Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime
  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781473635319
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WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZE The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him. Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away. A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as movi

It s Trevor Noah Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

It S Trevor Noah  Born A Crime
  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Categories : JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • ISBN : 9780525582168
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The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime
  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780399588181
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

Summary Analysis Of Born a Crime by Printright

Summary Analysis Of Born A Crime
  • Author : Printright
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  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
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  • ISBN : 9798676055219
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SYNOPSIS: Born a Crіmе (2016) is about Trеvоr Noah's сhіldhооd and adolescence in араrthеіd and роѕt-араrthеіd Sоuth Afrіса. A child оf mіxеd hеrіtаgе, Noah details the challenges hе fасеd аnd thе ресulіаrіtіеѕ thаt еxіѕtеd whеn hе wаѕ grоwіng uр. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Trevor Nоаh іѕ a wоrld-rеnоwnеd Sоuth African соmеdіаn, аѕ wеll аѕ a rаdіо and tеlеvіѕіоn hоѕt. He has bееn hоѕtіng the Dаіlу Shоw ѕіnсе September 2015, and has wоn numеrоuѕ рrіzеѕ, most recently the 2017 MTV Mоvіе & TV Awards fоr Best Host.DISCLAIMER: This book is a SUMMARY. It is meant to be a companion, not a replacement, to the original book. Please note that this summary is not authorized, licensed, approved, or endorsed by the author or publisher of the main book. The author of this summary is wholly responsible for the content of this summary and is not associated with the original author or publisher of the main book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, kindly search for the title in the search box.

The Skin We re In by Desmond Cole

The Skin We Re In
  • Author : Desmond Cole
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  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
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  • ISBN : 9780385686341
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In May 2015, the cover story of Toronto Life magazine shook Canada's largest city to its core. Desmond Cole's "The Skin I'm In" exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times Cole had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, went on to win a number of National Magazine Awards and catapulted its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis- the devastating effects of racist policing; the hopelessness produced by an education system that expects little of its black students and withholds from them the resources they need to succeed more fully; the heartbreak of those vulnerable before the child welfare system and those separated from their families by discriminatory immigration laws. Both Cole's activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We're In. Puncturing once and for all the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year-2017-in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when African refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, racial epithets used by a school board trustee, a six-year-old girl handcuffed at school. It was also a year of solidarity between Indigenous people and people of colour in Canada, a commitment forged in response to sesquicentennial celebrations that ignored the impact of violent conquest and genocide. The year also witnessed the profound personal and professional ramifications of Desmond Cole's unwavering determination to combat injustice. In April, Cole disrupted a Toronto police board meeting by calling for the destruction of all data collected through carding. Following the protest,

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

From The Ashes
  • Author : Jesse Thistle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781982101237
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*Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads *Finalist, High Plains Book Awards *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year *An Indigo Book of the Year *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can hel

Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

Saints And Misfits
  • Author : S. K. Ali
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9781481499248
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Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.

Born a Crime by Billionaire Mind Publishing

Born A Crime
  • Author : Billionaire Mind Publishing
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  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
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  • ISBN : 1542809711
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah - Book Summary - (With Bonus) Get the kindle version for free when you purchase the paperback version Today! Count your blessings every single day. Trevor Noah never had an easy life growing up. Growing up as the son of an illegal birth, Trevor had to be hidden away every time and his existence should never be known. Born a Crime is Trevor Noah's brave and inspiring journey towards adulthood as he was finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule. How did a boy who has been running and hiding away all his life manage to achieve such great success? "Often, people who can do, don't because they're afraid of what people that can't do will say about them doing" - Trevor Noah Born a Crime is a book of a mischievous boy's journey towards greatness. Filled with emotions, Born a Crime made it to become the #1 New York Times Bestseller. This inspirational and compelling story will never let you down. P.S. Feeling unmotivated and lost with your life? Harness the power of gratitude and realize how great your life already is with this book! The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Have this Book Delivered to Your Doorstep Right Away!!

All Good Children by Catherine Austen

All Good Children
  • Author : Catherine Austen
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781554698240
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Seventeen-year-old prankster Maxwell Connors tries to maintain his identity in a mid-twenty-first century world where the children of his elite corporate town of New Middletown are treated with a drug to turn them into obedient, well-mannered citizens.

Born a Crime Summarized for Busy People Stories from a South African Childhood by Goldmine Reads

Born A Crime   Summarized For Busy People  Stories From A South African Childhood
  • Author : Goldmine Reads
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-05-26
  • Categories : Humor
  • ISBN : 9781387836987
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The book, Born a Crime, tells the tale of a young mixed-race boy growing up in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It tells his story of overcoming difficulties he could possibly face with his strong, courageous, dedicated, and religion mother who was determined to take her son away from all the violence, poverty, and abuse that she, herself, faced. Every story within the overarching story of Trevor involves crises that are overwhelming, dangerous, and touching—with a touch of humor. From having to survive eating caterpillars for dinner, experiencing attempted kidnapping, to simply trying to work out how the world of dating in high school, Trevor shows the stories reflecting himself through wit and humor. He creates a tale entwining small sagas of trying to grow up as a fine man amidst a difficult and dangerous world, guided by his own sense of humor and his mother’s unconditional love.

