Leota's Garden- Francine Rivers
Award-winning author Francine Rivers opens a world full of vibrant characters with a powerful story of hope. In this stunning novel, Francine explores the new life that love can bring to a decaying garden of broken relationships. Through the lives of 84-year-old Leota, her granddaughter, and a college student with all the answers, Francine leads readers to ponder the value of life and truth in a way that only she can.
Interinventions: Between Defective Memory and The Public Lie By Wole Soyinka
InterInventions: Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie by Wole Soyinka A Personal Odyssey in THE REPUBLIC OF LIARS & ldquo;(InterInventions), it is the nastiest book I have ever written. It is so truthful that it hurts & hellip; it is my vengeance against public lies. It is not one of the butterfly books. No, it is not a butterfly book. & ldquo;I want to draw blood (with it). I & rsquo;m warning all of you, if you feel vengeful, read this book and you will be alright. It is like homoeopathic medicine, & rdquo; Wole Soyinka said at the launch of the book.
Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home & mdash;a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father & rsquo;s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins & rsquo; laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.
We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & bull; The highly acclaimed, provocative essay on feminism and sexual politics & mdash;from the award-winning author of AmericanahIn this personal, eloquently-argued essay & mdash;adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name & mdash;Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author & rsquo;s exploration of what it means to be a woman now & mdash;and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. From School Library Journal A personal essay adapted from the writer's TEDx talk of the same name. Adichie, celebrated author of the acclaimed Americanah (Knopf, 2013), offers a more inclusive definition of feminism, one that strives to highlight and embrace a wide range of people and experiences. Drawing on anecdotes from her adolescence and adult life, Adichie attempts to strike down stereotypes and unpack the baggage usually associated with the term. She argues that an emphasis on feminism is necessary because to focus only on the general "human rights" is "to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded." Her focus on women of color is also an aspect of the movement that hasn't always been given its due, and Adichie works in her own experience and life as a feminist within a more conservative Nigerian culture in an organic and eye-opening way. She also points to examples in Nigeria that are unfortunately universal: a young woman who is gang-raped at a university and is then vilified and blamed for the crime, which, unfortunately, happens often in the United States. Injustices such as these, she posits, are reasons enough to be angry and outspoken. The humorous and insightful tone will engage teens and give them an accessible entry point into gender studies. This title would also work well as a discussion starter in debate and speech classes. VERDICT An eloquent, stirring must-read for budding and reluctant feminists. & mdash;Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal
The Alchemists By Paulo Coelho.
The Alchemists by Paulo Coelho The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
Redemption By Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley. The Baxter Family, Redemption Series Book 1. Theirs was a hopeless relationship. A shocking betrayal Kari Baxter Jacobs is furious, hurt, and confused. Her husband, Tim, a respected professor of journalism, is having an affair with a student. Stunned, Kari returns home to the Baxter family to sort things out. But when an old flame comes back into her life, she is more confused than ever. A difficult decision How can Kari forgive her husband? What could possibly ease the pain? And what about her own revived feelings for Ryan, a man she knows she should avoid? A reason to hope As Kari searches for answers, an unexpected discovery gives her hope for the future. But when she faces her darkest hour, can she find the faith and strength she needs to move on? A story of redemption and love at all costs.
Adichie Collection: Purple Hibiscus, Half Of A Yellow Sun, Americanah & The Thing Around Your Neck
The Adichie Fiction Collection: Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah & The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Adichie Fiction Collection is made up of 4 novels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A package of 4 books: the novels, Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah and the short story collection, The Thing Around Your Neck. These new editions were designed in collaboration with Vlisco, the wax print textile company.