A Taste of New Zealand from the Mountains to the Sea
Author: Tony Smith
A Taste of New Zealand From The Mountains To The Sea. 'I am truly at peace when wandering up a river with a fly rod.' Join chef and outdoorsman tony Smith as he follows a New Zealand river from the headwaters in the iconic High Country, down to the foothills and plains and on to the magnificent coast, and explore the amazing variety of food, game and produce he catches, hunts and cooks along the way. With recipes as ravishing as the landscapes that inspired them, A River Rules My Kitchen is the culmination of a culinary journey into the heartland of a wild and beautiful country.
When Lilly and Leo are suddenly caught in a current moving further downstream into the rapids, will God help them escape? Will God allow any of them to actually live through this time of trouble? Will they find a way out of the current before they are pulled completely under? Where does this section of the river go to? Will Rhianna and her children ever see Leo again? Will any of the creatures that believe in God find their promised home? Will the rest of the groups of animals inside the other totes even make it to safety? Will the concept of the Zeiglar house rules survive? What will happen to the group's hopes and dreams? Will everything be lost here inside the rough waters of the river?
Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions
Author: Elizabeth Pérez
Publisher: NYU Press
Before honey can be offered to the Afro-Cuban deity Ochún, it must be tasted, to prove to her that it is good. In African-inspired religions throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, such gestures instill the attitudes that turn participants into practitioners. Acquiring deep knowledge of the diets of the gods and ancestors constructs adherents’ identities; to learn to fix the gods’ favorite dishes is to be “seasoned” into their service. In this innovative work, Elizabeth Pérez reveals how seemingly trivial "micropractices" such as the preparation of sacred foods, are complex rituals in their own right. Drawing on years of ethnographic research in Chicago among practitioners of Lucumí, the transnational tradition popularly known as Santería, Pérez focuses on the behind-the-scenes work of the primarily women and gay men responsible for feeding the gods. She reveals how cooking and talking around the kitchen table have played vital socializing roles in Black Atlantic religions. Entering the world of divine desires and the varied flavors that speak to them, this volume takes a fresh approach to the anthropology of religion. Its richly textured portrait of a predominantly African-American Lucumí community reconceptualizes race, gender, sexuality, and affect in the formation of religious identity, proposing that every religion coalesces and sustains itself through its own secret recipe of micropractices.
In this stunning work of historical fiction, LR Penn has concocted a breathtaking epic adventure that begins in 1890 in a small Zulu village in South Africa but spans three centuries and two continents. It is also a personal memoir that tells the story of a family torn apart by a racist totalitarian regime. The book examines a series of powerful conflicts: the cultural clash between ancient ethnic traditions and encroaching Western values; the political battle between the underground resistance movement and the repressive military strength of a modern nation state; and stirring personal conflicts, as illustrated by the impossibly difficult choices that the novel's heroes are forced to make - between the quest for liberation and the pursuit of love, between a family's security and a people's freedom. Diamonds on a River of Tears presents an in depth portrait of day-to-day life in a society altogether out of balance, playfully juxtaposing its comic absurdities and tragic injustices, but ultimately handing down a moral indictment that all of contemporary civilization will have to face.
Independent young Jean Finnegan embarks on a scientific life in Australia at the side of agricultural expert Robert Pettergree, with whom she shares a passionate marriage at the beginning of World War II.
Callie Mae McCauley knows a girl’s got to be leathery, or she’ll be tore to pieces by the weight of all her troubles and trials . . . The tragedy Callie endures will forever change her simple, yet full life in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Orphaned at age eight, she must move to her Granny Jane’s, where she soon realizes the shock of what she’s seen has stolen her voice. A new neighbor and Granny Jane’s swarm of honeybees help Callie find her tongue. She soon discovers that, although Chloe Combs may be peculiar, Miss Chloe may be her only friend when her uncles come to claim their share of Granny Jane’s land that straddles the New River. Her uncles have a plan, and they won’t let anything or anyone stand in their way, certainly not their niece Callie. When Callie ends up in an orphanage, she knows a mountain girl can’t be held inside walls of plaster and wood. A mountain girl’s got to feel the earth beneath her feet and listen as the river makes sweet music in her ears. But time is running out for Callie to save the New River—her river—from her greedy uncles’ plan.
