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Fireflies in Manhattan

Author : Umar Kayam
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Born in Ngawi, East Java, in 1932, Umar Kayam obtained his masters degree from New York University and his doctoral degree from Cornell University. It was there, in New York, where he began to hone his literary skills. The publication of his first collection of short stories, A Thousand Fireflies in Manhattan, in 1972, gained him national fame as a short story writer. The light and semi-ironic tone of Kayam's "New York stories," in which the author viewed an archetypal cast of New York characters through the lens of a nai ve Indonesian outsider vanished completely in the next phase of the author's career when he dealt with the impact of the incarceration and killings of hundreds of thousands of Communists or alleged Communists that took place after the rise of Soeharto's militaristic regime. Kayam's highly nuanced portraits of the innocent victims of "1965" again earned him critical acclaim. Kayam was a regular contributor to the literary column of "Kompas," the nation's largest newspaper, and during the third and final stage of the author's literary career, it became an almost annual event for him to contribute a story about Lebaran, the holiday that marks the end of the Muslim month of fasting, a time when millions of Indonesians who have moved from the communities where they were born attempt against numerous odds to return home. The stories produced by Kayam during the three stages of his literary career vary greatly in subject matter and tone. What binds them together is that in each and every one, one hears is the voice of the common man.

From Surabaya to Armageddon

Author : Harry Aveling
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Old Truths New Revelations

Author : K. K. Seet
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Collection of prizewinning short stories written by authors from ASEAN member countries. Produced in association with the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information.

Tenggara

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Solidarity

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Bali

Author : Urs Ramseyer
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The Firefly with No Glow

Author : Rebecca Smallberg
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This Step 2 reader celebrates a firefly with no light, and how his unique lack of glow is just what's needed to save the day. Luke is a firefly with one tiny difference from his friends--he doesn't glow! He enjoys playing with his friends in their garden home, but then, they get trapped by a little boy looking for fireflies. Using his unique lack of light and a little teamwork, Luke is able to free all of his friends from the jar. This story shows kids that each of us is unique and has a special gift to share with the world. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Manhattan Sonnet

Author : John H. McGlynn
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Dancing With Fireflies

Author : Ernestine D. Harris
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An intriguing novel focusing on childhood sexual abuse and the value of nurturing relationships to overcome the aftermath.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ADAPTED INTO A FEATURE FILM WITH TOM HANKS From the critically acclaimed author of Here I Am, Everything is Illuminated and We are the Weather - a heartrending and unforgettable novel set in the aftermath of the 9/11 'Utterly engaging, hugely involving, tragic, funny and intensely moving... A heartbreaker' Spectator 'The most incredible fictional nine-year-old ever created... a funny, heart-rending portrayal of a child coping with disaster. It will have you biting back the tears' Glamour 'Pulsates with dazzling ideas' Times Literary Supplement 'It's a miracle... So impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving' Baltimore Sun 'Jonathan Safran Foer is a writer of considerable brilliance' Observer In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key... The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open? So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father?

Chasing Fireflies

Author : Imogen Rose
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It’s that nothing age—too young to actually do anything but old enough to want to do everything. So, we wait, always chasing tomorrow. But sometimes, there is no tomorrow. That realization hit me hard, a real epiphany. I knew I had to do something to make it all worthwhile, and not just for myself. But also for her.

National Union Catalog

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The American Magazine

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The Manhattan Hunt Club

Author : John Saul
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The acknowledged master of psychological suspense and heart-stopping terror, New York Times bestselling author John Saul now invites you to descend to chilling new depths of darkness--and discover a secret, savage world that exists beneath our very feet. The promising future of New York City college student Jeff Converse has suddenly been shattered by a nightmarish turn of events. Falsely convicted of a brutal crime, Jeff sees his life vanishing before his eyes. But someone has other plans for Jeff, in a far deadlier place than any penitentiary. He finds himself beneath the teeming streets of Manhattan, in a hidden landscape of twisting tunnels and forgotten subterranean chambers. Here, an invisible population of the homeless, the desperate, and the mad has carved out its own shadow society. But they are not alone. The pitch-dark tunnels and abandoned subway stations are haunted by the unmistakable sounds of predators in search of game. Someone has made this forsaken civilization beneath the city a private killing ground . . . and the hunt is on. Trapped in a treacherous underground maze, cut off at every turn by ragged gangs of sinister "gamekeepers," and stalked relentlessly by unseen hunters, Jeff faces overwhelming odds in the race to reach salvation and elude capture. With no weapon but his wits, and an unimaginable threat lurking around every dark corner, Jeff must somehow move heaven and earth to escape from a living hell. The Manhattan Hunt Club is the most thrilling and suspenseful novel yet from the ingenious mind of John Saul.

On Motherhood Fireflies to First Dates

Author : Melinda L. Wentzel
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On Motherhood: Fireflies to First Dates offers a collection of memorable essays on parenthood written by a seasoned humor/slice-of-life columnist and mom of three. Within its pages, author Melinda L. Wentzel candidly shares what the journey has taught her: that it is the harvest of tiny moments that matters most and that extraordinary often lives deep within the ordinary. Filled with warmth, wit and wonder and colorful, descriptive details, this is a compilation of Wentzel’s previously published articles. Praise for On Motherhood: Fireflies to First Dates I love Planet Mom ... it’s where we all live. —Lisa Novotny, Pennsylvania [Planet Mom], I have read and enjoyed your column for years. It just really hits home for me. It’s what all moms are thinking and feeling and dealing with on a daily basis. I love how straightforward and honest you are about the ups and downs and everything in between, and you make even the most boring everyday stuff hilarious! It helps us moms to know we’re not the only ones! —Sharon Steinbacher, Cogan Station, PA [Planet Mom], I love your easy humor. I was a huge bookworm growing up and went through a huge Erma Bombeck phase. You channel her for me. —Susan Weissman, Author, Feeding Eden, New York, New York Parenting is an unbounded experience spanning years, a million different moments encompassing unique challenges and providing unexpected gifts. No one knows this better than Melinda Wentzel, aka Planet Mom, whose touching essays illuminate so many of these experiences. —Garrett “Neanderdad” Rice, Author, Neanderdad, San Mateo, California I love the passion with which you write ... and share your personal journey. —Jodi Moore, Author, When a Dragon Moves In, When a Dragon Moves In Again and I Love My Dragon

The Manhattan

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Fireflies

Author : Donja R. Love
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Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia’s fierce speechwriting is the true force behind her charismatic husband, Charles, and his successful Movement, galvanizing people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles’ marriage is threatened—as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that “this world ain’t no place to raise a colored child.”

Journal of Croatian Studies

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Catching Fireflies

Author : Tony Rocca
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In the tradition of Peter Mayle and Carol Drinkwater.

Manhattan Messiah

Author : Michael Guerra
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