An Embarrassment Of Mangoes

An Embarrassment Of Mangoes
Author: Ann Vanderhoof
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN: 1407066552
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Embarrassment Of Mangoes Book Excerpt:

Who hasn't fantasized about leaving their job, saying goodbye to the rat race and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Ann Vanderhoof and her husband did just that. In the mid 1990s, the author and her husband were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their harried, deadline-dominated lives. So they left their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot yacht called Receta ('recipe' in Spanish) and set sail from their home in Canada for the Caribbean. AN EMBARRASSMENT OF MANGOES is Ann Vanderhoof's intimate account of this two-year midlife interlude during which she and her husband travelled more than 7,000 nautical miles, dropped anchor in 16 countries (and 47 individual islands), and adapted to a new life on 'island time'. Exchanging suits for bare feet, they leave the stresses of their old life behind and become caught up in a world that is simultaneously simpler and more exuberant. They sip rum with their neighbours and dance through the streets during Carnival, explore secluded beaches, learn to pull their dinner from the sea and create delectable dishes in their tiny galley kitchen. Interspersed with irresistible recipes, from cracked conch in the Bahamas, curried lobster in Grenada, spicy island gingerbread to West Indian rum punch, AN EMBARRASSMENT OF MANGOES is the enticing story of discovering not just vibrant new cultures and cuisines, but what really matters.

Food Lit

Food Lit
Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1598847066
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Lit Book Excerpt:

An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places  A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 161069385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

The Spice Necklace

The Spice Necklace
Author: Ann Vanderhoof
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN: 0307374343
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spice Necklace Book Excerpt:

A follow-up to the national bestseller An Embarrassment of Mangoes, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband navigate the Caribbean on a sailboat, discovering local culture in each tiny port, and collecting sumptuous original recipes along the way. Spices and herbs are the heart and soul of Caribbean cooking, adding more to the pleasures of the table here than perhaps anywhere else. In The Spice Necklace, award-winning food and travel writer Ann Vanderhoof embarks on a voyage of culinary discovery, as she follows her nose (and her tastebuds) into tiny kitchens and fragrant markets, through rainforest gardens and to family cookups on the beach, linking each food to its traditions, folklore and history. Meandering from island to island by sailboat, Vanderhoof takes readers along as she gathers nutmeg in Grenada, hunts crabs and freshwater crayfish in the mountains of Dominica, and obsesses about oregano-eating goats in the Dominican Republic. Along the way, she is befriended by a collection of unforgettable island characters who share with her their own delicious recipes, making this truly a book to savour.

The Spice Necklace

The Spice Necklace
Author: Ann Vanderhoof
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780547423166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spice Necklace Book Excerpt:

While sailing around the Caribbean, Vanderhoof and her husband befriend a collection of unforgettable island characters. A wonderful escape into a life filled with sunshine (and hurricanes), delicious food, irreplaceable company, and island traditions.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Elle

Elle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fashion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elle Book Excerpt:

The Mango Season

The Mango Season
Author: Amulya Malladi
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307417239
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mango Season Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed author of A Breath of Fresh Air, this beautiful novel takes us to modern India during the height of the summer’s mango season. Heat, passion, and controversy explode as a woman is forced to decide between romance and tradition. Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don’t eat any cow (It’s still sacred!), don’t go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important, do not marry a foreigner. Priya Rao left India when she was twenty to study in the U.S., and she’s never been back. Now, seven years later, she’s out of excuses. She has to return and give her family the news: She’s engaged to Nick Collins, a kind, loving American man. It’s going to break their hearts. Returning to India is an overwhelming experience for Priya. When she was growing up, summer was all about mangoes—ripe, sweet mangoes, bursting with juices that dripped down your chin, hands, and neck. But after years away, she sweats as if she’s never been through an Indian summer before. Everything looks dirtier than she remembered. And things that used to seem natural (a buffalo strolling down a newly laid asphalt road, for example) now feel totally chaotic. But Priya’s relatives remain the same. Her mother and father insist that it’s time they arranged her marriage to a “nice Indian boy.” Her extended family talks of nothing but marriage—particularly the marriage of her uncle Anand, which still has them reeling. Not only did Anand marry a woman from another Indian state, but he also married for love. Happiness and love are not the point of her grandparents’ or her parents’ union. In her family’s rule book, duty is at the top of the list. Just as Priya begins to feel she can’t possibly tell her family that she’s engaged to an American, a secret is revealed that leaves her stunned and off-balance. Now she is forced to choose between the love of her family and Nick, the love of her life. As sharp and intoxicating as sugarcane juice bought fresh from a market cart, The Mango Season is a delightful trip into the heart and soul of both contemporary India and a woman on the edge of a profound life change. From the Hardcover edition.

