A Reader's Guide for Without You, There Is No Us INTRODUCTION Without You, There Is No Us is award-winning novelist Suki Kim's memoir of teaching English
to the sons of North Korea's elite during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's ...
Author: Suki Kim
A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don't know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn't share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged. Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls "soldiers and slaves."
The Unity 'experience' is dissolution of you. It is not an actual 'experience'
because experiences happen to 'someone'. Without you there, there is only an
experiencing of ONENESS. Stabilization happens through constantly seeing into
what is ...
Author: Paramananda Ishaya
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Without You There takes a look at the Zen of Unity and presents the author's unique perspective. By avoiding conceptual traps and, therefore, lessening the time it takes to live in full realization, Paramananda offers the reader a way to resonate with their own authority.
Fear Fear as a theme is repeated frequently in Without You, There Is No Us.
When Suki and her family first fled South Korea and came to the United States,
they ran out of fear. They also feared what had happened to their relatives who ...
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim- A 15-minute Summary & AnalysisInside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary: Without You, There Is No Us is a memoir by Suki Kim. In her book, Suki portrays what it was like for a Korean American to teach English to the sons of the North Korean elite during the last few months of the life of Kim Jong-il. Suki Kim was born in South Korea, but she moved with her family to the United States when she was thirteen years old. When her homeland was divided into North and South Korea, with members of her family on both sides of the line, Suki wondered what life was like for the people who remained behind. She went to North Korea to learn more about what had become of her country, and to write a book based on her experiences there. Suki first went to Pyongyang in 2008 to cover a concert of the New York Philharmonic. It was on this visit that…
“Is this how you lay with Ali and Emit?” asked Karen. With a wistfiil smile, he said
yes. "On your mother or on your dad?" Still smiling, he said. “Emit” “Were you there when Enar died?" Karen asked the three-year-olcl. He grew somber; he ...
Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Social Science
Two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene puts a human face on the African AIDS crisis with this powerful story of one woman working to save her country's children. After losing her husband and daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman of modest means, opened her home to some of the thousands of children in Addis Ababa who have been left as orphans. There Is No Me Without You is the story of how Haregewoin transformed her home into an orphanage and day-care center and began facilitating adoptions to homes all over the world, written by a star of literary nonfiction who is herself an adoptive parent. At heart, it is a book about children and parents, wherever they may be, however they may find each other.
Forever, With You Hello there, Do you see in me? What I see in you Do you feel
for me? The way I feel for you Are you there for me? The way I'm here for you
When you're not there I feel blue Just want to know Is it the same with you? I can
Author: Manish Kapoor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book has gone through a range of emotions. It weaves through thoughts spun out from a beautiful dream. There are days full of unparalleled happiness filled with love and intensity. And then there are days with endless darkness which make shadows taller than our selves. Life is a journey and we all know that when one road ends, we find others that begin. Unforgettable memories are often etched on a moment. As the world spins, seasons go around bringing with them their own fragrance and melody. True love stands still as the world rushes on. Love holds our hearts and souls together and provides us with solace in the comforting arms of an angel. In this life, there are only a few moments that hold each other and become a memory. In love we are often lost and within love we are born again. Love hurts, love heals. Love leaves so much for us to desire. And I am no different. I can wait endlessly for night to fade away, but I cant live a day, without you.
YOU”. (EARLY. VERSIONS). Copyist There'll be spring every year without you.
