Meet Me in Buenos Aires

Author: Marlene Hobsbawm

Publisher: Muswell Press

ISBN: 1916129218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 6429

An intensely personal and revealing biography of life with one of the 20th Century’s most influential intellectuals. A rich and fascinating life ,from pre-war Vienna via an émigré childhood in the UK and on to Italy, the Congo and the US.

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471132129

Category: Fiction

Page: 610

View: 6778

An extraordinary tale of love, desire and forgiveness from the number one bestselling author of Songs of love and War. Sofia Solanas grows up on a beautiful ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa. In a world of old-fashioned values, she carves out a place as a rebellious and passionate young woman. But eventually, her stubborn nature leads her to trouble … When Sofia’s mother Anna discovers that Sofia has embarked on a forbidden love affair, she must act in order to save the family from shame. She sends Sofia to Europe – away from her friends and family and the man Sofia loves. But then, more than twenty years later, a family tragedy calls Sofia home, and she must discover if her passion still lives on …

Springtime in a Broken Mirror

Author: Mario Benedetti

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241302633

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 748

Santiago is trapped. Taken political prisoner in Montevideo after a brutal military coup, he can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires, but her grandpa and mother - Santiago's beautiful, careworn wife, Graciela - struggle to adjust to a life in exile. Graciela fights to retain the fiery passion that suffused her marriage, her politics, her whole life, as day by day Santiago edges closer to freedom. But Santiago's rakish, reckless best friend is a constant, brooding presence in the exiles' lives, and Graciela finds herself drawn irresistibly towards him. A lucid, heart-wrenching saga of a family torn apart by the forces of history, Springtime in a Broken Mirror tells with tenderness and fury of the indelible imprint politics leaves on individual lives. Generous and unflinching, it asks whether the broken bonds of family and history can ever truly be mended.

Memoirs of a Melanin Sojourner

Author: Kenneth A. Hordge Sr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481718118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 3539

Memoirs of a Melanin Sojourner (Curiosity and Courage) is about the journey of an African American born male who grows up with an extraordinary curiosity about life and his place in it. At first the curiosities are general, but soon graduate to a strong desire for an answer to the ultimate question; what is the meaning of life? The search takes him around the world, exploring various cultures, religions, and societies along with that of his own. His experiences through over a half a century of living have brought him to a conclusion about the answer, and his role here on earth. This is the authors second published book and the completion of a goal to publish his life experiences. Through each chapter, you will read about experiences that show the authors failures, weaknesses, and misgivings, as well as his curiosity, courage, and strength. It is the authors hope that the lessons hes learned will help others who are seeking answers to lifes questions and curiosities, by finding the courage to handle lifes challenges.


Author: Allan Topol

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 161417136X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3857

Someone has been manipulating the past record of Senator Boyd, the leading presidential candidate. Or are they only exposing a dark secret he tried to bury? In her search for the truth, Taylor Ferrari, the senator's sensuous campaign manager, is joined by C. J. Cady, a determined United States prosecutor. Taylor and C. J. are forced to confront the twin demons of corruption in Washington and the threat of renewed Japanese militarism. The stakes rise when both of their lives are suddenly on the line while they struggle to resist a romantic turn in their relationship.

Beyond the Pampas

Author: Imogen Herrad

Publisher: Seren

ISBN: 1854116096

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 4459

Beyond the Pampas is an exploration of the lives of the descendents of nineteenth century Welsh settlers in Argentina. Herrad discovers a fascinating melding of Welsh and Spanish language cultures through which she explores the nature of heritage and identity. Her expectations are further challenged by the plight of Patagonia's indigenous peoples - the Tehuelche and Mapuche - with the land-related cultures and oppression by European settlers. This is an additional prism through which to view history, as is the difference Herrad discovers between metropolitan Buenos Aires and the rural hinterland. And the whole is underpinned by Herrad's personal journey of self-discovery, from an abusive childhood in Germany to acceptance in the communities of Wales and Patagonia. Herrad's openness to new experience and her wonder at the natural world result in a rich and evocative depiction of the exotic places in which she finds herself, from camping under the stars in the Andes to whale-watching on the Atlantic coast, and from the Welsh-speaking tea rooms of Chubut to the museums of lost Indian peoples.

