Author: Graciela Limón
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
An Aztec princess describes the Spanish conquest of Mexico. She is Huitzitzlin, 82, of the court of Montezuma and she tells her tale to a priest so history will know who the Aztecs really were. By the author of The Memories of Ana Calderon.
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Presents a reference on Hispanic American literature providing profiles of Hispanic American writers and their works.
Author: Ricardo Rozzi
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Previously published in English under title: Multi-ethnic bird guide of the austral temperate forests of South America.
Author: Luis Alberto Urrea,Carola Kasperek,Tanya Stewner
Author: Alexander Lawrence Posey
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Social Science
Muscogee (Creek) writer and humorist Alexander Posey (1873–1908) lived most of his short but productive life in the Muscogee Nation, in what is now Oklahoma. He was an influential political spokesperson, an advocate for improving conditions in Indian Territory, and one of the most prominent American Indian literary figures of his era. One of Posey’s dearest subjects was the Oktahutche River, which he so loved that he gave it voice in his poem, “Song of the Oktahutche.” His poetry, drawing from Romantic European and Euro-American influences such as Robert Burns and John Greenleaf Whittier, became a sort of Indian Territory pastoral in which the Greek nymph Echo shares a river with Stechupco, the Tall Man spirit of the Muscogees. Song of the Oktahutche collects for the first time all of Posey’s poetry, which has until now been scattered in various rare volumes, either unpublished or replete with textual errors. His highly regarded poems constitute the largest body of Native poetry from the turn of the twentieth century. Matthew Wynn Sivils draws on extensive archival research to produce a complete, accurate, and meticulously annotated edition of Posey’s poetry that will further enrich and personalize the legacy of this remarkable Native author.
Author: Kathi Appelt
Category: Animal welfare
An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
Author: Robert Joseph Ahola
Publisher: Bookman Publishing & Marketing
From the Cultured Madness of Hollywood to the Crisis of 9/11 comes an Angelic Encounter for the New Millennium Finally there's a book that dares to ask the question: Is it possible that the animals we encounter in our lives are often angels in disguise? And answers it with a resounding, 'Yes!" Written as visionary fiction, The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard is also the first book ever that has managed to take a profoundly effective course in spiritual awareness and play it off the insanity chic that has become Hollywood. As such, it brings its readers an extraordinary combination of biting social stire and life-affirming spititual lessons-taught by an angel in the character of a hummingbird- and weaves them into an often touching yet irreverently amusing book about the redemption of human spirit. Subtitled "An Angelic Encounter for Modern Times," The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard also raises this question: Can spiritual development be taught as a crash course, especially if your life may depend upon it? And that brings us to the rest of the story. Jonathan Vieren is a 50-something Hollywood producer on the downside of his industry cachet who, among other things, has just been hit with a terminal cancer prognosis that brings him to the end of his rope (and perhaps the end of his days). That's when a male hummingbird on his hillside home in Malibu mysteriously weaves himself into Jonathan's days and nights and offers him a crash course in spiritual awareness-The Ten songs of the Hummingbird- that can quite possibly save his. Near his wits end, Jonathan takes the cheeky little bird up on his offer. And what follows is a journey of self-discovery filled with love and inner peace, but also nicely spiced with wit, wisdom, good common sense, and some very satirical ways of looking at the Hollywood film community with a kind of loving impatience and a strong sense of what truly matters in life. Written poetically and yet with a driving sense of urgency, The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard takes us on a journey along the colorful corridors of jaded Tinsel Town, through the stratospheres of higher consciousness, and down to the calamity and healing of 9/11. As such it offers the reader a very orginal story that it is a feast for the mind, candy for the wit, and healing for the heart.
Author: Graciela Limón
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
A group of would-be immigrants follows smuggler Leonardo Cerda in an attempt to cross the desert border between Mexico and the United States. The grueling and desperate trip will mark their lives forever.
Author: Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Charmant, außergewöhnlich und liebenswert. Machen Sie sich mit Mr. Peardew auf die Suche nach verlorenen Dingen. Jeder Gegenstand, den Anthony Peardew auf der Straße findet, hat eine Geschichte. Er sammelt und archiviert sie alle in seinem gediegenen viktorianischen Haus und plant, sie eines Tages an ihre ursprünglichen Besitzer zurückzugeben. Denn er selbst sieht sich nur als Hüter der verlorenen Dinge. Vor Jahren hat er selbst etwas verloren, das er seitdem auf seinen Streifzügen sucht: ein Schmuckstück. Es gehörte seiner großen Liebe, und das Medaillon verbindet sie noch immer mit ihm. Anthony muss diese besondere Aufgabe jedoch an seine Erbin Laura weitergeben, ohne ihr von dem großen Geheimnis erzählt zu haben, das seine Sammlung umgibt.
Author: Graciela Limón
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Category: Mexican American women
Now available for the first time in paperback, The Memories of Ana Calderón is the fictional memoir of a talented woman, born in tradition-bound rural Mexico, who comes to the United States and greater opportunity only to find that here, too, society, family, and religion seem to conspire to hold her back. In order to succeed Ana must give up all that she holds dear. She must remake herself into a rootless and obsessed individual. But even after accomplishing this, fate still conspires to wound her. Ana Calderón has will, guts, and intelligence, but her battle against family, church, and the justice system shakes our belief in the ability to forge our own destinies. The Memories of Ana Calderón is a second novel by the writer who The New York Times Book Review hailed as one who "leaves the reader with that special hunger that can be created only by a newly discovered writer. Ms. Limón's prose is self-assured and engrossing."
