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Troubles in Paradise

By Elin Hilderbrand
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316435619
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Travel to the bright Caribbean for love, romance, and passion in this sizzling summer read from a nationally bestselling author and "Queen of the Summer Novel" (People). After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved. With help from their friends, Irene and her sons set up their lives while evidence mounts that the helicopter crash that killed Russ may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, the island watches this drama unfold—including the driver of a Jeep with tinted windows who seems to be shadowing the Steele family. As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home. At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that brought Irene and her sons to St. John—and the truth that transformed them all.

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141979550
  • Pages : 288
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In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities - and the traps - of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come. 'The most dangerous philosopher in the West' - Adam Kirsch, New Republic 'The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades' - Terry Eagleton 'Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation' - New Yorker Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art, including Less Than Nothing, Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce and, most recently, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.

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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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  • Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group
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  • Pages : 384
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By Elin Hilderbrand
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What Strange Paradise

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WINNER OF THE 2021 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the widely acclaimed author of American War: a new novel--beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving--that brings the global refugee crisis down to the level of a child's eyes. More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vanna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, she determines to do whatever it takes to save him. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. But as the novel unfurls, we begin to understand that this is not merely the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world, it is the story of our collective moment in this time: of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair--and of the way each of those things can blind us to reality, or guide us to a better one.

Enrique's Journey

By Sonia Nazario
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  • Publisher : Random House
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Facing the Sun

By Janice Lynn Mather
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1534406069
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Education of Margot Sanchez in this Caribbean-set story about four friends who experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community’s beloved beach. Change is coming to Pinder Street… Eve is the rock in her family of seven, the one they always depend on. But when her dad is diagnosed with cancer, she wants nothing more than to trade her worries for some red lipstick and a carefree night. Faith is the dancer all the boys want, but she only has eyes for the one she can’t have. Only thing is, all the flirting in the world can’t distract her from her broken home life...or the secrets that she hides. KeeKee is the poet who won’t follow the rules, not even to please her estranged father. But after a horrible betrayal, she’ll have to choose between being right and losing everyone she loves. Nia is the prisoner longing to escape her overprotective mother. A summer art program might be her ticket to freedom, yet it comes with a terrible price—and the risk may not be worth the reward. Ready or not, it’s time for these four friends to face the sun.

Trouble in Paradise

By Elise Noble
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  • Publisher : Undercover Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1910954012
  • Pages : 333
  • Category : Fiction
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When Callie Shawcross's fiancé jilts her days before the wedding, her best friend insists a relaxing break in the sleepy Egyptian town of Fidda Hilal is just what she needs to escape her disastrous love life. The sun is shining and the locals seem friendly, even if the hotel staff do seem intent on playing matchmaker. But what better way to get over a broken heart than with a holiday fling? A sexy stranger who even makes a wetsuit look hot provides the answer, but is he all that he seems? A series of mysterious disappearances leave Callie hunting for answers, and during her frantic search she finds it’s not only the town that has secrets. Will she end up wishing she’d stayed at home on the sofa? Trouble in Paradise is a standalone romantic comedy novel in the Trouble series. No cliffhanger!

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By Jonathan Wagner
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774841540
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 829
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Jonathan Wagner considers why Germans left their home country, why they chose to settle in Canada, who assisted their passage, and how they crossed the ocean to their new home, as well as how the Canadian government perceived and solicited them as immigrants. He examines the German context as closely as developments in Canada, offering a new, more complete approach to German-Canadian immigration.

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By J. Timmons Roberts
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136745505
  • Pages : 304
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  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
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  • Pages : 244
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When a beautiful, buttoned-down blonde turns up in a Central American rain forest looking for her brother in law (Tony), Reilly Anderson must stop her. He wants Tony to complete secret research for his pharmaceutical company. If Allison tells Tony he's about to be a daddy Reilly fears his researcher might bolt before the research is complete. Forget that Reilly and Allison are like nitro and glycerin, Reilly will do anything to keep her from her goal - including playing to her childhood (and, soon, adult) Tarzan fantasies! With the aid of a breast obsessed monkey, a recalcitrant ten year old boy and a jungle tree house Reilly soon captures Allison's heart. Body and soul, she is his as she lets down her hair - and her guard. But what about Reilly, the pharmaceutical executive who is just trying to save a bit of the rain forest and maybe the world? Hey, it's a jungle out there where anything can happen - and it does.

Eat Street

By James Cunningham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Isbn : 0143188380
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 129
  • File Pdf: eat-street.pdf

Book Summary:

Eat St. is a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food. Join James Cunningham on the ultimate culinary road trip to find the most daring, delicious, and inventive street food across the continent. And the best part is that now you can make these delicious, over-the-top, culinary creations at home. Eat. St. is packed with 125 recipes from the best food vendors on wheels dishing out great curbside eats all over North America from Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer to pizzas baked in a brick oven on wheels to classic dogs with all the fixin’s to sirloin burgers slathered in bacon jam. It’s filled with full-colour photographs of your favourite vendors and the most sumptuous, mouth-watering dishes you won’t be able to resist! Eat. St. is the perfect book for fans of the hottest food trend and a full-course meal of the tastiest street food around.

