The Body Farm is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets.
Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insularpeople who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secretprematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt-and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see himfail . . . by any means necessary.
The 2015 winner of the Brown Democracy Medal, Joan C. Tronto, argues in Who Cares? that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our own fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. Asserting that Americans are facing a "caring deficit"-that there are simply too many demands on our time to care adequately for children, elderly people, and ourselves-she asks us to reconsider how we allocate care responsibilities. At the same time, while democratic politics should help citizens to care better, most people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as too remote from their lives to make a difference in this sphere. Tronto traces the reasons for this disconnect and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life.
Romania, 1967. Bucharest teenager Clovis Dorian visits his grandmother in the remote countryside village of Rusalca, and all seems well ... for a while. But a serendipitous liaison with a beautiful movie star and a run-in with Communist Party apparatchiks lead Clovis to become entangled in the Romanian underworld--and to discover truths about his nation and himself that will change him forever.
Part political thriller, part coming-of-age story, The Scarf is an elegant phantasmagoria of love and hatred, beauty and horror, offering a unique perspective on the struggle against the brutality and injustice of Eastern European communism at its apex.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, E. J. Bancesco graduated from the Institute of Architecture in Bucharest in 1975. In 1983, he and his wife immigrated to the United States and they established their home in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2005, he accepted the position of Principal at an internationally renowned architectural firm, and since then, has been practicing his profession domestically and across East Asia. He and his family currently live in Chicago, Illinois.
Passionate about art, literature, and music, Bancesco is also a tireless writer. His first novel, Adrift (2016), was published by All Things That Matter Press. The Scarf is Bancesco's second novel.
In altering chapers, the novel tells the stories of Sunamei, a young woman from a rural matriarchal community, and Lian Rui, a self-absorbed man who is also weary witness to the Cultural Revolution. Through his two protagonists, the author addresses themes of the repression and freedon of sexuality, the brutality of modernity, and the fluidity of gender roles as the novel moves hypnotically and inevitably toward a collision between two worlds.
From rare birds for the avid watcher to showy birds for the novice, the Caribbean offers a wide selection of species and habitats. Eco-tourists and vacationers will find Caribbean Bird to be the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for travel.. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and includes an area map. Laminated for durability, this guide will conveniently fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera, binoculars or water bottle.
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