White Tears

A novel

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0451493702

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues. "An incisive meditation on race, privilege and music. Spanning decades, this novel brings alive the history of old-time blues and America’s racial conscience."—Rabeea Saleem, Chicago Review of Books Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America's great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach for the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally records an unknown singer in a park, Carter sends it out over the Internet, claiming it's a long lost 1920s blues recording by a musician called Charlie Shaw. When an old collector contacts them to say that their fake record and their fake bluesman are actually real, the two young white men, accompanied by Carter's troubled sister Leonie, spiral down into the heart of the nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge, and exploitation.

White Tears

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241977886

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'Like Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch... A stunning novel of ideas that becomes a page-turning thriller... ' Stylist 'A fast-paced, ambitious, hallucinatory mystery' Publishers Weekly A dizzying, nail-biting ghost story about modern America from the bestselling author of The Impressionist Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter, the trust fund hipster. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Rising fast on the New York producing scene, they stumble across an old blues song long forgotten by history -- and everything starts to unravel. Carter is drawn far down a path that allows no return, and Seth has no choice but to follow his friend into the darkness. Electrifying, subversive and wildly original, White Tears is a ghost story and a love story, a story about lost innocence and historical guilt. This unmissable novel penetrates the heart of a nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge and exploitation, and holding a mirror up to the true nature of America today.

White Tears

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101973218

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the fallout of a scam involving one's claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is a long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.

Tears We Cannot Stop

A Sermon to White America

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250136008

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Reader • StarTribune • Blavity • The Guardian • NBC New York's Bill's Books • Kirkus • Essence “One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ... a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and King's Why We Can't Wait." —The New York Times Book Review Toni Morrison hails Tears We Cannot Stop as "Elegantly written and powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish." Stephen King says: "Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid...If you’re black, you’ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you’re white, Dyson tells you what you need to know—what this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen." Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read. As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop—a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. "The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."

Tears of a Hustler PT 6

Author: Silk White

Publisher: Good2go Publishing

ISBN: 0996060936

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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Follow us on http://www.instagram.com/GOOD2GOPUBLISHING for Free Giveaways. The Wolf is back!... Months after the gruesome death of his daughter, Wolf is back and vows to make anybody who had anything to do with his daughter's death pay. But he's not alone his fiancé, Ivy wants to help get revenge for the lost of her daughter and won't take no for an answer. The person responsible for Wolf and, Ivy's daughter death is no other than, Pauleena. A ruthless drug queen pin with an army of soldiers willing to risk their lives just to save hers. Wolf and Ivy are willing to go up against an entire army in the name of revenge for their daughter, but in the end will it all be worth it? Join Best Selling Author Silk White as he takes you on a bloody ride that readers won't soon forget...

Gods Without Men

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307957497

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the desert, you see, there is everything and nothing . . . It is God without men. —Honoré de Balzac, Une passion dans le désert, 1830 Jaz and Lisa Matharu are plunged into a surreal public hell after their son, Raj, vanishes during a family vacation in the California desert. However, the Mojave is a place of strange power, and before Raj reappears inexplicably unharmed—but not unchanged—the fate of this young family will intersect with that of many others, echoing the stories of all those who have traveled before them. Driven by the energy and cunning of Coyote, the mythic, shape-shifting trickster, Gods Without Men is full of big ideas, but centered on flesh-and-blood characters who converge at an odd, remote town in the shadow of a rock formation called the Pinnacles. Viscerally gripping and intellectually engaging, it is, above all, a heartfelt exploration of the search for pattern and meaning in a chaotic universe. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

My Revolutions

A Novel

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213884

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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?Powerful? (The New Yorker), ?extraordinary? (The New York Times Book Review), and ?brilliant? (Entertainment Weekly)?you won?t be able to put down this new novel by the award-winning bestselling author of The Impressionist Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him ?one of the twenty best fiction writers under forty.? Now Hari Kunzru delivers his best novel yet. Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student during the sixties he briefly became a terrorist? protesting the Vietnam War by setting off bombs. Until one day a ghost from his past turns up on his doorstep, forcing Chris on the run.

