Mātes piens

Mātes piensNoras Ikstenas rom ns M tes piens aptver laika posmu no Otr pasaules kara beig m un v sta par triju paaud u sievie u likte iem, bet v st juma centr ir 20 gadsimta 70 un 80 gadi Visu rom na tekstu caurau atteik an s no v ra un t va, no sap iem un iecer m, no darba un uzskatiem, no draugiem

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Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan StoryNow that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs Carman.

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A Short History of Drunkenness

A Short History of DrunkennessAlmost every culture on earth has drink, and where there s drink there s drunkenness But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a

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Allt jag inte minns

Allt jag inte minnsFolk s ger att Samuel och Laide var sj lsfr nder, att deras k rlekshistoria var helt j vla magisk, att dom var menade f r varandra Folk s ger att Samuel gjorde det f r att h mnas, f r att han var svartsjuk, f r att han ville tvinga Laide att minnas honom Folk s ger att det aldrig hade h nt om int

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Refuge

RefugeFinally, a moving immigrant story that looks at the larger contemporary refugee experience n nAn Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daug

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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred TextsToday the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception The significance of Scripture may not be immediately obvious in our secular world, but its misunders

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Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages

Babel: Around the World in Twenty LanguagesEnglish is the world language, except that most of the world doesn t speak it only one in five people does Dorren calculates that to speak fluently with half of the world s 7.4 billion people in their mother tongues, you would need to know no fewer than twenty languages He sets out to explore the

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