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Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1941040500

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Three intertwining voices span the twentieth century to tell the unknown story of the Jews in Ireland. A heartbreaking portrait of what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all. At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. These three arcs, which span generations and intertwine in revelatory ways, come together to tell the haunting story of Ireland’s all-but-forgotten Jewish community. Ruth Gilligan’s beautiful and heartbreaking Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan explores the question of just how far we will go to understand who we really are, and to feel at home in the world.

Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 9781941040492

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5385

Three intertwining voices span the twentieth century to tell the unknown story of the Jews in Ireland. A heartbreaking portrait of what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all.

Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782398589

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 517

At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from the continent in search of a better life in America, only to pitch up in Ireland by mistake. In 1958, a mute boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. Spanning generations and braiding together three unforgettable voices, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan shows us what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all.

Dublin's Little Jerusalem

Author: Nick Harris

Publisher: Spotlight Poets

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 229

View: 9475

How the Swans Came to the Lake

Author: Rick Fields

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829797

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 8278

This new updated edition of How the Swans Came to the Lake includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.

Pink Paper Swans

Author: Virginia L. Kroll,Nancy L. Clouse

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 9780802850812

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5499

"Kroll's story of an interracial, intergenerational friendship comes alive inClouse's full-color, cut-paper collages, the perfect medium for the story".--Booklist.

In the Land of the Living

A Novel

Author: Austin Ratner

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 0316206105

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2261

A dazzling story of fathers, sons, and brothers - bound by love, divided by history The Auberons are a lovably neurotic, infernally intelligent family who love and hate each other-and themselves-- in equal measure. Driven both by grief at his young mother's death and war with his distant, abusive immigrant father, patriarch Isidore almost attains the life of his dreams: he works his way through Harvard and then medical school; he marries a beautiful and even-keeled girl; in his father-in-law, he finds the father he always wanted; and he becomes a father himself. He has talent, but he also has rage, and happiness is not meant to be his for very long. Isidore's sons, Leo and Mack, haunted by the mythic, epic proportions of their father's heroics and the tragic events that marked their early lives, have alternately relied upon and disappointed one another since the day Mack was born. For Leo, who is angry at the world but angrier at himself, the burden of the past shapes his future: sexual awakening, first love, and restless attempts live up to his father's ideals. Just when Leo reaches a crossroads between potential self-destruction and new freedom, Mack invites him on a road trip from Los Angeles to Cleveland. As the brothers make their way east, and towards understanding, their battles and reconciliations illuminate the power of family to both destroy and empower-and the price and rewards of independence. Part family saga, part coming-of-age story, In the Land of the Living is a kinetic, fresh, bawdy yet earnest shot to the heart of a novel about coping with death, and figuring out how and why to live.

Israelites in Erin

Exodus, Revolution, and the Irish Revival

Author: Abby Bender

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815653425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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From the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century, the story of the Israelites’ liberation from bondage in Egypt served as the archetypal narrative for the birth of the Irish nation. Exodus was critical to both colonial and anticolonial conceptions of Ireland and Irishness. Although the Irish–Israelite analogy has been cited often, a thorough exploration has never before been documented. Bender successfully fills this gap with Israelites in Erin. Drawing upon both canonical and little-known texts of the Literary Revival, including works by Joyce, plays by Lady Gregory, and political writings by Charles Stewart Parnell and Patrick Pearse, Bender highlights the centrality of Exodus in Ireland. In doing so, she recuperates the history of a liberation narrative that was occluded by the aesthetic of 1916, when the Christ story replaced Exodus as a model for revolution and liberation. In two concluding chapters, Bender deftly maps Exodus throughout Joyce’s Ulysses, revealing how the text plumbs the biblical narrative for its submersed but frank and unsettling story of ambivalent, impure, ironic origins. With extensive research and remarkable insight, Israelites in Erin inaugurates a compelling new critical conversation.

The Paper Crane

Author: Molly Bang

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688073336

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2096

Business returns to a once prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane that comes alive and dances.

Secrets of Origami

The Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Author: Robert Harbin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486297071

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 252

View: 1297

Provides diagrams and instructions for making more than a hundred animals, people, objects, and decorations, and explains basic folding techniques

The Complete Book of Origami

Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams

Author: Robert J. Lang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486129976

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6805

Create 37 figures with clear, step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams. Simple to advanced objects include rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, and many more.

