Book Title : Following The Wrong God Home

following the wrong god home

Release Date : 2011-09-22
ISBN Code : 9781409138341
Book Author : Catherine Lim
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

A wonderful new novel from Catherine Lim - a modern love story of east meets west set in the author's native Singapore. Never before has Yin Ling appeared in such splendour. Perched in the bridal car with her mother-in-law to be, in layers of unaccustomed make-up, bedecked with the jewels of her fiance's family, she is about to marry into one of the richest and most influential clans in Singapore. But on the way to the ceremony the car passes through a destitute area of the city and Ling catches sight of a scene of death - a terrible omen for a bride. Instead of looking away, Ling stops the car and goes to look. It is a dead baby, abandoned. Despite her finery Ling picks it up. So begins Catherine Lim's new novel. Ling - poor, beautiful, an outstanding student and a poet - is to marry Vincent Chee, a rich PhD student from a very traditional, upper-class family. She will become a dutiful wife, not the existence of her dreams, but the Chees' money and influence is essential, for her mother has cancer and they cannot abandon a faithful old servant, Ah Heng Cheh. However, the mapping out of Ling's future doesn't proceed smoothly. Almost against her will, and through her poetry, she meets outspoken American professor, Ben Gallagher, who threatens to overturn everything. Ling must make her choice: east or west, head or heart. The birth of a son makes her moral predicament even more agonizing.

Book Title : Following the Wrong God Home

following the wrong god home

Release Date : 2009-05-01
ISBN Code : 0803224311
Book Author : Clive Scott Chisholm
Book Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages : 406

Book Summary :

Clive Scott Chisholm wryly describes himself as a ?fugitive from the American Dream.? A displaced Canadian and a legally ?registered alien,? Chisholm set out from his home in upstate New York in 1985 to discover the origins of that dream. In Following the Wrong God Home, he recounts his personal odyssey, describing the people he encountered and the unforgettable stories they told. Chisholm?s solo journey on foot from the Missouri River to Salt Lake City retraced the 1,100-mile trek of nineteenth-century Mormon pioneers. In this account, he juxtaposes that Mormon search for the dream of ?community? against the modern search for the American dream of ?individuality,? muses over how much and how little things have changed in the century-and-a-half since 1847, and creates a narrative informed by the American dreamers he came across from Omaha to Salt Lake City.

Book Title : Fierce Leadership

fierce leadership

Release Date : 2010-02-04
ISBN Code : 9780748118625
Book Author : Susan Scott
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Hire smart people...', 'Hold people accountable...', 'Focus on the client...'. For years, these mantras have been blindly adopted by business leaders everywhere but, as Susan Scott shows, these so-called best practices are ineffectual, cost companies vast sums and drive away the most valuable employees and customers. Yet they are so deeply ingrained in our organisational culture that no one has questioned them, until now. Informed by over a decade of research and work with CEOs and senior executives of the world's leading companies, Susan Scott reveals why these established practices are so wrongheaded and shows you how to spot the signs that you are falling prey to them and why they are adversely affecting your business. She then, in her direct, no-nonsense style, suggests a series of surprising and smart alternatives that you should put in their place.

Book Title : Breaking the Godspell

breaking the godspell

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 1885395361
Book Author : Neil Freer
Book Publisher : Book Tree
Total Pages : 151

Book Summary :

Introduction by Zecharia Sitchin. Explores the archaeological, astronomical and genetic evidence for our being a half-alien, genetically engineered species. Presents the mind-boggling ramifications of this new paradigm which correct and resolve the Creationist-Evolutionary conflict, afford a generic definition of human nature, and the potential to rethink the planet. We are about to step out of racial adolescence into stellar society. Timothy Leary said Breaking the Godspell is a stimulating, startling, engrossing, thought-provoking work. The author, Neil Freer is a major philosophic voice. He weaves together an amazing mosaic of archaeology, myth, history, comparative religion, mixed in with innovative perspectives from genetics, information theory, psychology, and neurology. This book is an encyclopedia of innovative ideas and engaging speculation. It will alter your consciousness. It could change your life.

