Recollections of Rosings: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice by Rebecca Ann Collins

By Rebecca Ann Collins

A catastrophe at Rosings finds long-hidden secrets

"Many surprises and turns within the lives of our favourite characters depart you riveted to every page."
-Beverly Wong, writer of Pride & Prejudice Prudence O

Sisters Catherine Harrison and Becky Tate, daughters of Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins, have very diverse personalities and temperaments. either grew up within the shadow of Rosings Park, area of the bold woman Catherine de Bourgh, yet as adults their paths diverged dramatically.

When a disaster at Rosings Park brings Becky again to go to her sister, the 2 conflict approximately their aspirations for the wedding of Catherine's younger daughter, and either girls are compelled to confront the ghosts of the past-in specific, woman Catherine's cruelty and deception.

As the surprising fact emerges, the Darcy and Bingley households rally. however it might be too overdue for the sisters to discover the affection and happiness they have been denied goodbye in the past. O
"A gorgeous novel, written from the heart."

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Ma‘i Lepera: A History of Leprosy in Nineteenth-Century by Kerri A. Inglis

By Kerri A. Inglis

Ma‘i Lepera makes an attempt to recuperate Hawaiian voices at an important second in Hawai‘i’s heritage. It takes an unheard of examine the Hansen’s sickness outbreak (1865–1900) nearly completely from the viewpoint of “patients,” 90 percentage of whom have been Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian). utilizing conventional and nontraditional assets, released and unpublished, it tells the tale of a ailment, a society’s response to it, and the results of the event for Hawai‘i and its people.

Over a span of thirty-four years greater than 5 thousand humans have been despatched to a leprosy payment at the distant peninsula in north Moloka‘i regularly often called Makanalua. Their tale has seldom been advised regardless of the masses of letters they wrote to households, pals, and the Board of wellbeing and fitness, in addition to to Hawaiian-language newspapers, detailing their matters on the cost as they struggled to hold their humanity within the face of ma‘i lepera. Many remained politically energetic and, now and then, defiant, resisting authority and difficult rules. up to they suffered, the Kānaka Maoli of Makanalua proven new bonds and cared for each other in ways in which were principally missed in well known histories describing leprosy in Hawai‘i.

Although Ma‘i Lepera is basically a social heritage of illness and medication, it bargains compelling facts of ways leprosy and its therapy altered Hawaiian perceptions and identities. It replaced how Kānaka Maoli seen themselves: by way of the top of the 19th century, the “diseased” had turn into a cultural “other” to the fit Hawaiian. furthermore, it bolstered colonial ideology and furthered using either biomedical practices and sickness as instruments of colonization.

Ma‘i Lepera could be of important curiosity to scholars and students of Hawai‘i and clinical background and ancient and clinical anthropology. Given its obtainable type, this publication also will attract normal readers who desire to comprehend extra concerning the Kānaka Maoli who gotten smaller leprosy—their connectedness to every one other, their households, their islands, and their nation—and how leprosy got here to impact these connections and their lives.

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The Prophet of Zongo Street: Stories by Mohammed Naseehu Ali

By Mohammed Naseehu Ali

In the culture of wealthy African storytelling that combines delusion with modernity, The Prophet of Zongo Street is a stunning choice of tales that calls to brain Ben Okri and Chinua Achebe. Mohammed Naseehu Ali, the tradition's acclaimed new practitioner, deals up ten strong and wonderfully rendered stories. Set totally on the fictional Zongo road -- a close-knit group of splendidly quirky characters who carry tight to superstition, faith, and kinfolk -- those tales are anchored via the uproarious, the embarrassing, the poignant, and the rawest moments of life.

Peopling this road are unforgettable pictures of humanity: Suraju, Zongo Street's King Drunkard, whose extravagant scheme to make a greenback leaves him considering the afterlife; and Kumi, the enigmatic Prophet of Zongo road, who teaches a tender boy to eventually ask questions of his traditions and ideology. around the ocean, within the tale "Live-in," we discover Shatu, a maid on ny, who left Zongo road for the guarantees of the United States, simply to discover herself lonely, separated from her relations, and bring to an end from her group. In "Rachmaninov," the well-meaning Felix struggles with America's love of the unique as he makes his approach in ny City.

Desperately negative and whipped from one revolution to the subsequent, the lads, ladies, and kids of Zongo road still keep their solid humor and philosophic outlook, whilst they query the very bedrock that underlies their smooth tradition. with a bit of luck written and hugely ingenious, The Prophet of Zongo Street heralds a brand new voice in foreign fiction.

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The Palace of Impossible Dreams (Tide Lords) by Jennifer Fallon

By Jennifer Fallon

Eternity is many years to be gazing over your shoulder...

The Tide is popping, and the Immortals who've walked the realm for eons are once more getting into their powers and stepping from imprecise boltholes to take regulate once again.

The very mortal girl Arkady is familiar with in their plans yet holds out little wish of having the ability to forestall them. Branded and bought into slavery, Arkady fears all she is aware and loves is lost—her husband, Stellan, used to be most likely useless via now, hanged via the Immortal Jaxyn for his personal nefarious reasons; and Declan Hawkes, the King of Glaeba’s Spymaster and her adolescence good friend — might be the one different human she knew who may perhaps probability every thing to save lots of her — doesn’t even comprehend she’s at risk. she is going to flip to her new proprietor for support ... yet studying the reality approximately him might cost them either their lives.

