Patchwork Writing



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Everyone calls me Pumpkin. Firstly, because I was a fat, chubby-cheeked baby. And, secondly, because when Ma was pregnant with me, no matter how much pumpkin she ate, she just couldn't get enough ...'. Lusaka. 1978. Pumpkin is nine years old. Her fashionable mother is the queen of Tudu Court, but underneath the veneer of respectability that her father's money provides lies a secret that threatens their whole world - the tall, elegant Totela Ponga is a drunk. And when Pumpkin's father - the wealthy businessman JS - discovers her mother's alcoholism it sets in motion a chain of events that come to define the rest of her life. Weaving together the stories of three generations of women, this novel is a patchwork of love, jealousy and human frailty set against a backdrop of war and political ambition. It is a remarkable journey that takes us deep into the heart of a family both fractured and bound together by their love for one man.



The Complete Writer: Level Two Workbook for Writing with Ease (The Complete Writer)

by The Well-Trained Mind Press
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A new series on teaching writing, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind.

In Writing with Ease, Susan Wise Bauer lays out an alternative plan for teaching writing, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods.

The workbooks provide lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with Writing with Ease, Level Two (second in a planned four-volume set) complete the elementary-grade writing curriculum.










Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World
Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World

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In Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World, David Rieff looks at a city that was long the epitome of the American Dream and is now, for many, the emblem of the American urban nightmare. Writing before the riots of 1992, Rieff found not a city of dreams but a city of bitter contradictions. A city that, like the United States itself, was being transformed by immigrants and refugees from Latin America and East Asia from an extension of Europe to a diverse patchwork of the peoples of the world. This is an L.A. that has never been described before, a brilliant and disturbing examination, as Joan Didion called it, of the America we have not yet faced.

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Tik-Tok of Oz

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Children will delight in the further adventures of Dorothy, Glendda the munchkins and her friends as they revisit Oz. Frank Baum was a famous author of children's books. He is best noted for his book The Wizard of Ox. Baum used several pen names when writing different series. In Tik-Tok of Oz Ann Soforth, the Queen of Oogaboo, a small valley in the Land of Oz, decides to conquer the world by creating an army from the eighteen men she rules. This is a 1914 sequel to The Patchwork Girl of Oz. For grades 4-7.

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