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Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1999-04-29
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199770387

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SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD ANNE ALWAYS thought her mother was kind of quirky. In fact, her mom’s taste in 70s-esque furniture and mysterious frequent business trips were just the tip of the quirky iceberg. When her mom doesn’t come home on time from one of her long jaunts, Anne isn’t too surprised. But when a day late turns into a few days late, Anne knows something is very wrong. She tries the hotel number that her mother left her, but it has been disconnected. Then a strange man keeps leaving messages on their answering machine, looking for a woman who doesn’t even live there. However, when Anne discovers a lengthy letter from her mother explaining why she has disappeared, the fabric of Anne’s relatively normal life is torn to pieces. Despite her shock, Anne must pull herself together and protect herself—from people who want to find and hurt her mother, and the strange new boy who may change everything. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Margot McDonnell
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release: 2008-09-09
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780375891113

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In this 2006 text, Daniel M. Gurtner examines the meaning of the rending of the veil at the death of Jesus in Matthew 27:51a by considering the functions of the veil in the Old Testament and its symbolism in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism. Gurtner incorporates these elements into a compositional exegesis of the rending text in Matthew. He concludes that the rending of the veil is an apocalyptic assertion like the opening of heaven revealing, in part, end-time images drawn from Ezekiel 37. Moreover, when the veil is torn Matthew depicts the cessation of its function, articulating the atoning role of Christ's death which gives access to God not simply in the sense of entering the Holy of Holies (as in Hebrews), but in trademark Matthean Emmanuel Christology: 'God with us'. This underscores the significance of Jesus' atoning death in the first gospel.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Daniel M. Gurtner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2006-12-21
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1139463128

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This book analyses the issues surrounding the protection of the environment in times of armed conflict, and to pose questions as to its adequacy and efficacy. But the focus is not simply upon the interpretation of the legal provisions in isolation; instead, the analysis establishes a benchmark standard of environmental harm against which the adequacy and efficacy of the legal provisions can be measured.

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Genre: Law
Author: Karen Hulme
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release: 2004-01
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004138483

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What is the relation of politics to theory? Theories make political claims, theorists make political critiques, and academics use theory in the pursuit of institutional ends: theory is not only about politics but is itself a political practice.

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Genre: Criticism
Author: Robert Young
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release: 1996
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 0719047773

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When Every Why Goes Unanswered When our world comes crashing down, it does more than steal our peace. Something inside us tears. We feel broken, stranded—torn. We naturally ask the question “Why?” when we’re hurting. But as pastor Jud Wilhite turned to the Bible in his own pain, he was surprised to discover that another question matters more: “Who?” Who is worthy of our trust when our trust when our lives are in pieces? You may be experiencing a time of such darkness that you wonder if you will ever find “normal” again or look toward the future with hope. In Torn, Jud explores your questions as well as God’s answers—and God’s mysteries. With a pastor’s heart, he looks with you at practical ways to fight for joy, deal with anger and depression, and make the million tiny decisions that add up to a life committed to God, even when your heart is broken. It’s not about having better arguments for the purpose behind our suffering. It’s about our relationship with God—a relationship that can flourish even when our whys go unanswered. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jud Wilhite
Publisher: Multnomah
Release: 2011-08-16
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781601423030

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Justin Lee, a gay man and devout Christian, bridges the gaps between his faith and sexuality in this insightful and touching memoir. As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justin Lee
Publisher: Jericho Books
Release: 2012-11-13
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455514328

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Publisher: Eddie Edwards
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ISBN-13: 9781257157723

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Thirteen-year old Antony Davis embarks on the one salvation of his nightmarish year, a week long vacation to the picturesque Mediterranean island of Corsica. There he discovers love, in the shape of the beautiful and enchanting Suzanne Aubin, a half French Corsican girl. Although already having enough problems on his plate battling with his painful shyness, and his inability in adjusting to wearing a hearing aid for the first time, things become yet more difficult still as the budding romance is dogged by the bitter centuries old rivalry between the English and the French. Suzanne Aubin herself has problems enough of her own, in the shape and form of her elder brother Luc. Who along with his boorish friends, mercilessly bully and tease her, until the gallant Antony enters the fray and rescues her. An initial first attraction between the young English boy and French girl blossoms into a full blown romance secreted behind the ever watchful eyes of two angry relatives:- Philippe Aubin, Suzanne's father who detests the English, and Luc her brother who along with the rest of his cohorts are out for blood, namely English and Antony's at that. Soon a violent confrontation occurs between Luc Aubin and Antony, which triggers off a calamitous chain of events that result almost in tragedy. Our two lovers hearts are then broken cast asunder, destined never to be reunited, until a dramatic turn of events over ten years later lead to a gripping climax.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Tony Ridley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2007-11-14
File: 472 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781467008204

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Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue missing child John Hudson, son of the explorer Henry Hudson, but just as the mutiny on the Discovery is supposed to start, Jonah and Katherine's knowledge of history is tested once again, and they fear that more is at stake than just one boy's life. Author's note includes facts about Henry Hudson's explorations.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2011-08-23
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416989806

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