Tapestries Of The Heart

Author: Nooshie Motaref
ISBN: 9781909477575
Size: 38.30 MB
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This award winning novel portrays four generations of Persian women over a span of one hundred years. It depicts the effects of religion and politics-ever changing in Iranian society. Tapestries stands out as a true representation of the cycle of life. The destinies of these characters are interwoven with many threads and the events and consequences throughout have a major impact on their lives. Throughout the generations, these women lived, loved, and fought for what they believed in. Though it was a struggle, they battled and endured when the odds were almost completely against them.


Author: Nooshie Motaref
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257095307
Size: 60.18 MB
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"This novel takes you to the land of roses and nightingales, where the larger threads of Iranian history entwine with the characters' lives... The resulting tapestry intertwines four generations: Mitra; her mother, Iran; her grandmother, Shirin; and her great-grandmother, Zahra. Each chapter follows the daily lives of these women, illustrating how they were pulled between their religion, Islam, and the modernization dictated to them by their kings. Today, many children of Persia are scattered all around the globe. Even so, they keep her close to their hearts and year for a day when Persia will regain her past glory"--p. 4 of cover.

Persian Fire

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307386988
Size: 25.68 MB
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

Life Stories

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591585279
Size: 76.46 MB
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access


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A Long Time Gone

Author: Karen White
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451468554
Size: 28.58 MB
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""We Walker women were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back...." When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens--Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie," her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was. But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of along-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself--by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations"--


Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher: London : H. Colburn
Size: 67.40 MB
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Against a background of the progress of the 1832 reform bill through parliament, Disraeli tells the story of the early life of Harry Coningsby. Born into a privileged background Coningsby goes against the wishes of his grandfather in both his political views and his choice of wife.

Cry Of The Peacock

Author: Gina B. Nahai
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743403371
Size: 44.12 MB
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A recreation of two hundred years of history of the Persian Jews follows four generations of Iranian Jews and their struggle for peace and freedom in the face of poverty, prejudice, war, and revolution, in a new paperback edition of the debut novel by the best-selling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith. Reprint.