The Buddha In The Attic

Author: Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307744426
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Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.

Wovon Sie Tr Umten

Author: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641198933
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Das Barbizon in New York: Die junge Journalistin Rose ist erst vor Kurzem in das elegante Apartmenthaus eingezogen. Im Lift trifft sie auf eine ältere Dame, deren ungewöhnliche Erscheinung Rose fasziniert. Vom Portier erfährt sie, dass Darby schon in den 1950ern hier lebte, als das Barbizon ein Wohnheim für junge Frauen war. Noch kann Rose nicht ahnen, wie eng ihr Schicksal mit Darbys verknüpft ist. Darby, die nicht nur ihr Gesicht hinter einem Schleier, sondern in ihrem Herzen ein dunkles Geheimnis verbirgt ...

The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425245136
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Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Includes reading-group guide. Reissue. A #1 best-selling novel.

When The Emperor Was Divine

Author: Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307430212
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The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345508556
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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”—The New York Times “[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”—Rolling Stone