... with Lynn Stephen Available in Spanish as Este es mi testimonio . Turning the Tide : U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace Noam Chomsky MOTHERS OF THE DISAPPEARED During the years of military rule.
Author: Josephine Fisher
Publisher: South End Press
Category: Political Science
When the Argentinian dictatorship used kidnapping to stifle all opposition, mothers of victims banded together in protest of state terrorism
“Alma was pregnant when she was picked up,” Señora Suárez says. “She had her baby in jail and we learned from someone who had been there with Alma that her baby was taken. We don't know where it is. My grandchild has disappeared.
Author: Gloria Whelan
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Silvia's brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won't stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general's son, is just foolish enough to help. He'll fall in love with her, and then he'll ask his father to set Eduardo free. At least that's the premise on which Silvia bases her scheme. In chapters alternating between Silvia's and Eduardo's perspectives, acclaimed author Gloria Whelan gives voice to the families who struggled to survive in 1970s Argentina - and to the many who still, today, remain Disappeared.
A head had poked through the door from the garage when he entered, noted his arrival with a glare, and disappeared again. It was one of the cops who'd arrested him in Poughkeepsie. So, not the local police then. Was that normal?
Author: Lucienne Diver
Publisher: WordFire +ORM
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Jared and Emily Graham’s mother fled her toxic relationship with their father, and ever since they’ve waited for her to come back for them. Now it’s time. Their mom is settled into her new place and picking them up for a visit, but their father insists the two of them try to work out some things. A nice dinner, frank conversation. She never returns.Dad tells Jared and Emily that their mom took off, for good this time. Emily is heartbroken, but Jared heard something that night. He’s not sure entirely what, but he knows it gave him chills, enough to put up his guard and cover his suspicions, at least until he really knows what he heard. He can’t risk losing the only parent he has left...Emily has a secret of her own. She turns her emotional pain on herself, and sometimes she goes a little too far. She’s terrified that someone will find out and send her away, yet she can’t seem to stop—especially as her heartbreak over her mom’s betrayal begins to weigh on her.Then the police show up on their doorstep. Mom’s car is discovered, abandoned and covered in blood. Jared and Emily need answers...and if no one will tell them what’s going on, they're going to find out for themselves. Disappeared by Lucienne Diver is a gripping YA suspense with a twist that readers won’t see coming. It will appeal to fans of One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus and Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig.
Our constitution declared that we would: ... endeavour through public and political lobbying to secure the return of the remains of Northern Ireland's 'Disappeared'. To bury our loved ones with Christian dignity and to provide continued ...
Author: Séamus McKendry
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1972, a young widow dragged from her bath screaming and bundled into a waiting van while her children looked on in horror. Although accused of many things, Jean McConville’s only ‘crime’ was to be a Protestant who had married a Catholic in a bitter sectarian society. Her fifteen-year-old daughter, Helen, was left to take care of her younger siblings and ask in vain what had become of her mother. She received little help in the years that followed and grew tired of defending her mother and waiting for her to come home. When Helen married Séamus McKendry in 1976 he made her a promise to seek out the truth. This promise took them on a journey which lasted almost thirty years and during which they suffered endless threats and abuse from a hostile community which resented Séamus and Helen’s condemnation of the ‘People’s Army.’ In 1994, Hellen and Séamus started the Families of the Disappeared organization to provide help and support to other families in the same situation. Putting their own lives at risk, they spoke to senior members of the IRA and had meetings with Sinn Féin representatives in an effort to secure the truth about Jean and other people who had been ‘disappeared.’ This is their courageous story.
When I started my research for If Elephants Disappeared, I didn't even know there were two different species of African elephants (the African forest elephant and the African savanna elephant). African forest elephants were once ...
Author: Lily Williams
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
What would happen if elephants disappeared? Trace the repercussions of a world without elephants in writer and illustrator Lily Williams' third picture book about loss and conservation. The Congolese forest is home to many types of animals. Some are strong. Some are slippery. Some are loud. And some, like the elephant, are BIG. The elephant has become synonymous with the image of African wildlife. They can grow over 10 feet tall and eat up to 300 pounds a day. While these giants are beloved figures in movies and zoos, they also play a large role in keeping the forest ecosystem healthy. Unfortunately, poachers are hunting elephants rapidly to extinction for their ivory tusks, and that could be catastrophic to the world as we know it.