'Fun, fresh - a brilliant love story with a twist' Jenny Colgan
Author: Tamsin Keily
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
A heartbreaking and uplifting story about how to live, laugh and love 'Fun, fresh - a brilliant love story with a twist' Jenny Colgan Live for every moment. Because what if today was your last? Daisy Cooper's life has been pretty uneventful - until the moment it suddenly ends. Unfortunately, her death is (literally) an accident: Daisy wasn't meant to die for another fifty years. One terrible, embarrassing clerical error is behind it - and Death himself is to blame. Daisy realises that letting go isn't just a challenge faced by those left behind. Learning from the rules Death sets out for her, Daisy finds herself surviving her impossible new reality. And soon friendship, hope and even love start to come alive in the most unexpected ways... For Daisy Cooper, could death be the perfect time to start making sense of life? 'An entertaining and original novel about grief, love and loss' Daily Mail 'Skilfully laced with good humour and hope, you'll end up shedding both happy and sad tears' Heat
Oral histories of forty-six women form the core of this book, which chronicles the lives of Jewish immigrant women from their origins in Russia and Poland to their resettlement in the United States in the early twentieth century. While the women differed in many ways, they all shared a cultural heritage that was marked by the influence that mothers seemed to have in shaping the attitudes of their daughters towards husbands and children. The age at which these women emigrated also affected their subsequent adjustment. Originally published in 1988. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
"My life started with a frantic fight to live …and it never really stopped." A priest was called upon to read Louise Thomas her last rites shortly after her birth. Luckily, he wasn’t needed but Louise’s fight for survival continued as she grew up, with a quest to make her adult life perfect. This resulted in the death of her son, the suicide of her mother and the betrayal she suffered at the hands of others. As a Christian, Louise found an appeal in other religions that offer hope to eternal life of the soul through reincarnation, rather than just this one life. She delved into understanding and then experiencing astral travelling, which helped her rise from the sheer and utter depths of despair she felt, and found solace in the help of mediums and spiritualists. All of this helped her to live again and make sense of her life, recognising that it was one of many she had lived before. "It has taken a will of iron to carry on with a smile on my face and a flicker of hope in my heart. There is life after death, our eternal soul lives on and the clues are all there if only we look. We need to keep our faith and above all love with all of our hearts." Playing by the rules does not work takes readers on an excruciatingly painful journey through Louise’s life. Her memoirs are a moving and thought-provoking read for anyone who has had similar experiences, as well as those are interested in the stories of others.
The River Bend is a collection of fifty-six boyhood reminiscences about growing up in the River Bend country of south-central Oklahoma, in the first decades of the Twentieth Century. These little stories first appeared as a weekly column in the Konawa Leader, a Seminole County, Oklahoma, newspaper owned and published by Ed Gallagher. This book is my response to the mountain of correspondence from readers of the column who almost invariably began their letters with: "Have you written a book about this wonderful place?" The "Bend" is twenty-five square miles of rolling hills, scrub oak, and briar patches separated from the rest of the world by the wide and sometimes cantankerous South Canadian River. The nearest town, located in the mouth of the horseshoe bend, is Konawa, which has one paved street and whatever was left standing after the tornado of 1966. The eleventh and last child of a very poor dirt farmer, I grew up thinking I was rich. My family owned a one-hundred-sixty-five-acre farm in the center of the Bend, and on all sides of us were neighbors who seemed like kinfolks. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl were words no one ever used in my presence.
The act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes “American” in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from “the line in the sand” that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between “our” food and “their” food. Immigrant workers have introduced new cuisines and ways of cooking that force the nation to question the boundaries between “us” and “them.” The stories told in Food Across Borders highlight the contiguity between the intimate decisions we make as individuals concerning what we eat and the social and geopolitical processes we enact to secure nourishment, territory, and belonging. Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University..
When I was about to end writing this book, I saw a book on astrology. I read how a persons life could be determined if the time of birth was known, as well as the date and place. In this case, it turned out to be close to my past. I proved it to this day. How many of us have found this to be true is unknown. Anyone reading this story will find out that in the most critical moments in my life, something happened that held any further hope in this enterprise. I hope some feeling of resignation and acceptance will comfort you. Things will be as they are to be. Edwin Hood
Law, as we know it, with its rules and rituals, its procedures and professionals, has not been around forever. It came into being, it emerged, at different places and different times. Sources which allow us to observe the processes of law's beginnings have survived in some cases. In this book, scholars from various disciplines-linguists, lawyers, historians, anthropologists-present their findings concerning the earliest legal systems of a great variety of peoples and civilizations, from Mesopotamia and Ancient India to Greece and Rome, from the early Germanic, Celtic and Slavic nations, but also from other parts of the world. The general picture is complemented by an investigation into the Indo-European roots of a number of ancient legal systems, contributions from the point of view of legal philosophy and theory, and an overview of the insights gained.
Lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles returns to the Deep South, where her family’s legacy of silence is at last broken—and the past finally, unforgettably, speaks the truth… A frantic phone call from her mother brings China back to her family’s Mississippi plantation—a place she’d forsaken long ago. But the late-spring air is thick with fear—and from the moment of her arrival, China knows that something has gone desperately wrong at Jordan’s Crossing. An ancient property deed has surfaced—and the man who uncovered it has mysteriously vanished. And as the fates and fortunes of two very different families collide in frightening, unpredictable ways, China must face disturbing new questions about her family’s past—and her own future…