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Dancing with the Tiger

Written By: Lili Wright
  • ID Book : 0698197011
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 683
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : dancing-with-the-tiger.pdf

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Taut, acidly witty, menacingly erotic, and often absolutely terrifying: this is a literary thriller of propulsive force that introduces a powerful storyteller. *An Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel *Semifinalist for the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award It begins when a meth-addicted grave robber unearths the death mask of Montezuma, setting off a violent struggle for its possession. There is the drug lord who employs him, who would kill for that mask. There is the expat American collector, sinister and possibly mad. There is the greatly respected curator, who for a fee will provide provenances for his country’s looted artifacts, and his long-suffering housekeeper, a deeply religious lesbian in a culture of machismo, who despises her patron. And there is the looter himself, who has stolen the mask and is now running for his life. Above all, there is Anna Ramsey, an American with a history of bad choices, who has hidden behind a mask all her adult life. A deeply wounded woman, Anna knows that masks protect and conceal. Anna is a heroine for our times, as she searches for the courage to remove her mask and show her true face.

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The Tiger at Midnight

By Swati Teerdhala
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 006286923X
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 834
  • File Pdf: the-tiger-at-midnight.pdf

Book Summary:

The first book in an epic heart-pounding fantasy trilogy inspired by ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh. * A Book Riot Most Anticipated Novel of 2019 * B&N Top 50 Most Anticipated Novels * A broken bond. A dying land. A cat-and-mouse game that can only end in bloodshed. Esha lost everything in the royal coup—and as the legendary rebel known as the Viper, she’s made the guilty pay. Now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha. Kunal has been a soldier since childhood. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path—even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has only been growing more volatile. When Esha and Kunal’s paths cross one fated night, an impossible chain of events unfolds. Both the Viper and the soldier think they’re calling the shots, but they’re not the only players moving the pieces. As the bonds that hold their land in order break down and the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both the soldier and the rebel must decide where their loyalties lie: with the lives they’ve killed to hold on to or with the love that’s made them dream of something more.

How Tiger Got His Stripes: A Folktale from Vietnam

By Rob Cleveland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1684440106
  • Pages : 34
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 841
  • File Pdf: how-tiger-got-his-stripes.pdf

Book Summary:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Many years ago, the proudest animal in the jungle was not the peacock. The proudest animal was the tiger. In this timeless folktale from Vietnam, we see how Tiger's pride leads him to covet wisdom and, with the help of a wise farmer, earn his stripes.

Heart of a Tiger

By Marsha Diane Arnold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101638184
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 490
  • File Pdf: heart-of-a-tiger.pdf

Book Summary:

As the Name Day approaches, a young kitten tries to be worthy of a noble name, by following the path of a Bengal tiger.

The Tiger's Wife

By Téa Obreht
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0679604367
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: the-tiger-s-wife.pdf

Book Summary:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Spectacular . . . [Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop.”—Entertainment Weekly Look for Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland, now available. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • The Kansas City Star • Library Journal Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation. In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Economist • Vogue • Slate • Chicago Tribune • The Seattle Times • Dayton Daily News • Publishers Weekly • Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered “Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying.”—The Wall Street Journal “Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, The Tiger’s Wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination.”—The New York Times Book Review “That The Tiger’s Wife never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic. . . . Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing.”—The Washington Post

The Lady, Or the Tiger

By Frank R. Stockton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 11
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 158
  • File Pdf: the-lady-or-the-tiger.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book The Lady, Or the Tiger

Tashi and the Dancing shoes

By Anna Fienberg,Barbara Fienberg,Kim Gamble
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Isbn : 1741760313
  • Pages : 65
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 112
  • File Pdf: tashi-and-the-dancing-shoes.pdf

Book Summary:

The eigth book in the Tashi series of daring adventures and tall tales about magic, courage and the triumph of brains over brawn. Jack's Uncle Joe loves to tell stories, and so does Tashi -- like the one about the magic shoes and Uncle Tiki Pu's sneaky plan ... and what Tashi did when the fortune teller, Luk Ahead, said that his tenth birthday would be his last.