Trouble in Paradise

By David Weir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1839022043
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 431
  • File Pdf: trouble-in-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932) was released at a critical moment in cinema history, just after the advent of synchronized sound technology and just before the full implementation of the production code. By the time of its release, Lubitsch had already directed more than 50 films, but it was unlike anything he had done before. Aside from being his first non-musical talking picture, the film introduced a level of sophistication and visual subtlety that established the benchmark for classic Hollywood cinema for years to come. In his study of the film, David Weir explores its significance within Lubitsch's career, but also its larger cultural significance within the history of cinema, and the social context of its release during the Great Depression. Paying careful attention to the film itself, Weir discusses its source material, its mise-en-scène and art deco production design, and its inventive use of post-synchronized sound. Drawing on original archival research, Weir traces Trouble in Paradise's reception history, including its critical reception, and the effect of the Motion Picture Production Code, which led to the film being denied approval for re-release in 1935.

Community Building in the Online Classroom

By Dominique Moyse Steinberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527571149
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 205
  • File Pdf: community-building-in-the-online-classroom.pdf

Book Summary:

This book offers theories, principles, and strategies for developing the online classroom as a deep and full learning community that students feel is truly about, by, and for them. To be immediately useful, it offers practical ideas for helping students to actively contribute to shaping classroom affairs toward relevance and meaning. However, in order to elevate the discussion beyond the “primer” level, the book anchors those ideas in social and educational principles and theories. As social learning theories posit, deep and full learning occurs when our full cognitive, emotional, and social selves are engaged. This book mitigates the challenges to such engagement in the virtual classroom, arguing that a strong sense of community ownership will enhance students’ ability to successfully master content. Although not all strategies are group based, the use of groups both large and small is a primary way of helping online students to become active on their own behalf in building a learning community that meets their needs. Strategies outlined here focus primarily on promoting shared authority, visibility, and voice and on encouraging student disclosure of needs and peer connection.

Running in Place

By Frank Levy,Larry Mishel,Jared Bernstein
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 0788145738
  • Pages : 88
  • Category :
  • Reads : 309
  • File Pdf: running-in-place.pdf

Book Summary:

These two papers provide a deeper understanding into the causes of the recent stagnation in U.S. living standards. The first paper analyzes changes in individual wages and family incomes over time. This longitudinal approach provides insight into how different types of families are managing in today's economy. The second paper looks at recent wage and income data across various demographic groups. By employing different methodologies, each paper helps explain another piece of the economic puzzle. They provide an answer to the question, if the economic is doing so well, why are Americans so anxious?

Wilde Nights in Paradise

By Tonya Burrows
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Ignite
  • Isbn : 1622662245
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 694
  • File Pdf: wilde-nights-in-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

Former Marine Jude Wilde's motto has always been "burn bridges and never look back," so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they're forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can't ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker's threats escalate to attempted murder, he's left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend's safe house in Key West, FL. Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby's resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body's demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt? Each book in the Wilde Security series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Wilde Nights in Paradise Book #2 Wilde for Her Book #3 Wilde at Heart Book #4 Running Wilde Book #5 Too Wilde to Tame

Passions and Deceptions

By Sabine Hake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 0691222053
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: passions-and-deceptions.pdf

Book Summary:

A collaborator with Warner Brothers and Paramount in the early days of sound film, the German film director Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1947) is famous for his sense of ironic detachment and for the eroticism he infused into such comedies as So This Is Paris and Trouble in Paradise. In a general introduction to his silent and early sound films (1914-1932) and in close readings of his comedies, Sabine Hake focuses on the visual strategies Lubitsch used to convey irony and analyzes his contribution to the rise of classical narrative cinema. Exploring Lubitsch's depiction of femininity and the influence of his early German films on his entire career, she argues that his comedies represent an important outlet for dealing with sexual and cultural differences. The readings cover The Oyster Princess, The Doll, The Mountain Cat, Passion, Deception, So This Is Paris, Monte Carlo, and Trouble in Paradise, which are interpreted as part of an underlying process of negotiation between different modes of representation, narration, and spectatorship--a process that comprises the conditions of production in two different national cinemas and the ongoing changes in film technology. Drawing attention to Lubitsch's previously neglected German films, this book presents the years until 1922 as the formative period in his career.