The Impressionist

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101656131

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of a high caste. Pran lived a life of luxury just downriver from the Taj Mahal, but at fifteen, the news of Pran’s true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the street—a pariah and an outcast. Thus begins an extraordinary, near mythical journey of a young man who must reinvent himself to survive—not once, but many times. From Victorian India to Edwardian London, from an expatriate community of black Americans in Paris to a hopeless expedition to study a lost tribe of Africa, Hari Kunzru’s unforgettable debut novel dazzles with its artistry and wit while it challenges with its insights into what it means to be Indian or English, black or white, and every degree that lies between.

White Fragility

Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Author: Robin DiAngelo

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807047414

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 192

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Explores counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality.

St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street

The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street

Author: Ada Calhoun

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249794

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool. St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street—from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant’s pear orchard to today’s hipster playground—organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared “St. Marks is dead.” In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants’ haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids—but it has always been a place that outsiders call home. This idiosyncratic work offers a bold new perspective on gentrification, urban nostalgia, and the evolution of a community.

White Man’s Tears Conquer My Pains

My World War II Service Story

Author: Henry Badgett

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628389419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 114

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Service comes from the heart. Patriotism is one of the best qualities a person can have. And Henry Badgett shares his story of how he served and loved his country in his real-life epic journey during his World War II service. He narrates his life as a soldier during World War II as he dramatizes his journey by beginning it when he was enlisted to service. The story is structured around his training abroad, doing his assignments according to his rank and position, being a good friend and becoming a leader, and his traumatic near death experience. Henry Badgett’s experience offers encouragement to empower one’s self to accept and conquer every pain and storm that life brings. Pain always brings about an essential learning necessary for a person’s development. This story is not only very inspiring, informative, and interesting but it is also filled with soulful richness that you can carry on in your daily lives. Filled with life’s morals that can aid in personal growth, this book is definitely a must read. White Man’s Tears Conquer My Pains: My World War II Service Story will truly conquer your heart.

Weeding Out the Tears

A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Renewal

Author: Jeanne White

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380787883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

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The mother of Ryan White, a young hemophiliac who contracted the AIDS virus, describes her struggles with ignorance and her son's determination

A Bright Moon for Fools

Author: Jasper Gibson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471138836

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2004

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'Have you sold your soul to the devil?' asked the boy. 'Everyybody has sold their soul to the devil,' sighed Christmas. 'That's why you can't get a decent price.' Harry Christmas has it all: grief, debt, gout, red trousers. Running away to Caracas might seem like a good idea, but mischief is a greedy companion. Escape turns into tragedy and love becomes shame as he finds himself the agent of far greater havoc ...

Tears for My City

An Autobiography of a Detroit White Boy

Author: Dean Dimitrieski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618630292

Category: Children of immigrants

Page: 270

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Subtitled AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A DETROIT WHITE BOY, TEARS FOR MY CITY tells the true story of an immigrant white kid from Macedonia who moves to the most dangerous neighborhood in Detroit at the height of gang violence in the 1970s. With a crack house next door and gangs like Young Boys Incorporated fighting for control of the neighborhood, Dean Dimitrieski struggles to keep himself and his family safe while refusing to join a gang -- even when most of his friends are already on the inside. He later befriends two of Detroit's most wanted drug lords, and just when he feels he's starting to fit in, he becomes a witness to a horrific crime that shatters his American dream and the life he loved in Detroit.

