The Foreigners Are In 709: An American Family Livin’ the Life in China by Hope Solomon Young

Author: Hope Solomon Young

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The Foreigners Are in 709 is a humorous look at an American couple who embed themselves in an ancient Chinese section of Beijing on a tourist visa with their two adopted Chinese daughters. They set up a household, enroll their daughters in a Chinese public school, work odd jobs, and unexpectedly travel Asia every sixty days for a year (to satisfy visa requirements). The mishaps that arise from cultural and language differences make for beach read pleasure. And if you need to justify this, know you will also be learning about the culture and people in China today.

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Publisher: Floating Leaf Press
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Hope Young

Such Stuff As Stars Are Made of: Thoughts on Savoring the Wonders in Everyday Life by Caroline Castle Hicks

Author: Caroline Castle Hicks

Book Cover: Such Stuff As Stars Are Made of: Thoughts on Savoring the Wonders in Everyday Life by Caroline Castle Hicks
Editions:Paperback
ISBN: 1594940207
Pages: 84

Such Stuff As Stars Are Made Of is a compilation of essays and poems reflecting the author's love of words and her passion for writing about the joys to be found in everyday life. As she says in the book s introduction, I write to counteract the yearning that is so integral to the human condition, to break free from that limbo state that suspends me between a longed-for past and a wished-for future. On any given day, amidst life s frustrations, its tedium, and even its grief, countless wonders spool out before me. By noticing them and sharing them in words, I stake my claim to now. Sit back and let these wonder-filled pages inspire you to do some stargazing of your own.

 

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Caroline Castle Hicks

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