Torn from the Nest

Torn from the Nest
Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780199939015
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Release: 1999-04-29
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

Torn from the Nest

Torn from the Nest
Author: Anonim
Pages: 225
ISBN: OCLC:794549074
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novels exposure of degradation: they share the same fathera parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

Torn from the Nest

Torn from the Nest
Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0199770387
Available:
Release: 1999-04-29
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

The Thorns of Love Or Torn from Her Nest

The Thorns of Love  Or  Torn from Her Nest
Author: Evelyn Malcolm
Pages: 312
ISBN: OCLC:10451403
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Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Torn Nest

Torn Nest
Author: Ghulam Masih Naaman
Pages: 80
ISBN: OCLC:43319931
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Torn Loyalties

Torn Loyalties
Author: Vicki Hinze
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9780373445257
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Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Madison McKay doesn't trust anyone. The former military woman and owner of Lost, Inc., learned about betrayal the hard way, in work and in love. That's why she'd never let herself fall for ex-military special investigator Grant Deaver. Yet when Madison is framed for a security breach at a top secret military facility, she's forced to put her life in Grant's hands. But after she discovers that he's been deceiving her, everything will be torn apart unless Grant can convince her to trust him with her life…and her heart.

Nightingale s Nest

Nightingale s Nest
Author: Nikki Loftin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101604373
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Release: 2014-02-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or “Little John” as he’s always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree. There’s something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring singing voice, and Little John’s friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister’s death and his parents’ ever-tightening financial difficulties. But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice—forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy. Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice.

The Rending and the Nest

The Rending and the Nest
Author: Kaethe Schwehn
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781632869746
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chilling yet redemptive post-apocalyptic debut that examines community, motherhood, faith, and the importance of telling one's own story. When 95 percent of the earth's population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can't afford to lose. She has everything under control. Almost. Four years after the Rending, Mira's best friend, Lana, announces her pregnancy, the first since everything changed and a new source of hope for Mira. But when Lana gives birth to an inanimate object--and other women of Zion follow suit--the thin veil of normalcy Mira has thrown over her new life begins to fray. As the Zionites wrestle with the presence of these Babies, a confident outsider named Michael appears, proselytizing about the world beyond Zion. He lures Lana away and when she doesn't return, Mira must decide how much she's willing to let go in order to save her friend, her home, and her own fraught pregnancy. Like California by Edan Lepucki and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Rending and the Nest uses a fantastical, post-apocalyptic landscape to ask decidedly human questions: How well do we know the people we love? What sustains us in the midst of suffering? How do we forgive the brokenness we find within others--and within ourselves?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest
Author: Ken Kesey
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101575277
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Release: 2012-01-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched, with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Flying the Nest

Flying the Nest
Author: Rachael Johns
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781489276797
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Release: 2020-10-28
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They say a change is as good as a holiday...but what if you don't want either? Is her family's happiness more important than her own? The first time Ashling Wood realises her marriage is on the rocks is when her husband, Adrian, suggests they try nest parenting. Heartbroken, Ash suddenly finds herself living a double life - one week with her children, the next cohabiting with her happily single sister-in-law. Her friends think the modern custody solution is an exciting opportunity for her to spread her wings, but all Ash wants is her family back together. An offer to renovate a seaside cottage seems like the perfect distraction for Ash while waiting for Adrian to come to his senses. She's determined to fix her marriage as well as the cottage, but life gets even more complicated when she meets local fisherman Dan Emerson. Soon, each home-stay becomes more dysfunctional, while for the other week Ash enjoys the peaceful life of the beachside community. The more time Ash spends in Ragged Point, the more she questions what she really wants. Is a sea-change the fresh start she needs to move on? When tragedy calls Ash back to the city, she's torn between the needs of her family and her future. Can her family life fit in with a permanent move to the beach or could Ash's new-found independence attract Adrian back to the nest?

Torn

Torn
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416989813
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Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue John Hudson, son of the explorer Henry Hudson, but soon Jonah and Katherine's knowledge of history is tested once again, and they fear that more is at stake than just one boy's life.

This Is the Nest That Robin Built

This Is the Nest That Robin Built
Author: Denise Fleming
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781481430845
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A robin’s animal friends help build her nest in this cumulative collage picture book from Caldecott Honor recipient Denise Fleming. Robin is building a nest, and her friends are ready to help! The squirrel trims the twigs. The dog brings the string. The horse shares his straw. And then a surprise gatefold spread reveals how Robin knits them all together to make a safe and cozy home for her babies.