These are America's disappeared . This book contains their voices , and the voices of those who fight for their rights as human beings . " To read America's Disappeared is to be moved by the personal stories of human beings plucked out ...
Author: Rachel Meeropol
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Category: Political Science
The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government’s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights in it’s effort to protect its citizens from terrorism? The authors of AMERICA'S DISAPPEARED answer, yes. AMERICA'S DISAPPEARED describes how the U.S. government, in response to the events of 9/11, launched an unprecedented campaign of racial profiling, detentions, and deportations so grievous as to evoke the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It brings together, for the first time, detainees’ own testimonies along with analysis by the leading constitutional attorneys and human rights advocates. In addition to a detailed exploration of detention—the forms currently in use, and the conditions of each—the book challenges the Bush administration’s justifications for violating the Geneva Conventions and the most basic definitions of human rights.
Release on 2015 | by United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
They were swept up , taken away , and many of those people disappeared as well . So the pressure to speak out is enormous , and even for people who are outside of the country , if they have family members who are inside , they risk ...
Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
A SHORT INTRODUCTION MONDAY: THE DEVIL MAKES HIS APPEARANCE TUESDAY: IF PHONES DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD WEDNESDAY: IF MOVIES DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD THURSDAY: IF CLOCKS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD FRIDAY: IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM ...
Author: Genki Kawamura
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . . Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.
And then she disappeared and she never came back.” He buried his face in his hands. Alex leaned forward. “What about those pictures you said you'd seen on the Internet, Håkan? The pictures on a website where girls were selling sex?
Author: Kristina Ohlsson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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“So it would be fair to say your marriage was strained up to the point they disappeared?” “I told them to stay right where they were while I bought new batteries for the camera.” “Jeff, is it conceivable that Sarah was a little ticked ...
Author: Rick Mofina
“Mofina is one of the best thriller writers in the business.”—Library Journal A loving family, fracturing under pressure… Jeff Griffin, a mechanic, and his wife, Sarah, travel from Montana to Manhattan to give their nine-year-old son, Cole, his dream vacation as they secretly face the heart-wrenching turmoil that has them teetering on divorce. In the wake of their heartbreak, a mother and son disappear… While sightseeing near Times Square, Jeff steps into a store to buy batteries for their camera—but upon returning to the street he finds that Sarah and Cole have vanished. A frantic father searches for clues as time ticks down… Battling his anguish and police suspicions, Jeff fights to rescue Sarah and Cole. He knows now that the love he and Sarah have is worth saving. But he could lose the chance to tell her amid growing fears that they have become entangled in an unfolding plot that could have global consequences. Originally published in 2012. “Don’t miss Search for Her, the newest thrill-ride from Rick Mofina!”
We played together when we were children. When I first got back he saw me in my grandparents' village and said, Is it you? and I said, Are you alive? Leap left us at a floating house as the sun disappeared and we sat on bamboo mats ...
Author: Kim Echlin
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
“The familiar tale of star-crossed lovers is revisited with gripping immediacy and compelling freshness . . . a voice readers will not soon forget” (Stephanie Kallos, national bestselling author). A fiercely beautiful love story for the ages, The Disappeared traces one woman’s three-decades-long journey from the peaceful streets of Montreal to the war-torn villages of Cambodia, as a brief affair turns into a grand passion of loss and remembrance, set against one of the most brutal genocides of our time. When sixteen-year-old Anne Greves first meets Serey, a Cambodian student forced to leave his country during the rise of the Khmer Rouge, she never considers the consequences of their complicated romance. Swept up in the infatuation of young love, Anne ignores her father’s wishes and embraces her relationship with Serey in Montreal’s smoky jazz clubs and in his cramped yellow bedroom. But when the borders of Cambodia are reopened, Serey must risk his life to return home in search of his family. A decade later, Anne will travel halfway around the world to find him, and to save their love from the same tragic forces that first brought them together . . . “Spellbinding . . . There is something of Marguerite Duras in these pages . . . Exquisite . . . [Echlin] creates alchemy.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “Astonishing . . . The sheer beauty of Echlin’s writing—as lyrical as it is honest—keeps us reading through the pain.”—The Boston Globe “Electrifying . . . first and foremost a love story. It tests erotic and familial love against distinctions of nationality.”—The Guardian
America, however, is only the setting for The Man who Disappeared. What kind of novel is it? Affinities have been suggested with the German 'Bildungsroman'. In this genre, whose classic representative is Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meister's ...
