The Tent of Orange Mist

A Novel

Author: Paul West

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9780879517922

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 5207

In December 1937 the city of Nanking, China, falls to brutal Japanese invaders. Thus begins a compelling drama wherein the teenaged daughter of an eminent scholar is forced to work as a prostitute. Short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize, "The Tent of Orange Mist" illuminates the plight of intellectuals and artists during profound social and cultural upheaval.

My Mother's Music

Author: Paul West

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 6629

The celebrated author paints a portrait of his mother, describing her early life in England, her work as a pianist, her World War II experiences, and her devotion to her children

A History of Pain

Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film

Author: Michael Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231141628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 8854

This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).

The Best Novels of the Nineties

A Reader's Guide

Author: Linda Parent Lesher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

View: 4265

"[Guide to] ... more than 1,000 of the most important and enjoyable English-language novels published from 1990 through 1998 ..."--Cover.

A Gift of the Emperor

Author: Therese Park

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504036174

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 2328

A Gift of the Emperor is the poignant fictional account of real-life atrocities inflicted upon more than 200,000 Asian women by the Japanese military during World War II. This haunting story is narrated by Soon-ah, a Korean schoolgirl whose life is shattered when Emperor Hirohito’s soldiers abduct her from her village and ship her and her schoolmates to a “house of relaxation” in the South Pacific. Here, on an island with surreal beauty, Soon-ah is forced into prostitution as a “comfort woman” to the Japanese military. This scorching account of one woman’s endurance of sexual degradation and the unspeakable horror of war provides compelling testimony to the strength of the human spirit, the power of love over hate, and the ultimate triumph of hope over despair.

The Red Tent

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330507079

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Adapted as a TV miniseries starring Rebecca Ferguson and Minnie Driver Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his infamous dozen sons. The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers - the four wives of Jacob - each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own startling and unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love. Deeply affecting and intimate, The Red Tent combines outstandingly rich storytelling with an original insight into women's society in a fascinating period of early history and such is its warmth and candour, it is guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of women across the world. 'If you don't read it you'll be missing out' Eve 'I genuinely fell into this rich and colourful world and Dinah and Leah have stayed with me as ancestors and sisters brought to life by Anita Diamant's imaginative novel' Maureen Lipman

The Left Hand Is the Dreamer

Author: Paul West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600478079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 7598

The author of 50 books, Paul West has received the Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1985, a 1993 Lannan Prize for Fiction, and the Grand-Prix Halperine-Kaminsky Prize for the Best Foreign Book in 1993. He has also been named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library and a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. The Tent of Orange Mist was runner-up for the 1996 National Book Circle Award in Fiction and the Nobel Prize for Literature."


Author: Christopher Lapides

Publisher: Cal-Productions

ISBN: 1466193972

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 6439

Where do I come from? Since the curse first took him, Callobus Swordstar has been looking for a cure, but in order to find one, he must first discover where the rage came from. Can he make it in time before he loses his mind completely? Now, both Dragonsbane and Mileena are gone, the two things that kept the rage at bay. Before he can move on, Callobus must find them both before the curse takes control. Will he find them before being consumed by his anger? The path before him is treacherous, with assassins impeding his every step. But he must succeed or his past, and his ancestors, will be lost.

The People of the Mist

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775455289

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1947

Though best known for creating the series featuring the unforgettable adventurer Allan Quatermain, author Henry Rider Haggard's other action-adventure heroes are just as compelling and believable. The People of the Mist recounts explorer Leonard Outram's exploits in Africa. Haggard loyalists and other fans of the genre are sure to delight in this thrill-a-minute page-turner.

Of Bees and Mist

A Novel

Author: Erick Setiawan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596240

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 400

In a community out of time and peopled by supernatural beings, sixteen-year-old Meridia attempts to escape by eloping, a pair of sisters are groomed to hate each other, and a matriarch forges grievances that swarm in the air.

Soldier of the Mist

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312937342

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 9710

Latro, a mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle but has developed the ability to see and converse with all of the invisible gods, goddesses, ghosts, demons, and werewolves that inhabit the land

The Christie Legacy

Author: Jennifer Marshall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412014476

Category: Fiction

Page: 644

View: 3974

For twenty-four year old Sarah, the death of her grandfather triggers a series of events that reveal capabilities she didn't know she had. Just as she thought her life was mapped out before her, she finds herself faced with a choice that means it will never be the same again. For twenty-six year old Nathan James, the death of Sarah's grandfather signals a whole range of complications that he and his community were hoping they would never have to face. Set against the backdrop of the Great Plains of the American mid-west, The Christie Legacy is a modern day pioneering story with a difference. It marries the complications of a dominant, modern world with the simplicity of ethnic existence. It is the story of two people, and those around them, who live worlds and cultures apart, whose lives become unavoidably and irrevocably entwined through a series of mystical, tender, tense and sometimes dangerous events.

Worlds Afire

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763634001

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 92

View: 1938

In a novel written as a collection of eyewitness poems, the excitement and anticipation of attending the circus on July 6, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, turns to horror when a fire engulfs the circus tent, killing nearly 170 people, mostly women and children. Reprint.

Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent

Author: Kristy Tate

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508929475


Page: 388

View: 6281

When Petra Baron goes into the fortuneteller's tent at a Renaissance fair, she expects to leave with a date to prom. Instead, she walks out into Elizabethan England, where she meets gypsies, a demon dog and a kindred spirit in Emory Ravenswood. Emory must thwart the plans of religious zealots. His mission is dangerous, his enemies are fanatical, and Petra Baron is a complication that Heaven only knows he does not need. Or does he? Although Emory is on Heaven's errand, he learned long ago that Heaven does not always play fair. As Petra slowly falls for Emory, she wonders if he really is who he seems, or if he is just as lost as she is. How can they have a future while trapped in the past? Or is anything possible Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent?

The Rape Of Nanking

The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

Author: Iris Chang

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046502825X

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 4122

The definitive New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal--and forgotten--massacres In December 1937, one of the most horrific massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered-a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. In this seminal work, Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, resurrects this history and tells the story from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers, that of the Chinese, and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone, which saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Amazingly, the story of this atrocity--one of the worst in world history--continues to be denied by the Japanese government. More than just narrating the details of an orgy of violence, The Rape of Nanking tells the shocking story of the concerted effort during the Cold War on the part of the West and even China to stifle open discussion of the massacre. Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors and documents brought to light for the first time, Iris Chang's classic is the definitive history of this horrifying episode.

Tree of Heaven

Author: R. C. Binstock

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 9781569470695

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5613

Set against the violence of Japan's invasion of China in the 1930's, a love story tells of a Chinese woman who becomes the servant of a Japanese officer after he rescues her, and the strange intimacy that develops between them

Sporting with Amaryllis

Author: Paul West

Publisher: Overlook Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 7857

A fictional version of English poet John Milton's student days at Cambridge focuses on a romantic obsession

The Dovekeepers

A Novel

Author: Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451617496

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1800

The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel: “striking….Hoffman grounds her expansive, intricately woven, and deepest new novel in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose” (Entertainment Weekly). Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.

The Birth House

Author: Ami McKay

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307371441

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 7536

The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. Dora becomes Miss B.’s apprentice, and together they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labours, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. Filled with details as compelling as they are surprising, The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine. From the Hardcover edition.