A Tale of Two Colonies

By Virginia Bernhard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Isbn : 0826272576
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 697
  • File Pdf: a-tale-of-two-colonies.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1609, two years after its English founding, colonists struggled to stay alive in a tiny fort at Jamestown.John Smith fought to keep order, battling both English and Indians. When he left, desperate colonists ate lizards, rats, and human flesh. Surviving accounts of the “Starving Time” differ, as do modern scholars’ theories. Meanwhile, the Virginia-bound Sea Venture was shipwrecked on Bermuda, the dreaded, uninhabited “Isle of Devils.” The castaways’ journals describe the hurricane at sea as well as murders and mutinies on land. Their adventures are said to have inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A year later, in 1610, the Bermuda castaways sailed to Virginia in two small ships they had built. They arrived in Jamestown to find many people in the last stages of starvation; abandoning the colony seemed their only option. Then, in what many people thought was divine providence, three English ships sailed into Chesapeake Bay. Virginia was saved, but the colony’s troubles were far from over. Despite glowing reports from Virginia Company officials, disease, inadequate food, and fear of Indians plagued the colony. The company poured thousands of pounds sterling and hundreds of new settlers into its venture but failed to make a profit, and many of the newcomers died. Bermuda—with plenty of food, no native population, and a balmy climate—looked much more promising, and in fact, it became England’s second New World colony in 1612. In this fascinating tale of England’s first two New World colonies, Bernhard links Virginia and Bermuda in a series of unintended consequences resulting from natural disaster, ignorance of native cultures, diplomatic intrigue, and the fateful arrival of the first Africans in both colonies. Written for general as well as academic audiences, A Tale of Two Colonies examines the existing sources on the colonies, sets them in a transatlantic context, and weighs them against circumstantial evidence. From diplomatic correspondence and maps in the Spanish archives to recent archaeological discoveries at Jamestown, Bernhard creates an intriguing history. To weave together the stories of the two colonies, which are fraught with missing pieces, she leaves nothing unexamined: letters written in code, adventurers’ narratives, lists of Africans in Bermuda, and the minutes of committees in London. Biographical details of mariners, diplomats, spies, Indians, Africans, and English colonists also enrich the narrative. While there are common stories about both colonies, Bernhard shakes myth free from truth and illuminates what is known—as well as what we may never know—about the first English colonies in the New World.

Murder Is Immaculate

By Giacomo Giammatteo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Inferno Publishing Company
  • Isbn : 1949074560
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 393
  • File Pdf: murder-is-immaculate.pdf

Book Summary:

Nicky Fusco has tried living a clean and responsible life, but now a string of murders in Wilmington has local detectives looking at Nicky's past life, and he is the prime suspect. Faced with the possibility of prison, Nicky decides to solve the crimes himself.

Film Rhythm after Sound

By Lea Jacobs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520960017
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 882
  • File Pdf: film-rhythm-after-sound.pdf

Book Summary:

The seemingly effortless integration of sound, movement, and editing in films of the late 1930s stands in vivid contrast to the awkwardness of the first talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution via close examination of important prototypes of early sound filmmaking, as well as contemporary discussions of rhythm, tempo, and pacing. Jacobs looks at the rhythmic dimensions of performance and sound in a diverse set of case studies: the Eisenstein-Prokofiev collaboration Ivan the Terrible, Disney’s Silly Symphonies and early Mickey Mouse cartoons, musicals by Lubitsch and Mamoulian, and the impeccably timed dialogue in Hawks’s films. Jacobs argues that the new range of sound technologies made possible a much tighter synchronization of music, speech, and movement than had been the norm with the live accompaniment of silent films. Filmmakers in the early years of the transition to sound experimented with different technical means of achieving synchronization and employed a variety of formal strategies for creating rhythmically unified scenes and sequences. Music often served as a blueprint for rhythm and pacing, as was the case in mickey mousing, the close integration of music and movement in animation. However, by the mid-1930s, filmmakers had also gained enough control over dialogue recording and editing to utilize dialogue to pace scenes independently of the music track. Jacobs’s highly original study of early sound-film practices provides significant new contributions to the fields of film music and sound studies.

Kingdoms of Faith

By Brian A. Catlos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 0465093167
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 930
  • File Pdf: kingdoms-of-faith.pdf

Book Summary:

A magisterial, myth-dispelling history of Islamic Spain spanning the millennium between the founding of Islam in the seventh century and the final expulsion of Spain's Muslims in the seventeenth In Kingdoms of Faith, award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos rewrites the history of Islamic Spain from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendor of al-Andalus, while offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces that shaped it. Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain as a paradise of enlightened tolerance or the site where civilizations clashed. Catlos taps a wide array of primary sources to paint a more complex portrait, showing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews together built a sophisticated civilization that transformed the Western world, even as they waged relentless war against each other and their coreligionists. Religion was often the language of conflict, but seldom its cause -- a lesson we would do well to learn in our own time.

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