Horizontal Living: A Tale of Expats Abroad

Author: Ray Green

Language: English

Summary: “Mediterranean noir with a comic twist.” – Mainsail Books

“Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with bliss.” – Sun Sentinel

Roy Groves has led a colourful career in business, during which he battled with corporate politics, deception, and even vicious criminals. But now Roy has retired and he is looking forward to a quieter life. He and his wife, Donna, have bought an apartment in an exclusive development on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Continue reading “Horizontal Living: A Tale of Expats Abroad”

The Re-entry Roadmap: Find Your Best Next Step After Living Abroad

Author: Cate Brubaker

Language: English

Summary: Are you returning “home” after living, working or studying abroad? Warning: for most people, re-entry (also called reverse culture shock or repatriation) is the HARDEST part of the entire living abroad experience!

That’s why the Re-entry Roadmap workbook takes you by the hand and guides you through this challenging transition.

Filled with fresh insights, thought-provoking activities, and actionable advice, the Re-entry Roadmap gives you the keys to greater insight, meaning, and ease in re-entry by helping you: Continue reading “The Re-entry Roadmap: Find Your Best Next Step After Living Abroad”

In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies

book cover

Freshwater

Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Language: English

Summary: Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves. Continue reading “Freshwater”

Through the language glass: why the world looks different in other languages

 

Author: Guy Deutscher

Language: English

Summary: The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they’re wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world. Audacious, delightful, and provocative, Through the Language Glass is destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery. Source: amazon.com

Continue reading “Through the language glass: why the world looks different in other languages”