Dancing with the Unconscious

By Danielle Knafo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136951334
  • Pages : 301
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 457
  • File Pdf: dancing-with-the-unconscious.pdf

Book Summary:

In writing and lecturing over the past two decades on the relationship between psychoanalysis and art, Danielle Knafo has demonstrated the many ways in which these two disciplines inform and illuminate each other. This book continues that discussion, emphasizing how the creative process in psychoanalysis and art utilizes the unconscious in a quest for transformation and healing. Part one of the book presents case studies to show how free association, transference, dream work, regression, altered states of consciousness, trauma, and solitude function as creative tools for analyst, patient, and artist. Knafo uses the metaphor of dance to describe therapeutic action, the back-and-forth movement between therapist and patient, past and present, containment and release, and conscious and unconscious thought. The analytic couple is both artist and medium, and the dance they do together is a dynamic representation of the boundless creativity of the unconscious mind. Part two of the book offers in-depth studies of several artists to illustrate how they employ various media for self-expression and self-creation. Knafo shows how artists, though mostly creating in solitude, are frequently engaged in significant relational proceses that attempt rapprochement with internalized objects and repair of psychic injury. Dancing with the Unconscious expands the theoretical dimension of psychoanalysis while offering the clinician ways to realize greater creativity in work with patients.

Tiger King

By Joe Exotic
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982180447
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: tiger-king.pdf

Book Summary:

Joe Exotic, star of the Netflix original documentary that “consumed the pop-cultural imagination” (The Atlantic) and transfixed a nation in the midst of a global crisis, opens up about his outlandish journey from Midwestern farmer to infamous Tiger King, and finally, to federal inmate. Shortly after his arrest (for charges including hiring a hitman to murder his rival, Carole Baskin), Joe Exotic began keeping a daily journal of his life behind prison walls. In support of his defense, Joe began writing everything he wished he could tell a jury of his peers. Little did Joe know that mere months later, the self-proclaimed “gun-toting, gay redneck with a mullet” would become one of the most famous men in the world. Written entirely while incarcerated, this no-holds-barred memoir is Joe Exotic’s first, and maybe only, chance to tell his side of the story—the full story. Despite never having seen Tiger King, Joe is aware of what’s been said about him, and he’s eager to answer all the questions the world is dying to know. Such as: -The origin of the mullet. -How Joe became the Tiger King. -Joe’s favorite animals. -Joe’s relationships. -Joe’s explanation of all charges against him. -What happened with Trump’s pardon. -What he thinks about caging animals now that he lives in a cage. -What Joe has to say now about Carole Baskin. From his tragic childhood riddled with abuse to his dangerous feuds with big cat rivals and beyond, nothing is off the table. This is the exclusive and definitive read for anyone who binged the “riveting” (Vanity Fair) documentary and finished it hungry for more. A memoir unlike any other, it proves that they can cage the Tiger King, but they can’t silence his roar.

The Jungle Book

By Rudyard Kipling
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : 8184301723
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: the-jungle-book.pdf

Book Summary:

ÊAmong the best loved of all childrenÕs classics, Rudyard KiplingÕs The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned Ôman cub,Õ a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include ÔRikki-Tikki-Tavi,Õ the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and ÔToomai of the Elephants,Õ the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler. WorldÕs most favourite and popular book which fantacises children.

Never Tickle a Tiger

By Pamela Butchart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1408839024
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 157
  • File Pdf: never-tickle-a-tiger.pdf

Book Summary:

Izzy is always shuffling, jiggling, squirming and twitching. She just can't keep still! So when Izzy's school go on a trip to the zoo, her teacher warns her to behave. She must never wriggle, she must never fidget and she must certainly NEVER TICKLE A TIGER! But does Izzy listen? She does NOT - and what happens next throws the zoo into complete chaos. With eye-catching illustrations by the internationally acclaimed bestselling illustrator, Marc Boutavant, Never Tickle a Tiger will amaze and delight children and parents alike!