The Book of Other People

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101201268

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"-if such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon Nick Hornby Hari Kunzru Toby Litt David Mitchell George Saunders Colm Tóibín Chris Ware, and more Read Zadie Smith’s newest novel, Swing Time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Divided We Stand

The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Author: Marjorie J. Spruill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632863154

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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More than forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The far-reaching legacy of that rift is still felt today. One of Smithsonian Magazine's “Ten Best History Books of the Year” Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977 "may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about." After the United Nations established International Women's Year (IWY) in 1975, Congress mandated and funded state conferences to elect delegates to attend the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977. At that conference, Bella Abzug, Steinem, and other feminists adopted a National Plan of Action, endorsing the hot-button issues of abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights--the latter a new issue in national politics. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly, Lottie Beth Hobbs, and the conservative women's movement held a massive rally to protest federally funded feminism and launch a Pro-Family movement. Although much has been written about the role that social issues have played in politics, little attention has been given to the historical impact of women activists on both sides. DIVIDED WE STAND reveals how the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers divided the nation as Democrats continued to support women's rights and Republicans cast themselves as the party of family values. The women's rights movement and the conservative women's movement have irrevocably affected the course of modern American history. We cannot fully understand the present without appreciating the events leading up to Houston and thereafter.

Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears

Tales from the GAA

Author: John Scally

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785301047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Gaelic games are a key part of our everyday life. They're the focus of endless debate and speculation, set the mood of Monday’s post-match workplace and dominate pub-talk. For many of us, life and death run second to major GAA events. Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears looks back at some of the best moments from the sporting nation’s favourite soap opera. It pays homage to the great players and personalities in Gaelic football, hurling, ladies’ football and camogie, and the classic victories and thrilling contests these codes have produced down the decades. Based on exclusive interviews with many of the greatest personalities in the rich history of the GAA and covering every county in Ireland, this is a unique insight into the passion and the politics, the controversies and the crises, the wisdom and the wit, and the highs and the lows of the country’s greatest national treasure. Full of entertaining anecdotes, inspirational incidents and epic encounters, Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears captures the magic of the GAA. 'A book to shorten the long winter nights for any GAA fan'. Dermot Earley, Kildare legend

An American Betrayal

Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears

Author: Daniel Blake Smith

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 142997396X

Category: History

Page: 336

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The fierce battle over identity and patriotism within Cherokee culture that took place in the years surrounding the Trail of Tears Though the tragedy of the Trail of Tears is widely recognized today, the pervasive effects of the tribe's uprooting have never been examined in detail. Despite the Cherokees' efforts to assimilate with the dominant white culture—running their own newspaper, ratifying a constitution based on that of the United States—they were never able to integrate fully with white men in the New World. In An American Betrayal, Daniel Blake Smith's vivid prose brings to life a host of memorable characters: the veteran Indian-fighter Andrew Jackson, who adopted a young Indian boy into his home; Chief John Ross, only one-eighth Cherokee, who commanded the loyalty of most Cherokees because of his relentless effort to remain on their native soil; most dramatically, the dissenters in Cherokee country—especially Elias Boudinot and John Ridge, gifted young men who were educated in a New England academy but whose marriages to local white girls erupted in racial epithets, effigy burnings, and the closing of the school. Smith, an award-winning historian, offers an eye-opening view of why neither assimilation nor Cherokee independence could succeed in Jacksonian America.

Olio

Author: Tyehimba Jess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940696201

Category: Music

Page: 256

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With ambitious manipulations of poetic forms, Jess presents the sweat and story behind America s blues, worksongs and church hymns."

Stakes Is High

Race, Faith, and Hope for America

Author: Michael W. Waters

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827235429

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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What happens when a people can take no more injustice rained down upon their sons and daughters? When each new travesty echoes the cries of ancestors killed for the color of their skin? How do a people rediscover hope? And how do they use that new-found hope as momentum and strength for change? In his powerful new book Stakes Is High, pastor, activist, and community leader Michael W. Waters blends hip-hop lyricism and social justice leadership, creating an urgent voice demanding that America listen to the suffering if it hopes to redeem its soul. Weaving stories from centuries of persecution against the backdrop of today's urban prophets on the radio and in the streets, Waters speaks on behalf of an awakened generation raging against racism - yet fueled by the promise of a just future. Through the pain and hard but holy work, you will hear the call to join the faithful struggle for racial justice.