Paper Wife: A Novel

Paper Wife: A

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world.Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling’s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband’s first wife—a paper wife.On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she’s met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe.Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn’t know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan’s life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family—even if it’s built on a paper foundation?

  • ASIN: B07CGWQMHT

FAKE PAPERS: Survival Lessons from Grandma's Escape

FAKE PAPERS: Survival Lessons from Grandma's

FAKE PAPERS: Survival Lessons from Grandma’s Escape FAKE PAPERS is a real-life escape story about a Holocaust survivor, who passes on survival lessons to her grandson, a documentary filmmaker working in war zones like Afghanistan.Letty is waiting to die. She is 90 years old and eaten by regret. She once told her story of survival to her grandson to help him through a tragedy when he was a child. Now in his thirties, he rushes to learn the details of her story before it disappears, because in it are answers to questions that have haunted his life.When World War II began, seventeen-year-old Letty from a rigid Orthodox Jewish family in Belgium is trapped in a resort nestled in the French Pyrenees with her mother and two sisters. Her oldest sister disowns the family to save herself as her mother’s distress turns into violent panic attacks. Ahead of Letty lay razzias, the French police round-ups of Jews, Nazi aircraft, young love, and uncertainty about who to trust or where to go in a country hell-bent on capturing her. Now her family’s fate, whether triumph or catastrophe, hinges on Letty’s escape plan. At its core, FAKE PAPERS is about a girl coming of age in a time of brutal intolerance and how it shapes her relationship with her grandson years later, addressing identity, a...

  • ASIN: B07QV44SFL

The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context: American State Papers, Petitions, Proclamations & Letters of the Delegates to the First National Congress

The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context: American

For over a century scholars have analyzed and interpreted the meaning and context of the Declaration of Independence in myriad ways. As Barry Alan Shain points out, “Intellectual historians and political theorists have made every effort to make the Declaration’s theoretically rich second paragraph the foundation of all manner of American political thought and creeds. . . . There are, a minimum, seven competing schools of interpretation.”   The documents presented in this edition help in understanding the Declaration and the Revolutionary War against the backdrop provided by the hundreds of continental-level congressional state papers––declarations,  petitions, resolutions, and proclamations––and the debates and correspondence of those in  attendance at the first national congresses.  Barry Alan Shain is professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Colgate University. He is the author of The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American Political Thought and the editor of The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond. He also contributed to Liberty Fund’s collection of secondary writings, titled Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century.

  • ASIN: 0865978891

Classic Fairy Tales Paper Dolls in Historical Fashions

Classic Fairy Tales Paper Dolls in Historical

Classic fairy tales are presented in historical fashions by famed artist and fashion historian Brenda Sneathen Mattox. She has reimagined eight beloved fairy tales and transported them into many different periods, each with timely costumes. The Frog Prince is retold in glamorous 1930s fashion. The Little Mermaid is a fishy flapper and Snow White is transformed into a hoop-skirted Antebellum belle. The Tinderbox is retold in early Victorian Style while The Golden Bird reflects the glorious Gay '90s. Rapunzel turns back the clock to the late Victorian era, but Sleeping Beauty wakes up today with her prince in blue jeans. With this unique collection, these classic fairy tales will live happily ever after in the collections of paper doll enthusiasts.

  • ASIN: 1935223976

Southern Historical Society Papers. Paroles Of The Army Of Northern Virginia: R. E. Lee, Gen., C.S.A., Commanding, Surrendered At Appomattox C. H., ... U. S. Grant, Commanding Armies Of The U. S.

Southern Historical Society Papers. Paroles Of The Army

Published in 1887, this is Volume 15 of the Southern Historical Society Papers, which gives the names of all Confederate military units and names of men in the Army of Northern Virginia, who surrendered and received paroles at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.

  • ASIN: 1477697446

The Cowboy's Bride Collection: 9 Historical Romances Form on Old West Ranches

The Cowboy's Bride Collection: 9 Historical Romances Form

Ride onto the open range alongside cowboys and cowgirls who embrace the adventures of living in the Old West from Kansas to New Mexico, Colorado to Texas. Whether rounding up cattle or mustangs, training horses, fending off outlaws, weathering storms, competing in rodeos, or surviving drought these cowboys work hard each day. But when hardheaded men have their weaknesses exposed by well-meaning women will they stampede away or will a lasting love develop? Find out in this exciting collection of nine historical romances.

  • Brand: Barbour Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 1634095251

The Glenister Papers (The Rannoch Fraser Mysteries Book 17)

The Glenister Papers (The Rannoch Fraser Mysteries Book

Every spy has a past. But Mélanie Suzanne Rannoch is not prepared to meet her husband Malcolm’s past literally walking towards them across a candlelit Mayfair ballroom in the person of brilliant, stunning Katelina Ashford, Malcolm’s first love. Nor is she prepared to find that Kitty is a former agent herself, who has come to London seeking Malcolm’s help. Mélanie, who misses her own past as a spy, always relishes the intrigue of espionage. But even as Kitty’s secret mission unsettles London society, it leaves Mélanie questioning her own assumptions about the man whose name and bed she has shared for seven years.The quest that has brought Kitty to London began in Spain in the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars, but it stretches into some of Britain’s most powerful families. From the gritty bustle of Bow Street to the scandalous grottos of Vauxhall, the Rannochs find themselves involved in a search for a mysterious operative known as the Goshawk, a painting that holds the key to unraveling a long-buried secret history, and a fiendishly clever killer working very much in the present. But even as they try to keep the revelations from overturning vital alliances and smashing the lives of their closest friends, Mélanie and Malcolm discover the greatest danger may be to their o...

  • ASIN: B07PHLG8GY

BanKhok 4 Antiqued Parchment Paper US Historical Documents - The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and The Gettysburg Address

BanKhok 4 Antiqued Parchment Paper US Historical Documents

4 Antiqued Parchment Paper US Historical Documents - The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, The Bill Of Rights, and the Gettysburg Address. Declaration of Independence Approx. 14 x 16 inches, Constitution Approx. 12 x 19 inches, Bill of Rights Approx. 14 x 16 inches, Gettysburg address Approx. 11 x 14. This set is a replica set of the original documents.

  • Brand: BanKhok
  • ASIN: B013GISKJ0
  • UPC: 885868906578

SOUTHERN Historical Society Papers CD-Rom

SOUTHERN Historical Society Papers

This 52 volume set was produced by the Historical Society in the late 1880's and early 1900's. This is the Civil War from the Southern Point of view. ** A Southern perspective on the War Between the States, Reconstruction & the years through the turn of the century ** Many articles written by battle-seasoned Leaders ** Read General Longstreet’s articles on the Battles of Gettysburg ** Read the Southern account of Andersonville ** Roster of soldiers at the surrender at Appomatox ** Large number of Names mentioned throughout ** Entirely unique reference set To use this Cd-Rom you need any version of Windows and at least a 16 speed Cd Reader or a DVD reader. The data on this Cd-Rom can be read, searched, printed, and you can even copy/paste data to a word processor.

  • ASIN: 0763900842

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 1)

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book

“Charlie is a vibrant writer with an excellent voice and great world building. I thoroughly enjoyed the Paper Magician.” —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark ...

  • Brand: 47North
  • ASIN: B00HVF7OL0
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