Nine Parts of Desire Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Nine Parts of Desire


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-02-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307434456

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Nine Parts of Desire Excerpt :

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism. "Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York Times Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women.

Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire


  • Author : Heather Raffo
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 0822220970

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Heather Raffo s 9 Parts of Desire Excerpt :

THE STORY: A portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to

Foreign Correspondence Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Foreign Correspondence


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307773647

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Foreign Correspondence Excerpt :

As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.

Caleb s Crossing Book
Score: 3.5
From 112 Ratings

Caleb s Crossing


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143121077

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Caleb s Crossing Excerpt :

Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March. Reprint.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,620 Ratings

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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The Book Thief Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Nine Parts Of Desire Book
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The Nine Parts Of Desire


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 0606300023

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The Nine Parts Of Desire Excerpt :

An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression

Year of Wonders Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Year of Wonders


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101079195

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Year of Wonders Excerpt :

“Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion.” – The Washington Post An unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the spread of the plague, from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.

Year of Wonders Book
Score: 4
From 224 Ratings

Year of Wonders


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2011-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007390359

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Year of Wonders Excerpt :

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘March’ and ‘People of the Book’. A young woman’s struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village.

March Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

March


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101079256

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March Excerpt :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction.

Marriage and Morals Islam Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Marriage and Morals Islam


  • Author : Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312532304

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Marriage and Morals Islam Excerpt :

Useful guide including discussions on Western sexual morality, Islamic sexual morality, Islamic view of marriage and women, beginning of sexual life, rules of marriage and the wedding night, contraceptives abortion, and human reproduction. An essential guide for every bride and groom.

The Best American Short Stories 2011 Book
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

The Best American Short Stories 2011


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547242163

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The Best American Short Stories 2011 Excerpt :

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

The Secret Chord Book
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

The Secret Chord


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698411487

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The Secret Chord Excerpt :

“A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David’s life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans.

Nicomachean Ethics Book

Nicomachean Ethics


  • Author : Aristotle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2021-11-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9783986776442

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Nicomachean Ethics Excerpt :

Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle - The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called "the Philosopher." Drawing on their intimate knowledge of Aristotle's thought, Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering. Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle's Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole. The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.

The Female Man Book
Score: 3
From 24 Ratings

The Female Man


  • Author : Joanna Russ
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504050937

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The Female Man Excerpt :

Four alternate selves from radically different realities come together in this “dazzling” and “trailblazing work” (The Washington Post). Widely acknowledged as Joanna Russ’s masterpiece, The Female Man is the suspenseful, surprising, darkly witty, and boldly subversive chronicle of what happens when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna, and Jael—all living in parallel worlds—meet. Librarian Jeannine is waiting for marriage in a past where the Depression never ended, Janet lives on a utopian Earth with an all-female population, Joanna is a feminist in the 1970s, and Jael is a warrior with claws and teeth on an Earth where male and female societies are at war with each other. When the four women begin traveling to one another’s worlds, their preconceptions on gender and identity are forever challenged. With “palpable anger . . . leavened by wit and humor” (The New York Times), Russ both employs and upends genre conventions to deliver a wickedly satiric and exhilarating version of when worlds collide and women get woke. This ebook includes the Nebula Award–winning bonus short story “When It Changed,” set in the world of The Female Man.

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire


  • Author : Margot Berwin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307378293

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Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire Excerpt :

Lila Nova is a thirty-two year-old advertising copyrighter who lives alone in a plain, white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila’s mantra is simple: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when Lila meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant-seller, her lonely life blossoms into something far more colorful. From the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the verdant jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, Hothouse Flower is the story of a woman who must travel beyond the boundaries of sense and comfort to find what she truly wants.