Erscheinungsdatum: 30.12.2015, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Dessert Garden, Autor: De Anda, Diane, Verlag: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: JUVENILE FICTION // People & Places // United States // Hispanic & Latino // Bezug zu Latino-Amerikanern // Kinder // Jugendliche: Sachbuch: Orte und Menschen, Rubrik: Kinder- // Jugendromane u. -erzählungen, Seiten: 24, Informationen: Booklet, Gewicht: 93 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Stephanie Banner is 20 years old the night Dakota Shane stands center stage while six bullets ring out through the stadium. Five deaths occur from those shots, although only four ever go on record. All four are women. It happens in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena. The show is a sellout. Twenty-two thousand seats gone in less than four hours. For the eight days leading up to the concert, a handful of disparate lives intertwine as their world unravels. Their sanity, their relationships, their work, their children, the law, and even death hangs in the balance. Among them are: the learning-disabled black kid from East St. Louis trying to move past having his little sister die in his arms when she and his Momma become collateral damage during a drive-by; the quick-witted black man who, after losing control of his car on his way to visit family in Portland, finds himself duct-taped to a chair, a hostage to a meth-addled lunatic wanted for a double homicide; the Latino son now desperately struggling to rise above his abusive father and help his mother and sister move on to a better life, while unable to let go of the tremendous guilt he bears over the fate of the other sister he once had; the slash-punk singer who manages to score her band the best gig of its career, only to learn she may not have a band left to play it; the Korean psychiatrist finally confronting how much of her life has slipped by her - how many years she lost - while focussing on far less important things; the ex-LAPD detective now working for the Portland PD finally facing the ghosts that still linger from the time of the Rodney King riots - a past that forced him to drag his family up out of LA; the bitter ex-wife of a disc jockey who still secretly listens to her ex-husband's midnight radio show as she drinks herself into a whiskey coma; the out of control daughter having unprotected sex with strangers hoping that pregnancy might draw the attention of parents unable 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070365/bk_acx0_070365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rolette County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 13,674. Its county seat is Rolla. The International Peace Garden is located in the northwest corner of the county along the border with Canada. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,674 people, 4,556 households, and 3,366 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,027 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 25.12% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 73.01% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 9.3% were of Norwegian and 7.4% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.6% spoke English, 1.3% Ojibwa, 1.0% French Cree and 1.0% Cree as their first language.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bay View Garden is a village in Woodford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 366 at the 2000 census and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.As of the census of 2000, there were 366 people, 141 households, and 105 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,057.0 people per square mile (785.1/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 837.4 per square mile (319.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.18% White and 0.27% African American. Native American, Hispanic, or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.
Poema heroyco hispano-latino (1687), a national chronicle or "epic poem," commemorates the founding and greatness of Lima, Peru. Its unique rhymed quatrains can be read in either Latin or Spanish with equal meaning, and its insightful marginal notes interpret the city's cultural history. Rodrigo de Valdés (1609-1682) underscores the decadence of peninsular Spanish letters in contrast to the compositions of New World writers. The poem is a tribute to the superiority, versatility, and interchangeability of Spanish and Latin as instruments of power that led to Spain's world dominance, and to Lima as the locus of marvels and a quasi biblical garden of delights.Lima has occupied without exception a privileged space within the colonial situation, as a metaphorical sovereign of new-world experiences and potentialities. Influenced by the spirit of Baroque sensibilities and Creole pride in his patria, Valdés bequeathed to Lima a staged panegyric that served as King Charles II's introduction to the bounty of his American colony. Valdés, acting as commentator, guides the reader through a journey that spans centuries of Peru's illustrious history. Working within the classical tradition of laus urbis or the praise of cities, Valdés depicts America as a paradise found with Lima at its center.In tracing the poem's relationship to the genre of classical panegyrics, Neal A. Messer and Jerry M. Williams argue its literary merits and elucidate how it enriches the colonial family of Latin American texts. Republished for the first time, this critical edition introduces Valdés to students and scholars of Ibero-American letters.