Coltan

Coltan
Author: Michael Nest
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780745637716
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Release: 2013-05-31
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal conditions watched over by warlords. The United Nations sent a team to investigate, and its exposé of the relationship between violence and the exploitation of coltan and other natural resources contributed to a re-examination of scholarship on the motivations and strategies of armed groups. The politics of coltan encompass rebel militias, transnational corporations, determined activists, Hollywood celebrities, the rise of China, and the latest iGadget. Drawing on Congolese and activist voices, Nest analyses the two issues that define coltan politics: the relationship between coltan and violence in the Congo, and contestation between activists and corporations to reshape the global tantalum supply chain. The way production and trade of coltan is organised creates opportunities for armed groups, but the Congo wars are not solely, or even primarily, about coltan or minerals generally. Nest argues the political significance of coltan lies not in its causal link to violence, but in activists' skillful use of mobile phones as a symbol of how ordinary people and transnational corporations far from Africa are implicated in Congo's coltan industry and therefore its conflict. Nest examines the challenges coltan initiatives face in an activist 'marketplace' crowded with competing justice issues, and identifies lessons from coltan initiatives for the geopolitics of global resources more generally.

Torn Trousers A True Story of Courage and Adventure How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise

Torn Trousers  A True Story of Courage and Adventure  How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise
Author: Andrew St Pierre White,Gwynn White
Pages: 376
ISBN:
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Release: 2015-02-20
Editor: 4xOverland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What could possibly go wrong in paradise? Tired of mortgage payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge that catered to the likes of French aristocrats, Hollywood directors, Mafia lawyers, and the captain of the England cricket team. Not forgetting the hippos who liked to crash cocktail hour. Trouble soon followed as the reality of running a hotel on an island accessible only by boat or plane burst upon them. Andrew and Gwynn learned it's one thing for guests to wake up with gentle giraffes outside their windows, but it's quite another to keep them safe from poisonous snakes, temperamental elephants, and a hyena with a taste for plastic. All that was child's play compared to figuring out how to feed their guests when a 'quick run' to the grocery store required a plane, a bush pilot, and moderate risk to life, limb, and property. By turns funny, touching, and suspenseful, Torn Trousers is a real modern fairytale about getting exactly what you wished for…and then having to live with it. Scroll up and buy to escape to Africa today!

The Nest

The Nest
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781910200889
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Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: David Fickling Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She was very blurry, not at all human-looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely. "We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help." All Steve has to do is say, "Yes." But "yes" is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?

Tsurgdari Sniper s Nest

Tsurgdari  Sniper s Nest
Author: Landon S.
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781329681712
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Release: 2015-11-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After escaping Kashka's capture, Shiro wakes up lost in the forest region. After his map was destroyed by the river, Shiro has to rely on his instincts while keeping foot to avoid being hunted, and to find where he is. Meanwhile, Taro has arrived in Afron, one of the 5 Tsurgdari cities. Where Tsurgdars do not sleep, nor are there quiet places to hide. However instead of having to survive on garbage and cold nights on the streets, he finds himself being a guest in one of the most prestigious hotels in Afron under unusual circumstances. Is Shiro the only one being targeted?

Sniper s Nest

Sniper s Nest
Author: C.M. Sutter
Pages: 280
ISBN:
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Release: 2019-08-04
Editor: C. M. Sutter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fans of James Patterson and Michael Connelly will love C.M. Sutter! Download this first book in the unputdownable Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller Series now! The ambush is in place, he takes aim, and shots ring out. Chicago is officially on notice, and a siege is underway on the city’s men and women in blue. Assigned to the task force investigating the shootings, Jesse McCord and twenty of Chicago’s top-notch detectives work day and night to track down the sniper whose agenda is apparent—to kill as many police officers as possible. Getting in front of the crazed assailant is the only way to stop him, but without a name, a face, or a witness to the shootings, the police department is chasing a ghost. As a profile evolves, Jesse is struck by the realization that he and the sniper have much more in common than anyone could have known. It’s the epiphany he needs to stop the shooter, and a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins. Taking on the killer face-to-face, and single-handedly, is the only way Jesse can protect his colleagues and end the siege on his beloved Chicago—the city he calls home and always will.

Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science

Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science
Author: Oklahoma Academy of Science
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015088922755
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vols. 1-49 are Proceedings of the 1st-57th annual meetings.

My Nest Is Best

My Nest Is Best
Author: P. D. Eastman
Pages: 14
ISBN: 037583267X
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Release: 2005-05
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tabs, wheels, and flaps present the tale of Mr. and Mrs. Bird's search for a place to build a new nest.

Torn Asunder

Torn Asunder
Author: Dave M. Carder
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0802479553
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Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A resource on marital infedlity for all involved, even onlookers Written by respected pastor and marriage counselor Dave Carder, this revised and expanded version of Torn Asunder sorts through the factors that contribute to infidelity and then maps out a recovery process for both partners. With compassion and wisdom rooted in the Bible, Carder offers insight for the victims of adultery, the perpetrators, and those who seek to help hurting couples. Along the way Carder also answers questions like: Why did this happen? We didn’t actually sleep together, so is it still an affair? Can I trust my spouse again? Should I reveal a secret affair? What if my spouse doesn’t want me back? What do we tell the kids? This refreshed and updated edition is an excellent resource for pastors, leaders, and lay people. Pair this with the Torn Asunder Workbook to for extra guidance in applying the book's advice to your marriage.