Book Title : Beyond the Postcolonial

beyond the postcolonial

Release Date : 2012-08-21
ISBN Code : 9781137265234
Book Author : E. Dawson Varughese
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 239

Book Summary :

With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English.

Book Title : Halo and the Noose

halo and the noose

Release Date : 2010-11
ISBN Code : 9780980802337
Book Author : Graham Williams
Book Publisher : Molten Mango Pty Ltd
Total Pages : 180

Book Summary :

People involved in business at all levels have time constraints. They are bombarded with data: electronic, printed word and voice, much of it unnecessary. They need to find time to continue their education, particularly in their chosen business fields. There is so much to read and so little time and often little to capture the imagination. This book The Halo and the Noose is a very different type of business book. It covers the necessary theoretical aspects of business management, but the story telling captivates one. We remember stories from childhood and some of the better fiction read in later years. The 100 stories and poems in The Halo and the Noose enchant and educate and will do for many years whilst we remain in harness. If you have taken very few memories away from this wonderful book, that of Nasrudin's Donkey is worthwhile relating to your children, your students, colleagues and very definitely to your boss.

Book Title : Kissing the Beehive

kissing the beehive

Release Date : 2012-07-31
ISBN Code : 9781453264966
Book Author : Jonathan Carroll
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 251

Book Summary :

A writer returns to his hometown to look into a long-ago murder in this “gripping” literary thriller with “a smashing and surprising climax” (Kirkus Reviews). After nine books, three wives, and a massive advance for his as-yet-unwritten next novel, Sam Bayer has run out of ideas. He tries to write but his characters are dull, lifeless. So his thoughts turn to his hometown, Crane’s View, and the tragedy he once encountered there. Bayer was fifteen when he found Pauline Ostrova floating in the Hudson River. The official verdict was murder, and the girl’s ex-boyfriend was convicted. But decades later, Bayer remains certain the killer still lives in his bucolic town—and he’s determined to write a book about what really happened. He’s come home for inspiration, but the longer he stays, the more Bayer’s investigation spirals toward madness and a final, shocking conclusion. Jonathan Lethem says of Jonathan Carroll that readers “crave his narratives like an illegal substance,” and here the celebrated author begins his addictive Crane’s View Trilogy, which continues with The Marriage of Sticks and the New York Times Notable Book The Wooden Sea, with a smart, suspenseful novel that’s “strung like a piano wire” (Library Journal). This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.

Book Title : Contemporary Authors

contemporary authors

Release Date : 2004-09-01
ISBN Code : 0787667048
Book Author : Thomson Gale
Book Publisher : Gale Cengage
Total Pages : 452

Book Summary :

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Book Title : Occidentalism in Novels of Malaysia and Singapore 1819 2004

occidentalism in novels of malaysia and singapore 1819 2004

Release Date : 2005-01-01
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105114533669
Book Author : Tamara S. Wagner
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 413

Book Summary :

Presents a thematic analysis of the English-language novels of Malaysia and Singapore focusing upon the ways that occidentalism and orientalism interact, influence, shape, and redefine each other. This book focuses on the central place that commerce and monetary values have in these works.

Book Title : Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia

ethnic chinese in singapore and malaysia

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 9812101861
Book Author : Leo Suryadinata
Book Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International
Total Pages : 408

Book Summary :

This collection of papers by an international panel of experts presents a comparative study of tradition and modernity in the spheres of socio-politics and socio-culture in these two neighboring countries where the Chinese constitute either a significant minority (Malaysia) or the dominant group (Singapore).

Book Title : The Aquarian Conspiracy

the aquarian conspiracy

Release Date : 1987
ISBN Code : MINN:31951000919459M
Book Author : Marilyn Ferguson
Book Publisher : Tarcher
Total Pages : 460

Book Summary :

This revised and updated edition offers an indepth analysis of the true nature of the controversial New Age movement and of social and personal transformation in the 1980s.

Book Title : Leaving My Father s House

leaving my father s house

Release Date : 1992
ISBN Code : UVA:X002119677
Book Author : Marion Woodman
Book Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Total Pages : 377

Book Summary :

The life stories of three women--Kate, a professor's wife; Mary, a dancer; and Rita, a sculptor--provide clear examples of the individuation process of women in a patriarchal society.