Friday, October 30, 2009

Resurrecting Midnight

Resurrecting Midnight by
Eric Jerome Dickey
ISBN-10: 1423345673
ISBN-13: 978-1423345671

Here's the blurb:

After nearly losing his life in Antigua during a mission that went terribly wrong, Gideon trusts no one. But when a former lover, a grifter named Arizona, resurfaces in need of his skills, she reminds him he is indebted to a man who had once saved his life: the son of the legendary con man Scamz. Gideon is forced to take on an assignment that will lead him to Argentina in pursuit of a briefcase containing one part of a larger puzzle. The “package” contains material that another group of assassins—the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse—will kill for to obtain and protect. One of the leaders of the Four Horsemen has a connection to Gideon of which neither man is aware—a connection that will be exposed when they meet face-to-face and gun-to-gun. Each member of the Four Horsemen is a world-class killer, each with a dark and dangerous past, and nothing will stop that team of renegades from completing their mission. But will a cunning woman be their undoing?

In this world of killers, con men, and manipulative women, Gideon struggles to keep promises and uncover information about his past. He soon finds himself at the center of the ultimate double cross and is forced to do what he must in order to protect himself and those closest to him. Set amid the exotic and vibrant streets of Miami and Buenos Aires, Resurrecting Midnight is a seductive, pulse-pounding thriller.

About the Author
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Eric Jerome Dickey is the author of fifteen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Chasing Destiny, Genevieve, Drive Me Crazy, Naughty or Nice, The Other Woman, and Thieves’ Paradise. He is also the author of a six-issue miniseries of comic books for Marvel Enterprises featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. His novel, Naughty or Nice, has been optioned by Lionsgate Films. He lives on the road and rests in Southern California.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rebel Yell, a novel by Alice Randall

Rebel Yell

A Novel

By Alice Randall
October 2009

384 pp
5.5 x 8.25 in
ISBN-13: 9781596916685
ISBN-10: 1596916680

Here's the Blurb:

From the bestselling author of The Wind Done Gone comes a timely new novel of political intrigue, family secrets, and espionage, steeped in our country's racial history and framing our unique political moment.
Abel Jones Jr., a civil rights lawyer's son turned black Washington neo-con, has met an unlikely end: collapsing at the Rebel Yell dinner theater, surrounded by actors in Confederate regalia, with his white second wife at his side. Hope Jones Blackshear, Abel's first wife and mother of his only son, is left confounded by the turn his life took in his later years.
Sharing a drink after the funeral with Abel's old friend Nicholas Gordon, Hope lets herself reminisce about first meeting Abel at Harvard, and their early married days as a foreign service couple in Manila and Martinique. But her own version of history is altered by that of Nicholas, a dandified Brit who seems to know more than he lets on. To fully understand the story of Abel Jones, for her own sake and that of their teenage son, Hope journeys from Nashville to Rome, seeking the connection between the Abel she loved, a child of Southern terror in the sixties, and the Abel who became a White House watchdog of global terror, driven to measures Hope could never have imagined.

The work of one of our gutsiest writers, Rebel Yell is a novel of resilient love, political intrigue, and family secrets, steeped in our country's racial history and framing our unique political moment.

Here's a trailer:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe.

The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
author Patrick Radden Keefe

Random House

  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

  • Pub. Date: July 2009
  • ISBN-13: 9780385521307

Here's the blurb:

