Author: Alice Pung

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781525226014


Page: 364

View: 5758

Winner of the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult's Literature at the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No ''Ladies College'' after it, of course; the name was meant to speak for itself. Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity. Funny, feisty and moving, Laurinda explores Lucy's struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity.

Perilous Chastity

Women and Illness in Pre-Enlightenment Art and Medicine


Author: Laurinda S. Dixon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801430268

Category: Art

Page: 297

View: 2783

Reviews : "Dixon presents her arguments clearly and forcefully, and her volume is well written, as well as a feast for the eyes. . . . Dixon's study is an important one for scholars in medical history, art history, and women's studies because of its ambitious attempts to mold medical theory about female bodies and artists' representations of women and girls into a comprehensive picture of women's lives." -- Ann Ellis Hanson, review "This impeccably researched work traces 'hysteria' . . . into the modern period. . . . Dixon's work will be of great interest to scholars in the fields of medical history, art history, and women's studies." -- Katherine Dauge-Roth, review"-- from

Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information


Author: Laurinda Beebe Harman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763747329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 655

View: 8800

Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), this new edition addresses HIPAA and contains new chapters on research, advocacy and specialty sites to include dialysis, correctional, dental, mental health, long-term care, home hospice and rehabilitation. HIM professionals who work on behalf of patients to protect privacy and healthcare providers who treat patients and patient care advocacy groups will find this book to be a unique and invaluable resource.


Lined Writing Notebook with Personalized Name 120 Pages 6x9 Flowers


Author: Mynamebooks

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781097393084


Page: 122

View: 5672

Personalized notebooks. Are you seaching for another name with this design? Type "name + MyNameBooks" in your amazon search bar. Is your name not there? No problem. Send an e-mail to [email protected] with your desired name and we will create your personalized paperback book within days. On request also in blanko, dot grid, in any size. This paperback is ideal for taking notes, as a travel journal, Ideabook, recipes, as a coloring book or sketchbook. A great gift idea!

Fire & Brimstone

A Novel


Author: Laurinda D. Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476706581

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3611

Chris Desmereaux, college graduate and single mother of two, staring down the food stamp line, looking for love, compassion, and stability, is unaware that she has just been awarded her own personal advanced ghetto degree the day Gayle Evans finds her personal ad in the paper -- and answers it. Gayle Evans, toe-tapping, knee-slapping, make-you-wanna-holla Minister of Music with a divine gift from God. "Praise the Lord" is her mantra. Macking women is her game. Destroying every life she touches, Gayle brings more misery than harmony. She has a lesson or two to learn after she uses her "relationship with God" to break up a seemingly happy home. Alternately set in Washington, D.C. and Memphis, Tennessee, Fire & Brimstone is an "in your face" tale that explores lesbianism and Black motherhood as both separate and integrated issues impacting the main character's role as a single parent, while opening dialogue on same-sex domestic violence, religious beliefs, bisexuality, negligent fathers, economics, and intra-racial caste systems among African-Americans. Depending on one's beliefs and opinions, Fire & Brimstone leaves no room for "in-between" emotions, leading the reader to ultimately draw his or her own conclusion as to what the ending actually means: Is homosexuality a sin, or does God love us as we are? The author reminds us that gay women are everywhere, even in the African-American church -- a place where no one expects to find them. Fire & Brimstone does an excellent job of testing the boundaries of 21st century morality.

My First Lesson

Stories Inspired by Laurinda


Author: Alice Pung

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863958703

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5227

“The stories in this anthology are special because they capture the school experience with rare authenticity. These are not adults writing about teenagers, but real young adult writers.” —Alice Pung Award-winning author Alice Pung has selected 25 diverse stories written by high school students inspired by her bestselling YA novel, Laurinda. The collection features an impressive range of genres by exciting new voices, exploring themes as varied as intergenerational friendship, cultural identity, bullying and heartbreak. From epiphanies on an African safari to trying to cope with the death of a parent, from a prank gone wrong to finding love in unexpected places, the stories in My First Lesson are vivid and imaginative, funny and surprising, poetic and moving. Proceeds from this book will be donated to Room to Read.

Walk Like a Man


Author: Laurinda D. Brown

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 9780977624782

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 8926

Touching upon such issues as one night stands, long-term femme relationships, bi-curious women, and the effects of childhood abuse, this provocative collection of stories centers around women who live life dangerously, while exploring their sexuality. Original.

Between Worlds

Interpreters, Guides, and Survivors


Author: Frances E. Karttunen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813520315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 6878

Spanning the globe and the centuries, Frances Karttunen tells the stories of sixteen men and women who served as interpreters and guides to conquerors, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, and anthropologists. These interpreters acted as uncomfortable bridges between two worlds; their own marginality, the fact that they belonged to neither world,underscores the complexity and tension between cultures meeting for the first time. The interpreters include: o Do-a Marina (La Malinche), who interpreted for Cortes in the conquest of Mexico o Sacajawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition o Sarah Winnemucca, a U.S. army scout and Washington lobbyist for the Northern Paiutes o Gaspar Antonio Chi, Maya Interpreter General for Yucatan o Guaman Poma de Ayala, eyewitness reporter of the destruction of Inca culture o Charles Eastman, a Sioux physician at Wounded Knee o Larin Paraske, an informant for Finnish ethnographers o Do-a Luz Jimenez, Diego Rivera's model and a native informant to anthropologists o Mar'a Sabina, the Mazatec mushroom shaman who became a celebrity in the drug culture of the 1960s o Ishi, the last surviving Yahi Indian.