IN THE SHADE OF THE MANGO TREE

IN THE SHADE OF THE MANGO TREE
Author: David Porter
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 1477108572
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IN THE SHADE OF THE MANGO TREE Book Excerpt:

“It’s a compelling, gleeful premise, and Porter has created a good over-arching plot, which hops from one continent to another with a kind of delighted ease. However, it is the characters that really make the novel. They’re wellobserved, clearly differentiated and great company... One wonders how many of them are drawn from his own experience... Porter is a really good writer.”

Mango Seasons

Mango Seasons
Author: Michelle Cruz Skinner
Publsiher: Anvil Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-12-02
ISBN: 9712733548
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mango Seasons Book Excerpt:

In the afternoon, while I'm on the porch, the rains begin. This first rain is only a sprinkle and the ground quickly drinks it up. My children, who are playing in the yard, look to the sky, wanting more. Their hair glistens . . . A breeze, cooled by the rain, passes across the house. I hold my hands to my face and smell on them the mango flowers I sliced. I must have a little sweetness in my life, I think, not damp hands and indifferent kisses.

Room of One s Own

Room of One s Own
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canadian literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Room of One s Own Book Excerpt:

Feminist Periodicals

Feminist Periodicals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Feminism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Periodicals Book Excerpt:

Travelling Magically

Travelling Magically
Author: Rima A. Morrell
Publsiher: Piatkus
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travelling Magically Book Excerpt:

Identifying five principles for external and internal exploration, this guide includes special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled, and those traveling with children or animals. A comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, and recommended books and websites is also featured, improving one's journey to a truer, brighter life.

The Real Story

The Real Story
Author: Sarah Statz Cords,Robert Burgin
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Story Book Excerpt:

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Mango Coloured Fish

Mango Coloured Fish
Author: Kaveri Nambisan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2000-10-14
ISBN: 9385890417
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mango Coloured Fish Book Excerpt:

An exciting new novel from the best-selling author of The Scent of Pepper Shari’s life has always been controlled by others—a domineering mother, a too-perfect sister and a kind but passive father have seen to it that her choices are shaped more by the demands of social propriety than by her own will. Inevitably, she finds herself agreeing to marry the man of their choice. But tormented by the ghosts of the past and increasingly uncertain about her decision to marry, she flees to her brother’s house in Vrindaban a few weeks before the wedding—much to the shock and dismay of her mother. Even as she gets drawn into the busy and entirely unpredictable lives of her brother and sister-in-law, both doctors, Shari grapples with her memories: her relationship with Naren, her blind friend, and the traumatic discovery of the truth about Uncle and Aunt Paru whom she had always considered her surrogate parents. And as she makes peace with her past, she finds in herself the strength to confront her own future. Richly textured and boldly perceptive, Mango-coloured Fish is the heartwarming story of a young woman’s attempt to strike out on her own.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Book Publishing Record Book Excerpt:

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book industries and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quill Quire Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street

A Study Guide for Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1410335992
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Sandra Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Defragmenting India

Defragmenting India
Author: Harish Nambiar
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN: 8132116704
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defragmenting India Book Excerpt:

Defragmenting India is an account of the various fault lines of Indian society quivering in the temblors that the 2002 Hindu-Muslim communal riots of Gujarat sent across the nation. The riots form the dramatic backdrop to the travelogue narrative of a motorbike trip of the author and his friend. The book maps the urban consciousness of India by juxtaposing lives, issues and situations of educated and the uneducated, craftsman and conservationist, teacher and businessman, daughters and drunks from small towns and non-metro cities of India. The narrative uses oral history, folklore, local legends, historical events, research papers, imaginative speculations, biographic anecdotes and graphic reportage in an elliptical and poetic narrative to weave a picture of a country in flux.

Roots of Moondust

Roots of Moondust
Author: Shradha Banavalikar
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN: 1948321297
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of Moondust Book Excerpt:

Each one of us are fighting our own challenges in our day-to-day lives, aren’t we? But there are some amongst us who brush their shoulders with real-time war, like the Ex-Captain V.H.Makaikar from the Indian Army. Was he born with a silver spoon? Did he aspire for more than what life had to offer him? Did he have to fight other battles in life, other than the army? The veteran nurtured narrative values, like that of courage, perseverance, and self-help. They were key assets for him to achieve his personal and professional goals. The veteran held his values and beliefs close to his chest just the way the Moon held Moondust. He was one such person who never sang his own praises inspite of his towering personality. Hence, his daughter ventured out to sing his unsung song for the readers, while she canvassed his biography in print.