By Orson Scott Card
The plagues of Egypt to the parting of the pink Sea, the tale of Moses is likely one of the best and colourful within the outdated testomony. Now that tale is introduced vividly to existence in a fictional surroundings. Stone Tables explores how God might take usual males like Moses and Aaron, with all their weaknesses, and rework them into prophet and priest. Nationally well known writer Orson Scott Card brings new insights to an age-old tale. His inventive fictionalization of the occasions of scripture and historical past lends a clean and engaging standpoint. yet this can be greater than simply an interesting story. "My attempt is to ensure that those that learn this tale emerge with an realizing of ways reliable humans fight with one another and with their figuring out of God's will as they fight to make a few good use in their years of life," writes Card. It's a message as well timed this day because it was once while Moses led Israel to freedom greater than millennia in the past.
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Lily is haunted by means of memories–of who she as soon as used to be, and of anyone, long past, who outlined her life. She has not anything yet time now, as she recounts the story of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness.
In nineteenth-century China, while better halves and daughters have been foot-bound and lived in virtually overall seclusion, the ladies in a single distant Hunan county built their very own mystery code for verbal exchange: nu shu (“women’s writing”). a few ladies have been paired with laotongs, “old sames,” in emotional suits that lasted all through their lives. They painted letters on lovers, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed tales, thereby attaining out in their isolation to proportion their hopes, goals, and accomplishments.
With the coming of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of advent in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and so they turn into “old sames” on the soft age of 7. because the years go, via famine and uprising, they replicate upon their prepared marriages, loneliness, and the fun and tragedies of motherhood. the 2 locate solace, constructing a bond that retains their spirits alive. but if a false impression arises, their lifelong friendship without notice threatens to rip apart.
Snow Flower and the key Fan is a brilliantly lifelike trip again to an period of chinese language heritage that's as deeply relocating because it is sorrowful. With the interval element and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into probably the most mysterious of human relationships: woman friendship.
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There's fact in paintings. however the fact can kill.
Young archaeologist Finn Ryan is laboring for a London public sale condo while she will get a few not likely success. in addition to the good-looking younger nobleman Billy Pilgrim, she's inherited a home in Amsterdam, a shipment send off Borneo South Pacific, and what seems to be a pretend Rembrandt.
But the faux hides a true Rembrandt portrait, which in flip hides a clue to a centuries-old secret. Finn and Billy aren't the one ones who understand what's at stake-and what's ready to be came upon on the backside of the South Pacific. Pursued all over the world by way of ruthless adversaries, Finn and Billy are thrown into the search for a forgotten treasure which may swap their lives forever-or finish their lives in an instant.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
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Synopsis from Amazon:
"AS enjoyable AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD'S different SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH historical past, LONDON. "
–The Boston Globe
"Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that mixes truth with fiction and covers 900 years within the background of latest woodland, a 100,000-acre wooded area in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional households, starting from aristocrats to peasants, who've lived within the wooded area for generations. . . . however the genuine good fortune is in how Rutherfurd paints his photograph of the wooded enclave with pictures of treachery and violence, in addition to magic and sweetness. "
–The long island Post
"THE woodland IS MICHENER instructed WITH AN ENGLISH accessory. "
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"TALES of affection AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS. "
–San Jose Mercury News
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Author identify: Edward Rutherfurd
Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, top identified lower than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, was once born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. expert in the neighborhood, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political examine, bookselling and publishing. After various makes an attempt to put in writing books and performs, he ultimately deserted his profession within the publication alternate in 1983, and again to his youth domestic to write down SARUM, a historic novel with a ten-thousand yr tale, set within the region round the historical monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, while the booklet used to be released, it turned an fast overseas bestseller, last 23 weeks at the manhattan occasions Bestseller record. seeing that then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a unique of Russia; LONDON; THE wooded area, set in England's New woodland which lies within sight Sarum, and novels which hide the tale of eire from the time in advance of Saint Patrick to the 20 th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.
Edward has lived in London, ny, New Hampshire and eire. He presently divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.
Edward Rutherfurd is a lifestyles Member of the chums of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the buddies of Chawton condominium, that is positioned in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the examine of ladies writers. he's additionally a consumer of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.
In 2005, town of Salisbury venerated his providers to town via naming one of many streets prime off its medieval marketplace position 'Rutherfurd Walk'.
Author URL: http://www. goodreads. com/author/show/16204
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His father had helped to finance the organizing of the reactionary secret society called the Cagoule, and in the fighting which had taken place in the streets of Paris some years ago Charlot had got a slash across the cheek and still bore the honorable scar. ” Lanny asked. I am a man of peace and do not take part in any wars. Lanny found the German Nazis strange and terrible people, but he found even more fantastic these Fascists of the Spanish and French Catholic pattern, who were building this machinery of repression in the name of Jesus Christ.
But between you and me, Lanny, I don’t think we are going to be able to budge Churchill on this issue. R. ” “Nobody can tell you about that, Lanny. with a touch of bitterness. X Parting time was at hand. On Lanny’s last day at home Agnes went off to her work, and thoughtfully arranged to dine with a friend and go to a movie so that Laurel might be alone with her husband. But when they were alone they found that they didn’t have much to talk about. Their hearts ached, and there was nothing sweet about it.
So he told himself, and her. She would drive Laurel back to the apartment and then take the car to Newcastle. She told herself that everything was all right, it was one more trip, like thousands and tens of thousands of others. She held back her tears and conversed politely with the girl. But when she got back to the apartment and was alone, she wept copiously into the pillow which bore the impress of Lanny’s head. He was not being routed by way of Bermuda because he was in the black books of the British government, which had become suspicious of his intimacy with Rudolf Hess and other leading Nazis.