A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness
Author: Loung Ung
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Lights! Camera! ACTION! Lulu in LA LA Land A screenplay by Lulu Harrison Scene 1: ZOOM IN on Hollywood mega stars LINC and FIONA HARRISON singing happy birthday to their daughter LULU. Lulu blows out the candles, and they all gather for a group hug— CUT! If only real life were like the movies. Instead, Lulu Harrison's massively important eleventh birthday is just three weeks away—and her parents still haven't RSVPed! Lulu's not like the rest of her glamorous Hollywood family. She likes tamales and they like tofu. She likes gardening and they like grooming. But all she wants for her birthday is for her whole family to be there. Together. So this year she's planning a super fabulous SPA-tacular party. But what if trying to fit in leaves Lulu feeling even more like she was cast in the wrong family?
Soar over the Chiltern skies with Kitty Milvus, a young red kite. Kitty and her best friend Azalea have started training for the Annual Airshow, a competition which tests a kite's agility, speed, nerve and airborne skill. Both girls have been dreaming of victory their entire lives. However, on the day of the finals, Kitty's plans are dashed, and she has to make a choice: save her sister or her victory. However, the choice is not as easy as it seems. There is a very high chance her sister is dead, and red kites do not have the same connection with their siblings as humans do.
Young Kayan travels by starship to the little house in the sky with his mother and is saddened at what he sees. A house on fire, wars, starvation amidst plenty and massive destruction of the house itself. Let's observe if the people in the little house in the sky can wake up in time and share their world's resources with one another or will it be too late?
Since the loss of her parents, the beautiful young Filipa Seymour runs the family’s ancient Manor House alone with very little money and only her beloved dogs and horses and ageing housekeeper, Mrs. Smeaton, for company. So she looks forward with excitement to every visit from her brother, Sir Mark Seymour, except that invariably he is looking for yet another heirloom in the house to sell in order to finance his extravagent Society lifestyle in London. So when Mark suggests a crazy plan for Filipa secretly to take the place of the glamorous ‘Pretty Horse-Breaker’ with whom he is due to ride at the Marquis of Kilne’s prestigious horse race meeting, she reluctantly agrees. Introduced to the Marquis and the other house guests as ‘Fifi’, Filipa is intimidated yet strangely enthralled by his dismissive attitude. But, even as she realises that she is falling in love with him, the Marquis seems oblivious to her and convinced that she is just another gold digger – until she foils a dastardly plot to poison his beloved stallion, saving its life and probably that of its rider as well and in the process opening the Marquis’s eyes to love.
This is the second book in the Dalton Family Trilogy, set in the Second World War. Adam and Juliette Dalton who own the old Somerville Estate (Revenge is Wild Justice - the first book)have become wealthy. Phil, their son joins the RAF as a Mosquito pilot while their daughter Jennifer is trained as an SIS intelligence agent sent to France. A serial killer has abused and murdered several young women near RAF stations, but the police fail to track him down. The Daltons and other RAF airmen take over the investigation. To protect children from the Blitz London school children are evacuated to safety in the country. The Porter family is sent to the Cotswolds where Derek (Del Boy)is billeted with the Daltons. There is a battle of wills between the 'giant' Adam and the 'Artful Dodger' Del Boy. Several threads of the story involving the main characters interweave against an accurate historical background, finally coming together. This crime thriller involves romance, hatred, murder, revenge and aviation.