First They Killed My Father Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

First They Killed My Father


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062036544

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First They Killed My Father Book Description :

Repackaged in a new tie-in edition to coincide with the Netflix film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, a moving story of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime. Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights, and sassing her parents. While her beautiful mother worried that Loung was a troublemaker—that she stomped around like a thirsty cow—her beloved father knew Loung was a clever girl. When Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung’s family fled their home and moved from village to village to hide their identity, their education, their former life of privilege. Eventually, the family dispersed in order to survive. Loung trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, while other siblings were sent to labor camps. As the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia, destroying the Khmer Rouge, Loung and her surviving siblings were slowly reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother, the courage and sacrifices of the rest of her family—and sustained by her sister’s gentle kindness amid brutality—Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. Harrowing yet hopeful, insightful and compelling, this story is truly unforgettable.

First They Killed My Father Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

First They Killed My Father


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780578422

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First They Killed My Father Book Description :

A major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights and being cheeky to her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Loung's family fled their home and were eventually forced to disperse to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier while her brothers and sisters were sent to labour camps. The surviving siblings were only finally reunited after the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia and started to destroy the Khmer Rouge. Bolstered by the bravery of one brother, the vision of the others and the gentle kindness of her sister, Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. First They Killed My Father is an unforgettable book told through the voice of the young and fearless Loung. It is a shocking and tragic tale of a girl who was determined to survive despite the odds.

First They Killed My Father Movie Tie in Book

First They Killed My Father Movie Tie in


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0062561308

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First They Killed My Father Movie Tie in Book Description :

Repackaged in a new tie-in edition to coincide with the Netflix film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt, a moving story of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime. Soon to be a feature film on Netflix directed and produced by Angelina Jolie Pitt, an unforgettable narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime. Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights, and sassing her parents. While her beautiful mother worried that Loung was a troublemaker—that she stomped around like a thirsty cow—her beloved father knew Loung was a clever girl. When Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Ung’s family fled their home and moved from village to village to hide their identity, their education, their former life of privilege. Eventually, the family dispersed in order to survive. Loung trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, while other siblings were sent to labor camps. As the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia, destroying the Khmer Rouge, Loung and her surviving siblings were slowly reunited. Bolstered by the shocking bravery of one brother, the courage and sacrifices of the rest of her family—and sustained by her sister’s gentle kindness amid brutality—Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. Harrowing yet hopeful, insightful and compelling, this story is truly unforgettable.

Lucky Child Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Lucky Child


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-07-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0062013513

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Lucky Child Book Description :

After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two brothers remained behind. In this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war. In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Highlighting the harsh realities of chance and circumstance in times of war as well as in times of peace, Lucky Child is ultimately a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging strength of family bonds.

First They Killed My Father Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

First They Killed My Father


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0060193328

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First They Killed My Father Book Description :

Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced "evacuation" of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

First They Killed My Father Book

First They Killed My Father


  • Author : Nathan Adams
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-10-14
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : 9798697661987

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First They Killed My Father Book Description :

Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps.

Lulu in the Sky Book

Lulu in the Sky


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062091925

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Lulu in the Sky Book Description :

Concluding the trilogy that started with the bestselling memoir First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung describes her college experience and her first steps into adulthood, revealing her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward towards happiness. After the violence of the Khmer Rouge and the difficult assimilation experience of a refugee, Loung’s daily struggle to keep darkness, anger, and depression at bay will finally find two unexpected allies: the empowering call of activism, and the redemptive power of love. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Loung’s journey to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mother’s spirit; to a vocation that will literally allow her to heal the landscape of her birth; and to the transformative influence of a supportive marriage to a loving man.

Who Killed My Father Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Who Killed My Father


  • Author : Edouard Louis
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473562936

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Who Killed My Father Book Description :

Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father. ‘What a beautiful book’ MAX PORTER In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship. Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude – those who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought. ‘Édouard Louis is the vanguard of France’s new generation of political writers’ Evening Standard

After They Killed Our Father Book

After They Killed Our Father


  • Author : Loung Ung
  • Publisher : Mainstream Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Cambodia
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 1845962370

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After They Killed Our Father Book Description :

In AFTER THEY KILLED OUR FATHER, Loung Ung picks up where the bestselling FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER left off, with the author escaping a devastated Cambodia in 1980 at age ten and flying to the US as a refugee.She and her eldest brother, with whom she escaped, left behind their three surviving siblings ndash; their parents and two of their sisters died during Pol Pot's genocidal regime. Her book is alternately heart-wrenching and heart-warming, as it follows the parallel lives of Loung Ung and her closest sister, Chou, during the 15 years it took for them to be reunited. Their two worlds could not have been more different, and Loung's depiction of the contrast between her life in the affluent west and that of her sister, who navigated her way through landmine-strewn fields and survived raids by the Khmer Rouge, is laced with the guilt she feels about being the lucky one.This powerful story helps us to understand what happens when a family is torn apart by politics, adversity and war. It is also the compelling and inspirational tale of a remarkable woman.