A mesmerizing narrative about the rise and fall of an unlikely international crime boss
In the 1980s, a wave of Chinese from Fujian province began arriving in America. Like other immigrant groups before them, they showed up with little money but with an intense work ethic and an unshakeable belief in the promise of the United States. Many of them lived in a world outside the law, working in a shadow economy overseen by the ruthless gangs that ruled the narrow streets of New York’s Chinatown.
The figure who came to dominate this Chinese underworld was a middle-aged grandmother known as Sister Ping. Her path to the American dream began with an unusual business run out of a tiny noodle store on Hester Street. From her perch above the shop, Sister Ping ran a full-service underground bank for illegal Chinese immigrants. But her real business-a business that earned an estimated $40 million-was smuggling people. 
As a “snakehead,” she built a complex—and often vicious—global conglomerate, relying heavily on familial ties, and employing one of Chinatown's most violent gangs to protect her power and profits. Like an underworld CEO, Sister Ping created an intricate smuggling network that stretched from Fujian Province to Hong Kong to Burma to Thailand to Kenya to Guatemala to Mexico. Her ingenuity and drive were awe-inspiring both to the Chinatown community—where she was revered as a homegrown Don Corleone—and to the law enforcement officials who could never quite catch her. 
Indeed, Sister Ping’s empire only came to light in 1993 when the Golden Venture, a ship loaded with 300 undocumented immigrants, ran aground off a Queens beach. It took New York’s fabled “Jade Squad” and the FBI nearly ten years to untangle the criminal network and home in on its unusual mastermind.
THE SNAKEHEAD is a panoramic tale of international intrigue and a dramatic portrait of the underground economy in which America’s twelve million illegal immigrants live. Based on hundreds of interviews, Patrick Radden Keefe’s sweeping narrative tells the story not only of Sister Ping, but of the gangland gunslingers who worked for her, the immigration and law enforcement officials who pursued her, and the generation of penniless immigrants who risked death and braved a 17,000 mile odyssey so that they could realize their own version of the American dream. The Snakehead offers an intimate tour of life on the mean streets of Chinatown, a vivid blueprint of organized crime in an age of globalization and a masterful exploration of the ways in which illegal immigration affects us all.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Goose Girl by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan

Goose Girl
by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan
children's paperback
publication: September 2007
ISBN: 9781894717441

Price $10.95

Winner of the 2009 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for Young People (Younger Category)
Here's the blurb:

Many years ago,by a lake in Northern Canada, there was a young girl named Marie. She spoke French and she spoke Cree, but it was her wordless understanding with a special goose that would change her life. The geese carry the spirits of the departed to the promised land. With her special friendship Marie would soon be known as Niskaw for bringing the teachings and the healings of the geese to her people. Goose Girl is a gentle and moving story of love, faith and letting go. Co-authors Joe and Matrine McLellan live in Winnipeg where they write books and tell stories. This is the 11th book that Joe has either written or co-written with Matrine for Pemmican Publications.

Monday, October 26, 2009

AA YA: Lesson Learned

by Earl Sewell
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Kimani (March 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373831161
ISBN-13: 978-0373831166
The blurb:
Whoever said "family comes first" never met Keysha's mom, Justine. Fresh out of jail, Justine wants to reconnect with her daughter—despite abandoning her to a father she hardly knew. Keysha is sure Justine's troubled past is going to play havoc with her own present and future. To add more drama to the mix, her younger brother, Mike, is now a wannabe player, determined to get with a girl Keysha just knows is trouble.
For once, all of Keysha's hunches are right on target. And now it's up to her to untangle a dangerous mess…before the life and new family she's just begun to build come crashing down around her….

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ron's Big Mission

Ron's Big Mission
Corinne Naden,
Rose Blue,
Don Tate.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (January 22, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0525478493
ISBN-13: 978-0525478492

Here's the blurb:

Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron's obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage—it is a young man's fi rst courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair's life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

Corinne Naden has written many books for children. She lives in Westchester, New York and Sarasota, Florida.
Rose Blue had a long career as a writer and teacher. Ms. Blue died in 2004. Don Tate is the award-winning illustrator of Summer Sun Risin', by W. Nikola-Lisa. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Here's an interview with the illustrator
Don is the illustrator of more than 30 trade and educational books for children, including: Ron's Big Mission (Dutton, 2009), I Am My Grandpa's Enkelin (Paraclete, 2008), and The Hidden Feast (August House, and Sure As Sunrise (Houghton Mifflin, 2004). His forthcoming titles include She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story (HarperCollins, 2010), and It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Taught Himself to Draw (Lee & Low Books, 2010), in which he is the author.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Eagle Hunter's Son

Film: The Eagle Hunter's Son

The Eagle Hunter's Son is the story of a young boy's quest to become an eagle hunter like his father. His journey takes him from the Altai Mountains, which are on the border of Mongolia and Kazakhstan, to the city. On the way, his inner journey focuses on his coming of age.

