A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publsiher: SJP for Hogarth
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-06-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781524763572

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “5 UNDER 35” NOMINEE • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK Named One of the Best Books of the Year: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • BuzzFeed “Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post Hailed as “a book for our times” (Christiane Amanpour), A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-06-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781473552517

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** The New York Times bestseller ** 'To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza’s heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure... She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' Sarah Jessica Parker 'I loved this book' Anne Tyler 'The depth of the storytelling and the beauty of the language makes this debut something to treasure' John Boyne An Indian–Muslim family is preparing for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage – one chosen of love, not tradition – gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away? A Place for Us tells the story of one family and all family life: of coming to terms with the choices we make, of reconciingly past and present and of how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.

There s a Place For Us The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

There s a Place For Us  The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein
Author: Helen Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781351539234

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Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps best remembered as a composer, particularly of the musical West Side Story, and for songs such as 'America', 'Tonight' and 'Somewhere'. Dr Helen Smith takes an in-depth look at all eight of Bernstein's musical theatre works, from the early On the Town written by the 26-year-old composer at the start of his career, to his second and last opera A Quiet Place in 1983; in between these two pieces he composed music for Trouble in Tahiti, Wonderful Town, Candide, West Side Story, Mass and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. These works are analysed and considered against a background of musical and social context, as well as looking at Bernstein's other orchestral, choral and chamber works. One important aspect examined is Bernstein's use of motifs in his theatre compositions, which takes them out of the realms of Broadway and into the sphere of symphonic writing. Smith provides an indispensable overview of the musical theatre works of an eclectic composer, and shows what it is that constitutes the Bernstein 'sound'.

A Woman s Place

A Woman s Place
Author: Joana Cook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-02
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780197506554

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The 9/11 attacks fundamentally transformed how the US approached terrorism, and led to the unprecedented expansion of counterterrorism strategies, policies, and practices. While the analysis of these developments is rich and vast, there remains a significant void. The diverse actors contributing to counterterrorism increasingly consider, engage and impact women as agents, partners, and targets of their work. Yet, flawed assumptions and stereotypes remain prevalent, and it remains undocumented and unclear how and why counterterrorism efforts have evolved as they did, including in relation to women. Drawing on extensive primary source documents, A Woman's Place traces the evolution of women in US counterterrorism efforts through the administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, examining key agencies like the US Department of Defense, the Department of State, and USAID. In their own words, Joana Cook investigates how and why women have developed the roles they have, and interrogates US counterterrorism practices in key countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Analysing conceptions of and responses to terrorists, she also considers how the roles of women in Al- Qaeda and Daesh have evolved and impacted on US counterterrorism considerations.

Place for Us

Place for Us
Author: D. A. Miller
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1998
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0674669908

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In an illuminating study by turns autobiographical, critical, and testimonial, the author sheds light on the affinity of gay men for the Broadway musical, especially in its postwar heyday, locating the musical's appeal in its celebrating of femininity and theatricality. UP.

One Hundred Twenty One Days

One Hundred Twenty One Days
Author: Michèle Audin
Publsiher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-04-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781941920336

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"Audin plays with codes, numbers and dates to create a fascinating and unsettling story."—Le Temps This debut novel by mathematician and Oulipo member Michèle Audin retraces the lives of French mathematicians over several generations through World Wars I and II. The narrative oscillates stylistically from chapter to chapter—at times a novel, fable, historical research, or a diary—locking and unlocking codes, culminating in a captivating, original reading experience. Michèle Audin is the author of several works of mathematical theory and history and also published a work on her anticolonialist father's torture, disappearance, and execution by the French during the Battle of Algiers.

Miss Burma

Miss Burma
Author: Charmaine Craig
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780802189523

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“Craig wields powerful and vivid prose to illuminate a country and a family trapped not only by war and revolution, but also by desire and loss.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country’s history. Years later, Benny and Khin’s eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma’s first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family’s past, the West’s ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author’s mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom. “At once beautiful and heartbreaking . . . An incredible family saga.” —Refinery29 “Miss Burma charts both a political history and a deeply personal one—and of those incendiary moments when private and public motivations overlap.” —Los Angeles Times

A Place for Us

A Place for Us
Author: Julia L. Foulkes
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-24
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780226301945

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The making of the classic musical: “A fascinating read focusing equally on the show and the world into which it was born.”—Choice From its 1957 Broadway debut to multiple revivals, from the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone—an updating of Shakespeare vividly realized in a rapidly changing postwar New York. A lifelong fan of the show, Julia Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected discovery: scenes for the iconic film version were shot on the demolition site destined to become part of the Lincoln Center redevelopment area—a crowning jewel of postwar urban renewal. Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York’s postwar aspirations. Making unprecedented use of director and choreographer Jerome Robbins’s revelatory papers, she shows the crucial role played by the political commitments of Robbins and his collaborators Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents. Their determination to evoke life in New York as it was actually lived helped give West Side Story its unshakable sense of place even as it put forward a vision of a new, vigorous, determinedly multicultural American city. Beautifully written and full of surprises for even the most dedicated West Side Story fan, A Place for Us is a revelatory new exploration of an American classic.

