Buy Me the Sky

Buy Me the Sky
Author : Xinran
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN 10 : 9781473503274
ISBN 13 : 1473503272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buy Me the Sky Book Description:

'Fast-paced and punchy ... accomplished' Independent With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet have often been brought up without any sense of responsibility. Within their families, they are revered as 'little emperors' and 'suns', although such cosseting can come at a high price: isolation, confusion and an inability to deal with life's challenges. From the businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase, to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, Xinran shows how these generations embody the hopes and fears of a great nation at a time of unprecedented change. It is a time of fragmentation, heart-breaking and inspiring in equal measure, in which capitalism vies with communism, the city with the countryside and Western opportunity with Eastern tradition. Through the fascinating stories of these only children, we catch a startling glimpse of the emerging face of China.

The Singer s Souvenir

The Singer s Souvenir
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 319
Release : 1854
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D009986236
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singer s Souvenir Book Description:

Race for the Sky

Race for the Sky
Author : Dan Gutman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 299
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0786264667
ISBN 13 : 9780786264667
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race for the Sky Book Description:

Ordered to practice his writing skills in the blank book his mother gave him, Johnny would rather go fishing and cannot think of anything important to write until two "dingbatters" from Ohio arrive and try to build a flying machine.

This Side of the Sky

This Side of the Sky
Author : James Barlow
Publisher :
Total Pages : 282
Release : 1964
ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B800462
ISBN 13 :
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This Side of the Sky Book Description:

Under sky Underground

Under sky  Underground
Author : Yiheng Zhao
Publisher :
Total Pages : 247
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 0948454164
ISBN 13 : 9780948454165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under sky Underground Book Description:

Under-Sky Underground offers a unique opportunity to read, in excellent English translations, a selection of fiction, poetry, prose and criticism by some of the best contemporary Chinese writers, bringing some of these authors to international attention for the first time. This is a book-length anthology of the best writing published in the Chinese literary quarterly Today since its relaunch in 1990. Includes a foreword by Jonathon Spence.

Sailors in the Sky

Sailors in the Sky
Author : Jack Sauter
Publisher : McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Total Pages : 307
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034546849
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sailors in the Sky Book Description:

For every bomber pilot in the Korean War, there were enlisted aircrewmen maintaining the aircraft and its equipment. One of those men was Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class Jack Sauter. AT2 Sauter was assigned to the USS Lake Champlain, part of Task Force 77. As an aircrewman, Sauter flew 21 early warning and anti-submarine (ASW) missions from the backseat of a Douglas Skyraider. When not flying, he maintained the equipment that protected his plane and its crew. This is an enlisted man's story of service in the Korean air war. There was the excitement of serving in a combat zone, but there was also the boredom and tedium with which to contend.

Beneath a Saffron Sky

Beneath a Saffron Sky
Author : Jackie Weger
Publisher :
Total Pages : 222
Release : 1985
ISBN 10 : 037325153X
ISBN 13 : 9780373251537
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath a Saffron Sky Book Description:

Beneath A Saffron Sk by Jackie Weger released on Feb 22, 1985 is available now for purchase.

More Than Half the Sky

More Than Half the Sky
Author : Liew Geok Leong
Publisher :
Total Pages : 344
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045610436
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than Half the Sky Book Description:

Six Kinds of Sky

Six Kinds of Sky
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher :
Total Pages : 146
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173009914327
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Kinds of Sky Book Description:

Offers a collection of six stories featuring Native American and Hispanic characters, set in various locations from Mexico City and Tijuana to the Sioux nation in South Dakota.

Stealers Sky

Stealers  Sky
Author : Robert Asprin
Publisher :
Total Pages : 240
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : 0441806120
ISBN 13 : 9780441806126
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealers Sky Book Description:

As the clouds of war once again gather over Sanctuary, the warriors prepare for battle while the thieves await a great dust storm that will prevent their thefts from being noticed