Twelve-year-old Bazarbai is unlike other Nomad boys his age. He dreams of leaving behind the green pastures of his native Western Mongolian province, lured instead by the call of the urban jungle: Ulan Bator. But Bazarbai’s father has his own aspirations: One day, the young boy will make him proud by following the famed eagle hunter’s own footsteps. When Bazarbai’s brother, Khan, is forced to leave home for Ulan Bator, Bazarbai feels deeply hurt and betrayed; he should have been the one sent into the big city. In an attempt to cheer him up, Bazarbai’s father takes him to the great Eagle Festival; but the young boy is inconsolable. Suddenly, the prize eagle belonging to Bazarbai’s father flies away, scared off by a photographer’s bright camera flash. Stricken by fear and remorse that his father’s beloved pet might have escaped for good, Bazarbai decides to follow the animal, thus embarking on an adventurous journey through torrential rivers and snowy mountains that inevitably lead him to Ulan Bator - the city of his dreams. Along the way Bazarbai discovers that a happy life does not necessarily result from a departure from long-lasting traditions, but that tradition itself, deep respect for nature, friendship and loyalty form a strong unity despite constant outside threats.

In the vein of international hits such as ‘The Weeping Camel’, ‘The Eagle Hunter’s Son’ conveys poetry, rough beauty and genuine wisdom that appeals to children and adults in the best sense of substantial, edifying family entertainment. Intimate yet powerful, this superbly wellcrafted feature by Renè Bo Hansen is a thrilling and emotional story about redemption, reconciliation and resolution, shot in the sumptuous landscapes of Mongolia.

Heartland Film Content Key: FF (This program is suitable for all ages. For other films, please consult the film content key to decide if it is suitable for children in your family.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Goat in the Rug

The Goat in the Rug,
by Charles L. Blood,
illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker

Here's the blurb

Geraldine is a goat, and Glenmae, a Navajo weaver. One day, Glenmae decides to weave Geraldine into a rug. First Geraldine is clipped. Then her wool is spun into fine, strong yarn. Finally, Glenmae weaves the wool on her loom. They reader learns, along with Geraldine, about the care and pride involved in the weaving of a Navajo rug — and about cooperation between friends.

Geraldine, a goat, describes each step as she and her Navajo friend make a rug, from the hair clipping and carding to the dyeing and actual weaving.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm down: a memoir by Mishna Wolff

I'm down : a memoir
Mishna Wolff
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
viii, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. “He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol—telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn’t tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried,” writes Wolff. And so from early childhood on, her father began his crusade to make his white daughterDown.

Unfortunately, Mishna didn’t quite fit in with the neighborhood kids: she couldn’t dance, she couldn’t sing, she couldn’t double dutch and she was the worst player on her all-black basketball team. She was shy, uncool and painfully white. And yet when she was suddenly sent to a rich white school, she found she was too “black” to fit in with her white classmates.

I’m Down is a hip, hysterical and at the same time beautiful memoir that will have you howling with laughter, recommending it to friends and questioning what it means to be black and white in America..

Monday, October 19, 2009

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom. TINGLE, Tim. illus. by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. Cinco Puntos. 2006. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-0-938317-77-7; pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-933693-20-0. Here's the blurb:


Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Can Make You Love Me

I Can Make You Love Me 

By Karen White-Owens

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758229593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758229595

Here's the blurb:

Love appears in the most unexpected places. . .

For Wynn Evans, her first marriage proposal was little more than a childhood crush. Twenty-five years later, Adam Carlyle has grown up into a gorgeou package of handsome, smart, and successful. But the single mom in Wynn is still reeling from her painful divorce and isn't looking for love--especially not with a younger man. But as she's about to discover, Adam is a man who doesn't take no for an answer. . .
Real estate attorney Adam has never forgotten Wynn Evans, who's even more beautiful than he remembered. Convinced he's found his match, he knows he can satisfy Wynn's deepest desires--if only she'll let herself trust again. But when someone else's desire for vengeance puts Wynn's family in danger, the power of Adam and Wynn's new love will be put to the ultimate test. . .

Friday, October 16, 2009

Learning to Love

Learning to Loveby Stephanie Perry Moore

  • Pub. Date: July 2009
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Format: Paperback, 152pp
  • Sales Rank: 267,613

Here's the Blurb

Yasmin Peace has been through a lot in the last year.  After losing their oldest brother and son, Yasmin, her brothers and mother lose their apartment in a fire.  As if that was not enough Yasmin's grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimers.  Through all of these seemingly bad situations, Yasmin does not lose hope that things will get better.  As she heads off to high school, that hope pays off and things are finally starting to look up. She has three great friends, her father is out of jail and finally, the drama is behind her.  At least that's what Yasmin thinks. She has yet to learn the lessons of love as she finds out that loving those who are the closest to her is not always an easy thing to do.


