shared. A love that must never rise again. A love that has never died.
Drake is a Killer vampire who feeds on human blood, choosing victims who deserve to die. But still he works to protect those good humans. When Gabriel mysteriously disappears, Drake is in charge of a small band of inexperienced fledgling vampires. A delegation of European Killers arrives in Baltimore looking for Gabriel, Drake keep the Guardians in line--and to protect them from the ruthless Killers. Will Drake be saved by love, or will he become a Killer without a conscience?
An inspiring tale for women of all ages, Hungry is an uplifting memoir with a universal message about body image, beauty and self-confidence.
Deborah is starting to notice things about her best friend, Willy-like how cute he looks in his Halloween costume and the adorable way his red hair curls just above his collar. He's the coolest boy in sixth grade, and the closest friend she's got . . . that is, until her alien parents tell her she has to eat him for dinner. After all, she's an alien, too-even if she and her family do live in disguise. Should she keep Willy alive and survive on forbidden hamburgers and chocolate . . . or point her tentacles at her best friend and gain approval from alien kind? There are times when everyone feels like they're from outer space. A zany adventure and a close and sympathetic look at middle-school friendships and rivalries, Alethea Eason's wonderfully unique first novel satisfies that craving to fit in.
"Nick went head down, finning desperately to catch the swirling body which tumbled like a leaf in high wind, He had a fleeting glimpse of Baker's face, contorted with terror and lack of breath, the glass visor of his helmet already swamping with icy water as the pressure spurted through the non-return valve. The Chief's headset microphone squealed once and then went dead as the water shorted it out."
After being forced to change to a fancy new coat to attend a party, Nasrettin Hoca tries to feed his dinner to the coat, reasoning that it was the coat that was the invited guest.
"Yourbook. . . guidedmethroughmyfirstcompletedmovie. " --QuentinTarantino, on"ScareTactics"From the Master of the Living DeadJohn Russo's brilliantly chilling screenplay for the 1968 groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead helped pave the wave for the flesh-eating spectacles that have thrilled zombie fans for three generations. Here, for the first time in one volume, are two of the master's most gruesome and demented novels of gut-wrenching mayhem. . . MidnightFirst, they captured small animals. Then, they moved on to bigger prey. Now the backwoods family that slays together stays together for one last midnight snack: a pair of unsuspecting travelers whose ritual torture and sacrifice will only intensify the demonic clan's cravings. . . for more. Yeah, they're dead. . . they're all messed up. Escape From The Living DeadIn an isolated roadside diner, a desperate group of strangers barricade themselves against a ravenous horde of undead customers who crave something more than the early bird special. They want flesh. Human flesh. With a side order of brains and stomach-turning terror. A Two-for-One Feast for Hungry Horror Fans "Anunrelievedorgyofsadism. " --"Variety "on "Night of the Living Dead"
Moreton delivers this beautiful, haunting, previously untold story of a vanished people from the edge of Ireland and the events that led to the abandonment of their way of life. This book is about home and what that means and a gripping account of the quest for a vanished people. [From the back cover:] "On Christmas Eve, 1946, a young man collapsed on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. There was no priest, no doctor, and no policeman on the Great Blasket, and no contact with the outside world. Helpless, his family watched him die. Cole Moreton's Hungry for Home tells the story of an Irish island, whose inhabitants lived a medieval way of life and spoke a pure form of Irish, until the dramatic events that led to its being abandoned. Searching for the islanders who had left half a century earlier, Moreton seeks out the dead man's brothers and finds them in America. This is a book about home and what that means, but most of all it is a story of a family and their breathtaking journey from one way of life to another." The author tells the story he learned from articles and books, but most importantly from the last islanders themselves. Cole Moreton spent years exploring the remains of the village on the Blasket Island, making land and sea journeys as it's people did, tracing their path to reside on Mainland Ireland and across the Atlantic to the United States. As he visits former islanders, whose children have become quite Americanized, he discovers that the Blasket community reassembled itself in Connecticut in an area they named Hungry Hill. Excerpts of books written by islanders, and accounts of their work, stories, loves and losses are revealing and moving, and as the author admits, often edited by the tellers to cast their former Blasket home and way of life in the best possible light. Here is the story of the crumbling of a centuries old culture. A list of family names, list of illustrations, and a useful bibliography are included.
