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Among The Lesser Gods

Author : Margo Catts
ISBN : 9781628727401
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 86. 18 MB
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For fans of authors like Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger, a stunning new voice in contemporary literary fiction. “Tragedy and blessing. Leave them alone long enough, and it gets real hard to tell them apart.” Elena Alvarez is living a cursed life. From the deadly fire she accidentally set as a child, to her mother’s abandonment, and now to an unwanted pregnancy, she knows better than most that small actions can have terrible consequences. Driven to the high mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by her latest bad decision, she’s intent on putting off the future. Perhaps there she can just hide in her grandmother’s isolated cabin and wait for something—anything—to make her next choice for her. Instead, she is confronted by reflections of her own troubles wherever she turns—the recent widower and his two children adrift in a changed world, Elena’s own mysterious family history, and the interwoven lives within the town itself. Bit by bit, Elena begins to question her understanding of cause and effect, reexamining the tragedies she’s held on to and the wounds she’s refused to let heal. But when the children go missing, Elena’s fragile new peace is shattered. It’s only at the prospect of fresh loss and blame that she will discover the truth of the terrible burdens we take upon ourselves, the way tragedy and redemption are inevitably intertwined—and how curses can sometimes lead to blessings, however disguised.

Diary Of An Expat In Singapore

Author : Jennifer Gargiulo
ISBN : 9789814516730
Genre : Humor
File Size : 30. 97 MB
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This hilarious new book records the tongue-in-cheek journey of an expat in Singapore, told through vignettes, snapshots and Top 10 lists: “10 sure signs you’re in a Singapore taxi”; “Things first-time visitors to Singapore say”; “10 signs you’ve overstayed”; “Politically-incorrect expat profiling by nationality”; and many more. Based on the author Jennifer Gargiulo’s popular blog of the same name, Diary of an Expat in Singapore packs in a wealth of quirky observations, witty one-liners, and laugh-out-loud misunderstandings as the author tries to adjust to life in a strange new land and raise two kids while at it. Marvel as Jennifer enlists the help of her young son, Alexander (who learns Chinese at school), to find out what her hairdressers are saying about her at the salon! Expats will share many of the experiences of the author told in this book, but few will have heard them told with more humour and flair. And Singaporeans will also find much to enjoy and laugh over, when local customs and foibles are seen anew through the author’s eyes

In Other Words

Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN : 9781101875568
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.

Club Expat

Author : Aniket Shah
ISBN : 9781598580280
Genre : Travel
File Size : 73. 83 MB
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Club Expat: A Teenager's Guide to Moving Overseas is a comprehensive guidebook for any young adult or family moving overseas. Written by two former expatriate teenagers, this book is the culmination of experiences of students all around the world and of broad consultations with dozens of experts in the field of international relocation. Covering topics ranging from culture shock to the intricacies of overseas life, this guidebook will serve as the knowledgeable "companion" for young adults embarking on a new journey overseas. Aniket and Akash Shah are brothers who lived with their family in Europe and Asia for several years as expatriates. They were born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and lived in different parts of the United States before moving abroad. Aniket and Akash are members of the Class of 2009 and the Class of 2006, respectively, at Yale University.

Expat

Author : Raji Abuzalaf
ISBN : 9781483528625
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 20. 50 MB
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"Expat" is a novel originally designed to portray the overseas life of an American expatriate. In addition to relating the unique accounts of living and working outside the U.S., the book has evolved into an autobiography describing the author's expatriation from his native land, his family, his religion, and ultimately, the world (spiritually speaking). This book is [Part 3] of a 4-part compilation: - Part 1: Growing Up - Part 2: Never Growing Up - Part 3: Growing Pains - Part 4: The Growing Pain [Part 3: Growing Pains] Volume 3 depicts life during the first overseas assignment (1979 – 1981). Foreshadows to future experiences and flashbacks are playfully interspersed. The story is power-packed with adventure, romance, and of course, music. In essence, Expat - Part 3 is a very touching and poignant love and adventure story. Twenty-five (25) original songs are featured in Part 3, along with several poems. Links are provided to each song recording on Sound Cloud – a free website. Join Raji - our hero / venturer – as he somehow finds his way in and out of trouble overseas. Whether he's battling authorities, girls, or his own conscience, you're sure to find it both hilarious and sentimental.

Once Upon A Country

Author : Sari Nusseibeh
ISBN : 9781250098757
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 89. 51 MB
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A teacher, a scholar, a philosopher, and an eyewitness to history, Sari Nusseibeh is one of our most urgent and articulate authorities on the conflict in the Middle East. From his time teaching side by side with Israelis at the Hebrew University through his appointment by Yasir Arafat to administer the Arab Jerusalem, he has held fast to the principles of freedom and equality for all, and his story dramatizes the consequences of war, partition, and terrorism as few other books have done. This autobiography brings rare depth and compassion to the story of his country.

An Expat S Life Luxembourg The White Rose

Author : David Robinson
ISBN : 9780595314850
Genre : Travel
File Size : 83. 27 MB
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An Expat's Life, Luxembourg & The White Rose is a refreshing and forthright take on the Englishman Abroad genre. Reading David Robinson's relaxed prose is like sitting down for a drink or two with the author in the pub of the title. Indeed, as the tome progresses, so the reader warms to Robinson's down-to-earth character. The author's very personal view of an expat's life in Luxembourg is not overbearing, and even the most informed reader will learn something new about the history of the Grand Duchy, its bureaucracy and social conventions and attitudes. The book is brimful with little snippets of useful information and trivia for those unfamiliar with the country, and Robinson's anecdotes will spark empathy with readers who live, or have lived, in Luxembourg. -Duncan Roberts, editor of 352 Magazine.

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