I Ve Been Thinking About You Sister

Author: Witi Ihimaera
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1775534162
Size: 17,83 MB
Format: PDF
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A wry, touching short story from one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. When Uncle Rangiora visits his sister and dances with her in the garden, she knows she has to visit the place where he died, and where he and other of his comrades from the Maori Battalion were buried during the Second World War. His sister is an old woman now, her husband is even older, but that's not going to stop them from setting off across the world alone, to the great consternation of their children who wonder if they will ever get there and back. This moving and entertaining story is a fictionalised version of the trip to Tunisia taken by the author's elderly parents. Musing upon postcolonial politics and perspectives, it also considers the lyrical form the author used at the beginning of his literary career and the wit, style and drama that readers can discover in his newer works.

Mad Jack

Author: Catherine Coulter
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101190975
Size: 18,87 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fifth book in the Bride Saga from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Winifrede disguises herself as a male valet to Grayson St. Cyre’s aunts, but when Grayson discovers the truth, he uncovers feelings he never imagined he possessed.

Her Husband S Crown

Author: Katherine Namuddu
Editor: Partridge Africa
ISBN: 1482803992
Size: 10,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 507

A fascinating exploration of the changing face of social customs and gender politics. Kirkus Reviews Nansamba is married off aged sixteen to young Ggalabuzi from a neighboring village. It is an arranged marriage in 1940s rural Uganda and she works hard to build a prosperous household together with her easy-going and hardworking husband. Twelve years into the marriage, Ggalabuzi exercises his male right to enter into a second marriage without telling his wife; and does so with her younger sister Mucwa. Nansamba navigates this hazardous marital and familial road with extraordinary wisdom, courage and dignity. At twenty-eight, educated, city-born Biiti is considered an old maid. Her anxious relatives find her a rural husband past his prime and with a secret history. He soon destroys their marriage and she abandons it to become a successful businesswoman and anchor of her family. For a quarter of a century relatives, friends and in-laws from Nansamba and Biitis families crisscross each others lives and create much drama and many children, including four sets of twins.


Author: Patricia Potter
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504002288
Size: 17,36 MB
Format: PDF
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This passionate historical romance featuring the second generation of the Sutherland family sweeps from the Scottish Highlands to colonial Maryland, where a struggling young woman makes a desperate bargain with a freedom fighter Minutes before being hanged for treason against the British crown, Ian Sutherland is suddenly spared . . . only to end up in chains again, this time in the hold of a ship bound for the colonies. In America, he becomes the indentured servant of a prosperous Maryland farm owner. But the noble freedom fighter vows to one day escape his servitude and sail back across the sea to his clan. Then he meets Fancy Marsh. John Marsh rescued Fancy and her half sister Fortune from a terrible fate. Now Fancy shares a good life with her husband, their two children, and an ever-increasing menagerie of pets. But when John dies, Fancy is left at the mercy of his cruel, covetous brother. In desperation, she turns to her rugged, enigmatic bond servant to help her protect her name and legacy. Although Ian agrees to her risky plan, Fancy knows that his heart longs for Scotland. But their dangerous charade soon flames into irresistible passion and the one thing they never expected: a love that can prevail over their most treacherous enemies and the winds of fortune. Starfinder is the 2nd book in the Scottish Star Series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Left Standing

Author: Chad J. Bring
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595791166
Size: 16,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 314

Growing up in Chicago, Justin Mason, a recent college graduate has a bright future ahead. With two parents nearby and finally an apartment of his own, he is ready for what life has in store for him. His family and friends are important, but his passion is writing. As the youngest journalist at the Chicago Gazette, Justin's career is wide open. His life seems to be going right on track, that is, until plans start shifting. For the next two years, he is left standing in contemplation as his life changes along with those close to him. Learn more at www.LeftStanding.net

Am I My Sister S Keeper

Author: S. Stephens
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 059536599X
Size: 15,89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 755

From the time Elise was fifteen years old, she knew she was different and that society did not embrace her difference. While in high school, Elise existed on the edge of the dating game. After graduating college she makes a decision to change her life. She wants to be the daughter her parents have always wanted. Elise terminates all of her old friendships, dates and becomes engaged to a well-respected young man. For some reason her engagement wedges a gap between Elise and her younger sister. But Elise is too concerned with changing her life to fix things with her sister. Then Elise meets a young woman who makes her question the path she's chosen. As Elise fluctuates between conflicting emotions, her indecisiveness alienates her family and sends her sister on a path of destruction. A tragedy forces Elise to rethink her decisions and accept that she is the master of her fate.S. Stephens has written a mournful yet optimistic story about overcoming the pressures of society. She explores one woman's turmoil and the emotional havoc it caused in her life. The secondary characters were pivotal to the story, in their attitudes about people's views on alternative lifestyles. The writing, characterizations and pace of the story are good. I applaud Ms. S. for this honest, emotional, and penetrating view of family influence and self-worth: she is an author who bears watching. -aNN Brown, Rawsistaz ReviewerGrab your blanket, a cup of steaming hot whatever you drink, and this book, curl up on the sofa, and spend the day wrapped up in Am I My Sister's Keeper?" -Shameal K. Nelson, Nghosi Books.com Reviewer A story of self love, sister love, and the family ties, which threaten our ability to be true to ourselves. S. Stephens has created an insightful and entertaining story that takes us into the life of a woman who must come to terms with her sexuality and face the responsibility that she has a role model t others. A page turner and must read for people from all walks of life. -Shonia Brown, Author of "A Deeper Lover"

