Author: Helen Ellis M.A.
Summary: Is your family geographically scattered? Has globalisation made your family a Distance Family? This book tells the candid story of how Distance Parents and Distance Grandparents struggle – and succeed – to adapt to their new reality. This isn’t family life as they had imagined it.If you are a Distance Parent or Distance Grandparent, all those how, why and what-if questions will find answers in these pages. You’ll realise, perhaps for the first time, that you’re not alone on your journey. Continue reading “Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)”
Author: Zsuzsanna Tungli Language: English Summary: Do you want to execute your international strategy successfully, fully realize your market opportunities and lead your multinational teams effectively? The Culture Key between Asia and the West helps you explore how to bridge the main cultural differences you cannot afford to ignore: 1. Direct and indirect communication styles; 2. The different approaches to hierarchy; 3. The role of … Continue reading The culture key between Asia and the West
Author: Leïla Slimani
Summary: ““Ici, c’est comme ça.”Cette phrase, elle l’entendrait souvent. À cet instant précis, elle comprit qu’elle était une étrangère, une femme, une épouse, un être à la merci des autres.”En 1944, Mathilde tombe amoureuse d’Amine, un Marocain venu combattre dans l’armée française. Rêvant de quitter son Alsace natale, la jeune femme s’installe avec lui à Meknès pour y fonder une famille.
Continue reading “Les Pays des Autres”
Author: Tom Bissell
Summary: Here are six fictional stories about Americans colliding with a remote and often perilous part of the world:
Two journalists, stranded in wartime Afghanistan, are taken in by a warlord who becomes the arbiter of their fates.
Continue reading “God Lives in St. Petersburg and Other Stories”
Author: Gaston Dorren
Summary: Welcome to Europe as you’ve never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation.
Continue reading “Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages”
Author: Nicole Mones
Summary: Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Beijing’s smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the shame of her racist father back in Texas. But when she signs on to an archaeological expedition searching for the missing bones of Peking Man in China’s remote Northwest deserts, her world cracks open. As the group follows the trail of the Jesuit philosopher/paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin to close in on one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries, Alice finds herself increasingly drawn to a Chinese professor who is shackled by his own painful memories. Love in all its forms–human, sexual, divine, between a nation and its history, a man and his past, a father and his daughter–drives the story to its breathtaking finish. Continue reading “Lost in Translation”