Ruffling the Peacock’S Feathers

Stories from Village India

Ruffling the Peacock’S Feathers

Book description: In fifteen stories unified by a piquant sense of place and vivid dialogue,readers are immediately taken away from Indias teeming cities to a single mud-walled village, "Saratpur", and its rich panoply of memorable characters. The author introduces you to his Hindu and Muslim neighbors,their customs, family life, conflicts and their hopes for the future. These are timeless stories of family feuds, the force of the supernatural,marriage rituals, struggles of life in both drought and monsoon, the role of caste and the perils of revenge. Read along with us as we meet cooks, Indian civil servants, blacksmiths, lawyers, village sweepers, cycle-repairmen, camel drivers, local politicians and others whose lifestyles are seldom highlighted in much current literature about India. The first-person perspective I adopt offers frank intimacy and a freshness that comes from being a young American living for two years in a small village on the cusp of dramatic social and cultural change.

Feathers - A Novel

Feathers - A Novel

Charlotte Waters came into my world unexpected—dirty, bruised, and broken. No matter how much I attempted to keep my distance, curiosity grew to know her story. Under my gaze she became a woman—wild and willing to love my black heart. I told myself to never trust men again for as long as I lived. Being sold by your mother’s druggie boyfriend does some damage, you know? So when I meet Hawk McLean, a young man who hides his own unhappiness behind a cold veneer, I’m skeptical. I heal. I grow. I not only learn to trust Hawk, but I fall in love with him. And that’s a problem, because he left, coming and going in my life like the ocean tides he chased. Will he ever see me? Or is the gap too wide for love to reach? Feather's is a standalone novel with an epilogue novella, Wings.

Openings

A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992

Openings

This abundantly illustrated personal narrative takes readers through twenty-two years of activism in the women's art movements in New York City during a period of great cultural change. Author Sabra Moore vividly recounts life in this era of social upheaval in which women artists responded to war, racial tension and reconciliation, cultural and aesthetic inequality, and struggles for reproductive freedom. We learn intimately how she and fellow women artists found ways to create politically and personally effective art works, exhibitions, actions, and institutions. The book features Moore's involvement in pivotal art organizations of this time and her own development as an artist, counterbalanced with her connections to family in rural East Texas and friends in New Mexico. Moore was a member of the Heresies Collective, an influential feminist activist group, became editor of their art and politics journal Heresies, and was president of the NYC/Women's Caucus for Art. She helped coordinate and curate many of the earliest large-scale exhibitions of women artists in NYC, including Views by Women Artists (1982), and the collaborative shows Reconstruction Project and Connections Project/Conexus. Moore was a principle organizer of the 1984 demonstration against MoMA over their lack of inclusion of women artists and was a member of various groundbreaking collaborative arts groups in the 1970s, including Atlantic Gallery and WAR (Women Artists in Revolution). While Openings is an historical narrative of women artists' actions, organizations, and ideas, it also candidly describes their periods of challenge, including the death of sculptor Ana Mendieta and the indictment of her husband and the author's own attempted murder by her former art teacher. The book is illustrated throughout by a treasure of 950 color and black & white images of the art from this momentous period?a valuable collection that is concurrently being archived by Barnard College along with papers, letters, show cards, posters, original artworks, and other documents. This eye-opening book includes forewords by renowned art critic Lucy Lippard and poet/activist Margaret Randall.

Hospitals

The Journal of the American Hospital Association

Hospitals