Discovering that her brother and mother have been brutally killed after the 1937 invasion of China, sixteen-year-old Scald Ibis, defiled by Japanese troops, is forced to work as a prostitute in order to support her ailing father
Author: Paul West
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
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).
Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film
Author: Michael Berry
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.
A Reader’s Guide
Author: Linda Parent Lesher
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Christopher Lapides
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.
Author: Erick Setiawan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Jennifer Marshall
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
BOOK 2 OF THE BELGARIAD, the worldwide bestselling fantasy series by master storyteller David Eddings. Discover the epic story that inspired thousands - from Raymond Feist's The Riftwar Cycle series to George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. The Accursed One is not dead... He only sleeps... The evil God Torak covets dominion over all men. If the stolen Orb of Aldur reaches him, he will surely gain what he desires. Garion travels through strange lands with master sorcerers Belgarath and Polgara in frantic pursuit of the Orb. But as his own powers grow, Garion starts to realize that he too may have a part to play – a part he is not sure he wants...
Book Two Of The Belgariad
Author: David Eddings
Publisher: Random House
Author: Albert Henry Ochsner
Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in America’s most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains—Yellowstone National Park is a hiker’s paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. Let veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider guide you on a wide variety of day hikes and extended backpacking trips into the vast interior of this national treasure. Whether you’re a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Yellowstone National Park. Features Hikes suited to every ability Detailed directions Elevation profiles, difficulty ratings, and information on hiking in bear country Full-color photos throughout Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail.
A Guide to More than 100 Great Hikes
Author: Bill Schneider
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
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: Paul West
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first novel from acclaimed author Cate Kennedy is a compassionate and unswerving portrait of a broken family whose members go to extraordinary lengths to reclaim their lives and relationships from the mistakes of the past. Fifteen years after their break-up, Rich and Sandy have both settled into the unfulfilling compromises of middle age: he’s a late-night infomercial editor with photojournalism aspirations; she makes hippie jewelry for a local market and struggles to maintain a New Age lifestyle that fails to provide the answers she seeks. To distract themselves from their inadequacies, Rich and Sandy cling to the shining moment of their youth, when they met as environmental activists as part of a world-famous blockade to save Tasmania’s Franklin River. Their daughter, Sophie, has always remained skeptical of this ecological fairytale, but when Rich invites her on a backpacking trip through Tasmania for her fifteenth birthday, Sophie sees it as a way to bond with a father she’s never known. As they progress further into the wilderness, the spell of Rich’s worldly charm soon gives way to suspicion and fear as his overconfidence sets off a chain of events that no one could have predicted.
Author: Cate Kennedy
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
The author of more than 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. "West is an extraterrestrial, and while he flies over he sometimes looks down on us poor word-birds pecking at our corn." -William H. Gass "His is one of the most original talents in American fiction." -The New York Times Book Review "West is a master." -Washington Post Book World"
Author: Paul West
Publisher: Onager Editions
Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them. In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest,1 the thieving Stranders of the East Bend,2 and the dreaded Fork Factory.3 But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart, and Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else. 1. All possessing very sharp teeth. 2. Murderous scoundrels, the lot. 3. Woe!
Wild escapes. A desperate journey. And the ghastly Fangs of Dang.
Author: Andrew Peterson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A fictional version of English poet John Milton's student days at Cambridge focuses on a romantic obsession
Author: Paul West
Publisher: Overlook Books