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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, September 1667

by Samuel Pepys

September 1667 diary of the English writer.

Diary of the Fall

by Margaret Jull Costa Michel Laub

A cruel schoolboy prank leaves the only Catholic boy in an elite Jewish school in Porto Alegre terribly injured. Years later, one of his classmates revisits that episode, trying to come to terms with the choices he made then and his present demons. DIARY OF THE FALL is the story of three generations: a man's struggle for forgiveness; a father with Alzheimer's, for whom recording every memory has become an obsession; and a grandfather who survived Auschwitz, filling notebook after notebook with the false memories of someone desperate to forget.Beautiful and brave, Michel Laub's novel asks the most basic--and yet the most complex--questions about history and identity, exploring what stories we choose to tell about ourselves and how we become the people we are.

The Diary of V: Happily Ever After?

by Debra Kent

The last of three novels based on Redbook magazine & women.com's longest running serial - a wild tale of suburban adultery as told via the diary entries of V, a wife, mother, & psychotherapist.

The Diary of V: The Affair

by Debra Kent

The life and loves of V - suburban mum, wife, and psychotherapist - began as a popular website. Now they're available as a sizzling series of books. In The Diary of V: The Breakup, V, more outspoken and outrageous than ever, stands at a turning point. Husband Roger has been cheating - more than V! And he has something even more shocking than hidden investments up his sleeve. Once V ferrets it out, she may become a millionaire. But first she has to choose between her own secret lovers.

The Diary of V: The Breakup

by Debra Kent

The second of three novels based on Redbook magazine & women.com's longest running serial--a wild tale of suburban adultery as told via the diary entries of V, a wife, mother, & psychotherapist.

Dia's Story Cloth

by Dia Cha

The story cloth made for the author by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the Hmong people in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States.

Diaspora

by Greg Egan

Behold the orphan. Born into a world that is not a world. A digital being grown from a mind seed, a genderless cybernetic citizen in a vast network of probes, satellites and servers knitting the Solar System into one scape, from the outer planets to the fiery surface of the Sun. Since the Introdus in the 21st century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: Disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the Solar System forever in fusion drive starships. And there are the holdouts. The fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth -- some devolved into dream-apes; others cavorting in the seas or the air; while the statics and bridges try to shape out a roughly human destiny. But the complacency of the citizens is shattered when an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers, and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes that seem to violate fundamental laws of nature. The Orphan joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in a search for the knowledge that will guarantee their safety -- a search that puts them on the trail of the ancient and elusive Transmuters, who have the power to reshape subatomic particles, and to cross into the macrocosmos, where the universe we know is nothing but a

Diaspora by Design

by Mark Goodman Saeed Rahnema Haideh Moghissi

Few groups face as many misconceptions within their new countries as do Muslim immigrants. This book challenges the common misperceptions of Muslim immigrants as a homogeneous, religiously driven group and identifies the tensions they experience within their host countries. A comparative, multi-ethnic study, based on over two thousand interviews, Diaspora by Design examines Muslim populations that have settled in Canada, Britain, Iran, and Palestine. Utilizing hard socio-economic data as well as qualitative analysis, the authors show the remarkable diversity and divisions between Muslim immigrant populations along urban-rural, cultural, class, and gender lines. They argue that integration is a two-way exchange that requires a readiness on the part of the host society to remove barriers that prevent the full social and economic participation of immigrant populations. Extensively researched and thoughtfully provocative, Diaspora by Design is a much-needed work that provides an accurate and dynamic depiction of the lives of Muslim immigrants away from their homelands.

Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans

by Erich S. Gruen

The book reminds us there was a time in history when there was no anti-Semitism. Its virulent strain only broke out in the terrible race riot in Alexandria of 38 CE, when the Romans were already ruling the city and the Jews and the Egyptians were vying for their favor--and their jobs. The author explores the lives of these Jews, the obstacles they encountered, the institutions they established, and their strategies for adjustment. He also delves into Jewish writing in this period.