Tiger Lily

By Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062114611
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 432
  • File Pdf: tiger-lily.pdf

Book Summary:

In this stunning reimagining of J. M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson expertly weaves a gripping tale of love, loss, and adventure. When fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan deep in the forbidden woods of Neverland, the two form an unbreakable bond. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. And yet, she is willing to risk everything—her family, her future—to be with him. Then an English girl named Wendy Darling arrives on the island. With dangers tightening around them, Tiger Lily soon finds out how far she is willing to go to keep Peter with her in Neverland…and discovers that the deadliest enemies lurk inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

The Garden Book

By Brian Castro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Giramondo Publishing
  • Isbn : 1920882782
  • Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 179
  • File Pdf: the-garden-book.pdf

Book Summary:

Brian Castro's new novel is set in the Dandenong Ranges in the years between the Depression and the Second World War. The story revolves around Swan Hay, born Shuang He, daughter of a country schoolteacher, her marriage to the passionate and brutal Darcy Damon, and her love affair with the aviator and architect Jasper Zenlin. Fifty years after her disappearance, Norman Shih, a rare book librarian, pieces together Swan's chaotic life from clues found in guest house libraries, antiquarian bookshops and her own elusive writings. But what exactly is his relationship to her?The Garden Book is about loneliness, addiction, exploitation; it is about the precarious nature of Australian lives, when gripped by fear and racial prejudice. Yet underlying the story, and commanding it, there is the assured beat of Castro's prose, evoking an ideal world beyond these fears, full of richness and power.

Dancing with Tigers: Unblock your Life

By Dr. Janet Lapp
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Demeter Press
  • Isbn : 1885365098
  • Pages : 123
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 512
  • File Pdf: dancing-with-tigers.pdf

Book Summary:

Courage and Encouragement Janet’s best-selling book to inspire you to overcome personal blocks toward a life of fulfillment and abundance, is a warm book of encouragement, optimism, and overcoming.

Touch in the Time of Corona

By Henriette Steiner,Kristin Veel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 311074483X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 539
  • File Pdf: touch-in-the-time-of-corona.pdf

Book Summary:

A chronicle, a memoir, a reflection on the pandemic, and a cultural analysis of the new spatial, social, and epistemological forms that have arisen with it, this volume weaves together cultural history, aesthetics, and urban and digital studies. It looks at the particular ways in which the possibilities for touch, touching and being touched, both physically and affectively, are reconfigured by the pandemic. How are love, care, and humanity’s complex relationships with technology and nature played out in the interval between abandoned city centres and digitally mediated gatherings? How can we comprehend the reconfiguration of relationships through the human response to the pandemic as an experience that concerns us all but affects each of us in different ways? How do we think through the technological and material dependencies that the pandemic situation establishes? And how does this allow us to imagine the world beyond the pandemic—both utopian and dystopian? The essays in this book explore the new forms of intimacy and distance that are developing in the wake of COVID-19, offering a distinctive, topical analysis in the fields of urban and digital studies.

Books in Motion

By Julie Dietzel-Glair
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Isbn : 1555708102
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 211
  • File Pdf: books-in-motion.pdf

Book Summary:

Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!

Ma' Betisek Concepts of Living Things

By Wazir-Jahan Karim
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000324591
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 533
  • File Pdf: ma-betisek-concepts-of-living-things.pdf

Book Summary:

The Ma' Betisek are a group of aborigines who live on the mangrove coastal area of Selangor in peninsular Malaysia. Dr Karim's study is mainly focused on the Ma' Betisek communities on Carey Island, off the west coast of Selangor and in particular three villages - Sungei Sialang, Sungei Mata and Sungei Bumbun. Few changes have taken place in the lives of the Betisek people on the island since 1975. On the mainland, the Ma' Betisek are busy keeping pace with development and modem life. However, despite increasing deforestation and new urban influences on the island, the Carey Island communities continue to preserve their naturistic ideas of how humans should live with plants and animals. Dr Karim's research focuses on this issue.

