Prayers For The Stolen

Prayers For The Stolen

Prayers For The Stolen

The haunting novel of love and survival that inspired Mexico’s official submission for International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards®—coming soon to Netflix “Prayers for the Stolen gives us words for what we haven’t had words for before, like something translated from a dream in a secret language. . . . Beguiling, and even crazily enchanting.”—Francisco Goldman, New York Times Book Review FINALIST FOR THE PEN/FAULKNER PRIZE • AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny, and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they “make them ugly”—cropping their hair, blackening their teeth, anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight. While her mother waits in vain for her husband’s return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity, and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. But when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a friend, Ladydi’s future takes a dark turn. Despite the odds against her, this spirited heroine’s resilience and resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, Prayers for the Stolen is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jennifer Clement
Publisher : Hogarth
Release : 2014-11-04
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780804138802


Widow Basquiat

Widow Basquiat

The beautifully written, deeply affecting story of Jean-Michel Basquiat's partner, her past, and their life together An NPR Best Book of the Year Selection New York City in the 1980s was a mesmerizing, wild place. A hotbed for hip hop, underground culture, and unmatched creative energy, it spawned some of the most significant art of the 20th century. It was where Jean-Michel Basquiat became an avant-garde street artist and painter, swiftly achieving worldwide fame. During the years before his death at the age of 27, he shared his life with his lover and muse, Suzanne Mallouk. A runaway from an unhappy home in Canada, Suzanne first met Jean-Michel in a bar on the Lower East Side in 1980. Thus began a tumultuous and passionate relationship that deeply influenced one of the most exceptional artists of our time. In emotionally resonant prose, award-winning author Jennifer Clement tells the story of the passion that swept Suzanne and Jean-Michel into a short-lived, unforgettable affair. A poetic interpretation like no other, Widow Basquiat is an expression of the unrelenting power of addiction, obsession and love.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jennifer Clement
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2014-11-04
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780553419924


The World In Half

The World In Half

The "beautiful" (Chicago Sun-Times) novel from the prizewinning author of Come Together, Fall Apart. Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were greatly in love, and that her father had wanted a daughter more than she could have imagined. Now, Miraflores secretly plots a trip to Panama, in search of the man she hopes can heal her mother-and who can help her find the pieces of her own identity. What she finds is unexpected, exhilarating, and holds the power to change the course of her life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Cristina Henriquez
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-04-02
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781101028650


Gun Love

Gun Love

"Pearl's mother took her away from her family just weeks after she was born, and drove off to central Florida determined to begin a new life for herself and her daughter--in the parking lot next to a trailer park. Pearl grew up in the front seat of their '94 Mercury, while her mother lived in the back. Despite their hardships, mother and daughter both adjusted to life, making friends with the residents of the trailers and creating a deep connection to each other"--Amazon.com.

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Genre : FICTION
Author : Jennifer Clement
Publisher : Chatto & Windus
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 245 Pages
ISBN : 9781524761684


A True Story Based On Lies

A True Story Based On Lies

A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable and original novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression and female servitude through dual narratives ofspellbinding power. Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O'Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the 'true' story gradually emerges.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jennifer Clement
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2017-03-23
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781847677327


Prayer For The Living

Prayer For The Living

Topical and timely, Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri's new collection of short stories blur parallel realities and walk the line between darkness and magic. Is what you see all there is? Look again. Playful, frightening, even shocking – the stories in this collection blur the lines between illusion and reality. This is a writer at the height of his power, making the reader think, making them laugh, and sometimes making them want to look away while holding their gaze. Stories here are set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, in a printer's shop in Spain. The characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, two little boys, a prison door, and the author himself. There are twenty-three stories in all. Each one will make you wonder if what you see in the world is all there is...

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ben Okri
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release : 2019-10-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781789544589


Praying With Eyes Wide Open

Praying With Eyes Wide Open

Often we view prayer as an activity reserved for a certain time, in a certain place, offered in a specific way. But Scripture encourages us to pray continually. This exhortation is an opportunity for prayer to permeate every aspect of our lives--when we're alone or in a crowd, when it's quiet and when it's chaotic, when we feel like it and when we don't. Praying with Eyes Wide Open shows us how to make continuous prayer a natural part of our lives rather than something on our daily spiritual checklist. It helps us encounter God in new ways as we learn to - open our eyes to see his presence and the world around us - open our ears to hear his voice - open our hearts to experience freedom and power as we pray - and open our lives as we pray for and with others Anyone desiring a richer, more transformative prayer life will welcome this fresh take on conversing with our Creator.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Sherry Harney
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2017-06-06
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781493408597


A Book Of Warring Prayers

A Book Of Warring Prayers

In 2006 Debra M. Hudson visited New Orleans, Louisiana, one year after Hurricane Katrina. Everywhere she went, she was asked to pray. Before returning home, she asked God, “How do I handle this situation?” His response: Write prayer letters and mail the letters to the people who had asked for help. Thus, “Let’s Pray the Word Together,” her personal written prayer ministry, came forth. Years later she was stirred in her spirit to write a book and realized that God was leading her to expand her ministry into a published work: A Book of Warring Prayers: Praying the Word of God Is Our Weapon. Psalm 144:1 declares, “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Praying the Word of God, with the help of this book, prepares believers to fight spiritual attacks and helps them seek spiritual guidance and restoration. Pray the Word back to God, and witness His power at work in your life.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Debra M. Hudson
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2017-11-30
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781457555688


The Poison That Fascinates

The Poison That Fascinates

Abandoned by her mother as a baby, Emily now lives with her father in Mexico City. She works in the local Catholic orphanage. Life is simple. But when an enigmatic cousin, Santi, appears on the doorstep he brings family secrets, and soon Emily finds desire and temptation have overturned her straightforward life forever.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jennifer Clements
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2008-01-17
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781847674531


Becoming The Answer To Our Prayers

Becoming The Answer To Our Prayers

"Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do." —from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice. Phrases like "give us this day our daily bread" and "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" take on new meaning when applied to feeding the hungry or advocating for international debt relief. If you hope to see God change society, you must be an ordinary radical who prays—and then is ready to become the answer to your own prayers.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Shane Claiborne
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2009-11-16
Total Pages : 126 Pages
ISBN : 9780830878208