Author: Rebecca Mead

Language: English

Summary: A moving reflection on the complicated nature of home and homeland, and the heartache and adventure of leaving an adopted country in order to return to your native land—this is a “winsome memoir of departure and reversal . . . about the way a series of unknowns accrue into a life” (Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror). Continue reading “Home/Land A MEMOIR OF DEPARTURE AND RETURN”

Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)

Author: Helen Ellis M.A.

Language: English

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)”

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The culture key between Asia and the West

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

Les Pays des Autres

Author: Leïla Slimani

Language: Français

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.

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God Lives in St. Petersburg and Other Stories

Author: Tom Bissell

Language: English

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.
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Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages

Author: Gaston Dorren

Language: English

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.

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