All Who Go Do Not Return

All Who Go Do Not Return

All Who Go Do Not Return

A moving and revealing exploration of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and one man's loss of faith Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world—only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression—turning on the radio—is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Shulem Deen
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2015-03-24
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781555973377


In The Dream House

In The Dream House

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope--haunted houses, erotica, bildungsroman--in which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations about the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships. Machado's dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, Star Trek and Disney villains, fairy tales, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Carmen Maria Machado
Publisher : Strange Light
Release : 2019-11-05
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780771094514


Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2009-03-19
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780307371331


Yellow Rain

Yellow Rain

A reinvestigation of chemical biological weapons dropped on the Hmong people in the fallout of the Vietnam War In this staggering work of documentary, poetry, and collage, Mai Der Vang reopens a wrongdoing that deserves a new reckoning. As the United States abandoned them at the end of the Vietnam War, many Hmong refugees recounted stories of a mysterious substance that fell from planes during their escape from Laos starting in the mid-1970s. This substance, known as “yellow rain,” caused severe illnesses and thousands of deaths. These reports prompted an investigation into allegations that a chemical biological weapon had been used against the Hmong in breach of international treaties. A Cold War scandal erupted, wrapped in partisan debate around chemical arms development versus control. And then, to the world’s astonishment, American scientists argued that yellow rain was the feces of honeybees defecating en masse—still held as the widely accepted explanation. The truth of what happened to the Hmong, to those who experienced and suffered yellow rain, has been ignored and discredited. Integrating archival research and declassified documents, Yellow Rain calls out the erasure of a history, the silencing of a people who at the time lacked the capacity and resources to defend and represent themselves. In poems that sing and lament, that contend and question, Vang restores a vital narrative in danger of being lost, and brilliantly explores what it means to have access to the truth and how marginalized groups are often forbidden that access.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Mai Der Vang
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2021-09-21
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781644451571


The Jerk Next Door

The Jerk Next Door

Single, lacking cooking skills, and too awkward to function, Isla Matthews is content to spend her nights alone, and her days struggling to keep her cute little flower shop afloat. That is until a super-hot, Australian man shows up naked in her front yard-- her new neighbor, Leo Wayland. An irritating, free spirit with no boundaries, Leo eats her food, uses her hot water, and, worst of all, saunters around shirtless, causing her to have all kinds of inappropriate thoughts about him. But as much as Leo rubs her the wrong way, Isla can't deny that he is filling up her lonely nights with his annoying smirks, making her laugh again, and daring her to change, one day at a time. Maybe, just maybe, Leo Wayland is exactly the smoldering intervention Isla needs to get her life back on track.

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Genre : Australians
Author : Komal Kant
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-12-27
Total Pages : 354 Pages
ISBN : 1541396243


Don T Go There It S Not Safe You Ll Die And Other More Rational Advice For Overlanding Mexico Central America

Don T Go There It S Not Safe You Ll Die And Other More Rational Advice For Overlanding Mexico Central America

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Publisher : Life Remotely
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ISBN : 9780983512745


Embraced

Embraced

*REVISED THIRD EDITION* ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY - THE CHRISTMAS BOX HOUSE INTERNATIONAL. We are all writing the story of our life. We want to know what it's about. What are its themes and which theme is on the rise? People want to know where this book is taking them and where they are headed. Not to spoil our heat-embracing ending, but I want to ensure that when the ending comes, it won't be shallow; I will have done something life-transforming for others through this book. This book is about that life-transformation we all want for ourselves. I began this book because I hit that point in my life. I became intrigued by people who had unearthed their true calling...or those people who were willing to try. In this book, Embraced, nothing seems braver to me than facing up to one's own identity and filtering out the chatter that tells us to be something we're not. In this book I hit on an incredible well-spring of honesty. Complete strangers opened their lives and their homes to me, confessing honesty and events that had never been revealed to ordinary people. By that I mean they did not have resources of character traits available to them to give them an uncommon advantage in pursuing a better life. I'm not an expert of any sort. I have not one credential and nothing to speak about in the academic department, just what you all read about in the book produced by author and owner of Jewel of the West Publishing, Jewel Adams, Out of the Closet, Into the Light, and the live video produced by the President of North Star International and Voice(s) of Hope, Ty Mansfield. These are the only things that I did that ever can be considered helpful additions to the world we share. I did learn from working on this book, Embraced, that it is the hard times that change the course of our lives. In this book I reveal these moments to show my own fallibility. This book is far different from what I originally envisioned. It reflects what I've found not what I predicted. This book does not follow a conventional outline because as you know, real life is not conventional. Each experience can become embraced in our life. So this book is to unearth the psychological secrets that haunt us. It is not organized by industry or personality type. It is not a travelogue. It is about misconceptions and fears. When people heard this book's title, the most common question I got asked was, "So is your book about your life, or about careers?" and I'd laugh and warn them not to get trapped by semantics. I answered, "It is about people who've dared to be honest with themselves." When reading it, I know you will become embraced.

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Author : Jordan Jantz
Publisher : Jordanjantzunderground4savingthelivesofchildren
Release : 2016-02-08
Total Pages : 828 Pages
ISBN : 0692639977


Can T Hurt Me

Can T Hurt Me

New York Times Bestseller Over 2.5 million copies sold For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. In this curse-word-free edition of Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : David Goggins
Publisher : David Goggins
Release : 2021-04-01
Total Pages : 364 Pages
ISBN : 9781544507866


The Seeds Of New Earth The Silent Earth Book 2

The Seeds Of New Earth The Silent Earth Book 2

The Earth is in ruins. Cities and nations destroyed. Mankind is extinct. Brant and Arsha are synthetics, machines made in the image of people. They dream of bringing humans back into the world and have the technology to succeed, but the obstacles in their way are mounting. Not only are their own conflicting ideals creating a rift between them, but now the sinister Marauders are closing in as they seek revenge on Brant. Out in the wasteland, strange lights and mysterious objects in the sky herald the arrival of new factions that seek to control the region. Even in the once quiet streets of their own city, malevolent forces are beginning to unfurl that threaten the sanctity of everything they hold dear, jeopardising the future that is within their grasp. The Silent Earth Series Book 1 - After the Winter: amazon.com/dp/B00P02FBPM

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mark R. Healy
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-12-17
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 1505314186


Desiring God

Desiring God

Insightful and heart-warming, this classic book is written for those who seek to know God better. It unfolds life-impacting, biblical truths and has been called a "soul-stirring celebration of the pleasures of knowing God."

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Genre : Religion
Author : John Piper
Publisher : Multnomah
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 358 Pages
ISBN : 0880708697