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Torn from the Nest

Torn from the Nest
  • Author : Clorinda Matto de Turner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1999-04-29
  • ISBN : 0199939012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

The Rending and the Nest

The Rending and the Nest
  • Author : Kaethe Schwehn
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2018-02-20
  • ISBN : 1632869748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A chilling yet redemptive post-apocalyptic debut that examines community, motherhood, faith, and the importance of telling one's own story. When 95 percent of the earth's population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can't afford to lose. She has everything under control. Almost. Four years after the Rending, Mira's best friend, Lana, announces her pregnancy, the first since everything changed and a new source of hope for Mira. But when Lana gives birth to an inanimate object--and other women of Zion follow suit--the thin veil of normalcy Mira has thrown over her new life begins to fray. As the Zionites wrestle with the presence of these Babies, a confident outsider named Michael appears, proselytizing about the world beyond Zion. He lures Lana away and when she doesn't return, Mira must decide how much she's willing to let go in order to save her friend, her home, and her own fraught pregnancy. Like California by Edan Lepucki and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Rending and the Nest uses a fantastical, post-apocalyptic landscape to ask decidedly human questions: How well do we know the people we love? What sustains us in the midst of suffering? How do we forgive the brokenness we find within others--and within ourselves?

Nightingale's Nest

Nightingale's Nest
  • Author : Nikki Loftin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-02-20
  • ISBN : 1101604379
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or “Little John” as he’s always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree. There’s something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring singing voice, and Little John’s friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister’s death and his parents’ ever-tightening financial difficulties. But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice—forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy. Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice.

Coltan

Coltan
  • Author : Michael Nest
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-05-31
  • ISBN : 074563771X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal conditions watched over by warlords. The United Nations sent a team to investigate, and its exposé of the relationship between violence and the exploitation of coltan and other natural resources contributed to a re-examination of scholarship on the motivations and strategies of armed groups. The politics of coltan encompass rebel militias, transnational corporations, determined activists, Hollywood celebrities, the rise of China, and the latest iGadget. Drawing on Congolese and activist voices, Nest analyses the two issues that define coltan politics: the relationship between coltan and violence in the Congo, and contestation between activists and corporations to reshape the global tantalum supply chain. The way production and trade of coltan is organised creates opportunities for armed groups, but the Congo wars are not solely, or even primarily, about coltan or minerals generally. Nest argues the political significance of coltan lies not in its causal link to violence, but in activists' skillful use of mobile phones as a symbol of how ordinary people and transnational corporations far from Africa are implicated in Congo's coltan industry and therefore its conflict. Nest examines the challenges coltan initiatives face in an activist 'marketplace' crowded with competing justice issues, and identifies lessons from coltan initiatives for the geopolitics of global resources more generally.

The Nest

The Nest
  • Author : Kenneth Oppel
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Release : 2016-03-03
  • ISBN : 1910200883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

She was very blurry, not at all human-looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely. "We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help." All Steve has to do is say, "Yes." But "yes" is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?

Nesthäkchen and the World War

Nesthäkchen and the World War
  • Author : Else Ury, Steven Lehrer
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 0595397298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Relates the fictional adventures of Nesthäkchen, a young German girl, during the first World War.

The Best Nest

The Best Nest
  • Author : Laura Datta,Matt Buckingham
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781848570054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Little Owl is so squashed living with his family that he decides to find a new home. But from Frog's splishy, splashy pond to Hedgehog's sniffly, snuffly nest, nothing is quite right.

Torn

Torn
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-06-26
  • ISBN : 1416989811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue John Hudson, son of the explorer Henry Hudson, but soon Jonah and Katherine's knowledge of history is tested once again, and they fear that more is at stake than just one boy's life.

Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds

Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds
  • Author : Herman Parish
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-04-21
  • ISBN : 0062334263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia has been loved by readers for more than fifty years, and it turns out that her childhood is full of silly mix-ups, too! When a pair of robins begins building a nest in Amelia Bedelia's swing set, she is torn between wanting to clear it off so that she can continue to slide down her slide, and giving up that fun so she can watch the birds raising their babies. She sides with the birds, and observing them informs her about her own family. Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Mothers Making Latin America

Mothers Making Latin America
  • Author : Erin E. O'Connor
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781118271438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination of gender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief that women were separated from—or unimportant to—central developments in Latin American history since independence. Presents nuanced issues in gender historiography for Latin America in a readable narrative for undergraduate students Offers brief, primary–source document excerpts at the end of each chapter that instructors can use to stimulate class discussion Adheres to a focus on motherhood, which allows for a coherent narrative that touches upon important themes without falling into a “list of facts” textbook style