If you're passionate about eating well during your next trip to Paris, you couldn't ask for a better travel companion than Alexander Lobrano's charming, friendly, and authoritative Hungry for Paris, the first new comprehensive guide in many years to the city's restaurant scene. Lobrano, Gourmet magazine's European correspondent, has written for almost every major food and travel magazine since he became an American in Paris in 1986. Here he shares his personal selection of the city's 101 best restaurants, each of which is portrayed in savvy, fun, lively descriptions that are not only indispensable for finding a superb meal but a pleasure to read. Lobrano reveals the hottest young chefs, the coziest bistros, the best buys-including those haute cuisine restaurants that are really worth the money-and the secret places Parisians love most, together with information on the most delicious dishes, ambiance, clientele, and history of each restaurant. A series of delightful essays cover various aspects of dining in Paris, including "Table for One" (how to eat alone), "The Four Seasons" (the best of seasonal eating in Paris), and "Eating the Unspeakable" (learning to eat what you don't think you like). All restaurants are keyed to helpful maps, and the book is seasoned with beautiful photographs by Life magazine photographer Bob Peterson that will only help whet your appetite for tasting Paris.
A fox in pursuit of a wise little duck learns the hard way why she lives exactly where she does.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Chinese people suffered the worst famine in history. This is the first full account of this dark chapter in Chinese history, which reveals state-sponsored terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder.
A greedy fox watches a hungry hen growing every day, knowing that the longer he waits to eat her, the bigger she will be.
When Valley Falls is plagued with young vandals and a few violent incidents, Doc Jones and the mayor ask Chip for help. His solution: a summer sports program that should inspire youth to do something worthwhile for the town in which they live.
An account of the month that Greenlaw spent on board her 100-foot boat with 5 men, covering over 1000 miles, with the hope of taking back 50,000 pounds of fish.
Novel involving an American scientist studying dolphins in the Bay of Bengal.
Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .(88000 words)
The Huns have often been treated as primitive barbarians with no advanced political organisation. Their place of origin was the so-called 'backward steppe'. It has been argued that whatever political organisation they achieved they owed to the 'civilizing influence' of the Germanic peoples they encountered as they moved west. This book argues that the steppes of Inner Asia were far from 'backward' and that the image of the primitive Huns is vastly misleading. They already possessed a highly sophisticated political culture while still in Inner Asia and, far from being passive recipients of advanced culture from the West, they passed on important elements of Central Eurasian culture to early medieval Europe, which they helped create. Their expansion also marked the beginning of a millennium of virtual monopoly of world power by empires originating in the steppes of Inner Asia. The rise of the Hunnic Empire was truly a geopolitical revolution.
A federal judge is murdered, found shot to death in his home-together with the body of his mistress. The crime grips San Francisco. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it first looks like a simple case of a wife's jealousy and rage. But Juhle's investigation reveals that the judge had powerful enemies ...some of whom may have been willing to kill to prevent him from meddling in their affairs. Meanwhile, private investigator Wyatt Hunt, Juhle's best friend, finds himself smitten with the beautiful and enigmatic Andrea Parisi. A lawyer who recently has become a celebrity as a commentator on Trial TV, Andrea has star power in spades, and seems bound for a national anchor job in New York. Until Juhle discovers that Andrea, too, had a connection to the judge, along with a client that had everything to gain from the judge's death. And then she suddenly disappears.... Andrea becomes Juhle's prime suspect. Wyatt Hunt thinks she may be a kidnap victim, or worse ...another murder victim. And far more than that, she's someone with whom he believes he may have a future. As the search for Andrea intensifies, Hunt gathers a loose band of friends and associates willing to bend and even break the rules, leading them all to a chilling confrontation from which none of them might escape.
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