Chopsticks for My Noodle Soup

Chopsticks for My Noodle Soup Author Susan E. Goodman
ISBN-10 0761315527
Release 2000
Pages 31
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A photographic record of a five-year-old Connecticut girl's year in a remote village in eastern Malaysia.

Untangling My Chopsticks

Untangling My Chopsticks Author Victoria Abbott Riccardi
ISBN-10 9780307492401
Release 2008-12-18
Pages 304
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Two years out of college and with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria Riccardi left a boyfriend, a rent-controlled New York City apartment, and a plum job in advertising to move to Kyoto to study kaiseki, the exquisitely refined form of cooking that accompanies the formal Japanese tea ceremony. She arrived in Kyoto, a city she had dreamed about but never seen, with two bags, an open-ended plane ticket, and the ability to speak only sushi-bar Japanese. She left a year later, having learned the language, the art of kaiseki, and what was truly important to her. Through special introductions and personal favors, Victoria was able to attend one of Kyoto’s most prestigious tea schools, where this ago-old Japanese art has been preserved for generations and where she was taken under the wing of an American expatriate who became her mentor in the highly choreographed rituals of this extraordinary culinary discipline. During her year in Kyoto, Victoria explored the mysterious and rarefied world of tea kaiseki, living a life inaccessible to most foreigners. She also discovered the beguiling realm of modern-day Japanese food—the restaurants, specialty shops, and supermarkets. She participated in many fast-disappearing culinary customs, including making mochi (chewy rice cakes) by hand, a beloved family ritual barely surviving in a mechanized age. She celebrated the annual cleansing rites of New Year’s, donning an elaborate kimono and obi for a thirty-four-course extravaganza. She includes twenty-five recipes for favorite dishes she encountered, such as Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl, Japanese Beef and Vegetable Hotpot, and Green-Tea Cooked Salmon Over Rice. Untangling My Chopsticks is a sumptuous journey into the tastes, traditions, and exotic undercurrents of Japan. It is also a coming-of-age tale steeped in history and ancient customs, a thoughtful meditation on life, love, and learning in another land.

The House on Dream Street

The House on Dream Street Author Dana Sachs
ISBN-10 9781565128729
Release 2000-09-08
Pages 368
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Dana Sachs went to Hanoi when tourist visas began to be offered to Americans; she was young, hopeful, ready to immerse herself in Vietnamese culture. She moved in with a family and earned her keep by teaching English, and she soon found that it was impossible to blend into an Eastern culture without calling attention to her Americanness--particularly in a country where not long ago she would have been considered the enemy. But gradually, Vietnam turned out to be not only hospitable, but the home she couldn't leave. Sachs takes us through two years of eye-opening experiences: from her terrifying bicycle accidents on the busy streets of Hanoi to how she is begged to find a buyer for the remains of American "poes and meeas" (POWs and MIAs). The House on Dream Street is also the story of a community and the people who become inextricably, lovingly, a part of Sachs's life, whether it's her landlady who wonders why at twenty-nine she's not married, the children who giggle when she tries to speak the language, or Phai, the motorcycle mechanic she falls for. The House on Dream Street is both the story of a country on the cusp of change and of a woman learning to know her own heart.

Stepping Through

Stepping Through Author Attila Nemeti
ISBN-10 9781937520106
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 124
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This is a journey through nine countries of a young innocent globalized immigrant to find a new life and settle in the USA. An autobiography of different cultures, societies and people. This is not about good luck or good fortune but struggle to success. This story is about birth and death and rebirth, rising and falling like our breath, moment by moment. This story is about loneliness, homelessness, opportunity, uncertainty, drugs, prison-life and the American dream.

Reading the World with Picture Books

Reading the World with Picture Books Author Nancy J. Polette
ISBN-10 9781598845884
Release 2010-07-21
Pages 348
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This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities. • Features original booktalk activities and a bibliography of books from around the world that exceeds 400 titles, spanning over 70 countries • Each section begins with a list of the countries within that continent and provides basic information about the continent • Provides fun mnemonics to help young students remember countries and continents • Includes indexes by title, author, and illustrator


Down Author Mark Adam Kaplan
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 172
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15-year old Leon Mendoza has enough to worry about trying to stay in the eighth grade and out of lock up. With a depressed mother, a father in jail, and his homies worried that he'll turn snitch, Leon's only chance is to keep it together at school, and hope for a break from the judge. When he steps in to keep a younger kid from being bullied at school, he sets off a series of events that threatens to tear his chances of survival to pieces. Can a proactive P.O., a part time job, and the love of a decent girl be enough to turn Leon's luck and keep him out of lock up?

First They Killed My Father

First They Killed My Father Author Loung Ung
ISBN-10 9781780577524
Release 2012-11-02
Pages 304
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Soon to be a major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights and being cheeky to her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Loung's family fled their home and were eventually forced to disperse to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier while her brothers and sisters were sent to labour camps. The surviving siblings were only finally reunited after the Vietnamese penetrated Cambodia and started to destroy the Khmer Rouge. Bolstered by the bravery of one brother, the vision of the others and the gentle kindness of her sister, Loung forged on to create for herself a courageous new life. First They Killed My Father is an unforgettable book told through the voice of the young and fearless Loung. It is a shocking and tragic tale of a girl who was determined to survive despite the odds.

