Sons of the Buddha

Sons of the Buddha Author Kamala Tiyavanich
ISBN-10 9780861715367
Release 2007-08-28
Pages 271
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A preacher must have common sense, knowing how to turn everyday life experience into Dharma lessons, and assess an audience to maximize communications with them. Sons of the Buddha shows how three boys evolved into remarkable exponents of this ideal. Filled with lively anecdotes and illustrations, and brimming with local color, the book shows how each worked successfully to change moral attitudes and Dharma practices, restore Buddhism's social dimension, bridge the divide between laypeople and monastics, and champion tolerance toward other religions.

To Plead Our Own Cause

To Plead Our Own Cause Author Kevin Bales
ISBN-10 0801457084
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 272
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Boys strapped to carpet looms in India, women trafficked into sex slavery across Europe, children born into bondage in Mauritania, and migrants imprisoned at gunpoint in the United States are just a few of the many forms slavery takes in the twenty-first century. There are twenty-seven million slaves alive today, more than at any point in history, and they are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. To Plead Our Own Cause contains ninety-five narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe. Told in the words of slaves themselves, the narratives movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom. An editors' introduction lays out the historical, economic, and political background to modern slavery, the literary tradition of the slave narrative, and a variety of ways we can all help end slavery today. Halting the contemporary slave trade is one of the great human-rights issues of our time. But just as slavery is not over, neither is the will to achieve freedom, "plead" the cause of liberation, and advocate abolition. Putting the slave's voice back at the heart of the abolitionist movement, To Plead Our Own Cause gives occasion for both action and hope.

Bad Boy Rock Star The Complete Story

Bad Boy Rock Star  The Complete Story Author Candy J Starr
Release 2015-11-18
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Hannah Sorrento never planned to be a band manager. She’s a princess and the toughest obstacle she's had in life is finding shoes to match her outfit. Then her father disappears leaves her with only the money in her purse and a management contract for hot, indie band, STORM. She plans to sell the contract, one way or another, then pack up her designer wardrobe and head back to law school. But lead singer, Jack Colt, has other ideas. She's never met a man like him before. His raw sexuality messes with her head and her heart... and a lot of other body parts too. With the help of crazy rock chick, Angie, Hannah sets the band on their first steps to the big time and learns to survive on her own. But this isn’t some game - soon the threat that Hannah fears most becomes reality. Jack Colt - he’s arrogant and infuriating but he’s the one that’s there for Hannah when her world comes crashing down. With secrets of his own, will Jack Colt save Hannah or destroy her? Bad Boy Rock Star: The Complete Collection contains: #1 Bad Boy Rock Star #2 Bad Boy vs Millionaire #3 Bad Boy Redemption Now in one complete package. Keywords: rock star, cocky alpha male, enemies to lovers, guitarist, cliff hanger, instant clash, opposites attract, troubled past

Diamonds in My Pocket

Diamonds in My Pocket Author
ISBN-10 9789810595845
Release 2008
Pages 195
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Only child of a beautiful blond English expatriate and the brilliant scion of an upper class Thai family, Amanda Kovattana came of age in the long-vanished world of aristocratic Bangkok. In this exquisitely-rendered memoir, Kovattana produces a chiaroscuro canvas full of sights and sounds and smells, of daily lives textured by honor and tradition, of a family ruptured by deceit and jealousy. Caught in a web of tensions between her mother and father, between East and West, the Old World and the New, the author finally uncovers the long-buried secrets of her own soul.

Heart of the Dragon

Heart of the Dragon Author Deborah Smith
ISBN-10 9780307796707
Release 2011-11-16
Pages 192
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While searching all over Bangkok for her half-sister, Rebecca Brown captures the attention of Kash Santelli, a man who suspects her of being a spy.

Composing Lives in Transition

Composing Lives in Transition Author D. Jean Clandinin
ISBN-10 9781780529752
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 250
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Composing Lives in Transition: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Early School Leavers is structured around ten narrative accounts, each one offering glimpses into the lives of early school leavers from different backgrounds. Framed by the puzzling question of why someone would want to leave school early, the authors worked alongside youths from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds in order to understand their experiences and motivations in more depth. In doing so, however, the research team learnt that the stories are also as much about how early school leaving shaped their lives after they left education. By looking across the accounts provided in the book, paying particular attention to place, temporality and personal and social dimensions, the authors were able to identify resonant threads that enabled them to reframe a narrative reconceptualization of the phenomenon of early school leaving.

Tomorrow I m Dead

Tomorrow I m Dead Author Bun Yom
ISBN-10 9780983361718
Release 2011-07-23
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After three years as a killing field slave, seventeen-year-old Bun Yom escaped from the Khmer Rouge and became a "Freedom Fighter." Using his wisdom, courage, and unprecedented compassion, Bun rescued thousands of Cambodian people and soon became the Cambodian Freedom Army's greatest soldier. This is his story.