Stephanie Perry Moore is the author of the bestselling Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, and the Carmen Browne series. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player, their two young daughters, and their son.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snow White : a survival story

Snow White : a survival story

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601621647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601621641

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today

Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today.
CARLSON, Lori Marie, ed.
HarperCollins. 2005. Tr $16.99.
ISBN 978-0-06-623957-6; PLB $16.89.
ISBN 978-0-06-623959-0.

Here's the blurb:

The ten stories that make up this collection are raw, original, and fresh. Although they are all about American Indians, they are as different from one another as they are from anything you've read before.

A supermarket checkout line, a rowboat on a freezing lake at dawn, a drunken dance in the gym, an ice hockey game on public-access TV. These are some of the backgrounds against which ten outstanding authors have created their memorable characters. Their work -- both poignant and funny, sarcastic and serious -- reminds us that the American Indian story is far from over -- it's being written every day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Matisyahu Performs One Day

Yep, I like Orthodox Hasidic Reggae

Sensuality : caramel flava II : the Eroticanoircom anthology

Sensuality : caramel flava II : the Eroticanoircom anthology

New York : Atria Paperback, 2009.
xii, 323 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN-10: 141654884X
ISBN-13: 978-1416548843

The Queen of Erotica presents this sizzling new follow-up to the bestselling short story anthologies "Chocolate Flava" and "Caramel Flava."
Stories include:

Therapy / by Patt Mihailoff -- The ache ("O ache") / by Kaia Danielle -- The sweetest revenge / by KD King -- Alibi / by CB Potts -- Leap of faith / by Gracie C. McKeever -- Butterfly / by Jordan Grace -- Picture perfect / by Leni Davidson -- The rain / by E. Charles Smith -- Sayulita siesta / by BlissDulce -- Papi's baby girl / by Gwyneth Bolton -- Peaches 'n' cream / by Amie Stuart -- The salsa connection / by Anna Black -- The birthday present = El regalo / by Penelope Flynn -- Tomorrow's saints / by Kathleeen Bradean -- South Side Bronx / by Hugh Smith -- Are you available / by Mitch -- Borderline / by Kim Rose -- An even swap ain't no swindle / by Zane

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mrs Black?

Mrs Black?
Angelia Vernon Menchan
208 pages
September 11, 2009
ISBN-10: 097878359X
ISBN-13: 978-0978783594

Here's the blurb:

Will Malcolm Black finally get the woman of his dreams or will he tire of waiting and find someone else to be Mrs. Black. Will William Brown finally get his comeuppance and have to pay the piper or will Cinnamon Brown find it in her heart to forgive and look the other way one more time? Will Cinnamon finally choose Malcolm Black, or will she stay with William Brown no matter what....or will she relax and let them both go. Mrs. Black answers these questions and more. Center City's major players are about to shake things up and get shook!

Here's the author's blog

With All Due Respect -- Reconsider Columbus Day

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Suju -- Sorry

Fatal Promises documentary

Fatal Promises documentary featuring actress Emma Thompson, activist Gloria Steinem and Free the Slaves founder Kevin Bales

Here's the website

Here's a review in the NY Times

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Granny's Giant Bannock

Granny's Giant Bannock
Written by: Brenda Wastasecoot
Illustrated by: Kimberly McKay-Fleming
Published by Pemmican
Price: $10.95

Here's the blurb:

A little miscommunication between English-speaking Larf and his Cree-speaking grandmother leads to hilarious results when a giant, sprawling bannock threatens to take over the town. Beyond its antic humour, this is a tender story about the need to listen and understand.

Grades K - 7

Friday, October 9, 2009

That devil's no friend of mine

That devil's no friend of mine

  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Pub. Date: March 2009
  • ISBN-13: 9780312368852
  • Sales Rank: 34,386
  • 352pp

Here's the blurb:

When Bishop Fontaine passed away he left behind more than a list of good deeds. He was known as a caring friend and doting father. . .but he was also manipulative and controlling, especially to those he loved. His death begins to unravel deep secrets and shocking desires among the people he cared about the most. . .
His daughter, Kristine, feels that with her father’s death she is finally free. His best friend and business partner, Lamar, feels that now can finally have what he has longed for all these years: Kristine. His protégé, Cole, the boxing champion and rising star, married a woman Bishop never approved of and may have been right about. Rayne, the blues singer and ex-junkie relied on Bishop to keep her clean and is now slipping down a dark path without him. And Rhonda, Lamar’s wife, is determined to ignore what has been unfolding in front of her if it means that her predictable life will go unchanged. And then a newcomer steps onto the scene and threatens to turn everything upside down.
Five very different people whose lives are only connected by Bishop suddenly find themselves up close and personal as desires, dreams and passions collide.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


by Beverly Jenkins

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061547794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061547799

