The Distant Land of My Father

With the intensity and appeal of When We Were Orphans, also set in Shanghai at the same time, The Distant Land of My Father tells a moving and unforgettable story about a most unusual father-daughter relationship.

Author: Bo Caldwell

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: UOM:39015053118413

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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For Anna, the narrator of Bo Caldwell's richly lyrical and vivid first novel, growing up in the magical world of Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s creates a special bond between her and her father. He is the son of missionaries, a smuggler, and a millionaire who leads a charmed but secretive life. When the family flees to Los Angeles in the face of the Japanese occupation, he chooses to remain, believing his connections and luck will keep him safe. He's wrong. He survives, only to again choose Shanghai over his family during the Second World War. Anna and her father reconnect late in his life, when she finally has a family of her own, but it is only when she discovers his extensive journals that she is able to fully understand him and the reasons for his absences. With the intensity and appeal of When We Were Orphans, also set in Shanghai at the same time, The Distant Land of My Father tells a moving and unforgettable story about a most unusual father-daughter relationship.

That Distant Land

The Collected Stories Wendell Berry. That Distant Land WENDELL BERRY That Distant Land The Collected Stories COUNTERPOINT EEEEEELLY Front Cover.

Author: Wendell Berry

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582439303

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Originally published in 2005, That Distant Land brings together twenty–three stories from the Port William Membership. Arranged in their fictional chronology, the book is not an anthology so much as it is a coherent temporal mapping of this landscape over time, revealing Berry’s mastery of decades of the life lived alongside this clutch of interrelated characters bound by affection and followed over generations. This volume combines the stories found in The Wild Birds (1985), Fidelity (1992), and Watch with Me (1994), together with a map and a charting of the complex and interlocking genealogies.

The Distant Land of My Father

An ambitious man and his adoring daughter are separated and estranged by an ocean and by the tides of history in this “marvelous” novel (Los Angeles Times).

Author: Bo Caldwell

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811875219

Category: Fiction

Page: 385

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An ambitious man and his adoring daughter are separated and estranged by an ocean and by the tides of history in this “marvelous” novel (Los Angeles Times). For Anna Schoene, growing up in the magical world of Shanghai in the 1930s creates a special bond between her and her father. He is the son of missionaries, a smuggler, and a millionaire who leads a charmed but secretive life. When the family flees to Los Angeles in the face of the Japanese occupation, he chooses to stay, believing his connections and luck will keep him safe. He’s wrong—but he survives, only to again choose Shanghai over his family during the Second World War. Anna and her father reconnect late in his life, when she finally has a family of her own, but it is only when she discovers his extensive journals that she is able to fully understand him and the reasons for his absences. The Distant Land of My Father is a “beautiful” novel “for everyone who has ever felt himself in exile from any beloved place, or a time that can never return” (The Washington Post Book World). “Seamlessly weaves together Anna’s own memories with those of her father, gleaned from the journals . . . An elegant, refined story of families, wartime, and the mystique of memory.” —Kirkus Reviews “Vivid with details of prewar Shanghai and Los Angeles.” —Publishers Weekly “Lush and epic.” —San Jose Mercury News “Remarkable . . . A moving tale of love and the possibility of forgiveness.” —Library Journal

A Long Stay in a Distant Land

Chieh Chieng graduated from the creative writing program at the University of California, Irvine, and has been published in Glimmer Train, the Threepenny Review, and the Santa Monica Review. * Chosen for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great ...

Author: Chieh Chieng

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596917407

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Lums are cursed. Their early deaths come randomly, strangely, and often, be it by tainted cheeseburger or speeding ice cream truck. The most recent victim is Louis Lum's mother. Now Louis must move back home with his gangsta rap-obsessed father, Sonny, to prevent him from enacting the revenge he promises. But soon Louis's concern shifts to his uncle Bo Lum, who has disappeared in Hong Kong. As Louis's search progresses, the tragicomic story of three generations of Lums in America is revealed. Chieh Chieng graduated from the creative writing program at the University of California, Irvine, and has been published in Glimmer Train, the Threepenny Review, and the Santa Monica Review. * Chosen for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers Program * "This is a dazzling debut: poignant, prickly, and deliciously absurd."-Booklist "[Chieng is] a fresh comic voice...a touching and auspicious debut."-Orange Country Register

A Distant Land

Umber grasslands, like a wave crashing against a wall of stone, swelled toward the distant mountains. Elizabeth stood at the parlor window. She was lost in reflection, and her mind wandered down odd little byways of memory.

Author: Matt Braun

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429902267

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." —Elmer Kelton THREE MEN CONQUERED THE FRONTIER Three Brannock brothers once came West. Now, one of them survives, and Clint Brannock feels the weight of responsibility as he does his job as a U.S. deputy marshal. Hunting down an outlaw in the Indian territories, Clint meets up with two of his nephews—one destined to live or die by the gun, the other to live or die in his shadow. And in southern New Mexico, a beautiful sister-in-law, Elizabeth, presides over 100,000 rich acres—and dabbles in a dangerous game... ONE MAN IS LEFT TO DEFEND IT... A vigilante named Miguel Ortega is using terror to drive out Anglo settlers. A woman of her own proud heritage, Elizabeth has a grown son and daughter, each of whom stands to inherit an empire. But she has forged a forbidden bond with Ortega. With violence spiraling out of control, the government sends Clint to lay down the law. Soon, all the Brannocks must take a stand and risk their lives—for justice, each other, and the land that is now in their blood... "BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!" —Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series

DISTANT LAND

Far from a home she loves, a dolphin faces a culture nothing like her own. Challenged to conform, she takes a stand for what she believes in. Trials follow, but she and her friends find they are not alone.