The Things They Carried Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547420295

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The Things They Carried Book Description :

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Beloved Book
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings

Beloved


  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400033416

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Beloved Book Description :

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

The Lovely Bones Book
Score: 4
From 73 Ratings

The Lovely Bones


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-17
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786826701

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The Lovely Bones Book Description :

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though – Susie is dead. Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a different life for herself. And her sister, Lindsay is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them... Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this unforgettable play about life after loss.

Survival in the Killing Fields Book

Survival in the Killing Fields


  • Author : Haing Ngor
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472103888

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Survival in the Killing Fields Book Description :

Best known for his academy award-winning role as Dith Pran in "The Killing Fields", for Haing Ngor his greatest performance was not in Hollywood but in the rice paddies and labour camps of war-torn Cambodia. Here, in his memoir of life under the Khmer Rouge, is a searing account of a country's descent into hell. His was a world of war slaves and execution squads, of senseless brutality and mind-numbing torture; where families ceased to be and only a very special love could soar above the squalor, starvation and disease. An eyewitness account of the real killing fields by an extraordinary survivor, this book is a reminder of the horrors of war - and a testament to the enduring human spirit.

King Lear Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

King Lear


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-09
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486110240

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King Lear Book Description :

Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.

She Wolves Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

She Wolves


  • Author : Helen Castor
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2010-10-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571271726

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She Wolves Book Description :

In medieval England, man was the ruler of woman, and the King was the ruler of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands? In She-Wolves, celebrated historian, Helen Castor, tells the dramatic and fascinating stories of four exceptional women who, while never reigning queens, held great power: Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou. These were women who paved the way for Jane Grey, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I - the Tudor queens who finally confronted what it meant to be a female monarch.

Stay Alive  My Son Book

Stay Alive My Son


  • Author : Pin Yathay
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801468667

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Stay Alive My Son Book Description :

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh to open a new and appalling chapter in the story of the twentieth century. On that day, Pin Yathay was a qualified engineer in the Ministry of Public Works. Successful and highly educated, he had been critical of the corrupt Lon Nol regime and hoped that the Khmer Rouge would be the patriotic saviors of Cambodia. In Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay provides an unforgettable testament of the horror that ensued and a gripping account of personal courage, sacrifice and survival. Documenting the 27 months from the arrival of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh to his escape into Thailand, Pin Yathay is a powerful and haunting memoir of Cambodia's killing fields. With seventeen members of his family, Pin Yathay were evacuated by the Khmer Rouge from Phnom Penh, taking with them whatever they might need for the three days before they would be allowed to return to their home. Instead, they were moved on from camp to camp, their possessions confiscated or abandoned. As days became weeks and weeks became months, they became the "New People," displaced urban dwellers compelled to live and work as peasants, their days were filled with forced manual labor and their survival dependent on ever more meager communal rations. The body count mounted, first as malnutrition bred rampant disease and then as the Khmer Rouge singled out the dissidents for sudden death in the darkness. Eventually, Pin Yathay's family was reduced to just himself, his wife, and their one remaining son, Nawath. Wracked with pain and disease, robbed of all they had owned, living on the very edge of dying, they faced a future of escalating horror. With Nawath too ill to travel, Pin Yathay and his wife, Any, had to make the heart-breaking decision whether to leave him to the care of a Cambodian hospital in order to make a desperate break for freedom. "Stay alive, my son," he tells Nawath before embarking on a nightmarish escape to the Thai border. First published in

Shuggie Bain Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Shuggie Bain


  • Author : Douglas Stuart
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802148056

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Shuggie Bain Book Description :

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher’s policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city’s notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie’s mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie’s guiding light but a burden for him and his siblings. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good—her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamorous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lion’s share of each week’s benefits—all the family has to live on—on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes’s older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Shuggie is meanwhile struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is “no right,” a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her—even her beloved Shuggie. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Recalling the work of Édouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell.

When I Killed My Father Book

When I Killed My Father


  • Author : John Byrne Barry
  • Publisher : John Byrne Barry
  • Release Date : 2019-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 099672625X

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When I Killed My Father Book Description :

Psychologist Lamar Rose's father is suffering from cancer and dementia, and wants his son to kill him and end his suffering. Lamar refuses, but his father keeps asking, and he relents. Then, from the pulpit of the church at his father's memorial, his sister accuses him of murder.When I Killed My Father is a page-turner with a conscience, about a man caught between what is compassionate and what is legal. It addresses heavy and provocative issues like mercy killing and family strife, but it's entertaining and moves with the pace of a thriller.