Here's the blurb:

Captured is a high-stakes historical romance from Beverly Jenkins, award-winning author of Night Song and Jewel, in which a stunning young slave and a roguish privateer share forbidden passion on the high seas.
Book Description

She was the most irresistible treasure of all . . .
Dominic LeVeq, the most notorious privateer ever to command the high seas, has just captured a coveted prize: a British frigate. On a dangerous mission against the Crown, Dominic should be thinking only of his ship's safety. But the rebel captain is utterly entranced by Clare Sullivan, the stunning slave on board. Consumed by desire, desperate to have her, Dominic offers Clare her freedom in exchange for a forbidden night in his bed—a night he assures her will be most pleasureable indeed.
Clare believes that Dominic is nothing more than a seductive rogue used to getting what he wants. But she too feels a tantalizing passion between them, and so she submits to just one night of bliss. She'll soon realize that Dominic has captured more than her body. He's captured her heart . . . and she doesn't want him to ever let go.

DBSK -- Why Did I Fall in Love?

Lyrics :
Doushite kimi wo suki ni natte shimattan darou?
Donna ni toki ga nagaretemo kimi wa zutto
Koko ni iru to, omotteta no ni
Demo kimi ga eranda no wa chigau michi
Doushite kimi ni nani mo tsutaerarenakattan darou?
Mainichi maiban tsunotteku omoi
Afuredasu kotoba, wakatteta no ni (mou todokanai)

Hajimete deatta, sono hi kara
Kimi wo shitteita ki ga shitan da
Amari ni shizen ni tokende shimatta futari

Doko e iku no ni mo issho de
Kimi ga iru koto ga touzen de
Bokura wa futari de otona ni natte kita
Demo kimi ga eranda no wa chigau michi

Doushite kimi wo suki ni natte shimattan darou?
Donna ni toki ga nagaretemo kimi wa zutto
Koko ni iru to, omotteta no ni (mou kanawanai)

Tokubetsu na imi wo motsu kyou wo
Shiawase kao de tatsu kyou wo
Kirei na sugata de kami sama ni chikatteru, kimi wo

Boku ja nai hito no tonari de
Shukufuku sareteru sugata wo
Boku wa dou yatte miokureba ii no darou?

Mou doushite kimi wo suki ni natte shimattan darou?
Ano koro mo, bokura no koto, mou moderenai (kangaeta) modorenai (kangaeta)

Doushite kimi no te wo tsukami ubaenakattan darou?
Donna ni toki ga nagaretemo kimi wa zutto
Boku no yoko ni, iru hazu datta (sono mama nii)

Sore demo kimi ga boku no soba nara to itte mo
Eien ni kimi ga shiawase de iru koto
Tada negatteru
Tatoe sore ga donna ni sabishikutemo (tsurakutemo)

English Lyrics :

Why did I end up falling for you?
No matter how much time has passed,
I thought that you would always be here
But you have chosen a different road

Why wasnt I able to convey to you?
My feelings that were growing everyday and night
The words begin to overflow
But I know they wont reach you now

From the first day that I met you
I felt like I knew you
And the two of us melded together so naturally

Wherever we would go, it would be together
It was so natural for you to be with me
We became adults together
But you chose a different road

Why did I end up falling for you?
No matter how much time has passed,
I thought that you would always be here (but not anymore)

Today, the day that holds a special meaning
The day that you stood with a smile of happiness
Praying to God in your beautiful appearance

With the person next to you who isnt me
The image of you receiving blessings
How could I just stand aside and watch

So why did I end up falling for you?
We cant go back to that time, or how we were (Ive thought it through)

Why wasnt I able to take your hand?
No matter how much time passes
You always shouldve been by my side
Now it will never come true

But, even though I say that I need you close to me
I just pray that you will be happy forever
No matter how lonely that makes me (or how sad)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories) by Omar Tyree

Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories)
by Omar Tyree

Strebor Books, October 2009
Hardcover, 384 pages
ISBN-10: 1593092733
ISBN-13: 9781593092733

Here's the blurb:

The "New York Times"-bestselling and award-winning author of "Pecking Order" offers a daring collection of erotic tales about the undeniable attraction older men have for younger women.

