Unending Nora

Author: Julie Shigekuni
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ISBN: 9781597091220
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Unending Nora is a love story, though not in the ordinary sense. Having retreated to the streets of the east San Fernando Valley amidst an intense heat wave, Nora Yano, who has lived the first 29 years of her life as a devout Christian and an outcast, strikes up a relationship with a stranger and experiences sexual intimacy for the first time. When Nora mysteriously disappears, her best and only friends Caroline and Melissa, each with their own lives to consider, must decide what they’re willing to risk to find her. The complications that ensue, along with an unexpected arrival home, set this novel in motion. Beneath the stories of four compelling women, Shigekuni creates in Unending Nora web of ideas concerning the after effects of wartime internment. Fresh out of the camps, a displaced and emotionally scarred generation clustered together to form a community; they even took on a religion in order to adapt to the society that oppressed them. Now their offspring, four young women coming of age in their thirties, must carve their own path. Unending Nora is a story about finding love through adversity. In an ambitious examination of faith, shame, and desire, Julie Shigekuni takes up where John Okada left off over fifty years ago with his masterpiece No-No Boy—to tell the story of a community ready to mark its place in the larger world.

Historical Dictionary Of Asian American Literature And Theater

Author: Wenying Xu
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081087394X
Size: 17,38 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.

The River By Starlight

Author: Ellen Notbohm
Editor: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631523368
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Her brother’s letter touched a match to the wick of Annie’s doused dreams. Dream enough for her, to stroll the length of a town without the abortive glances, the stilted greetings, the wider berth given her on the sidewalk. “I could use some help out here,” he wrote. “What’s holding you to Iowa anyway?” Annie Rushton leaves behind an unsettling past to join her brother on his Montana homestead and make a determined fresh start. There, sparks fly when she tangles with Adam Fielding, a visionary businessman-farmer determined to make his own way and answer to no one. Neither is looking for a partner, but they give in to their undeniable chemistry. Annie and Adam’s marriage brims with astounding success and unanticipated passion, but their dream of having a child eludes them as a mysterious illness of mind and body plagues Annie’s pregnancies. Amidst deepening economic adversity, natural disaster, and the onset of world war, their personal struggles collide with the societal mores of the day. Annie’s shattering periods of black depression and violent outbursts exact a terrible price. The life the Fieldings have forged begins to unravel, and the only path ahead leads to unthinkable loss. Based on true events, this sweeping novel weaves a century-old story, timeless in its telling of love, heartbreak, healing, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for control over her own destiny in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice.

Voices Of The Asian American And Pacific Islander Experience

Author: Sang Chi
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843540
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This unique work presents an extraordinary breadth of contemporary and historical views on Asian America and Pacific Islanders, conveyed through the voices of the men and women who lived these experiences over more than 150 years. * More than 300 primary source documents that take readers back in history through first-hand accounts of many events central to understanding Asian American experiences * Critical historical and contemporary contextualization for each document that makes the volume an ideal resource for classroom instruction * A chronology of important events beginning with the first wave of Asian immigration to the United States in 1848 * A bibliography of key resources for those wishing to know more

The Great American Mosaic An Exploration Of Diversity In Primary Documents 4 Volumes

Author: Gary Y. Okihiro
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696131
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Firsthand sources are brought together to illuminate the diversity of American history in a unique way—by sharing the perspectives of people of color who participated in landmark events. • Highlights the history and experience of people of color in the United States through 450 important documents and firsthand accounts • Introduces readers to multiple viewpoints about landmark events • Provides a unique and helpful "Guide to Why and How to Use Primary Documents"

Unending War

Author: Ian Howie-Willis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925275736
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Malaria is not only the greatest killer of humankind, the disease has been the relentless scourge of armies throughout history. Malaria thwarted the efforts of Alexander the Great to conquer India in the fourth century BC. Malaria frustrated the ambitions of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan to rule all Europe in the fourth and thirteenth centuries AD; and malaria stymied Napoleon Bonaparte’s plan to conquer Syria at the end of the eighteenth century. Malaria has also been the Australian Army’s continuing implacable foe in almost all its overseas deployments formation of the Australian Army in 1901. On at least three occasions malaria has halted Australian Army operations, bringing it to a standstill and threatening its defeat. The first time was in Syria in 1918, when a malaria epidemic cut a swathe through the Australian-led Desert Mounted Corps. The second time was in Papua New Guinea in 1942–43, when the Army was fighting malaria as well as the Japanese. The third time was in Vietnam in 1968, when malaria caused more casualties than did enemy action. Indeed the Australian Army has been fighting ‘an unending war’ against malaria ever since the Boer War at the end of the nineteenth century. The struggle against the disease continues 115 years later because virtually all Army’s overseas deployments are to malarious regions. Fortunately for Australian troops serving in nations where malaria is endemic, the Australian Army Malaria Institute undertakes the scientific research necessary to protect our service personnel against the disease. Ian Howie-Willis, in this very readable book, tells the dramatic story of the Army’s long and continuing struggle against malaria. It breaks new ground by showing how just one disease, malaria, is as much the serving soldier’s foe as any enemy force.

The Gardiner Women

Author: Davidyne Mayleas
Editor:
ISBN: 9780380756902
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As screen star Millie Gardiner draws close to death, her family gathers around her, to pay homage to the Hollywood legend and to vie for a prominent position in her will. By the author of Naked Call. Original.

Lost Dreams

Author: Nora Kay
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444769774
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When her mother dies, Laura Morrison is forced to give up her place at univerity to care for her father and her young brother Ronnie. She dreams of escape from the unending housework that now fills her days. But worse is to come. When her father decides to re-marry and to leave Scotland behind, he has no place in his new life for them. Laura has to find a way to support them both. How is she to manage? With no qualifications, she can expect only a poorly paid job. Fergus Cunninhgam is the answer to Laura's prayer, she thinks. A successful lawyer, he needs someone to care for three-year-old Sylvia. But he cannot give her security. As a housekeeper, Laura is in danger of dismissal the moment that Mr Cunningham decides to marry his glamorous girlfriend. And must she give up all her own dreams? The Dundee Courier called this book 'an unforgettable story of love and heartache.'

The Collected Plays

Author: Evald Flisar
Editor: texture press
ISBN:
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Security For Mobile Networks And Platforms

Author: Selim Aissi
Editor: Artech House Publishers
ISBN:
Size: 17,15 MB
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"With viruses, spyware, and a seemingly unending onslaught of new cyber-threats, security is a crucial and constant concern in the mobile communications industry. Helping you become a mobile security specialist, this timely resource explains the essentials of the latest security standards and protocols. Covering each type of mobile technology from WiFi to Bluetooth, the book details each technology's weaknesses and provides you with comprehensive countermeasures. Most importantly, the book pinpoints security issues encountered end-to-end throughout an entire mobile network. You find a complete catalog of security vulnerabilities to ensure that every security measure is taken. Moreover, this forward-looking reference includes a practical, hands-on discussion of promising next-generation research into mobile security that helps prepare you for the ever-looming next waves of security threats."--Publisher's website.