Wide Eyed

Author: Trinie Dalton
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781888451863
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Stories of urban Los Angeles colored by the mythic imagery of Shakespeare and Grimm's fairy tales.

Let S Go Home And Other Stories

Author: Meenakshi Mukherjee
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125000044
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Here is the first eye-witness story of the Kashmir Operations permitted by the Government of India to be published in book form. On 22 October 1947, in a flash and without warning, war burst upon Kashmir. Indian troops were rushed to defend the state, after the request of the Ruler to accede to the Indian Union was accepted by the Government of India. The Story of Poonch , which is the central theme of the book, gives a vivid picture of the conditions under which the whole campaign was fought. This book, which is a reprint, is fully illustrated with maps and excellent photographs.

The Whole Story of Half a Girl

Author: Veera Hiranandani
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375871675
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When Sonia's father loses his job and she must change schools, she experiences culture shock as she tries to navigate the social scene, and after her father is diagnosed with depression, she finds herself becoming more confused about herself and her family.

Brown Eyed Girl

Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312605374
Format: PDF, ePub
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"She's a lovably flawed heroine and he's a complex, appealing, and forthright hero. While this fun tale stands on its own, the author also provides satisfying glimpses of the happily paired-off protagonists of the earlier books in the series" --

Short Stories for Romantics

Author: Andrew J. Salat
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489701184
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The famous songwriter Cole Porter once asked, “What Is This Thing Called Love?” His question caused author Andrew J. Salat to wonder: is the condition physical, spiritual, or, as some cynics might describe, “a temporary madness of the heart”? Salat believes Mr. Porter’s question is answered quite well in Short Stories for Romantics. The story “High Heels” is a haunting tale of love found and lost, told to him by an interesting airline passenger. “Adrienne’s Room” takes the reader on an unforgettable roller-coaster ride. For a more spiritual journey, “High Level Meeting” seeks to bring on second thoughts about the way we live our lives. These sixteen stories take the reader on an imaginary sojourn we all must take in order to experience true love in our lives. “Mr. Salat is a gifted storyteller with imagination and eloquent style. His stories had me turning pages to the very last.” —Beverly DeGeorge, literary consultant

Indian Love Stories

Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Lotus Collection
Format: PDF
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An anthology of contemporary love stories that depicts how disgust can be as much part of erotic love as violence, physical and mental.

Maya Darpan and other stories

Author: Nirmal Verma
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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A Dozen Stories Translated From Hindi Representing Some Of The Best Works Of Nirmal Verma. The Author Explores The Lonliness, The Desire For Relationship And The Complex Yearnings Of People. His Characters Are Afflicted With A Sense Of Their Own Isolation And Reach Out Constantly - For Love, For Understanding, For Images Or Memories Of Evanescent Happiness.

Holding and Letting Go

Author: Hilde Lindemann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190649607
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The social practice of forming, shaping, expressing, contesting, and maintaining personal identities makes human interaction, and therefore society, possible. Our identities give us our sense of how we are supposed to act and how we may or must treat others, so how we hold each other in our identities is of crucial moral importance. To hold someone in her identity is to treat her according to the stories one uses to make sense of who she is. Done well, holding allows individuals to flourish personally and in their interactions with others; done poorly, it diminishes their self-respect and restricts their participation in social life. If the identity is to represent accurately the person who bears it, the tissue of stories that constitute it must continue to change as the person grows and changes. Here, good holding is a matter of retaining the stories that still depict the person but letting go of the ones that no longer do. The book begins with a puzzling instance of personhood, where the work of holding someone in her identity is tragically one-sided. It then traces this work of holding and letting go over the human life span, paying special attention to its implications for bioethics. A pregnant woman starts to call her fetus into personhood. Children develop their moral agency as they learn to hold themselves and others in their identities. Ordinary adults hold and let go, sometimes well and sometimes badly. People bearing damaged or liminal identities leave others uncertain how to hold and what to let go. Identities are called into question at the end of life, and persist after the person has died. In all, the book offers a glimpse into a fascinating moral terrain that is ripe for philosophical exploration.