The Leavers (National Book Award Finalist)

A Novel

Author: Lisa Ko

Publisher: Algonquin Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature “There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading.” —Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth Lisa Ko’s powerful debut, The Leavers, is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon—and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Told from the perspective of both Daniel—as he grows into a directionless young man—and Polly, Ko’s novel gives us one of fiction’s most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It’s a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.

Class Of 2017

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An anthology of memories and aspirations by the leaver's of Teddington Pre-school and day nursery.

The Lovers and the Leavers

Author: Abeer Y. Hoque

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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In twelve linked stories, the characters in The Lovers and the Leavers intersect and drift apart across several years and continents. Komola, a maid in a quiet mansion in Dhaka, begins a doomed relationship with a handsome, mysterious man. Her nephew, a gifted little boy in her village, nurses a terrible secret, and his mother flees, ending up by the sea in Chennai. At the other end of the world, a Bangladeshi-American woman, Rox, lusts after a teenager, while her best friend, the rebellious Ila, must choose between love and tradition. Artfully woven with poems and photographs, these stories move between India, Bangladesh, America and Europe. A haunting, lyrical collection, The Lovers and the Leavers announces the arrival of a formidable talent.

Leavers Lace - A Hand Book of the American Leaver Lace Industry

Author: Vittoria Rosatto

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 116

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This book deals with the lace industry, exploring its history in England, Europe, and in the United States. Lace is a decorative, open-work fabric formed by looping, interlacing, braiding or twisting threads of various fibres. Concentrating on the invention of mechanical production, this comprehensive and profusely-illustrated volume will appeal to those with an interest in the history of waving and lace. Contents include: “A History of Textiles and Weaving”, “Foreword”, “History of lace”, “Hand-Made Lace”, “Pillow or Bobbin Lace”, “European Centers of Pillow Lace Manufacture”, “Hand-Made Lace in The U. S.”, “The Origin and Chronological Development of Lace Machines”, “The Origin of Lace Machines”, “Warp Lace Frames”, “Leavers Lace Industry in the United States”, “Yarns Used in Making Leavers Laces”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of textiles and weaving.

Children's Lives, Children's Futures

A Study of Children Starting Secondary School

Author: Paul Croll

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Education

Page: 191

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Children's Lives, Children's Futures focuses on how children in their first year of high school feel about school, its place in their lives and its role in their futures. The study is grounded in educational studies, drawing on pupil voice and children's active role in education, and on the sociology of childhood where children are viewed as active constructors of their lives. In many Western societies there is concern that children from less advantaged social backgrounds have limited aspirations, and are disproportionately unlikely to go to university. Croll, Attwood and Fuller consider the nature of children's engagement with education, the choices and constraints they experience and the reasons some young people fail to take advantage of educational opportunities.

The Leavers

Author: Jenna Whittaker

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 270

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When Novia found herself in a swamp, her memories gone, she thought herself alone. Yet after finding an injured Leaver in the mud beside her, she brings them both to the village of the Seep

Summary of The Leavers by Lisa Ko | Conversation Starters

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Publisher: BookHabits

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The Leavers by Lisa Ko | Conversation Starters Eleven-year-old Deming and his mother Polly are reunited after Deming arrives from China where Polly sent him when he was a baby to be cared for by his grandfather. Polly promises Deming they won’t be separated again, but one morning, Polly leaves for the nail salon where she works and never comes home. Ten years pass and Deming is now named Daniel Wilkinson. Feeling the pain of abandonment all those years, Daniel decides to pursue links that will lead him to solve the mystery of of his disappearing birth mother. Will Polly and Daniel reunite? Lisa Ko’s debut novel, The Leavers, winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, tells the harrowing story of immigrant mother and son who had to be separated in order to pursue the American Dream. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Summary of the Leavers by Lisa Ko: Conversation Starters

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Publisher: Blurb

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Category: Education

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The Leavers by Lisa Ko: Conversation Starters Eleven-year-old Deming and his mother Polly are reunited after Deming arrives from China where Polly sent him when he was a baby to be cared for by his grandfather. Polly promises Deming they won't be separated again, but one morning, Polly leaves for the nail salon where she works and never comes home. Ten years pass and Deming is now named Daniel Wilkinson. Feeling the pain of abandonment all those years, Daniel decides to pursue links that will lead him to solve the mystery of of his disappearing birth mother. Will Polly and Daniel reunite? Lisa Ko's debut novel, The Leavers, winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, tells the harrowing story of immigrant mother and son who had to be separated in order to pursue the American Dream. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Principles of Mechanics

Explaining and Demonstrating the General Laws of Motion, the Laws of Gravity, Motion of Descending Bodies, Projectiles, Mechanic Powers, ...

Author: William Emerson

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Category: Electronic books

Page: 284

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