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Oxford University Press
'...behind them all was New York, looking at Karl with the hundred thousand windows of its skyscrapers' Entering New York harbour, the young immigrant Karl Rossmann sees the Statue of Liberty, 'her arm with the sword stretched upward'. This forbidding introduction sets the tone for Kafka's narrative about an innocent European astray in an ultra-modern America that is both a fantasy and an object of social satire. Expelled by his family after seduction by a maidservant, Karl finds in America a series of surrogate families, but he continues to get into undeserved trouble and is forced to move on once again. Along the way Karl encounters extremes of wealth and poverty, experiences the cruelty of the American work ethic, and has glimpses of the criminal underworld, without losing the basic goodness and resourcefulness that enable him to survive the hazards of the New World. Full of incident, and blackly humorous, Kafka's first novel portrays American civilization with horrified fascination. This edition retains Kafka's distinctive style in a sensitive and natural new translation, together with a penetrating introduction and notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
“According to the mom, Roseline, it wasn't the first time Livia had disappeared. Sometimes the girl wouldn't come home on Friday, but would show up to school on Monday like nothing happened. Lost weekends. Even a week here and there.
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Random House
*From the #1 global bestselling author of WHEN YOU SEE ME* *TV SERIES RIGHTS OPTIONED BY E ONE IN THE FRANKIE ELKIN SERIES WITH HILARY SWANK TO STAR AND CO-PRODUCE* __________________ 'I just read Before She Disappeared in a day and a half. It was that gripping. Highly recommended!' SHARI LAPENA 'Sharply-written, tension-filled yarn full of twists readers are unlikely to see coming.' DAILY MAIL 'Lisa Gardner has always been one of my favourite writers, and this time she truly hits it out of the park. ' TESS GERRITSEN 'To read Lisa Gardner is to put yourself in the hands of a master storyteller. In BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, she gives us a crackling mystery, gritty atmosphere and an unforgettable heroine.' RILEY SAGER __________________ A gripping thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten. Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman with more regrets than belongings who spends her life doing what no one else will: searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. A new case brings Frankie to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim's wary family tells Frankie she's on her own. And she soon learns she's asking questions someone doesn't want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing will be her ... __________________ Readers love Lisa Gardner's brilliant thrillers: 'A fabulous read with amazing, interesting, complex characters and I was absolutely hooked, from start to finish.' 'Once again Lisa Gardner delivers as one of my favourite crime thriller authors, she creates a complex and magnetic character in Frankie.' 'Frankie is a wonderful character, full of grit and personality, and I love her inner monologues so much! I really hope we will get to see more of her in the future!' 'An entertaining and engaging thriller with a great central protagonist that I think many of Gardner's fans and other crime and thriller readers will love.'
"No; but do you know that I am the grandchild of that dear old gentleman who has disappeared? You must have read about it in the newspapers." "You mean Sir Adam Blockton? Of course I have. I did not connect him with you in any way, ...
Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
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She echoed Vargas in English: “The disappeared?” “You cannot understand my choice unless you understand what was happening,” Vargas said. “Those were brutal times for anyone living in Argentina. Everyone was vulnerable.” “To?” he asked.
