Torn from the Nest

Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199770380

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

Torn Ear

Author: Geoffrey Malone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444909363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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The wind carried the scent of blood far into the night, while the vixen still pawed at the broken little bodies on the pile of earth. But Torn Ear survives the game-keeper's attack. Slowly his mother introduces him to the fox's world - the skills of hunting and how to avoid danger. Then he is on his own. Until he meets Velvet, and they have cubs of their own. But again man intervenes, and his favourite cub is threatened. Torn Ear must rescue her, but will he escape the clutches of the game-keeper this time?


Author: Jud Wilhite

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601423039

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When Every Why Goes Unanswered When our world comes crashing down, it does more than steal our peace. Something inside us tears. We feel broken, stranded—torn. We naturally ask the question “Why?” when we’re hurting. But as pastor Jud Wilhite turned to the Bible in his own pain, he was surprised to discover that another question matters more: “Who?” Who is worthy of our trust when our trust when our lives are in pieces? You may be experiencing a time of such darkness that you wonder if you will ever find “normal” again or look toward the future with hope. In Torn, Jud explores your questions as well as God’s answers—and God’s mysteries. With a pastor’s heart, he looks with you at practical ways to fight for joy, deal with anger and depression, and make the million tiny decisions that add up to a life committed to God, even when your heart is broken. It’s not about having better arguments for the purpose behind our suffering. It’s about our relationship with God—a relationship that can flourish even when our whys go unanswered.

Torn Between Two Cultures

Author: Maryam Qudrat Aseel

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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The clash between two cultures led a young Maryam through an identity crisis that was resolved only as she rediscovered her religious and cultural roots, became increasingly active in the Afghan and Muslim communities, and resolved to bridge the gap between her two dueling cultures. The resolution she has achieved in her own life serves as a paradigm to the larger issue of East-West relations and our future together.


Author: Nathaniel Martello-White

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147429264X

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Where you standing? I say where you standing on this? You think it happened or you don't think it happened? Generations of secrets have broken the Brook family. Siblings split-up, traded-off, treated differently. Angel, the youngest, has called a family meeting to sift through the wreckage. And she's not leaving until they've confronted the truth about how and why her family failed her. Torn by British playwright and actor Nathaniel Martello-White was published to coincide with its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs on 7 September 2016.

Torn in the New Sa

Author: Bronwyn McIntosh


ISBN: 0578062399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 406

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"And I, I will always be split in two - did I make the right decision? And, being torn, I will always have a life which straddles the ocean - a foot on each continent. I will never be completely whole again." In 2004, Bronwyn McIntosh wrote an article about her reasons for leaving South Africa. The unexpected spate of emails that followed was exacerbated by President Mbeki's public criticism of the article. After five years of ongoing correspondence with a wide range of people, Bronwyn wrote a book about her journey to becoming an expatriate. In it she also shares the stories, emotions, experiences and opinions of her numerous correspondents. A few stories are amusing; most are poignant; some are not for the faint-hearted.

The Torn Book

Author: Jason Allen Snart

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575911090

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 213

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"The Torn Book: UnReading William Blake's Marginalia argues for the connection between British poet and painter William Blake's marginalia (the annotations he made in the volumes he owned and borrowed) and the role that often multivalent symbols like pens, writers, readers, and books play throughout his art." "The Torn Book pays particular attention to original Blake items, including the various annotated volumes housed at the Huntington Library, Houghton Library, Cambridge's University Library and Wren Library, Dr. Williams's Library, and the British Library, among others."--BOOK JACKET.


Author: Susan Joyner-Stumpf


ISBN: 0359292011

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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Are You Torn Between 2 Lovers?

Author: Adebola T. Odukoya


ISBN: 0557031028


Page: 133

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This Book covers psychological problems facing members and administrators of Churches that seem to tear the congregation apart. But these problems can be resolved when we allow the gifts given by the Holy Spirit to work among the congregation. The Church will grow tremendously. Such gifts include Administration, Skilled Crafts, Artistry, Exhortation, Giving, and Discernment. But each person must find out what his or her gift (gifts) and put it or them to good use.

Torn (Life Tree - Master Trooper) Book 1

Author: Alexa Kim

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3739683074

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

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First part of the German Master Trooper series now in English!!! emAnno 2354. Earth's government had a breakthrough in their top secret research project Life Tree. They've created perfect soldiers whose abilities exceed scientists' expectations, thanks to the predator sequence in their DNA. Now project Life Tree is entering phase two, genetic reproduction of the Master Trooper. Betrayed by her boyfriend and sentenced to penal servitude for drug possession, Larona finds herself among several other women en route to the convict colony on Mars. Turns out it's not Mars they land on, but planet Terra Alpha, where the women are to be part of a research project. There, Larona is chosen for program INBREED – she's to bear the child of a Master Trooper. Her body is no longer hers, but a possession of Life Tree. Upon meeting Torn, who seems to have no qualms about carrying out Life Tree's orders, Larona is absolutely desperate... Torn has proven himself as above-average in combat and every test. That's why he was chosen for program INBREED – to pass on his genes – a task others envy him for because it means luxury in between tours: vacation time, good food, and clean women. Torn never had any reason to doubt Life Tree, and especially INBREED is a duty he enjoys. To him, women just serve to satisfy a bodily need... but it's different with Larona. When she tries to kill herself, Torn starts to question Life Tree. Because he's developing feelings for Larona that he, as a Master Trooper, isn't even supposed to have...