If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780805098242

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PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post “For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad “Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam “A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780805098198

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An award-winning foreign correspondent relates how her longtime friend, a madrasa-trained sheikh, and she confronted stereotypes and misperceptions in their communities by drawing on the Quran's messages of peace and respect. Original.

Home Land Security

Home  Land  Security
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-09-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780525510574

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A “provocative and deeply reported look into the emerging field of deradicalization” (Esquire), told through the stories of former militants and the people working to bring them back into society, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Carla Power What are the roots of radicalism? Journalist Carla Power came to this question well before the January 6, 2021, attack in Washington, D.C., turned our country’s attention to the problem of domestic radicalization. Her entry point was a different wave of radical panic—the way populists and pundits encouraged us to see the young people who joined ISIS or other terrorist organizations as simple monsters. Power wanted to chip away at the stereotypes by focusing not on what these young people had done but why: What drew them into militancy? What visions of the world—of home, of land, of security for themselves and the people they loved—shifted their thinking toward radical beliefs? And what visions of the world might bring them back to society? Power begins her journey by talking to the mothers of young men who’d joined ISIS in the UK and Canada; from there, she travels around the world in search of societies that are finding new and innovative ways to rehabilitate former extremists. We meet an American judge who has staked his career on finding new ways to handle terrorist suspects, a Pakistani woman running a game-changing school for former child soldiers, a radicalized Somali American who learns through literature to see beyond his Manichean beliefs, and a former neo-Nazi who now helps disarm white supremacists. Along the way Power gleans lessons that get her closer to answering the true question at the heart of her pursuit: Can we find a way to live together? An eye-opening, page-turning investigation, Home, Land, Security speaks to the rise of division and radicalization in all forms, both at home and abroad. In this richly reported and deeply human account, Carla Power offers new ways to overcome the rising tides of extremism, one human at a time.

If All the Seas Were Ink

If All the Seas Were Ink
Author: Ilana Kurshan
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781250121271

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**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for“daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again. Discussion guide available at ilanakurshan.com

Crossing Oceans

Crossing Oceans
Author: Gina Holmes
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2010
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781414333052

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Single mother Jenny Lucas must find caregivers who will raise her five-year-old daughter when she's gone. Returning to her hometown in North Carolina, she's forced to mend relations with two possible custodians: the baby's father, who doesn't know he hasa child, and her own cold-hearted father.

The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean
Author: Ian Urbina
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-08-20
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780451492951

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless, and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways—drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil, and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

American Dervish

American Dervish
Author: Ayad Akhtar
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780316192828

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From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a stirring and explosive novel about an American Muslim family in Wisconsin struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world. Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes. American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life.

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
Author: Jennifer Steil
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780767930512

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Traces the author's year spent in Yemen's capital city, Sana'a, where she worked as the editor of the "Yemen Observer," documenting her efforts to teach balanced journalism to her staff, and her appreciation for the strength of Arab women in a completely male-dominated society.

The Reader

The Reader
Author: Traci Chee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-09-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780698410626

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Instant New York Times Bestseller A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible. With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.

Oceans Of Ink

Oceans Of Ink
Author: Sheldon Sinnamon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2016-01-22
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781326540920

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KING OF CLOWNS POETRY PRESENTS: Oceans Of Ink - written by Sheldon Sinnamon. His realistic views on the nitty-gritty ways of life and love, shows some coming of age dark humour and meaningful content. He aims to be something you don't read often. "There is certainly much light in life, but there is also a darker side that we are not always honest and open about sharing, It is my goal that my writing will help others to feel that they are not alone." - Sheldon Sinnamon Sinnamon is already planning book's two and three. Both are titled and have a handful of poems to outline their themes. Publishers and literary agencies seeking to sponsor Oceans Of Ink and or any of Sinnamon's future work can reach him by the contacts provided below. To contact Sheldon Sinnamon and to view a sampling of his previous work: Website: https: //kingofclownspoetry.com Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/kingofclownspoetry Email: sheldon.sinnamon@hotmail.co.uk

I Can Save the Ocean

I Can Save the Ocean
Author: Alison Inches
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2010-03-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781416995142

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Max the Little Green Monster doesn't like cleaning up after himself, but when he learns how his carelessness and littering may have harmed the beautiful ocean, he goes on a quest to clean and protect the beach.

What Happens If We Overfish the Oceans

What Happens If We Overfish the Oceans
Author: Angela Royston
Publsiher: Smart Apple Media
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-01
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 1625881622

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Using an inquiry approach, this title explores the serious issue of overfishing the ocean. The book offers accessible scientific explanations that reveal how the Earth's processes are interlinked - and how one event can trigger a chain reaction throughout the planet that can have consequential effects on both humans and nature. The volume includes fascinating case studies, critical thinking questions, and projected future outcomes and potential solutions to this important global issue.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1887
Genre: Submarines (Ships)
ISBN: HARVARD:HN1INV

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Oceans of Fire

Oceans of Fire
Author: Christine Feehan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2005-05-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101146934

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan tells the story of Abigail Drake, one of seven elementally gifted sisters who are fated to find great love. As the third daughter in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with a mystical affinity for water, and possessed a particularly strong bond with dolphins. She spent her entire life studying them, learning from them, and swimming among them in the waters off her hometown of Sea Haven... Until the day Abby witnessed a cold-blooded murder on shore, and found herself fleeing for her life—right into the arms of Alexsandr Volstov. He’s an Interpol agent on the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, a relentless man who gets what he goes after—and the man who broke Abby’s heart. But he isn’t going to let the only woman he ever loved be placed in harm’s way—or slip away from his embrace.

The Sea Around Us

The Sea Around Us
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Librorium Editions
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-09-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783967243444

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The Sea Around Us reveals the science and poetry of the sea while ranging from its primeval beginnings to the latest scientific probings. Often described as poetic, it is Carsons second published book and the one that launched her into the public eye and a second career as a writer and conservationist. The book was awarded both the 1952 National Book Award for Nonfiction and a Burroughs Medal in nature writing.