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The Heat Islands

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Marine biologist and former secret operative Doc Ford is lazily poling his skiff along Southwest Florida's flat copper sea in search of sea anemones, when he runs into the body of the most hated man on Sanibel Island-Marvin Rios.
And when the Island's simplest and sweetest resident is arrested for the murder Doc heads straight into the heart of the sunshine state's dark side-to save his friend from being framed, and to save Sanibel Island from a rising tide of land-grab schemes, blood money and violence.


Asian/pacific Islander American Women

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Asian/Pacific Islander American Women is the first collection devoted to the historical study of A/PI women's diverse experiences in America. Covering a broad terrain from pre-large scale Asian emigration and Hawaii in its pre-Western contact period to the continental United States, the Philippines, and Guam at the end of the twentieth century, the text views women as historical subjects actively negotiating complex hierarchies of power.

The volume presents new findings about a range of groups, including recent immigrants to the U.S. and understudied communities. Comprised of original new work, it includes chapters on women who are Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian, South Asian, and Vietnamese Americans. It addresses a wide range of women's experiences-as immigrants, military brides, refugees, American born, lesbians, workers, mothers, beauty contestants, and community activists. There are also pieces on historiography and methodology, and bibliographic and video documentary resources.

This groundbreaking anthology is an important addition to the scholarship in Asian/Pacific American studies, ethnic studies, American studies, women's studies, and U.S. history, and is a valuable resource for scholars and students.

Contributors include: Xiaolan Bao, Sucheng Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Vivian Loyola Dames, Jennifer Gee, Madhulika S. Khandelwal, Lili M. Kim, Nancy In Kyung Kim, Erika Lee, Shirley Jennifer Lim, Valerie Matsumoto, Sucheta Mazumdar, Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor, Trinity A. Ordona, Rhacel Salazar ParreAAas, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Charlene Tung, Kathleen Uno, Linda Trinh VAA, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ji-Yeon Yuh, and Judy Yung.


Dark Island

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What is Tanathos, and why will a mysterious cult kill to find it? Armed with the remnant of a burned map, Colleen Garman is in the Dutch East Indies, trying to solve the mystery of Tanathos. But the South Pacific in the 1920s is a dangerous place, and the cult is hot on her heels.From a rooftop chase in Java to a showdown in the jungle on an isolated island, she's fighting for her life and trying to stay one step ahead of the cult. The stakes have never been higher. The cult wants to open a portal and let a mad ancient god loose in the world. And Colleen knows the danger is real. The malevolent god has started invading her mind...Isolated and betrayed, faced with murder and mayhem, Colleen is in the fight of her life. She will need every scrap of courage, every shred of ingenuity, every steam-powered gadget she can devise, if she is ever going to make it off of Dark Island with her life - and her soul.


A Southern Boy's Meanderings

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We Southern guys love the ladies and we love to eat and to watch the world go by. Sometimes we love the Southern climate, sometimes that climate scares hell out of us. And there's the flora and fauna of the South , so no, we can't forget the blooms and critters and there are a few of 'em scattered in the poems in this little book In all 34 poems reflect what I, and I believe other Southerners, love and are good for us fill these few pages. The poems are my stuff, written by a guy and sometimes a naughty word creeps in. All of the poems have a Southern flavor. I'm truly hoping not only the guys but the ladies will like my stuff. The ladies may skip the naughty words. Or, they may enjoy them. Some of these poems were previously published and a few were also reprinted in Quiction where I was a weekly contributor. Poem titles and the publications where my work were originally found are as follows. Hummingbird, Cardinal, Snowy Egret, Circles and Cycles, A Benign Blue Sky, Lowcountry Threads, Fishin' In The Gulf Stream, and Southern Boy were first published in Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Outside My Door, Another Skin and A Seafood Boil were in Southern Hum. Separation and Reunion and Stuff Makes Me Cold, Me and Myself Again, and A Frogmore Stew were in Gator Springs Gazette. Bogalusa Blues, On the Corner of Religion and Jazz, Wanderlust, and Cajun Solution were first published in Quiction. Vile Beauties was in Cellar Door. Louisiana first appeared in Flush Fiction Magazine. The remaining poems are published here for the first time.


A Marsh Island.by

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Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 - June 24, 1909) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism Jewett's family had been residents of New England for many generations, and Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine.Her father was a doctor, and Jewett often accompanied him on his rounds, becoming acquainted with the sights and sounds of her native land and its people. As treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that developed in early childhood, Jewett was sent on frequent walks and through them also developed a love of nature. In later life, Jewett often visited Boston, where she was acquainted with many of the most influential literary figures of her day; but she always returned to South Berwick, small seaports near which were the inspiration for the towns of "Deephaven" and "Dunnet Landing" in her stories. Jewett was educated at Miss Olive Rayne's school and then at Berwick Academy, graduating in 1866.She supplemented her education through an extensive family library. Jewett was "never overtly religious," but after she joined the Episcopal church in 1871, she explored less conventional religious ideas. For example, her friendship with Harvard law professor Theophilus Parsons stimulated an interest in the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and theologian, who believed that the Divine "was present in innumerable, joined forms - a concept underlying Jewett's belief in individual responsibility



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