Author: Scott Miller

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365614549

Category:

Page: 32

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Far from a home she loves, a dolphin faces a culture nothing like her own. Challenged to conform, she takes a stand for what she believes in. Trials follow, but she and her friends find they are not alone.

In Distant Lands

Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the ...

Author: Lars Brownworth

Publisher: Crux Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1909979503

Category: Crusades

Page: 240

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In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool's mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries. Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages - Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John - illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.

Distant Lands and Near

Would have past, with what peace, had he taken her then for his wife, And as often he wondered whether indeed he had made The nobler decision, but Time went by, and had laid Her petrifying hand on that distant choice.

Author: Mark Anthony Signorelli

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466950931

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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In this volume, the tradition of formal poetry comes to life again. Based on various stories drawn from "distant lands and near," the poems collected here draw their inspiration from the classic poetry of the past, while exploring themes that are timeless to human life.

Silt From Distant lands

Lessons When words fail War prevails A diplomatic exchange conducted by cannons mouthed by the muzzle of a gun Commas kept in reserve to follow a Full Stop National war Empires fall and see That red button of 27 Silt from Distant Lands.

Author: Terence Park

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326650162

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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This is Terence Park's first collection of poetry. It is split into two sections. The first: Silt From Distant Lands ranges through time and space (Golden Age Islam, WW1, the Oort Cloud), dips into current affairs (Scottish Referendum, EU Referendum) with several stopovers at poetry within fiction. Making up the latter are: The Eggman, Impressions, Aeschia, and As If You Were Near. The complete text of two short stories have been included; Impressions gives voice to a paraplegic and in Aeschia, an insubstantial alien makes her observations as she drifts around Paris. The second section: Close As Kin, includes 11 additional poems. The reader is invited to consider it as either a long afterword or teaser to his next collection. Terence confesses to shying from obligatory cuss words.

Distant Lands and Diverse Cultures

The immense popularity of his works in his own century resonated with the philosophers of the subsequent Enlightenment . Tavernier exemplified the most concrete form 142 Distant Lands and Diverse Cultures.

Author: Glenn Joseph Ames

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308640

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Examines the symbiotic nature of cross-cultural interaction between France and the major trading regions of the Indian Ocean basin.

From a Woman of a Distant Land

Jeffrey Angles' significant selection of the poetry of Tada Chimako reveals the greatness of this modernist Japanese female poet, inspired by the work of Hagiwara Sakutaro.

Author: Tada Chimako

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933382996

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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Jeffrey Angles' significant selection of the poetry of Tada Chimako reveals the greatness of this modernist Japanese female poet, inspired by the work of Hagiwara Sakutaro. Often described as an "intellectual" writer, Tada weaves complex thinking into a highly emotional web of meaning.

Breeze from a distant land

Breeze. . . from a distant land Short Stories of Australian Women Writers eISBN: 9789350836651 © Dr. Sitesh Alok Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. X30, Okhla Industrial Area, PhaseII New Delhi110020 Phone: 01140712100, ...

Author: Dr. Aruna Sitesh

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789350836651

Category:

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Dr. Aruna Sitesh (1945-2007) taught English Literature for thirty years and was the Principal of Indraprastha College, Delhi University, for a decade until the last day of her life. A Fulbright Fellow (1991-92) at the University of Chicago and visiting scholar (1993) at Rockefeller Study Centre, Bellagio, Italy, she co-edited Pratibha India for about 24 years. While most of her creative writing, comprising six short story collections, was in Hindi she published another six volumes of critical studies, edited works, etc. in English. Her short story Teesari Dharati figures in the anthology of immortal Hindi short stories by women writers, currently under publication by Sahitya Akademi. The honours and awards she received include Kriti Samman of Hindi Sansthan, U.P. government, and Indira Priyadarshani Award for all round excellence. This collection presents selected short stories of some of the Australia's pre-eminent women writers, all passionate and painstaking practitioners of their craft. The selection of the writers was made with the active cooperation and help of the English Department of Deakin University, Melborne. These authors represent a wide spectrum of trials, tribulations, dreams and fancies of people in a changing society. All this, seen especially from women's eyes, makes this collection all the more interesting.

A Strange and Distant Land

A Strange and Distant Land by Gay Fifer Published by Gay Fifer at Smashwords Copyright 2010 Gay Fifer Smashwords Edition, License Notes This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away ...

Author: Gay Fifer

Publisher: Gay Fifer

ISBN: 9781452327044

Category: Fiction

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Dr. Callie McCord moves to DC. Walking on Manassas battlefield, she sees a badly injured man in uniform. Dead men are strewn across the field. Frightened, she asks the man the date. Bemused he answers, 'Why, July 21, 1861!'