Release on 2007-01-01 | by Vatsala Balachandran Warrier
Author: Vatsala Balachandran Warrier
Pubpsher: Pustak Mahal
Category: Short stories, Indic (English)
The stories in this collection span continents, traverse time and enter the realms of fantasy. But they are rooted in this world, which sustains us all. These are tales of men and women caught in the play of time and the dilemmas of life. They make moves and countermoves to emerge stronger and wiser. From the promise of young love to the fulfilment of more enduring relationships, the women in these stories seek love in all its myriad forms. the men in these narratives include one who seeks solace in alcohol, another in his work; a young soldier freed of his past, a sportsman welcoming his future, and another seeking his roots.Human perplexities are endless, its enigmas are complex and multiple. All these protagonists, on voyage to self-discovery, find their own solutions. And, in the end, they discover that happiness is webbed into our lives like the roots of a tree. It lies within. We only have to listen.
Explores Calcutta in its heyday. Intricate personal, social, political and religious ironies are reflected through the surreal, the mundane and the real. The Rajmahal, a magnificent-turn-of-the-century Calcutta mansion on Chowringhee, is imbued with a life of its own, its spaces inhabited by pigeons, ghosts and a diversity of tenants.
The Raintree (The Legend Unfolds) is a great story that is full of surprises. It begins in a small town with a lot of small-minded people. It then ends in a very big town and a lot of beautiful people. This story is about a woman who is examining her life. Coedette Raintree, the main character who is telling the story, will take you on an adventure of enormous proportions. You will relive it all with her, what her fears were as well as her failures. Coedette is trying to figure out if it was all worth it. Did she make the right decisions? Before it is all over, you have already gone to this breathtaking adventure. You will be introduced to some amazing people. You will know what it really is to love someone. This story takes you away as soon as you step foot on Peabody County. There are so many stories within this one story. It will take you on a spiritual journey. Enjoy!
30% OF THE AUTHOR'S ROYALTIES WILL BE DONATED TO A RAIN FOREST CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION OR A FOUNDATION THAT SUPPORTS AND PROVIDES SUPPLIES FOR IMPOVERISHED SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES IN THE AMAZON. Mariposa goes to the Amazon to visit her uncle, T'o Toucan, who is a naturalist and guide in the rain forest. She wonders why she ends up going with her Papa on the trip to northern Peru, instead of her brother. She would have preferred staying home in Los Angeles to dance to pop music with her best friend, Monica. Mariposa and Papa stay in her uncle's river village house on stilts. Her uncle, T'o Toucan, is full of silly jokes, but he is also a serious environmentalist who is worried about the fate of global forests and indigenous people. Mariposa makes friends with some very poor village children - Roberto, Celia, and Norma. She has adventures learning about blow guns, trading at a village, fishing for piranhas, and helping scientists record botanical data on a canopy walkway. One special day a shaman tells her that with the spirit of the rain forest she could bring something back home and that she could dance for the forest. She wonders what he means. T'o Toucan takes her to look for pink dolphins, to study birds with an ornithologist, and hosts a village celebration and dance to celebrate their visit. On the airplane going home she talks to a tribal Amazonian who is on his way to a global summit to complain about rain forest destruction. That conversation helps her to make a decision. When Mariposa goes back home to Los Angeles, she and Monica ask the principal if they can hold a school dance to raise money for rain forest preservation. Mariposa speaks at a school assembly and the science club helps to advertise the project. They have a very successful, festive "Rain Forest Dance" and raise a few hundred dollars. Mariposa learns that children can speak up, take action to save the earth's ecosystems, and help poor children who need books and shoes.
The Life and Death of Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County
Author: Larry Lockridge
Pubpsher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr., was the publishing event of 1948. Excerpted in Life magazine, it was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, won MGM's Novel Award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nation's bestseller lists. Unfortunately, Lockridge's first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication the 33-year-old author from Bloomington, Indiana, took his own life. His son Larry was five years old at the time. Shade of the Raintree is Larry’s search for an understanding of his father's baffling act. In this powerfully narrated biography, Larry Lockridge uncovers a man of great vitality, humor, love, and visionary ambition, but also of deep vulnerability. The author manages to combine a son's emotional investments with a sleuth's dispassionate inquiry. The result is an exhilarating, revelatory narrative of an American writer's life. With a new preface by the author, this 2014 paperback edition marks 100 years since the birth of Ross Lockridge, Jr.
Author: Linda Howard,Linda Winstead Jones,Beverly Barton
Inferno by New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard Haunted by RITA® Award winner Linda Winstead Jones Sanctuary by New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated them, the Ansara wizards are rising up again to take on their bitterest foes. NYT bestselling author Linda Howard heads up this trilogy with INFERNO. As king, it's up to Dante Raintree to protect his clan, but when Lorna Clay walks into his life, suddenly fire, always his to control, defeats him, leaving him wondering whether Lorna is to blame. Will Dante's strength be enough to win the fight of his life? In HAUNTED by RITA® award winner Linda Winstead Jones, homicide detective Gideon Raintree must draw upon the gifts he's kept hidden to stop a relentless serial killer unleashed by dark Ansara wizards. Now he and his alluring new partner, Hope Mallory, are in a race against time to save their love and their family. NYT bestselling author Beverly Barton rounds out the collection with SANTUARY, in which Mercy Raintree must assume her position as guardian of the sacred Raintree home, but doing so threatens to expose her most closely guarded secret…and pits her against Dranir Judah Ansara, who is personally determined to kill her. Will Mercy's closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle…but also Judah's own bitter heart?