Little Angels

Little Angels Author Phra Peter Pannapadipo
ISBN-10 9781409065760
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 320
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The real-life stories of the novice monks in Little Angels reflect the lives of many youths in rural Thailand who are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, broken homes, illiteracy and drug abuse. When all else fails, Buddhism becomes their last resort: providing them with physical shelter and spiritual refuge. It heals their childhood traumas and gives them a moral framework for living and a better outlook on life. Each individual story, heartrending as it may be, subtly shows what Phra Peter sees and hopes to show to others: the 'human face' of Thai Buddhism.

Live Cheap Die Cheap

Live Cheap   Die Cheap Author John Graham Costello
ISBN-10 9786162220258
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 213
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Inside into the Time-share business, a world where drugs, violence, money and corruption go hand in hand, it will induce tears of sadness and tears of laughter; you will be shocked and appalled, amazed and inspired; you will propel from admiration and respect and end up reeling in disgust. But ultimately, you will feel.

Stories My Father Told Me

Stories My Father Told Me Author Jeffrey Lyons
ISBN-10 0789211025
Release 2011
Pages 352
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"For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, Leonard Lyons made the daily rounds of New York City nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume, author Jeffrey Lyons has lovingly assembled a considerable compilation of his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own interviews with stars of today, including Penelope Cruz and George Clooney, among others"--

The Harmony Silk Factory

The Harmony Silk Factory Author Tash Aw
ISBN-10 1440628335
Release 2006-02-07
Pages 416
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Joseph Conrad, W. Somerset Maugham, and Anthony Burgess have shaped our perceptions of Malaysia. In Tash Aw, we now have an authentic Malaysian voice that remaps this literary landscape. The Harmony Silk Factory traces the story of textile merchant Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in British Malaya in the first half of the twentieth century. Johnny's factory is the most impressive structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny is a hero—a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses. This debut novel from Tash Aw gives us an exquisitely written look into another culture at a moment of crisis. The Harmony Silk Factory won the 2005 Whitbread First Novel Award and also made it to the 2005 Man Booker longlist.

BEWITCHED Box Set Paranormal stories including Angels Alphas Ghosts Greek gods Succubae Vampires Werewolves Witches Magic Genies Mermaids Vampires Fae Werewolves And More

BEWITCHED Box Set  Paranormal stories including Angels  Alphas  Ghosts  Greek gods  Succubae  Vampires  Werewolves  Witches  Magic  Genies  Mermaids  Vampires  Fae  Werewolves  And More Author Mande Matthews
Release 2015-09-07
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13 stories! 480,760 words. All for FREE! The BEWITCHED Box Set: Paranormal stories including Angels, Succubae, Genies, Supernatural Bounty Hunters, Vampires, Fae, the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, An Enchanted Castle in Scotland, Ghosts, Warrior Maidens, Werewolves, Witches, Magic, Romance, Blood Feuds, Alphas, Medieval Queens, Celtic Myths, Time Travel, Shapeshifters, Immortals, and More! Look inside to see blurbs and covers in the intro! The BEWITCHED Box Set: Paranormal stories including Angels, Succubae, Genies, Supernatural Bounty Hunters, Vampires, Fae, the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, An Enchanted Castle in Scotland, Ghosts, Greek gods, Mermaids, Warrior Maidens, Werewolves, Witches, Magic, Romance, Blood Feuds, Alphas, Medieval Queens, Celtic Myths, Time Travel, Shapeshifters, Immortals, and More! Stories have been previously published. Some stories are novellas and some are full length. ***All stories are part ones to other series*** As a courtesy, the authors inform you there are some stories with cliffhangers. These are the first books or prequels to individual series. Story 1 – Blair by Chrissy Peebles Story 2 – Enchanted Castle by Chrissy Peebles Story 3 – Victoria by W.J. May Story 4 – Courage Runs Red by W.J. May Story 5 – Betrothal – by Mande Matthews Story 6 – BSI – Bureau of Supernatural Investigation by C.J. Pinard Story 7 – The Light Keepers by Mande Matthews Story 8 – The Angel She Loved by Irene Kueh Story 9 – Dangerous Designs by Dale Mayer Story 10 – Blood & Wings by J &L Wells Story 11 - Jin In Time Part One - by Karin De Havin Story 12 – Ageless Sea by M.R. Polish Story 13 – Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles Search Terms: romance, gothic, dark fantasy, free fantasy, paranormal, free paranormal, paranormal romance, mermaids, ghosts, werewolf, witch, witches, vampire, vampires

World Of Asian Stories A Teaching Resource

World Of Asian Stories  A Teaching Resource Author Cathy Spagnoli
ISBN-10 8181463544
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 148
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The World of Asian Stories is a continuing campaign for storytelling as an effective and non-intrusive tool for sensitisation. This omnibus of stories and storytelling traditions from 43 countries across Asia provides an overview of methods and the multitude of stylistic variations. The book then embarks on a journey through fast-changing landscapes of unique, yet unifying cultural experience, presented through the distinctive voices of people. The focus is on the individual over the din of the dominant. This resource book invites teachers, parents and children to explore storytelling at home and in school. It introduces the reader to basic guidelines, offers tips and suggestions on technique, and provides an abundant pool of stories to draw from and activities to contextualise them. The visuals, too, offer a wealth of reference points. Illustrations are quirky and perceptive, subtly acquiring the flavours of the lands through which they journey. They complement the (sometimes whimsical) vagaries of the stories, creating an ambience of truthful, unassuming and straight-from-the heart storytelling.