The Food Traveler s Handbook

The Food Traveler s Handbook Author Jodi Ettenberg
ISBN-10 9780987706164
Release 2012
Pages 132
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Part of the Traveler's Handbook series, The Food Traveler's Handbook provides a compelling argument for why it is important to use food as a lens through which you see the world. Using this handbook as a guide, you will learn how to eat safely in developing countries, source cheap but delicious streetside meals and discover how to make food a tool for understanding a new place and connecting to its local culture.

Death by Chopstick

Death by Chopstick Author Sherry Marie Gallagher
ISBN-10 9781447515975
Release 2012-08-04
Pages 289
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In the sequel to "Murder On The Rocks!" Felly leaves Ireland and revisits China. A freak accident in a plane crash sets off a cascade of experiences in the swiftly developing East, where so much has changed in the four years since her last stay. When a colleague dies in a suspicious chemistry lab fire, she realises that something is amiss in a country where the past has not quite merged with its dynamic future. Felly gets an insight into this age old culture while immersing herself in a setting of warm, humorous characters and their dark counterparts.

Lessons from a Broken Chopstick

Lessons from a Broken Chopstick Author Mary Anne Phemister
ISBN-10 9781934749623
Release 2009-09
Pages 160
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Phemister's father was resolute in his zeal to lead the lost people of China and later Vietnam, Cambodia, and Taiwan out of spiritual darkness. Was the cause really worth the emotional pain, suffering, and price that the author believes she, her siblings, as well as their submissive mother, paid for their father's intractable passion to witness for Christ overseas?

Feeding the Dragon

Feeding the Dragon Author Nate Tate
ISBN-10 9781449401115
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 289
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Presents a travelogue of nine Chinese locations with recipes for soups, poultry, meat, seafood, vegetables, tofu, noodles, rice, desserts, and more.

Down the Rat Hole

Down the Rat Hole Author Edith T. Mirante
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061245844
Release 2005
Pages 188
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This is a new memoir of the author's journeys among the brave indigenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions. This is an account of the author's journeys among the brave indigenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions. Erudite and obsessed with Burma's struggle for freedom, American artist/activist Mirante breaks laws and infiltrates borders on impassioned journeys of discovery that take her through China, India, Laos, and chaotic Bangladesh. Down the Rat Hole is a wild and exotic headlong plunge into a hidden

Good Chinese Wife

Good Chinese Wife Author Susan Blumberg-Kason
ISBN-10 9781402293351
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 352
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A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams. As they exchanged vows, Susan thought she'd stumbled into an exotic fairy tale, until she realized Cai—and his culture—where not what she thought. In her riveting memoir, Susan recounts her struggle to be the perfect traditional "Chinese" wife to her increasingly controlling and abusive husband. With keen insight and heart-wrenching candor, she confronts the hopes and hazards of intercultural marriage, including dismissing her own values and needs to save her relationship and protect her newborn son, Jake. But when Cai threatens to take Jake back to China for good, Susan must find the courage to stand up for herself, her son, and her future. Moving between rural China and the bustling cities of Hong Kong and San Francisco, Good Chinese Wife is an eye-opening look at marriage and family in contemporary China and America and an inspiring testament to the resilience of a mother's love—across any border.


Nu Author James J. Flannery
ISBN-10 9781440131936
Release 2009-03
Pages 248
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There are many misconceptions about Vietnam. There is much more to Vietnam than we have been told on the evening network news or by Hollywood. For our soldiers, Vietnam was a frightening, mysterious place after the sun set. This book will show a very different Vietnam, from the perspective of schoolteachers who lived on a farm in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. One common misconception of Vietnam was that the Viet Cong were all Communists. In truth, the Viet Cong were not "one big happy family of Communists," but were in as much disarray as the Saigon government. Some were indeed Communist, but others were Capitalist, and considered themselves "Nationalists." Some wanted to see North and South Vietnam united, and some wanted simply to rid themselves of a corrupt and tyrannical Saigon regime. This fact comes into sharp focus when Viet Cong Finance and Justice Minister, Truong Nhu Tang contacts Nu and Jim.

A Perfect Cover Mills Boon Silhouette

A Perfect Cover  Mills   Boon Silhouette Author Maureen Tan
ISBN-10 9781472091598
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 304
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Lacie Reed was the best agent to send to the Big Easy to catch a serial killer. Not just because of her stellar track record, but because the undercover operative looked exactly like the kind of woman this murderer might go for.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000114364254
Release 2001-12
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Book Review Digest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Book Review Digest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Book Review Digest book for free.

In Time Out of Place

In Time  Out of Place Author You Jin
ISBN-10 9789814615051
Release 2016-09-19
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Shortlisted for Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (English Non-Fiction) You Jin brings to her travel writing the same wit evident in her fiction. Whether she is trekking through the Amazon rainforest, exploring the caves of Granada with gypsy pickpockets, visiting a farm stay in Tasmania, or negotiating for a horsehair-lacquer cup in Myanmar, she is adept at weaving a whimsical incident into a compelling and amusing narrative. Her trademark spirited humour brings to life the vastness of the globe we inhabit, as well as more intimate encounters with the people she meets along the way.