Into the Tiger’s Mouth

By David T. Dana III
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Isbn : 1480806641
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 154
  • File Pdf: into-the-tiger-s-mouth.pdf

Book Summary:

Inspired by the experiences of Richard Starr Dana, author David T. Dana III’s great-grandfather, Into the Tiger’s Mouth offers new perspectives on a turbulent period. As a young man, Dana lived in three vastly different Chinese cities—Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Hankow. Now, his letters and reminiscences come to life. Starr begins his adventure as an expatriate American merchant, living a life of luxury in the British colony. His curiosity pulls him deep within China’s foreign culture, where he fights greed and corruption. As the British and French fight the opium wars, and the Chinese Taiping Rebellion ravages the land. Along the way, Richard Starr faces death, illness, moral conundrums, and profound loneliness in a culture he is worlds away from truly understanding. Nothing is as he expects. Conniving Chinese merchants help him with one hand and cheat him with another while China is threatened by violence and foreign invasion. Amid rebellion, war, corruption, poverty, and opium, conditions deteriorate around him. Dreams of his own fortunes ebb and flow, and he questions his identity. Back at home, Civil War tears America apart. Nothing is as it should be. “An exciting story based on an ancestor. From the shoot ‘em up fights, to the very subtle love story, to the quest for money and conflict of values.” —Phyllis Forbes Kerr, editor, Letters from China “Moving and interesting stories in this fascinating novel bring the reader back to the days of the old China trade.” —Yong Chen, History Department, University of California–Irvine

Something Musical Happened at the Library

By Rob Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Isbn : 9780838909423
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 741
  • File Pdf: something-musical-happened-at-the-library.pdf

Book Summary:

A guide to making music a part of a children's story hour provides lesson plans that mix picture books with songs, an annotated bibliography, and a discography.

Addiction and Recovery For Dummies

By Brian F. Shaw,Paul Ritvo,Jane Irvine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118069986
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 580
  • File Pdf: addiction-and-recovery-for-dummies.pdf

Book Summary:

Evaluate medications and treatment programs Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens. This book also offers tips on reducing cravings, handling your relationships, and staying well for the long run. Discover how to * Identify the reasons for addiction * Choose the best treatment plan * Handle slips and relapses * Detect addictions in a loved one * Find help and support

A Wanderer Till I Die

By Leonard Clark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 1789123267
  • Pages : 183
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 282
  • File Pdf: a-wanderer-till-i-die.pdf

Book Summary:

The world was rumbling with discontent in 1934. Fascism was on the march and Japan was making a military land grab against a weakened Chinese empire. Nobody with any common sense went wandering around South East Asia alone unless they were looking for trouble. Which is exactly what young Leonard Clark (1908-1957), one of the greatest adventure travel writers of the early 20th century, thrived on. Clark’s later life included leading a mounted group of guerrillas into Tibet and organizing a spy ring against the Japanese Imperial army, before he eventually died in a Venezuelan jungle looking for diamonds. But this some-time aviator, full-time risk-taker, got his start in the jungles and battlefields of 1930s Asia. And while his later travel accounts are better known, “A Wanderer Till I Die” is the book that sets the pace for Clark’s event-filled life. Though only 26 when the story opens, he’s already armed with a keen eye, a sense of humour, no regrets and his trusty Colt 45 pistol. Clark delights in telling his readers how he outsmarts warlords, avoids executioners, gambles with renegades and hangs out with an up and coming Communist leader named Mao Tse Tung. In a world with lax passport control, no airlines, and few rules, the young man from San Francisco floats effortlessly from one adventure to the next. When he’s not drinking whiskey at the Raffles Hotel or listening to the “St. Louis Blues” on the phonograph in the jungle, he’s searching for Malaysian treasure, being captured by Toradja head-hunters, interrogated by Japanese intelligence officers and lured into shady deals by European gun-runners. If you crave the vicarious thrill of hunting tigers with a faulty rifle, or if you’ve ever fantasized about offering your services as a mercenary pilot to a warlord, only to discover that the man interviewing you is the wrong general, then this is the book for you.

