The Village Of Waiting

The Village Of Waiting

The Village Of Waiting

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, The Village of Waiting is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavié (the name means "wait a little more") in tiny and underdeveloped Togo, George Packer reveals his own schooling at the hands of an unforgettable array of townspeople--peasants, chiefs, charlatans, children, market women, cripples, crazies, and those who, having lost or given up much of their traditional identity and fastened their hopes on "development," find themselves trapped between the familiar repetitions of rural life and the chafing monotony of waiting for change.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : George Packer
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2015-09-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781466894495


The Lost Village

The Lost Village

"Come for the mounting horror and scares, but stay for a devastating examination of the nature of family secrets." - New York Times book review "[A] scary, highly entertaining debut...that pays homage to Shirley Jackson." - South Florida Sun Sentinel A Most Anticipated Book Goodreads * Publishers Weekly * Crime Reads * Popsugar * Bookish * #1 Loanstar Pick in Canada An Indie Next pick! A Library Reads Pick! The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense. Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened. But there will be no turning back. Not long after they’ve set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed. People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and their very minds begin to crack, one thing becomes startlingly clear to Alice: They are not alone. They’re looking for the truth... But what if it finds them first? Come find out. "RELENTLESSLY CREEPY." —Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger (An NPR Best Horror Novel) "IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP READING." —Ragnar Jonasson, author of The Island "Readers will revel in the chills." - Booklist

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Camilla Sten
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2021-03-23
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781250249265


Stranger In The Village Of The Sick

Stranger In The Village Of The Sick

After more than fifty years of good health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly found himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear and dread of cancer was the place it ultimately took him: twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African sorcerer, Adamu Jenitongo. Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. The stories here are about life in the village of the healthy and the village of the sick, and they highlight differences in how illness is culturally perceived. In America and the West, illness is war; we strive to eradicate it from our bodies and lives. In West Africa, however, illness is an ever-present companion, and sorcerers learn to master illnesses like cancer through a combination of acceptance, pragmatism, and patience. Stoller provides a view into the ancient practices of sorcery, revealing that as an apprentice he learned to read divining shells, mix potions, and recite incantations. But it wasn't until he got cancer that he realized that sorcery embodied a more profound meaning, one that every person could use: "Sorcery is a body of knowledge and practice that enables one to see things clearly and to walk with confidence on the path of fear."

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Paul Stoller
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2005-04-15
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780807072615


Blood Of The Liberals

Blood Of The Liberals

An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New Deal. Packer's father was a Kennedy-era liberal, a law professor and dean at Stanford whose convictions were sorely--and ultimately fatally--tested in the campus upheavals of the 1960s. The inheritor of two sometimes conflicting strains of the great American liberal tradition, Packer discusses the testing of ideals in the lives of his father and grandfather and his own struggle to understand the place of the progressive tradition in our currently polarized political climate. Searching, engrossing, and persuasive, Blood of the Liberals is an original, intimate examination of the meaning of politics in American lives.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : George Packer
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2015-01-27
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781466890138


Waiting Under Water

Waiting Under Water

A beautiful celebration of small town life, friendship, and opening up to change! Hope’s world is shaken when her parents announce that they’re leaving their small New Brunswick town and moving to Toronto for her father’s job. Hope’s anxiety, manageable before that point, skyrockets as she fears making new friends and leaving her beloved ocean, and the sea glass that she has been carefully nurturing for years. At least there’s a tremendous diversion for her final summer — her village of St. David’s is one of five entrants in a nationwide TV contest that celebrates “Canada’s Tiniest Treasures.” In the countdown to the summer’s end — and the move date —Hope and her best friend, Willa, dedicate themselves to the St. David’s campaign, celebrating what is unique about small town life, and their friendship.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Riel Nason
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2020-05-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781443175142


The Waiting Village

The Waiting Village

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Genre : Erongarícuaro (Mexico)
Author : Cynthia Nelson
Publisher :
Release : 1971
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106001028015


The Village By The Sea

The Village By The Sea

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Author : Anita Desai
Publisher : Allied Publishers
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 156 Pages
ISBN : 8177649078


Waiting For Tomorrow

Waiting For Tomorrow

A powerful examination of the artistic impulse, cultural identity, and family bonds Anita is waiting for Adam to be released from prison. They met twenty years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in Paris, a city where they both felt out of place—he as a recent arrival from the provinces, and she as an immigrant from the island of Mauritius. They quickly fell in love, married, and moved to a village in southwestern France, to live on the shores of the Atlantic with their little girl, Laura. In order to earn a living, Adam has left behind his love of painting to become an architect, and Anita has turned her desire to write into a job freelancing for a local newspaper. Over time, the monotony of daily life begins to erode the bonds of their marriage. The arrival of Adèle, an undocumented immigrant from Mauritius whom they hire to care for Laura, sparks artistic inspiration for both Adam and Anita, as well as a renewed energy in their relationship. But this harmony proves to be short-lived, brought down by their separate transgressions of Adèle’s privacy and a subsequently tragic turn of events. With the careful observation, vivid description, and emotional resonance that are the hallmarks of her previous novel, The Last Brother, in Waiting for Tomorrow Nathacha Appanah investigates the life of the artist, the question of cultural differences within a marriage, and the creation and the destruction of a family.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nathacha Appanah
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2018-04-03
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781555979935


Angels In Waiting

Angels In Waiting

• Explains specifically how to initiate contact with angels and spirit guides, how to recognize their signs, and how to appeal to your guardian angel • Reveals the various forms angels take, from archangels to guardian angels, their strong desire to assist us, and how they can help you find your soul’s purpose • Shares real stories of angelic assistance for common problems, from financial matters to emotional and physical healing to finding new love after heartbreak Even if you are unaware of their presence, angels are always available to help you. If you have experienced a lucky break or happy coincidence, it was most likely orchestrated by your guardian angel. And, as Robbie Holz reveals, if we give angels permission to enter our lives, if we ask for their help in navigating life’s many challenges, their assistance is much more profound and effective. In this step-by-step guide to calling on angels and benevolent spirit guides, Holz explores how to initiate and nurture your angelic relationships and engage their powerful assistance to overcome struggles and manifest your desires. She explains the various forms angels take, from archangels to guardian angels, their strong desire to help us, and how the angelic realm assists humanity. The author reveals specifically how to contact angels and spirit guides, how to recognize their signs, and how to differentiate between guidance from your own mind and from the angels. She provides exercises and guided meditations to help strengthen your intuition and develop a closer connection to your celestial team. Sharing real stories of angelic assistance, Holz shows how our celestial guides can help with financial matters, job searches, and dealing with difficult people. They can help those who need physical and emotional healing as well as offer relief from stress, anxiety, fears, self-doubt, self-hatred, and depression. Your spiritual team can aid in mending damaged relationships and finding love after heartbreak, helping you to open your heart once again. They can also support you in discovering your soul’s purpose, accelerating conscious evolution, and shifting into the love-based Fifth Dimension. By engaging your angelic team, you will have access to a powerful and unlimited source of help that is always on call and always ready to work miracles on your behalf.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Robbie Holz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-10-26
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781644113172


Winning And Waiting A Story Of Village And City

Winning And Waiting A Story Of Village And City

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Author : Lizzie Ellen Tiddeman
Publisher :
Release : 1910
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:314772254