Here's an excerpt 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
Siddharth Kara

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (November 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231139608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231139601

Revolution in World Missions

Revolution in World Missions

by K.P. Yohannan

  • Publisher: Creation House (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884192636
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884192633

Here's the blurb:

Do you long to let go of selfcenteredness and be more eternally minded? Do you desire to make a difference in the lost world but aren’t sure how to go about it? Based on the testimony of thousands who have read Revolution in World Missions, this gripping message can radically change your life.

In this exciting and fastmoving narrative, K.P. Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote Indian village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia. Drawing from fascinating true stories and eyeopening statistics, K.P. challenges Christians to examine and change their lifestyles in view of millions who have never heard the Gospel.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Life is short but wide

Life is short but wide

by J California Cooper

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (March 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385511345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385511346
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 1.3 inches

Here's the blurb:
Beloved writer J. California Cooper has won a legion of loyal fans and much critical acclaim for her powerful storytelling gifts. In language both spare and direct yet wondrously lyrical, LIFE IS SHORT BUT WIDE is an irresistible story of family that proves no matter who you are or what you do, you are never too old to chase your dreams.

Like the small towns J. California Cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels and story collections, Wideland, Oklahoma, is home to ordinary Americans struggling to raise families, eke out a living, and fulfill their dreams. In the early twentieth century, Irene and Val fall in love in Wideland. While carving out a home for themselves, they also allow neighbors Bertha and Joseph to build a house and live on their land. The next generation brings two girls for Irene and Val, and a daughter for Bertha and Joseph. As the families cope with the hardships that come with changing times and fortunes, and people are born and pass away, the characters learn the importance of living one’s life boldly and squeezing out every possible moment of joy.
Cooper brilliantly captures the cadences of the South and draws a picture of American life at once down-to-earth and heartwarming in this-as her wise narrator will tell you-“strange, sad, kind’a beautiful, life story.” It is a story about love that leads to the ultimate realization that whoever you are, and whatever you do, life is short, but it is also wide.

Here's an excerpt

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care

The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care

John Dittmer
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
xi, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Award-winning historian Dittmer gives an insightful and inspiring account of a group of courageous doctors and nurses who fought the battle for racial justice in hospitals, clinics, and on the streets in the 1960s. b&w illustrations throughout.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Slave Hunter by Aaron Cohen

Slave Hunter One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking (Hardcover)
author Aaron Cohen.

  • 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (June 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416961178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416961178

Here's the blurb:

From living the rock star life to wading through the world's war zones, refugee camps, and brothels, Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and his partnership with a legendary musician to take on treacherous rescue missions in search of modern-day slaves
Years of drug addiction and late-night partying led Aaron Cohen, one-time best friend and business partner to Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, on a path of spiritual discovery that has both transformed and endangered his life -- a path that has drawn him into the shantytowns of Cambodia and the hidden brothels of Latin America, across the sweltering savannahs of Sudan, up to the Dalai Lama's Himalayan retreat, and through the unforgiving jungles of Burma and the deserts of Iraq. At a time when more people than ever before are enslaved somewhere on the planet, Aaron Cohen is a slave hunter -- working to find and free human beings from various forms of bondage.
The flesh trade is the world's fastest-growing and most deadly illegal enterprise -- even more profitable and easier to hide than guns, drugs, and precious gems. Free from diplomatic restrictions and political agendas, Cohen is a unique asset to government agencies, think tanks, and anti-slavery organizations. He navigates the oppressive territory of pimps and drug lords, cloaked in the all-too-familiar world of substance abuse, oversized egos, and changing rules. Working alone and posing as a sex tourist, he slips into brothels, urged by madams to select from a lineup of women and girls as young as six. Sometimes he can save them from their captors, but more often than not, he must leave them behind, taking only the evidence he hopes will eventually lead to their rescue.
Struggling to make ends meet on his own negligible salary, Cohen faces temptations few could resist and witnesses atrocities his friends and family cannot understand. And though many assignments over the years carry him away from his ailing father, his commitment to protect, assist, and empower human trafficking victims -- and to disrupt the patterns that lead to all forms of enslavement -- is unyielding.
In a remarkable exposé of a sinister trade most of us will never experience first-hand, rocker-turned-antislavery activist Aaron Cohen reveals the fast-paced, timely, inspiring, and unforgettable story of a real life Slave Hunter. 

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