Dancing with Werewolves

By Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439167028
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 123
  • File Pdf: dancing-with-werewolves.pdf

Book Summary:

Paranormal investigator Delilah Street, who watched underworld beings like vampires and witches move into the real world during a Y2K television broadcast as an orphan, moves to Las Vegas to search for a possible blood relative shown on CSI. It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires and other supernaturals are real. Fast-forward 13 years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas—which is run by a werewolf mob—she finds herself holding back the gates of Hell itself. But at least she has a hot new guy and one big bad wolfhound to help her out...

The Swirling Tides

By T. Y. Huang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1532049404
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 291
  • File Pdf: the-swirling-tides.pdf

Book Summary:

When Ai-ling joins thousands of the brightest university graduates to emigrate to the U.S., Taiwan is still ruled by martial law and the White Terror. At a graduate school in the Midwest, she meets Winston, a Vietnam War veteran. After they marry and start a family, her way of raising children in the tiger mother fashion is rooted in Taiwan's culture. Ai-ling retires from a Fortune 20 company in 2008 when financial crisis begins to rock the U.S. She has finally fulfilled her American dream: a marriage of more than 30 years, two accomplished children, a beautiful home, and a satisfying run in the corporate world. In her blissful state, she looks forward to enjoying her golden years. But her happiness comes crashing down at a shipboard wedding when she unexpectedly witnesses Winston dancing with his sister-in-law, who left Winston to marry his older brother years ago when Winston was fighting the war in Vietnam. Unexplainable anger and grief consumes Ai-ling for the next few months. The emotional turmoil quickly tears apart her marriage and her relationship with her grown children. As Winston gets drawn deeper into his brother and sister-in-law's complicated world, an urgent matter calls Ai-ling to travel alone to Taiwan. She has no idea a chain of events will soon develop to exacerbate her situation even further. In her most distressed moment, Lady White Snake, the most beloved folktale in all of Taiwan and China, becomes the story of her own self-discovery and redemption. Will a journey into the swirling tides reconnect Ai-ling with her loved ones?


By Yael Hedaya
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Isbn : 1466855207
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 980
  • File Pdf: housebroken.pdf

Book Summary:

In a striking debut, three piercing, powerful novellas that unveil the hazards of love and desire. The men, women, and even animals in this enthralling collection live at the mercy of their hearts. Young and old, on two legs or four, they grope for love and tenderness, knowing that all connection is fraught with danger and all relationship random and evanescent. Yet the heart wants what it wants. The title novella, a wrenching account of the end of love, traces a gentle dog's transformation into a vicious beast as the couple who owns him breaks apart. In "The Happiness Game," the tenuous bonds between husband and wife are undermined by black crows and weak hearts, while "Matti" presents a chorus of voices -- doctors, nurses, jilted wife, dying husband -- that recounts an old man's passion for his lover, a fifteen-year-old Lolita. Wise and deft, tart yet tender, written in supple, beautifully inflected prose, Yael Hedaya's Housebroken navigates the moments of decision, betrayal, longing, and jealousy that torment the souls of wounded lovers.