Owners of the Map

Owners of the Map Author Claudio Sopranzetti
ISBN-10 9780520288508
Release 2017
Pages 327
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On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok to demand democratic elections and an end to inequality. Key to this mobilization were motorcycle taxi drivers, who slowed down, filtered, and severed mobility in the area, claiming a prominent role in national politics and ownership over the city and challenging state hegemony. Four years later, on May 20, 2014, the same army general who directed the dispersal staged a military coup, unopposed by protesters. How could state power have been so fragile and open to challenge in 2010 and yet so seemingly sturdy only four years later? How could protesters who had once fearlessly resisted military attacks now remain silent? Owners of the Map provides answers to these questions--central to contemporary political mobilizations around the globe--through an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok. Claudio Sopranzetti explores the unresolved tensions in the drivers' everyday lives, their migration trajectories, consumer desires, and political demands amidst the restructuring of Thai capitalism after the 1997 economic crisis. Reconstructing the entanglements between their everyday mobility and political mobilization, Sopranzetti reveals mobility not just as a strength of contemporary capitalism but also as one of its fragile spots, always prone to disruption by the people who sustain its channels but remain excluded from their benefits. In so doing, Owners of the Map advances an analysis of power that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility as well as the work needed for its maintenance.

Henrietta Temple

Henrietta Temple Author Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)
Release 1837
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Henrietta Temple has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Henrietta Temple also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Henrietta Temple book for free.

O Henry Prize Stories 2005

O  Henry Prize Stories 2005 Author Laura Furman
ISBN-10 1400076544
Release 2010-02-10
Pages 416
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Mudlavia Elizabeth Stuckey-French The Brief History of the Dead Kevin Brockmeier The Golden Era of Heartbreak Michael Parker The Hurt Man Wendell Berry The Tutor Nell Freudenberger Fantasy for Eleven Fingers Ben Fountain The High Divide Charles D’Ambrosio Desolation Gail Jones A Rich Man Edward P. Jones Dues Dale Peck Speckle Trout Ron Rash Sphinxes Timothy Crouse Grace Paula Fox Snowbound Liza Ward Tea Nancy Reisman Christie Caitlin Macy Refuge in London Ruth Prawer Jhabvala The Drowned Woman Frances De Pontes Peebles The Card Trick Tessa Hadley What You Pawn I Will Redeem Sherman Alexie From the Trade Paperback edition.

Never Tell Our Business to Strangers

Never Tell Our Business to Strangers Author Jennifer Mascia
ISBN-10 9780345519078
Release 2010-02-23
Pages 400
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When Jennifer Mascia is five years old, the FBI comes for her father. At that moment Jenny realizes that her family isn’t exactly normal. What follows are months of confusion marked by visits with her father through thick glass, talking to him over a telephone attached to the wall. She and her mother crisscross the country, from California to New York to Miami and back again. When her father finally returns home, months later, his absence is never explained—and Jenny is told that the family has a new last name. It’s only much later that Jenny discovers that theirs was a life spent on the lam, trying to outrun the law. Thus begins the story of Jennifer Mascia’s bizarre but strangely magical childhood. An only child, she revels in her parents’ intense love for her—and rides the highs and lows of their equally passionate arguments. They are a tight-knit band, never allowing many outsiders in. And then there are the oddities that Jenny notices only as she gets older: the fact that her father had two names before he went away—in public he was Frank, but at home her mother called him Johnny; the neat, hidden hole in the carpet where her parents keep all their cash. The family sees wild swings in wealth—one year they’re shopping for Chanel and Louis Vuitton at posh shopping centers in Los Angeles, the next they’re living in one room and subsisting on food stamps. What have her parents done? What was the reason for her father’s incarceration so many years ago? When Jenny, at twenty-two, uncovers her father’s criminal record during an Internet search, still more questions are raised. By then he is dying of cancer, so she presses her mother for answers, eliciting the first in a series of reluctant admissions about her father’s criminal past. Before her mother dies, four years later, Jenny is made privy to one final, riveting confession, which sets her on a search for the truth her mother fought to conceal for so many years. As Jenny unravels her family’s dark secrets, she must confront the grisly legacy she has inherited and the hard truth that her parents are not—and have never been—who they claimed to be. In the face of unimaginable tragedy, Jenny will ultimately find an acceptance and understanding just as meaningful and powerful as her parents’ love. In a memoir both raw and unwavering, Jennifer Mascia tells the amazing story of a life lived—unwittingly—with criminals. Full of great love and enormous loss, Never Tell Our Business to Strangers will captivate and enthrall, both with its unrelenting revelations and its honest, witty heart. From the Hardcover edition.