Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engineering

Page: N.A

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After the Fire


Author: Becky Citra

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694337

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Melissa is waiting for the "new life" that her mother Sharlene has promised her since a fire devastated their family. But nothing ever seems to change. Melissa has difficulty making friends at school, they never have enough money and her little brother Cody is a brat. When Sharlene announces that they will be spending the month of August at a remote cabin on a wilderness lake, Melissa is less than thrilled. But there is more to do at the lake than she expected, and she is surprised to learn that her mother knows how to paddle a canoe, fish and make bannock and s'mores. On an island in the middle of the lake, Melissa meets Alice, a strange girl who is writing a fantasy novel. Alice shares her tree fort on the island with Melissa, and while at first Melissa is attracted to Alice's strong personality and her stories of her "perfect family," she becomes increasingly uneasy around Alice. As Melissa's relationship with her mother improves and her confidence increases, she is able to hold her own with Alice and start to appreciate her own imperfect family.

Walking Through Fire

A Life of Nawal El Saadawi


Author: N.A

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842770771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Famous for her novels, short stories and writings on women, Saadawi is known as the first Arab woman to write about sex and its relation to economics and politics. Imprisoned under Sadat for her opinions, she has continued to fight against all forms of discrimination based on class, gender, nation, race or religion. In In a Daughter of Isis, she painted a portrait of the childhood that moulded her into a novelist and fighter for freedom and the rights of women. This autobiography takes up the story of her extraordinary life.

The Fire-Dwellers


Author: Margaret Laurence

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 1551993759

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Stacey MacAindra burns – to burst through the shadows of her existence to a richer life, to recover some of the passion she can only dimly remember from her past. The Fire-Dwellers is an extraordinary novel about a woman who has four children, a hard-working but uncommunicative husband, a spinster sister, and an abiding conviction that life has more to offer her than the tedious routine of her days. Margaret Laurence has given us another unforgettable heroine – human, compelling, full of poetry, irony and humour. In the telling of her life, Stacey rediscovers for us all the richness of the commonplace, the pain and beauty in being alive, and the secret music that dances in everyone’s soul. From the Paperback edition.

War of the Rebellion


Author: National Historical Society,United States,(Robert Nicholson), . Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780918678072

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 752

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