Forget

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340923849

Category: Fatherless families

Page: 343

View: 5071

Pretty and popular, Eva Coonan has everything to look forward to--that is until her dad dies suddenly and her whole world falls apart. Just as Eva starts to wonder if she will every feel normal again, Killian--the good-looking rugby winger--catches her eye. But she soon realizes that all is not what it seems and that the only person she can really talk to is Zac, who somehow always seems to know the right thing to say. But cute, scruffy, guitar-mad Zac has his own problems. Not only has he to deal with being "the new guy" at school, but his father is a total bully and he is fast running out of ways to protect his mother. As things heat up, choices have to be made. Eva learns that the right thing to do can often be the hardest--and that true love will always wait.

Super Simple Origami

Author: Irmgard Kneissler

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806965253

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 7983

Provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations on making such paper-folding projects as a monkey, fish-shaped wind sock, cormorant, flower bouquet, and an owl and tree.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Author: Eleanor Coerr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137012688

Category: Atomic bomb

Page: 61

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Somewhere in Between

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340923511

Category: High school graduates

Page: 427

View: 4938

The exams are finally over, the sun is shining and celebration is in the air. For twins Chloe and Alex the future looks bright, if a bit uncertain. But turbulence is not far from the horizon. It begins when Alex is in a car crash on the way home from a drinking binge with friends. Miraculously he escapes with just cuts and bruises, but the driver's life hangs in the balance. Alex tells himself it's only a matter of time before his friend 'wakes up', but his free and easy ways are put to the ultimate test over the dramatic weeks to follow. For Chloe, insecurities begin chip away at the edges of her 'balanced' world: her relationship with Sam, her drama school chances, her weight. Her friends are worried that she's getting too thin. But thin is not what Chloe sees when she looks in the mirror. A holiday to Ayia Napa with the gang promises to be the escape everyone needs, the ideal bridge between school and ... real life. But as the party rages on, Alex and Chloe realise that there are some things that you can't escape from - as they struggle to find the somewhere at the other side of somewhere in between.

For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors

Author: Laura Esther Wolfson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609385829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 9623

Laura Esther Wolfson’s literary debut draws on years of immersion in the Russian and French languages; struggles to gain a basic understanding of Judaism, its history, and her place in it; and her search for a form to hold the stories that emerge from what she has lived, observed, overheard, and misremembered. In “Proust at Rush Hour,” when her lungs begin to collapse and fail, forcing her to give up an exciting and precarious existence as a globetrotting simultaneous interpreter, she seeks consolation by reading Proust in the original while commuting by subway to a desk job that requires no more than a minimal knowledge of French. In “For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors” she gives away her diaphragm and tubes of spermicidal jelly to a woman in the Soviet Union who, with two unwanted pregnancies behind her, needs them more than she does. “The Husband Method” has her translating a book on Russian obscenities and gulag slang during the dissolution of her marriage to the Russian-speaker who taught her much of what she knows about that language. In prose spangled with pathos and dusted with humor, Wolfson transports us to Paris, the Republic of Georgia, upstate New York, the Upper West Side, and the corridors of the United Nations, telling stories that skewer, transform, and inspire.

Ishmael's Oranges

Author: Claire Hajaj

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744951

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 864

It’s April 1948 and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family orange tree with his father; the next he is swept away by “the great catastrophe” into a life of exile. Meanwhile Jude is growing up in the north of England, a girl from a Jewish family that survived the Holocaust. When their paths collide in swinging-‘60s London and they fall in love, they think they are aware of the many challenges ahead of them, but before long they face unexpected choices. Can they defy the lessons of their childhoods, or will old seeds ripen to bitter fruits? Ishmael’s Oranges tells the story of two cultures clashing as the relentless tides of history wash over the many crossroads of the Middle East. Spanning three generations, it follows the journeys of those cast adrift by war — as well as by their own impulses — until at last they find themselves thrown headlong into it. Through Salim, Jude, and their twins, we explore the longest conflict of our era in universally human terms: the families we build, the loyalties we owe, and the stories we pass on to our children.

A Dream To Die For

Author: Nicholas Faulkner

Publisher: Splendid Books Limited

ISBN: 1909109320

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8588

Mike Stapleford is a successful lawyer in his mid-forties. Married to a lovely woman, he lives an enviable existence and has little to complain about. Sure, his marriage to Victoria isn’t perfect, but then whose is? Everything changes when a vivid dream forces Mike to question his own mortality and what he wants from the rest of his life. He has to face the question of what means most to him in this world and just what he wants to achieve before he dies…

Easy Origami

Author: John Montroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486272982

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 47

View: 514

Includes illustrated instructions for origami projects that range from simple to challenging.

The Weight of Ink

Author: Rachel Kadish

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544866673

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 8525

WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD A USA TODAY BESTSELLER "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph." Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.

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