Summary Analysis of Born a Crime by ZIP Reads

Summary   Analysis Of Born A Crime
  • Author : ZIP Reads
  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Categories : Social Science
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2VoYXyd Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime is the funny, moving, and insightful memoir of a young South African man, born during apartheid, and the struggles he faced as the child of a black mother and white father when interracial sex was against the law. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Hilarious and heartwarming stories from Trevor Noah's South African childhood - Personal lessons learned dealing with race, poverty, crime, family, and ambition - Editorial Review - Background on Trevor Noah About the Original Book: Trevor Noah’s bestselling memoir has been at the top of the charts since its release, and there is no question as to why. As a comedian, of course, the book is laced with humorous anecdotes of a rambunctious and disobedient child who never quite fit in. But at the heart of the book is the story of a boy who came from nothing, who was taught by his incredible mother that he could become anything, and who fearlessly carved out his own way in the world. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Born a Crime. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2VoYXyd to purchase a copy of the original book.

Pleasure and Pain by Chrissy Amphlett

Pleasure And Pain
  • Author : Chrissy Amphlett
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release Date : 2013-05-22
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780733625954
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Chrissy Amphlett is a true legend of Australian rock?n?roll. Here, the spellbinding performer who inspired and outraged as lead singer of the Divinyls tells her own amazing story. In this raw, gripping and searingly honest account, Chrissy spares no one ? least of all herself. She reveals how she formed the Divinyls and, with a unique voice, steely ambition and an outrageous stage act powered them to Australian and international stardom. Having battled alcohol, drugs and a million dollars worth of debt, Chrissy tells of her fight with MS and of finally finding peace with the love of her life in New York. Brave, sad, funny, ferocious, there's never been anyone like Chrissy Amphlett.

This Book Is Anti Racist by Tiffany Jewell

This Book Is Anti Racist
  • Author : Tiffany Jewell
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9780711245204
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Featured by Oprah's Book Club on the Anti-Racist Books for Young Adults list curated by bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson A USA TODAY Bestseller Recommended by The Guardian, Time, Grazia, The Telegraph, Express, and The Sun ‘This is one for you, your neighbour, the children in your lives and especially that ‘only slightly’ racist colleague… A guide to the history of racism and a blueprint for change’ —The Guardian Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. ‘In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist—we must be ANTI-RACIST.’ —Angela Davis Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper. Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses – using gender neutral words to honour everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy. After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity and racism, learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed, from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be 'civilized' to a generation of Caribbean immigrants once welcomed to the UK being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws. Find hope i

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Untitled by Trevor Noah

Untitled
  • Author : Trevor Noah
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  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
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  • ISBN : 0385692536
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A new memoir from the Daily Show host and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Born a Crime chronicling his rocky young adulthood, his adventures on the road and his rise to global stardom. As in his bestselling memoir Born a Crime, the story once again begins with Trevor trapped in a taxi, desperate to escape as the vehicle careens along, carrying him to certain doom. This time he's no longer nine but nineteen, and he's no longer a passenger in the taxi--he owns it. With all the same astute and comical observations, this new work follows his journey into adulthood--and international stardom--in a newly born nation. South Africa and Noah grew up together--both struggling with the responsibilities of their newfound independence, and both living in the long shadow of a towering parental figure. Noah's story unfolds in three acts: The first covers his stumbling, early twentysomething attempts to make a way in the world through a series of wildly dangerous odd jobs (collecting rent from the mob, joining a gun-toting taxi cabal) and even odder schemes (devoting hours a day to call-in sweepstakes, one of which would change his life). The second traces the arc of his career from the first, accidental open mic night to the zenith of South Africa stardom--with detours into playing a gangster on a South African soap opera and early comedy gigs on public buses. In the third act he finally leaves his South African nest and sees the world, from London to Latin America and eventually to America, South Africa's inverted doppelganger on matters of race, where a meeting with Jon Stewart changes his life. By turns hilarious, dramatic and deeply affecting, this is the story of a remarkably intelligent, observant, trouble-making and risk-taking young man discovering his own talent and place in the world--and a country struggling to do the same.

I ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy

I Ve Been Meaning To Tell You
  • Author : David Chariandy
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780771018084
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In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, acclaimed novelist David Chariandy's latest is an intimate and profoundly beautiful meditation on the politics of race today. When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask "what happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. David is the son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, and he draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experiences of growing up a visible minority within the land of one's birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for the future.

Healthy at Last by Eric Adams

Healthy At Last
  • Author : Eric Adams
  • Publisher : Hay House
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Categories : African Americans
  • ISBN : 9781401960568
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"Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral candidate Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. African Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in the U.S., with nearly half of all black adults suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. After Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, he learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million black people living with diabetes-and, according to his doctor, he would have it for the rest of his life. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. Like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he wanted to think about was eating healthfully. Fast food was easy, cheap, and comfortable. His diet followed him from the squad car to the state senate, and then to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it finally caught up with him"--

Natives by Akala,

Natives
  • Author : Akala,
  • Publisher : Two Roads
  • Release Date : 2018-05-17
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781473661240
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE | THE JHALAK PRIZE | THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD & LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 'This is the book I've been waiting for - for years. It's personal, historical, political, and it speaks to where we are now' Benjamin Zephaniah 'Powerful . . . The kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching' Afua Hirsch, Observer 'Part biography, part polemic, this powerful, wide-ranging study picks apart the British myth of meritocracy' David Olusoga, Guardian From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire. Natives is the searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala. 'Inspiring' Madani Younis, Guardian 'Lucid, wide-ranging' John Kerrigan, TLS 'A potent combination of autobiography and political history which holds up a mirror to contemporary Britain' Independent 'Trenchant and highly persuasive' Metro 'A history lesson of the kind you should get in school but don't' Stylist

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Winter Garden
  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781429938464
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Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes Kristin Hannah's powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner
  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-09-05
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781408824856
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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide