The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn't: he just figured that he wanted to be different. And that he was in love - for want of a better word - with Deepak, his best friend. Then Mast Kalandar released, with Anupam Kher playing Pinku, a stereotypical gay character. And Vivek realized he didn't want to be Pinku. So he tried to walk differently, gesticulate differently, and speak in as gruff a voice as he could - all to avoid being Pinku. Funny, poignant, heartwarming and heart-breaking all at once, this is a memoir of growing up gay in India in the 1990s, with Bollywood, books, and the Bombay sea for company.
Boom, cracked the thunder, almost immediately after the lightning had turned the sky from ink black to so bright you had to squint. The gale was forcing us back towards the treacherous African coastline, on this my first trans Atlantic sail. Truthfully, my first sail ever! Cast ashore in the West Indies, one adventure followed another in this true-life quest to spread my wings. Humor and local color are generously added to the mix. Parents, don't let your daughters leave home until you've read this book.
In Now I Know Only So Far, sociolinguist and ethnopoetic scholar Dell Hymes examines the power and significance of Native North American literatures and how they can best be approached and appreciated. Such narratives, Hymes argues, are ways of making sense of the world. To truly comprehend the importance and durability of these narratives, one must investigate the ways of thinking expressed in these texts?the cultural sensibilities also deeply affected by storytellers? particular experiences and mastery of form. ø Included here are seminal overviews and reflections on the history and potential of the field of ethnopoetics. Native North American stories from areas ranging from the Northwest Coast to the Southwest take center stage in this book, which features careful scrutiny of different realizations and tellings of the same story or related stories. Such narratives are illuminated through a series of verse analyses in which patterned relations of lines throw into relief differences in emphasis, shape, and interpretation. A final group of essays sheds light on the often misunderstood and always controversial role of editing and interpreting texts. Now I Know Only So Far provides penetrating discussions and absorbing insights into stories and worlds, both traditional and new.
Join us around the kitchen table with the author of "Now You Know What I Know" as she discusses parenting with her children. Punctuating her advice with real-life examples, Pat offers a conversational glimpse into one woman''s experiences and lessons in child rearing. "Now You Know What I Know" is an essential handbook for all parents and parents-to-be on how to raise the next generation with love and common sense. For anyone who has already raised children, this soulful, often comical, book will compel them to reflect on and fondly remember their own parenting experiences
Yvette and the Oak Knolls gang are in for the shock of their lives. After receiving a text message demanding $10,000 or their lives, things begin to get wild for the five friends. They began to be terrorized by day and petrified by night. No one knew who the terrorist was and why they were targeting this group of kids. One thing for sure, this person was out for blood and didn't plan on stopping until someone paid the price. Just when they thought it was safe to live a happy life again, terror comes to town and lands on their doorsteps.
Liam O'Sullivan, Liam O'Sullivan is a loner, he has travelled the world as a Professional diver. He has no ties or responsibilities and for whatever reasons he is very wary of getting too close to anyone. Dr. Anna Metcalfe, That is until he meets Dr. Anna Metcalfe, she has moved to Emlagh-West to start a new professional life, away from big cities and big hospitals......a life Liam realizes he needs to be a part of. But who will be the one to force it, when they both fear the worst.
As the two largest, most powerfully equipped naval fleets in history move slowly toward each other near Islas Piedras–an American missile site in the Indian Ocean that threatens Russia's grip on the Middle East–two men stand in the darkened control rooms of their ships. David Charles and Alex Kupinsky are worried because, as the admirals of these fleets, they may be responsible for all-out nuclear war. They are also concerned because once, a long time ago, they were the best of friends… As Admirals Charles and Kupinsky face imminent disaster, forced to make their moves on the chessboard of modern warfare, we look back over their pasts as men of peace and men of war. David Charles learned the hard way in the tragic Bay of Pigs, on the treacherous rivers of Vietnam, and in the backrooms of embassies around the world. Alex Kupinsky was raised by the man who watched his father die in World War II–the same man who has since become Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union. Moving from the real past to the possible future, from romantic memories of the women left behind to hard action on the high seas, SHOW OF FORCE is the story of men turned warriors, of a world turned battlefield. And as communications break down between Washington, Moscow, and the fleets themselves, it becomes the story of two men with the power to stop that ultimate folly of the mighty, World War III.