A new bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries…But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.
Brother Juniper then embarks on a quest to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Life gets more interesting, however, when his father becomes the Buddha of Suburbia, beguiling a circle of would-be mystics. As the master performer grapples with an obsession over the one great role that has eluded him—that of the biblical King David—Emma confronts both the painful and healing memories of her tumultuous past.
This all changes on the day that Mother Superior Maria Ines discovers a suitcase punctured with air holes at the entrance to the retreat: a baby, abandoned to its fate.
He strikes up an unlikely friendship with Isaac Peabody, an obscure watchmaker who does not think he or God have anything in common. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows—gently, although he must contend with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness.
In a fevered state, Vishnu looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini and wonders if he might actually be the god Vishnu, guardian of the entire universe. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned.
Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species.
They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. Quick-witted, resilient, and eager to please, she adapts to this cloistered world, learning rigid conformity and subjection to authority.
Passionate friendships are the only deviation from her total obedience. While Maya has stuck to her revolutionary ideals, Sohail has shunned his old life to become a charismatic religious leader. Unable to resume his normal life, he flies south to North Carolina to visit his aged father, a widowed Episcopal priest who is cared for by live-in nurse Audrey Thornton and her grown son, Marcus. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.
But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. Her saga continues through her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous life together raising seven sons as Erlend seeks to strengthen his political influence, and finally their estrangement as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty. Soon afterwards she is murdered—but why? He survives days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. After he followed the old man through the mirror, nothing in his life was ever right again.
It was a special mirror, and the man he followed was a special man. She is the only nun who experiences visions and is regarded by the others as a spiritual master. But Sister John is also plagued by powerful headaches and when a doctor reveals that they may be dangerous, she faces a devastating choice. Now, in , the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the sacred remains for his Benedictine order. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.
Blue is a young man who decides to take Christianity seriously, not as a chore but as a challenge. He spends his inherited wealth almost as soon as he gets it.
He lives in a packing box on a New York City rooftop. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.
When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. Houston was in love with her best friend, Robyn Crawford; there was no room in her persona, designed to refract all-American values back to her fans, for bisexuality. She had lost consciousness in a bathroom tub, just as her mother did in , at forty-eight.
She had mastered technique—but, it was said, she did not know true, gut-wrenching soul. Houston was not, at least initially, an R.
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In , Houston was booed at the Soul Train Awards. The documentary empathetically and, I think, accurately proposes that Houston was a consummate victim of racial expectation. It was a critical time: the music charts were highly segregated, and favored rock. But the image of Houston-as-princess, and the expectation that she act like one, always lurked.
In sit-down interviews, especially those that took place in the decade before she died, in , she was irritable and cunning and loud and heartbreaking. But Houston herself came from an era that dissuaded her from meaningfully admitting to this brokenness in her music.
Instead, Houston code-switched: between black vernacular and white English, palatable pop and searching R.