Author: Martin J. Smith
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
Nothing stays buried forever, especially not the past. Two men stand out in a crowd overlooking the Ohio River. A plane is being taken from the water where it crashed decades before. Both men helped put it there. Jim Christensen’s daughter, Melissa, has been troubled of late. She has dreams that feel like memories, unsettling images percolate to the surface. She remembers a terrifying past, possibly her own, from a time before she was adopted by her father. Christensen’s work as an expert in memory makes him the ideal person to help unlock his daughter’s fragile grasp on her own history. But will he want to learn the truth of where Melissa came from? Who she was before? Who might still be looking for her? This dizzying novel of suspense takes the reader back into a dirty war and its human costs, into the fevered mind of one of its survivors, and through the crosshairs of a man desperate to keep his own history vanished.
Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid's Room 'How We Disappeared is a masterpiece of storytelling. Evocative and heart-rending, it tells of one woman's survival in occupied Singapore, and the quest of a child to solve a family mystery.
Author: Jing-Jing Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Shortlisted for the 2020 Singapore Literature Prize Longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military rape camp. In the year 2000, her mind is still haunted by her experiences there, but she has long been silent about her memories of that time. It takes twelve-year-old Kevin, and the mumbled confession he overhears from his ailing grandmother, to set in motion a journey into the unknown to discover the truth. Weaving together two timelines and two life-changing secrets, How We Disappeared is an evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling novel heralding the arrival of a new literary star.
Half the organization has disappeared together with fifty million crowns, and you go off to buy fruit? —Not fruit, a vegetable, said Caracas. In the same family as cucumbers, in fact. That did it for the Boss, who picked up the ...
Author: Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: Hachette UK
A larger-than-life old man with a fondness for vodka goes on an unexpected adventure in this whimsical novel -- perfect for fans of Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove. The international publishing sensation -- more than six million copies sold worldwide! A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert) decides it's not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.
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Author: Rev. Dr. Lester Craig
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
The Little Unique Town that Disappeared by Rev. Dr. Lester Craig Revilletown, Louisiana, was founded in 1870s by freed slaves. Less than a hundred years later, citizens sued the Georgia Gulf Corporation for their release of dangerous chemicals. All 106 residents were relocated and the buildings were torn down. Rev. Dr. Lester Craig was born and raised in Revilletown. Though poor in material goods the town was rich in spirit – more an extended family than a town. Discipline and love filled the homes and everyone made sure everyone else had enough to eat. Craig’s parents were hardworking and God-fearing, raising their seven children in a close-knit family. He captures the details of large family life: busy mealtimes, hand-me-downs, and practical jokes. While his family might not have always had the best, they were always able to make the best of what they did have. Craig left Revilletown to attend college and serve in Vietnam. Despite his travels, and the physical loss of his hometown, the spirit and faith of Revilletown have stayed with him.
Disappeared books started with sharks in If Sharks Disappeared, but now I am traveling the globe to learn about what happens in different ecosystems. Thank you for joining me on my journey! While some of the information in this book is ...
Author: Lily Williams
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The freezing ecosystem in the far north of the globe is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be Strong, like a walrus Tough, like a lemming Resilient, like an arctic fox But no arctic animal is as iconic as the polar bear. Unfortunately, the endangered polar bear is threatened with extinction due to rapid climate change that is causing the ice where it hunts/lives to melt at an alarming rate. If Polar Bears Disappeared uses accessible, charming art to explore what would happen if the sea ice melts, causing the extinction of polar bears, and how it would affect environments around the globe.
According to Ray, he and his wife had an argument, and she'd taken three hundred dollars and disappeared. But then he changed his story and said that she had asked him to drop her at the bus station so she could go visit a cousin of ...
Author: Cylin Busby
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she was obsessed with Izod clothing, the Muppets, and a box turtle she kept in a shoebox. Then everything changed overnight. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his shift when someone leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed left John's jaw on the passenger seat of his car-literally. While clinging to life, he managed to write down the name of the only person he thought could have pulled the trigger. The suspect? A local ex-con with rumored mob connections. The motive? Officer Busby was scheduled to testify against the suspect's family in an upcoming trial. Overnight, the Busbys went from being the "family next door" to one under 24-hour armed guard, with police escorts to school, and no contact with friends. Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he'd come after John-or someone else in the family-again. With few choices left to them, the Busby family went into hiding, severing all ties to the only life they had known.