A Place For Us

A Place For Us
Author: Harriet Evans
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-06-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476786797

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Major international bestseller and critically acclaimed author Harriet Evans weaves an “absorbing tapestry…with a comic touch even in the midst of tragedy” (Kirkus Reviews) in this stunning family drama that will surprise you at every turn. When Martha, a wife and mother of three, sits down one late summer’s morning to write out the invitations to her eightieth birthday celebration, she knows that what she is planning to reveal at the party could ruin the idyllic life she and her husband, David, have spent more than fifty years building. But her family must know what she and David have sacrificed. She cannot live a lie anymore. The invitation goes out far and wide, calling her children and grandchildren back home to Winterfold, their rambling house in the heart of the English countryside. Bill, a doctor, was once a sweet, serious boy, eager to help his mother, but he’s not the man Martha thought he’d become. Florence—passionate, intellectual, one might say a little eccentric—is now an art history professor in Italy. And Daisy, the dark heart of the family, left years ago to be a charity worker abroad and never really came home. The reunion becomes a catalyst for a cascade of shocking secrets and unexpected events as the Winters grapple with the joy and the pain of the past.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin
Publsiher: Wings Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781609401085

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Rehoboth a Place for Us

Rehoboth  a Place for Us
Author: James C. Schaap
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2010-01-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1592555454

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The Place of Us

The Place of Us
Author: Karen Draper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-11-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1947966243

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Karen Draper and her husband are ecstatic to welcome Preston, their first child, into their lives. Joyful anticipation turns to fear when they are told they must prepare to lose him. When Preston defies the odds, the Draper family enters the world of special needs. A journey where they experience indifference, medical emergencies and uncertainty, all while trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. As Karen discovers the educational blockades for special needs students, she taps into her intuitive side, discovering how love and courage take mysterious forms, even in the most ordinary of lives. From the daily grind of balancing caring for a special needs son and a healthy daughter to mystical, angelic appearances, Karen learns about life, death, and the spaces we fill in between. Told from a mother's perspective, The Place of Us will rearrange your heart and take you to places of hope and healing within yourself.

Out of Reach

Out of Reach
Author: Layla Noor
Publsiher: Austin Macauley
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-10-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1528973836

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Layla, a Palestinian woman, witnesses the diaspora of her family during the war in Palestine in 1948. Torn between her culture and the western way of life, Layla chases a dream of love and independence. Her journey takes her around the world, ending with a dramatic love story with a Jewish American man. Out of Reach is a compelling story of an independent woman who learns the harsh lessons of her life through marriage, romance, loss and deceit.

I Am Perfect

I Am Perfect
Author: Lubna Kharusi
Publsiher: Lubybuby
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-01-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0993090133

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A song book that highlights that inside everyone there is a perfect and loving heart, and that if we uncover our perfection and recognise it in others we can change the world for the better. The song takes you through the personal journey of a little monster who discovers his self worth is not defined by his physical characteristics or by the definitions placed on him by others, but by how he allows his light and love to shine. Once he understands his own value he is able to see the perfection in others even when they are hurtful. He then goes on to show that if we all recognised the perfection in each other and acted from a place of love we can change the world to a better place. "Let us live the perfection that we are and uncover ourselves to shine like a star. Our potential never stops to spread love on this earth, it is why we are here, it is the reason for our birth."

No Place Like Earth

No Place Like Earth
Author: Lori Fettner
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-04-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1544080999

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A child's dream takes us on a journey through space. The child looks for a place to land while exploring each planet, but some are too hot, some are too cold, and some are just made of liquid and gas. Only planet Earth is just right. Fun rhyming text introduces children to each planet and basic facts about it. The text is accompanied by stunning images of a rocket traveling through the solar system, interspersed by close up images of each planet in order. While each planet is amazing in its own way, there is only one we can call home. If parents choose, this can be the start to a conversation about how we can take better care of our planet. Visit lorifettner.wordpress.com/no-place-like-earth/ to see sample pages from the interior.