The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying,and Enjoying Hummingbirds
Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Attract amazing hummingbirds to your backyard! With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior. The book includes: * Range maps and full-color photographs to help you identify and locate hummingbirds * Information on how to select the proper feeders, what to use in them, when to put them up, and when to take them down * Advice on what flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds in your part of the country * Amazing facts about hummingbirds, such as how fast they fly and how much they weigh * Guidelines for photographing hummingbirds * Complete information on hummingbird behavior, including flight displays, breeding habits, and feeding * A special section on attracting orioles, with photographs and behavior guides for each of the eight species found in North America * A resource list for hummingbird supplies.
Author: Lisa See
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Bevor Mudan verheiratet wird, macht der Vater ihr ein großartiges Geschenk: Er lässt eine Oper im Garten seines Hauses aufführen. Dabei übertritt sie die strengen Regeln, die im China des 17. Jahrhunderts gelten. Sie lässt sich von einem Fremden ansprechen, dem sofort ihr Herz gehört. Nun will sie sich nicht mehr ihrem Schicksal fügen – wie ihr großes Vorbild: die Heldin der Oper, die lieber ihr Leben lässt als einen unbekannten Mann zu heiraten. Lisa See entführt in die Welt des alten China und erzählt nicht nur die Geschichte einer himmlischen Liebe, sondern schildert Frauen, die sich nicht hindern ließen, schreibend ihr Leben und ihre Liebe selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.
Author: Mary Morris
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Die Musik war ihre einzige Liebe – bis sie einander fanden. Amerika, um 1920: Fasziniert von der neuen Musik, die ganz Chicago erobert, widersetzt sich Benny Lehrman dem Willen seines Vaters und kämpft darum, Pianist werden zu dürfen. Im Nachtclub der Familie der jungen Pearl findet er Zuflucht, Freundschaft – und erlebt seine erste Liebe. Doch schon bald steht er vor der Wahl zwischen der Musik und denen, die ihm nahestehen. Das dramatische Schicksal zweier Familien in den Roaring Twenties – so mitreißend wie eine Nacht voller Musik. „Eine schillernde Geschichte voller Poesie und Feuer.“ New York Times.
Author: Catherine Sterne
BOOK ONE When Doctor Charlotte Crosby arrives at the resort – an exclusive clinic for psychiatric patients near the ocean – she’s full of energy and expectations. At the resort Charlotte meets Margaux. Margaux’s French. Her husband died on their wedding day in a car accident. Margaux survived, but has been a patient at the resort ever since. She tells Charlotte that she’s not mad, that they are conspiring against her. Charlotte finds herself torn between the love for Jonathan – a young lawyer she met one day at the beach – and her friendship with Margaux. As the conspiracy unfolds, Charlotte’s on the receiving end and gets hurt very badly. Robbed of about every illusion and faith in humanity, she moves to the country and lives a sheltered life. Until – one day – a stranger calls for help. BOOK TWO In an anteroom at Ravenwood Prison, Sister Gideon waits for the arrival of Caitlin Chandler. Caitlin is convicted for attempted murder at an eight-year old. At Ravenwood Prison she will serve a life-sentence. Caitlin has always maintained her innocence. In prison, she is being met by Sister Gideon. Caitlin clings to the nun, but Sister Gideon cannot prevent the young woman from being harassed by the other inmates and by the personnel. Neither can she prevent Caitlin from trying to commit suicide. Luckily for Caitlin, Charlotte Crosby saves her life. Charlotte gets a sort of a deja vu. A new chapter in her life begins for her. Conspiracy of Mindsis Catherine Sterne’s third novel. In Conspiracy of Minds the author of The Song of the Hummingbird and The Purpose, sneaks into the skin of the young and ambitious Doctor Charlotte Crosby. Conspiracy of Minds is an intriguing story that knows an unexpected plot.
Author: Al Kent
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Custodians of the Hummingbird By Al Kent Al Kent was born Albert Prentis Hamilton on December 8, 1939. As a singer, Kent’s proudest moment was in the summer of 1955. Al and his brother, Bobby Recco Hamilton, went to New York City and, through a series of auditions, Al Kent made the final cut to a Broadway play. According to estimates, a group of about one hundred were involved and participated in the process of eliminations. At the end of the day only seven were standing. Al became the protagonist. Other cherished memories include Al recording most of Jackie Wilson’s hit records before Jackie did. The songs were “Lonely Teardrops,” “That’s Why,” and “Am I the Man.” Al did his craft in a grand style and has sung since he was twelve. He began around Detroit and recorded for the Checker record label, a subsidiary of Chess Records in Chicago. Al wrote songs for many established artists, including Spanky Wilson, Reflections, Jackie Wilson, Fantastic Four, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Royal Jokers, Edwin Starr, J. J. Barnes, Ronnie McNair, Four Tops, David and Jimmy Ruffin, the Detroit Emeralds, Freddy Gorman, Gloria Taylor, the Flaming Embers, the Supremes, the Debonaires, San Remo’s Golden Strings and for himself. His greatest asset is undoubtedly his ability to listen intently to other’s ideals. His biggest dream is to direct a major movie for the big screen.
Author: Milton D. Heifetz, M.D.
Publisher: Author House
Poignant Moments is a collection of Haiku poetry inspired by nature and the seasons written by a Callifornia neurosurgeon.
Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
\"Die Natur erzeugt im ihrem Schosse eine unerschopfliche Fulle von wunderbaren Gestalten, durch deren Schonheit und Mannigfaltigkeit alle vom Menschen geschaffenen Kunstformen weitaus ubertroffen werden.\" Der Naturwissenschaftler Ernst Haeckel stellt in seinem Werk asthetische Formen aus Bereichen der Botanik und der Zoologie zusammen. Zahlreiche Schwarzweiss- und Farbabbildungen. Nachdruck der Komplettausgabe von 1904 mit 100 Tafeln und dem \"Supplement-Heft\"
Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
Author: David Quammen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity. Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.