Porcupines And China Dolls

Author: Robert Arthur Alexie
ISBN: 9781894778725
Size: 19,16 MB
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Enough alcohol silences the demons for a night; a gun and a single bullet silences demons forever. When a friend commits suicide and a former priest appears on television, the community is shattered. James and Jake confront their childhood abuse and break the silence to begin a journey of healing and rediscovery.

China Dolls

Author: Lisa See
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0679644164
Size: 19,59 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See’s highly anticipated new novel, China Dolls. It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. Praise for China Dolls “Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity.”—The Washington Post “This is one of those stories I’ve always wanted to tell, but Lisa See beat me to it, and she did it better than I ever could. Bravo! Here’s a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs.”—Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet “A fascinating portrait of life as a Chinese-American woman in the 1930s and ’40s.”—The New York Times Book Review “A sweeping, turbulent tale of passion, friendship, good fortune, bad fortune, perfidy and the hope of reconciliation.”—Los Angeles Times “Lisa See masterfully creates unforgettable characters that linger in your memory long after you close the pages.”—Bookreporter “Stellar . . . The depth of See’s characters and her winning prose makes this book a wonderful journey through love and loss.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “China Dolls plunges us into a fascinating history and offers an accessible meditation on themes that are still urgent in our contemporary world.”—San Francisco Chronicle “China Dolls is [Lisa See’s] most penetrating since Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.”—The Seattle Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

China Dolls

Author: Michelle Yu
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429983242
Size: 18,91 MB
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Sports reporter Michelle Yu and lawyer Blossom Kan introduce a vibrant, irresistible novel set in New York City. Based on personal experience, China Dolls is the story of three best friends from childhood—each an unforgettable Asian woman—tackling their late twenties over drinks, laughs, and dim sum: M. J. Wyn, the hip, tomboyish sportswriter trying to achieve her dreams of becoming an on-air broadcaster. Ambitious and driven, M.J. has always struggled to fit into different worlds: her high school boyfriend's blue-blooded country club sphere, her family's traditional Chinese culture, and the very white, very male world of sports. Alex Kwan, the confident, tough, no-nonsense attorney constantly fighting the stereotype of the submissive, docile Asian woman. After a heartbreaking romance, Alex has gone from a fearless daredevil to a woman terrified of taking risks—in her career, in her life, and with love. Lin Cho, the risk-taking, daring stockbroker who has spent her whole life trying not to make the mistakes her mother did. But then Lin falls head over heels with the office playboy, a guy she knows she should steer clear of but can't seem to stay away from. Exploring life at the intersection of two worlds—one of Asian grandmothers and red envelopes, and another of career challenges and dating disasters—China Dolls is an exhilarating debut from two sensational new talents.

China Dolls

Author: G. Maxwell Walker
Editor: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781425101947
Size: 12,88 MB
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Does anything in our lives happen by chance? Are we led to follow a designed plan? And whose plan is it? Kevin, a gay high school senior about to enter medical school, is compelled to write a term paper about the psycology of stroke victims. During his research, he meets a quadriplegic man named Brian Scott, who has retreated into the depths of his mind for solace. As the bond between them deepens, Brian, with the help of the young eager Kevin, rediscovers his life. An unusual twist of events leads Kevin to understand the true meaning joy, grief and total love. He learns that our lives are a journey, not a destination, and we must accept the good and the heartbreaks with zeal. Passion is what drives our lives and leads us to our destinies. Was it all by chance or was it a well designed plan; but why and by whom?

The Lost Princess The China Doll Tale An Epic Play

Author: M. L. Bradley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387043595
Size: 12,94 MB
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A King and Queen of Bones will rule in the place of the Hooded until a girl of Human decent arrives to place the Lost Princess back in power and return the Magic and Beauty to all of Toyland by defeating the Hooded...

The Essential Guide To Deadly China Dolls

Author: Rick Baker
ISBN: 9781899252022
Size: 17,10 MB
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The China Doll

Author: Elza Pilgrim
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402722230
Size: 18,49 MB
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A china doll sets out on a perilous adventure in search of the perfect birthday present for her owner, but by the time she clasps the desired gift in her arms, her dress is torn and muddy, her silk ribbon and handsome bonnet gone, and her delicate porcelain head cracked.

The China Doll

Author: Yap Li Yin
Editor: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814256633
Size: 13,38 MB
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Ong Kailing is a selfish, uncaring girl. A trip to China is about to change her life forever. What is the story behind that eerie doll her parents bought for her? Hesitate no further. Turn the pages of this book to find out now!


Author: Alresford Crafts Ltd
Size: 10,98 MB
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Defending Our Dreams

Author: Shamillah Wilson
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842777275
Size: 14,32 MB
Format: PDF
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The unique experiences, perspectives and visions of young feminists are extremely valuable in both understanding the current world order and in shaping a better future. Young feminists are engaged as advocates, organisers, protesters, researchers and strategists, and their energies, visions, solidarity, creativity and passion are instrumental in defining social movements globally. This pioneering collection brings together analyses by feminists of diverse identities on a range of themes including women's rights and economic change; new technologies; sexuality; and feminist organizations and movements. Defending Our Dreams includes analyses by contributors from Uruguay, Venezuela, South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Canada, the USA, Australia, Barbados and the UK. This book is essential reading for all those engaged in feminist research, organizing and activism.