The powerless must have a dream or two,dreams that break walls,dreams that go through walls as if they are powerless.
The curtain open on four figures,two men and two women.There is the sultan,who wants a virgin every night;there is his brother,who makes an enemy of darkness and tries to banish it;and there are their ambitious brides,the sisters Shahrzad and Dunyazad,aspiring to be heroines-or martyrs.Travelling in and out of these lives to spellbinding effect is a range of stories,dark,poetic and witty in turn,spanning medieval to contemporary times.
With its sharp and lively blend of past and present,its skillful reworking of the historical tradition,and its evocative language,When Dreams Travel has all the significance of modern myth.
A magical tour de force by a writer at the height of her powers.
Calico Joe tells the story of Paul Tracey a 13-year-old boy from a dysfunctional family caught in a conflict of loyalties when his troubled baseball-playing father comes face to face with the greatest young player of his age Joe Castle and the terrible consequences that follow. Decades later with his father dying Paul decides that the tragedy of his youth must be reconciled and attempts to bring the two men together for a final meeting.
John Grisham has written twenty previous novels including the YA series of Theodore Boone, a collection of stories and The Litigators. Ford County, and one work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
Mona In the Promised Land
Mona In the Promised Land by Gish Jen
In 1968, the Chang family moves to posh Scarshill, New York, where the rhodendrons are as big as the Chang family's old bathroom, and nobody trims the forsythia into little can shapes. This takes some getting used to--especially since there's also a new social landscape, with a hot line, a mystery caller, and a temple youth group full of radical ideas. From the author of Typical American.
Provoked by Kiranjit Ahluwalia
There was no one she could turn to for help and support. Domestic violence being such a taboo subject for many Asians in Britain, and family honour was at stake for anyone who went outside the family for help. Kiranjit in desperation, ended killing the man who had tortured her for so long, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. This book is her story, and how a group of women got together to petition against the sentence, and ultimately succeeded in helping her.