Far South

Author: David Enrique Spellman

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847657729

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6367

Gerardo Fischer is missing. Can you help? Theater director Gerardo Fischer has vanished from the Argentinian artists' colony where he was rehearsing a pioneering new work. No note. No warning. No trace. His colleagues are frightened for him, so they call in Juan Manuel Prez, an ex-cop, now private investigator. Far South is Prez's casebook, compiled as he searches for Fischer. Read the book. Follow the links and QR codes to access short films, audio recordings and YouTube videos. Trust no-one. Question everything. Be a part of the mystery.

The HIV-Negative Gay Man

Author: Steven Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317994647

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 146

View: 9216

In The HIV-Negative Gay Man: Developing Strategies for Survival and Emotional Well-Being, you’ll get instant access to some of the most recent information on the market today about remaining HIV-negative. You’ll come in contact with a wealth of information concerning the psychosocial and psychosexual needs of HIV-negative gay men and discover strategies for staying uninfected and cultivating a meaningful way of life in the face of HIV/AIDS. Compiled by both professionals and peers, The HIV-Negative Gay Man goes to the front-lines of HIV prevention to help you understand the most beneficial and dependable ways of preserving the value of life and living it to the fullest. Radically reshaping and rehumanizing traditional HIV prevention efforts, these updated and personalized approaches will give you many individual strategies for survival in a world in which the link between sex and survival has been turned upside-down. You’ll find new ways to expand and enrich your own coping repertoire as you explore these topics: how the HIV-negative gay man’s complex emotional reactions change what peer groups can do when creating and experimenting with new identities and roles when group work needs to be short-term or long-term why a sex life vocabulary needs to be built where Latino Men can learn critical thinking about internalized homophobia and transgression survival mechanisms changing attitudes as a result of the development of protease inhibitors and new drug therapies in HIV prevention In The HIV-Negative Gay Man, you’ll find that the road to survival is a long one but a road that can be travelled and enjoyed if the right strategies are applied. This book is a “road map” for survival. In it, you’ll meet many brave professionals who are currently fighting on the front lines of HIV prevention and coming forward to share their own personal stories of survival. In turn, you’ll learn from them and eventually tell your own survival story to someone else along the way.

Tell Me Who I Am

Author: Julia Navarro

Publisher: PLAZA & JANÉS

ISBN: 8401343062

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2095

A journalist receives a proposal to investigate the eventful life of his great-grandmother, about whom all that is known is that she fled Spain, abandoning her husband and child, shortly before the Civil War broke out. The memoir of an entire century, this novel adds a new, original chapter to Julia Navarro's best-selling career. Tell Me Who I Am surprises and enchants with a captivating and heartrending story. This is a novel about memory and identity with an exceptionally well-drawn and unforgettable literary character: a woman who throughout her extraordinary life was able to achieve the highly difficult feat of knowing herself. A victim of her mistakes, aware of her guilt, frightened by her traumas, she is above all an anti-heroine, a flesh-and-blood woman who always acts according to her principles, facing up to every challenge and making errors for which she will never fully pay. A woman who decided that she couldn't be neutral in this life. Navarro's most personal novel surprises for its melodrama and the raw emotions transmitted by many of its stories. It is filled with pure adventure, introspection and political chronicle. From the tumultuous years of the Second Spanish Republic to the fall of the Berlin Wall, including World War II and the Cold War, these pages are packed with intrigue, emotion, politics, espionage, love, betrayal and settings like Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Moscow, London, Berlin and Warsaw with brief stopovers in The Basque Country, Cairo, Athens, Lisbon and New York.

Untamed Spirit II

Author: Doris Maron

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450232787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1445

FIFTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD DORIS MARON SOLD EVERYTHING SHE OWNED, EXCEPT HER MOTORCYCLE AND A FEW PERSONAL BELONGINGS, TO LIVE A DREAM. On August 4, 2001, Maron left Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on her 750cc Honda Magna to begin her journey around the world. During the next two years and eleven months, she traveled into forty four countries on six continents. Maron’s first book, Untamed Spirit, describes the first nineteen months of her journey. This second book chronicles the second half of her journey, beginning March 4, 2003, in Nepal. From there she traveled to China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America, finally completing her tour on June 30, 2004. Traveling mostly solo, she faced fears, doubts, and loneliness, but she gained a wealth of education that cannot be obtained from a textbook—making lasting friendships around the globe, experiencing other cultures, and satisfying her passion to see the world. Untamed Spirit II continues the story of Maron’s experiences traveling as a lone woman into countries around the globe. It’s a story of adventure and challenge—and of living a dream.