Diaspora without Homeland: Being Korean in Japan

by Sonia Ryang John Lie

More than one-half million people of Korean descent reside in Japan today--the largest ethnic minority in a country often assumed to be homogeneous. This timely, interdisciplinary volume blends original empirical research with the vibrant field of diaspora studies to understand the complicated history, identity, and status of the Korean minority in Japan. An international group of scholars explores commonalities and contradictions in the Korean diasporic experience, touching on such issues as citizenship and belonging, the personal and the political, and homeland and hostland.

Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

by Howard Wettstein

An interdisciplinary collection of broad-ranging articles on the topic of Jewish identity in the diaspora, based on the work of a fall 1997 UCHRI (University of California Humanities Research Institute, based at UC, Irvine) residential research group.

The Dice Game of Shiva

by Richard Smoley

In this fascinating book, Richard Smoley examines the roles God has played for us and reconciles them with what we today know through science and reason. In the process, he shows that consciousness is the underlying reality beneath everything in the universe. In one of Hinduism's great myths, Shiva plays a dice game with his consort, Parvati, and loses consistently. If he is the greatest god, why does he lose? Through this story, Richard Smoley explores the interplay between consciousness, represented by Shiva, and experience, exemplified by Parvati. He draws on numerous disciplines to offer an illuminating exploration of mind and matter and a provocative understanding of consciousness, the self, and the world.

Dice Man

by Luke Rhinehart

A 70s classic of sex, drugs, and, of course, dice. Bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart lives with his wife and two children in their "slightly upper, slightly east" apartment in Manhattan. Dissatisfied with both western and eastern philosophies alternately embracing the meaningfulness and meaninglessness of life, Luke is forever changed when he finds religion through the simple roll of the die and is "stunned and converted -- as only the utterly bored can be." Let the dice decide! This is the only path to liberation and truth for Dr. Rhinehart and his patients. It seems sex is always an option as they roll their way through therapy sessions, relationships, parenting -- even a mental institution break-out. Luke spreads his new religion with a hilarious combination of evangelical fervor and moral depravity, turning his life -- and in some ways the world -- on its ear. Once you hand your life over to the dice, anything can happen. A rollicking good read and an irreverent parody of American psychoanalytical culture, The Dice Man is entertaining, humorous, shocking, and subersive -- one of the international cult bestsellers of our time.

Dicey's Song (Tillerman Family #2)

by Cynthia Voigt

The Newbery-winning novel in Cynthia Voigt's timeless Tillerman cycle.<P><P> When Momma abandoned Dicey Tillerman and her three siblings in a mall parking lot and was later traced to an asylum where she lay unrecognizing, unknowing, she left her four children no choice but to get on by themselves. They set off alone on foot over hundreds of miles until they finally found someone to take them in. Gram's rundown farm isn't perfect, but they can stay together as a family--which is all Dicey really wanted. But after watching over the others for so long, it's hard for Dicey to know what to do now. Her own identity has been so wrapped up in being the caretaker, navigator, penny counter, and decision maker that she's not sure how to let go of some responsibilities while still keeping a sense of herself. But when the past comes back with devastating force, Dicey sees just how necessary--and painful--letting go can be.

Dick and Jane and Vampires

by Laura Marchesani

When innocent Dick and Jane meet a creepy, cape-wearing vampire, the unexpected happens: he becomes their friend! This title borrows from the classic stories and art we all know and love, but adds an of-the-moment twist: a vampire, illustrated in the classic Dick and Jane style. It's a mashup kids and adults alike are sure to love.

Dick and Jane: Fun with Our Family

by Scott Foresman

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot too!). The little stories with their simple vocabulary words and warmly rendered illustrations were a hallmark of American education in the 1950s and 1960s. Here is a collection of these stories designed for beginning readers. Picture descriptions are included in brackets to help blind adults read these stories along with children, since much of the action is conveyed by the pictures. If you plan to have blind children, read this book, it's best to delete the descriptions first as they are written at a higher reading level.

Dick Francis's Bloodline

by Felix Francis

When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she deliberately lost, and the race was fixed. When Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off--and it's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel. Devastated and guilt-ridden over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. Why would Clare throw a race? What led her to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all?

Dick Francis's Damage

by Felix Francis

Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition. Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place--the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator . . . but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.

Dick Francis's Damage

by Felix Francis

Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition. Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place--the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator . . . but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.

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