And Stellan?  good, it seems he isn’t lifeless and Jaxyn's plans hit a snag while he realises that Stellan, the only guy who can problem him for the Glaeban throne, has sought asylum in neighbouring Caelum. surprisingly adequate, the Empress of the 5 geographical regions (a Tide Lord in hiding no more), and the Tide Lords, Tryan and Elyssa, appear to be on Stellan's facet ...

Plots inside plots.  Magic tinges the very air and the Tide will carry mayhem and insanity to either mortal and Immortal alike.

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Seeds of Empire: The Environmental Transformation of New by Tom Brooking

By Tom Brooking

The conventional photograph of recent Zealand is considered one of verdant landscapes with sheep grazing on lush eco-friendly pastures. but this panorama is sort of completely a man-made construction. As Britain grew to become more and more reliant on its abroad territories for provides of nutrients and uncooked fabric, so all around the Empire indigenous crops have been changed with English grasses to supply the labored up items of pasture -- meat, butter, cheese, wool, and hides. In New Zealand this method was once carried to an severe, with wooded area cleared and swamps tired. How, why and with what outcomes did the transformation of recent Zealand into those empires of grass take place? Seeds of Empire offers either an exhilarating appraisal of latest Zealand’s environmental background and an extended late exploration of the importance of grass within the procedures of sowing empire.

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The Travelers' World: Europe to the Pacific by Harry Liebersohn

By Harry Liebersohn

In a fantastically crafted narrative that transports the reader from the salons of Europe to the seashores of Tahiti, Harry Liebersohn examines the transformation of world wisdom in the course of the nice age of clinical exploration. He strikes past the conventional concentrate on British and French tourists to incorporate Germans, Russians, and a few americans, in addition to the Tahitian, Hawaiian, and different Pacific islanders they encountered. Germany will get precise cognizance simply because its tourists epitomized the era’s cosmopolitanism and its philosophers engaged such a lot totally in a multicultural realizing of humanity.

Famous adventurers like Captain prepare dinner make appearances, yet it’s the observations of such naturalists as Philibert Commerson, George Forster, and Adelbert von Chamisso that helped so much to generate a brand new realizing of those far-flung societies. those eu tourists observed non-Europeans neither as “savages” nor as projections of colonial fantasies. in its place the explorers collected a wealthy storehouse of perceptions via negotiations with consumers at domestic, collaborators in another country, salon philosophers, and missionary rivals.

Liebersohn illuminates the transformative nature of human connections. He examines the expectancies those servants of empire delivered to the peoples they encountered, and recognizes the consequences of Oceanian behaviors, together with unforeseen notions of sexuality, at the Europeans. both very important, he information the reception of those tourists upon their go back home.

An unforgettable voyage full of pleasant characters, dramatic encounters, and wealthy cultural information, The tourists’ World heralds a second of highbrow practise for the fashionable worldwide period. We now go back and forth without problems to foreign places, however the questions on conception, fact, and data that those intercontinental mediators confronted nonetheless resonate.

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Searching for Safe Spaces: Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in by Myriam Chancy

By Myriam Chancy

Figuring out exile as flight from political persecution or different types of oppression that unmarried out girls, Myriam J. A. Chancy concentrates on diasporic writers and filmmakers who depict the vulnerability of ladies to poverty and exploitation of their homelands and their look for secure safe haven. those Afro-Caribbean feminists probe the advanced problems with race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and sophistication that restrict women's lives. They painting the tough stipulations that each one too typically force girls into exile, depriving them of defense and a feeling of belonging of their followed nations - the us, Canada, or England. As they remodel conventional literary types, artists comparable to Joan Riley, Beryl Gilroy, M. Nourbese Philip, Dionne model, Makeda Silvera, Audre Lorde, Rosa man, Michelle Cliff, and Marie Chauvet provide voice to Afro-Caribbean women's alienation and longing to come domestic. no matter if the go back house is learned geographically or metaphorically, the poems, fiction, and picture thought of during this ebook communicate boldly of self-definition and transformation.

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Children of the Street, Edition: Original by Kwei J. Quartey

By Kwei J. Quartey

Within the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, young ones are turning up lifeless. Inspector Darko Dawson has noticeable many crimes, yet this most up-to-date string of murders—in which the entire younger sufferers endure a chilling signature—is the main unsettling of his profession. Are those heinous acts a kind of formality killing or the paintings of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time working out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing trip during the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal global of the city terrible, the place road young ones are pressured to struggle for his or her very survival—and a crafty killer turns out simply out of achieve.

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Sailors, Slaves, and Immigrants: Bondage in the Indian Ocean by A. Stanziani

By A. Stanziani

Slaves, convicts, and unfree immigrants have traveled the oceans all through human historical past, however the traditional Atlantic international ancient paradigm has narrowed our realizing of modernity. This provocative research contrasts the Atlantic conflation of freedom and the ocean with the advanced relationships within the Indian Ocean within the lengthy nineteenth century.

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