The Lady And The Tiger

By Sam Starbuck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 648
  • File Pdf: the-lady-and-the-tiger.pdf

Book Summary:

Alanna Daskaz, daughter of the duchy of Askaz, is perfectly happy to ignore her noble heritage. She prefers to serve as administrator to Gregory III, current king of Askazer-Shivadlakia and her brother in everything but name. It's just another day on the job when she hears that Duke Tomas, ruler of neighboring Galia and generally appalling person, has died. The same day, however, siblings Ofelia and Milo Ansevali arrive as diplomatic emissaries from Galia, with historian Bruno Sheff in tow, to inform Alanna that she is the daughter of the duke's only cousin, and thus heir to his title and his throne. Alanna doesn't even want the duchy she already has, let alone another one. She's going to have to straighten this out, and that means going in person to visit her new kingdom. Traveling to Galia with her best friend Jerry, Duke of Shivadlakia, Alanna discovers that the Palazzo is full of intrigue and in desperate need of strong governance, and that's before they even talk about the issues with Athena, the local pet tiger. Surrounded by people she isn't sure she can trust, Alanna finds Jerry's ability to ferret out information useful – until she discovers Jerry has a few secrets of his own. There's a lot to fix in Galia, but politics was always Gregory's job. Alanna doesn't want to become ruler, especially not with a precious new romance blossoming in the shadow of Galia's impending power struggle. Her best option might be the persistent rumor that the duke had a secret child – if she can figure out who it is, and how to get them on the throne instead of her. The Lady And The Tiger has a total wordcount of roughly 70K words.

The Tiger's Mistress

By Andrea DaRif
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0743488652
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 489
  • File Pdf: the-tiger-s-mistress.pdf

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When her beloved father mysteriously disappears, Portia Hadley is determined to discover why...even if it means charging straight into the arms of the Earl of Branford. Known as the "Black Cat" when he was a spy for England, Branford is no stranger to secret missions or mysterious ladies. Branford senses that Portia is not as innocent as her jade-green eyes suggest and a game of cat and mouse begins. Little does Portia know that Branford has his own secret agenda -- one that could ignite a sparking passion...and a deadly danger.

Dancing With Siva

By Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Himalayan Academy Publications
  • Isbn : 0945497962
  • Pages : 1270
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 582
  • File Pdf: dancing-with-siva.pdf

Book Summary:

This 1,008-page sourcebook answers many questions to quench the soul's thirst for God and Self-knowledge. Every spiritually-inclined human being will be enriched by the path revealed in this extraordinary book. India's tolerant and diverse vision of the Divine is all here: meditative, devotional, philosophical, scriptural and yogic. In question-and-answer style, Dancing with Siva guides the aspirant deep into the Hindu heart. Lavishly illustrated with 165 black and white reproductions of paintings from India. Resources include a Hindu timeline, comparisons of 12 world religions, a children's primer and more.

Counting the Tiger's Teeth

By Toyin Falola
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Isbn : 0472120719
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 275
  • File Pdf: counting-the-tiger-s-teeth.pdf

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Counting the Tiger’s Teeth narrates a crucial turning point in Nigerian history, the Agbekoya rebellion (“Peasants Reject Poverty”) of 1968–70, as chronicled by Toyin Falola, reflecting on his firsthand experiences as a teenage witness to history. Falola, the foremost scholar of Africa of this generation, illuminates the complex factors that led to this armed conflict and details the unfolding of major events and maneuvers. The narrative provides unprecedented, even poetic, access to the social fabric and dynamic cosmology of the farming communities in rebellion as they confronted the modernizing state. The postcolonial government exercised new modes of power that corrupted or neglected traditional forms of authority, ignoring urgent pleas for justice and fairness by the citizenry. What emerges, as the rural communities organized for and executed the war, is a profound story of traditional culture’s ingenuity and strength in this epic struggle over the future direction of a nation. Falola reveals the rebellion’s ambivalent legacy, the uncertainties of which inform even the present historical moment. Like Falola’s prizewinning previous memoir, A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt, this engagingly written book performs the essential service of providing a way of walking with ancestors, remembering the dead, reminding the living, and converting orality into a permanent text.