Sister Chicas

Author: Lisa Alvarado
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101210567
Size: 20,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When the three of us became the Sister Chicas, who knew we’d each get the surprise of our lives! And even though we don’t always agree on things—boys, clothes, and music come to mind—nothing gets in the way of our friendship. Three amigas: Our story begins in autumn, when the leaves and everything else in our lives changed. La Joven: Taina’s turning fifteen—and is so dreading her quinceaňera. Being dolled up in front of hundreds of guests—and making her Sister Chicas sport Pepto-pink gowns—isn’t her idea of a good time. She dreams of beautiful dresses and ankle-strap tacones to die for. And what about her secret: her Jamaican artist boyfriend? Should she let Mami choose her escort, or follow her heart—and ignite a family riot? La autora: Grachi’s Mexican parents have sacrificed so much to give her the best they could. How can she choose between being a good Chicana daughter—and grabbing la oportunidad de la vida? Now she needs her Sister Chicas more than ever, as she tries to balance the world of her familia and the new world that’s opened up to her, including a handsome friend who’s becoming more than a friend. La rock-era: Leni’s the rebel—with a punk ’do and an attitude to go with it. But her life’s about to get more complicated. And it’s the Sister Chicas who help her make sense of her Puerto Rican roots. Not to mention her new and confusing relationship with Carlos, her childhood friend turned handsome rockero. This year has been increíble. But we’ve got each other’s backs . . . now . . . y por siempre. Includes a Readers Guide.

Letters To A Young Sister

Author: Hill Harper
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440632928
Size: 13,89 MB
Format: PDF
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Now in paperback: the New York Times bestselling book of inspirational advice and wisdom for young women from the powerhouse public speaker, star of CSI: NY, and bestselling author of Letters to a Young Brother * Does life sometimes seem so much harder for girls? * Do you ever feel insecure, pressured, or confused? * Do you wish you had someone to give you honest advice on topics like boys, school, family, and pursuing your dreams? * Do you want to make a positive impact on the world, but don't even know how to begin? In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother, actor and star of CSI: NY shares powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life. Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal young sister. She's up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. Hill offers guidance, encouragement, personal stories, and asks his female friends to help answer some truly tough questions. Every young sister needs to know that it's okay to dream big and to deFINE her own destiny. This is a book that will educate, uplift and inspire. Including original contributions from: Michelle Obama * Angela Basset * Ciara * Tatyana Ali * Eve * Malinda Williams * Chanel Iman * Kim Porter * and many more.

The Broken Hearted Saviour

Author: J.P. Walls
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469170329
Size: 11,26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 660

In the mid sixties during the chaos of the Vietnam War, a young couple find love, only to lose it suddenly. Maura Donohue and her family endure one struggle after another and even seem to thrive on it. It makes them stronger and braver. Living through all of what would be disastrous for some people, turns into prosperity and eventually joy. Old and broken relationships are mended, they have a solid tie that binds them to one another. New friendships are forged. It is within these new friendships that murderous mysteries appear and are solved.

The Parable Of The Raven

Author: Dr. Robert E. Kasey D.B.A.
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467833274
Size: 13,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 338

Whether you are a new supervisor for the first time, or an MBA graduate on your first job out of college, or the young entrepreneur of a market penetration business, or a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a large corporation, one of the most challenging problems or issue you will be challenged to deal with is those that are “people-focused”. 90% of all major problems that authority figures face that affect productivity, morale, and teamwork are “People” problems. So whether you are new to the business of managing and supervising people or an experienced professional with little-to-no time to “train” subordinates or junior executives, the principles presented in this book will give you a solid foundation for dealing with some of the most difficult "people issues" in any type of business. This book uses a short story in the form of a parable to teach five critical principles for dealing with the really troublesome and often organization-destroying people problems: 1) Learn the ropes to "skip" and the ropes to "jump" associated with the art of critical decision making, 2) Learn and understand the factors that impact a person’s desire to make a dedicated, personal commitment to an organization’s mission or vision. 3) Learn how to use the Johari Window Model to open or unblock communication channels and to effectively address issues of trust and integrity. 4) Learn how to effectively deal with the tough and touchy dysfunctional communication problems most commonly associated with organizational grapevines: Rumors, Gossip, and Backbiting. 5) Learn to use the most overlooked tool in developing others for management and supervisory positions – how to organize and conduct meetings effectively. This book will allow you to develop and master these skills in "record time" to promote your development as an effective supervisor, manager, or team leader.