Hum If You Dont Know The Words

Hum If You Don T Know The Words

Hum If You Don T Know The Words

Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred...until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing. After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Bianca Marais
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-07-11
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780399575075


Hum If You Don T Know The Words

Hum If You Don T Know The Words

Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation, but worlds apart, Beauty, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children after her husband's death. Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the narratives interweave to create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid South Africa. Hum If You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Bianca Marais
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-03-06
Total Pages : 426 Pages
ISBN : 9780399575082


We Were Liars

We Were Liars

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : E. Lockhart
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release : 2014-05-13
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780375984402


Ham On Rye

Ham On Rye

In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Charles Bukowski
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780061851919


Out Of My Mind

Out Of My Mind

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Sharon M. Draper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-05
Total Pages : 295 Pages
ISBN : 9781416971719


The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Norton Juster
Publisher : Yearling Books
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780394820378


Mark Z Danielewski S House Of Leaves

Mark Z Danielewski S House Of Leaves

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 709 Pages
ISBN : 9780375420528


Conversations With Friends

Conversations With Friends

Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Limited, 2017.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Sally Rooney
Publisher : Penguin Random House
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 309 Pages
ISBN : 9780451499059


The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes A Hunger Games Novel

The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes A Hunger Games Novel

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Suzanne Collins
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2020-05-19
Total Pages : 528 Pages
ISBN : 9781338635188


Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. Gifty is a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford University's School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behaviour in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to hard science to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith, and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief--a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written and emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Yaa Gyasi
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Release : 2020-09-08
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780385695183