Author: Roberto F. Santiago
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Angel Park, the debut poetry collection by Roberto F. Santiago, explores the intersections of identity (familial, gender, sexuality, racial, ethnic, spiritual, class, and linguistic) vis-a-vis the vehicles of travel, or motion from the familiar to the new, the loss of innocence that occurs within the process of maturation. "
Bureaucracy, corruption, self-serving agendas, power politics . . . Is that enough to cause a school administrator to commit suicide? Constance Demetrios is determined to find out exactly what happened as she plunges into the mystery of her boss’s death, struggling with a convoluted school system that just isn’t about kids anymore. As bizarre events threaten to engulf her, too, Connie comes upon a startling discovery that transforms her own life and shows her how deep the changes need to go to rescue ourselves, our schools, and our kids. Can we wake up in time to save the future? “Engaging characters and other literary delights, wrapped in a wonderful puzzle. A great choice for book clubs!” -Fran Halpern, “Beyond Words” on KCLU (NPR) “Highly recommended...” -Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review "The writing crackles with authenticity, and paints a fascinating word portrait... A moving and informative read.” -Writer’s Digest
New York City. Central Park. For thousands of residents and tourists who fill it every day, it’s an enormous urban sanctuary. For one killer it’s the perfect hunting ground. A young girl has been found dead in the Ramble, a secluded section of the park made up of winding paths, dense woods, and dead ends. Is she the first victim of a psychopath? Or a clue to other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found? For the answer, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman follow a twisting trail of evidence that takes them deep into the city’s dark history—and deeper into the mind of killer whose work has only just begun. From the Paperback edition.
Author: William Jankowiak
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 1997-02
Genre: Family & Relationships
Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia Wieringa have compiled thirteen essays from a group of historians, sociologists, and anthropologists who discuss same-sex desire among women outside the West, exploring female eroticism in such societies and cultures as India, Polynesia, Latin America, Native North America, and southern Africa.Female Desires offers compelling evidence against the commonly accepted notion that non-Western women are generally passive victims of male domination and compulsory heterosexuality. It also dispells the idea that same-sex female desire is rooted in Western neo-imperialist culture: contributors show non-Western women to be active agents of their own sexual identities. Essays include Giti Thadani on lesbian desire in ancient and modern India, Saskia Wieringa on butch-femme social types in Indonesia and Peru, and Norma Mogrovejo on the lesbian movement in Mexico.In a larger sense, the essays attempt to look past the ethnocentric categories in which sexuality, identity, and culture are often considered.
Angel Island, in the Town of Tiburon, is a mile-square jewel set in San Francisco Bay that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Few of those who hike, bike, camp, or enjoy the spectacular vistas in this California State Park realize its diverse history. From the Spanish ships that anchored at Ayala Cove in 1775 to the 1960s cold war-era missile silos, Angel Island has endured to become one of the most popular parks in the state. Although many building were demolished, there are still countless reminders of the island's multifaceted evolution, including a quarantine station, army base, and immigration station.
In this evocative new series from author Sarah Hegger, a woman returns home after a long absence--and wonders if two wrongs really can make a right. . . Nine years ago Lucy Flint ran away to Seattle, taking her friend's boyfriend and leaving her high school sweetheart without a word of explanation. Now she's back in Willow Park, Illinois, to help care for her ailing father--and it's no surprise that her ex, Dr. Richard Hunter, is still angry. Still, she's a different Lucy now. Sober, wiser, ready to make amends to the long--make that very long--list of those she mistreated during her wild younger days. Falling for Richard all over again would mean wreaking havoc in both their lives and possibly squandering her opportunity for redemption. But here, in the place where everything went wrong, is the one person who always felt right, and a second-chance that could be the best mistake she ever made. . . “Sarah Hegger's voice is rich and witty and in a word, addictive.”--Terri Osburn, author of the bestselling Anchor Island series