Into the Tiger's Jaw

By Frank Peterson Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Isbn : 1612511910
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 617
  • File Pdf: into-the-tiger-s-jaw.pdf

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Lt. General Frank E. Petersen’s autobiography provides a critical examination of this remarkable Marine’s career, from his accomplishments as the first black pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps to his promotion to Lieutenant General and final service as Commander U.S. Marine Corp Base Quantico, Virginia. At the time of his retirement in 1988, General Petersen was the first and only black pilot to hold command and the only black general in the Marine Corps. A new addition to the Leatherneck Classics series, this story of great personal determination and impressive leadership provides a clear understanding of an inspirational path to success in the military

Shooting a Tiger

By Vijaya Ramadas Mandala
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199096600
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: shooting-a-tiger.pdf

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The figure of the white hunter sahib proudly standing over the carcass of a tiger with a gun in hand is one of the most powerful and enduring images of the empire. This book examines the colonial politics that allowed British imperialists to indulge in such grand posturing as the rulers and protectors of indigenous populations. This work studies the history of hunting and conservation in colonial India during the high imperial decades of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At this time, not only did hunting serve as a metaphor for colonial rule signifying the virile sportsmanship of the British hunter, but it also enabled vital everyday governance through the embodiment of the figure of the officer–hunter–administrator. Using archival material and published sources, the author examines hunting and wildlife conservation from various social and ethnic perspectives, and also in different geographical contexts, extending our understanding of the link between shikar and governance.

The Tiger and the Wolf

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 023077007X
  • Pages : 550
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 856
  • File Pdf: the-tiger-and-the-wolf.pdf

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The first in the Echoes of the Fall series, The Tiger and the Wolf is an epic fantasy novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and British Fantasy Award for Best Novel. ‘One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction’ – Christopher Paolini In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming . . . Maniye’s father is the Wolf clan’s chieftain, but she’s an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan’s animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to disown half her soul so escapes, rescuing a prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer Broken Axe is set on their trail to drag them back for retribution. The Wolf chieftain plots to rule the north, and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking allies in their own conflict. It’s a season for omens as priests foresee danger and a darkness falling across the land. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. A time of testing and broken laws is near – but what spark will set the world ablaze? Continue this sweeping coming-of-age fantasy with The Bear and the Serpent.

Through the Eye of the Tiger

By Jim Peterik,Lisa Torem
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Isbn : 194036356X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 975
  • File Pdf: through-the-eye-of-the-tiger.pdf

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"Hey, yo, Jim . . . This is Sylvester Stallone. Give me a call . . ." It was these words that would set Jim Peterik on the road to rock 'n' roll immortality. After he and his Survivor bandmates recorded "Eye of the Tiger" for the Rocky III soundtrack, the song would go on to earn a Grammy, an Oscar nomination, reach triple platinum status—and become one of the most recognizable tunes in music history. But there's much more to the story of Survivor and its founding member, Jim Peterik, than meets the eye. As one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, Peterik has cowritten songs with some of the most famous bands and artists of our time, including 38 Special ("Caught Up in You," "Hold on Loosely"), Sammy Hagar ("Heavy Metal"), The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, and many more. Now, for the first time, Peterik is sharing his stories. Filled with tales from Peterik's life in rock 'n' roll, Through the Eye of the Tiger documents his early days of success with The Ides of March ("Vehicle"), through the often torturous power struggles within Survivor, and the giddy highs that accompany a trail of worldwide hits. From going to a party in Led Zeppelin's hotel room (and turning right back out the door) to escorting a disoriented Janis Joplin back to her hotel room after opening her show in Calgary, Peterik's accounts will surprise and delight. Through the Eye of the Tiger is more than just a memoir of a songwriting legend; it's a classic rock 'n' roll story told through the eyes of someone who has lived through it all—and through the Eye of the Tiger.

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