England still will be here without you. There'll be fruit on the tree and a shore by
the sea; There'll be crumpets and tea without you! I can thrill to a play without you;
Author: Dominic McHugh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Few musicals have had the impact of Lerner and Loewe's timeless classic My Fair Lady. Sitting in the middle of an era dominated by such seminal figures as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, and Leonard Bernstein, My Fair Lady not only enjoyed critical success similar to that of its rivals but also had by far the longest run of a Broadway musical up to that time. From 1956 to 1962, its original production played without a break for 2,717 performances, and the show went on to be adapted into one of the most successful movie musicals of all time in 1964, when it won eight Academy Awards. Internationally, the show also broke records in London, and the original production toured to Russia at the height of the Cold War in an attempt to build goodwill. It remains a staple of the musical theater canon today, an oft-staged show in national, regional, and high school theaters across the country. Using previously-unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into its making. McHugh charts the show from the aftermath of the premiere of Shaw's Pygmalion and the playwright's persistent refusal to allow it to be made into a musical, through to the quarrel that led lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe to part ways halfway through writing the show, up to opening night and through to the present. This book is the first to shed light on the many behind-the-scenes creative discussions that took place from casting decisions all the way through the final months of frantic preparation leading to the premiere in March 1956. McHugh also traces sketches for the show, looking particularly at the lines cut during the rehearsal and tryout periods, to demonstrate how Lerner evolved the relationship between Higgins and Eliza in such a way as to maintain the delicate balance of ambiguity that characterizes their association in the published script. He looks too at the movie version, and how the cast album and subsequent revivals have influenced the way in which the show has been received. Overall, this book explores why My Fair Lady continues to resonate with audiences worldwide more than fifty years after its premiere.
She'd planned the trip without consulting us; she'd been doing so since long
before we were married. Quite honestly, she'd ... There'd been other women—
girls, really—who had endured all, or part, of their week at the shore. But the last
Author: Deborah J. Wolf
Publisher: Kensington Books
Written with the poignancy of heartbreak and the indomitable promise of hope, Deborah J. Wolf's unforgettable debut novel delves into the fragile, ever-changing relationships between mothers and daughters in the worst of times--and in the best... Allyson Houlihan had the normal ups and downs with her husband and two daughters, but all in all, their life was good, full, and happy. That changed on the day a tragic accident ripped her husband away from her--and shattered everything. Over a year later, Allyson and her daughters--eleven-year-old Becca and fourteen-year-old Lydia--are still struggling to regain their rhythm as a family. A disciplined and athletic soccer player, Becca is at a loss when an injury forces her to the sidelines, leaving her emotionally adrift. And when Ally senses Lydia, silent and secretive, slipping away, the sense of helplessness and frustration is nearly overwhelming. It will take another of life's unexpected twists and the rock-solid support of her husband's best friend, Michael, for a mother and her girls to finally run towards each other--instead of away--and for a devoted wife to free her heart to live and love again... Special chat with the author inside Deborah J. Wolf lives with her husband and two daughters in Northern California. This is her first novel.
“Are you there?" There's silence. “David?" She'll turn seventy next spring, and
David will, too (They were born a week apart. They'ye figured it out: she was
emerging from the womb at the very hour he was circumcised, the first and last
Author: Joshua Henkin
***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist*** JJ Greenberg Memorial Award for Fiction From the author of the New York Times Notable Book Matrimony ["Beautiful . . . Brilliant."—Michael Cunningham], a moving, mesmerizing new novel about love, loss, and the aftermath of a family tragedy. It’s July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. But this is no ordinary holiday. The family has gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings, an intrepid journalist and adventurer who was killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. The parents, Marilyn and David, are adrift in grief. Their forty-year marriage is falling apart. Clarissa, the eldest sibling and a former cello prodigy, has settled into an ambivalent domesticity and is struggling at age thirty-nine to become pregnant. Lily, a fiery-tempered lawyer and the family contrarian, is angry at everyone. And Noelle, whose teenage years were shadowed by promiscuity and school expulsions, has moved to Jerusalem and become a born-again Orthodox Jew. The last person to see Leo alive, Noelle has flown back for the memorial with her husband and four children, but she feels entirely out of place. And Thisbe —Leo’s widow and mother of their three-year-old son—has come from California bearing her own secret. Set against the backdrop of Independence Day and the Iraq War, The World Without You is a novel about sibling rivalries and marital feuds, about volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, about the true meaning of family.
'He hasn't tried anything on with you, has he?' Ro felt gratified to hear the worry in
his voice. 'Of course not. I'm the little sister he never had.' 'Good. I wouldn't want to
have to fly out there and beat him to a pulp.' 'Yeah, right.' She stopped. 'Why ...
Author: Karen Swan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Summer Without You is a gorgeously escapist read from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany's, Karen Swan. Rowena Tipton isn't looking for a new life, just a new adventure, something to while away the months as her long-term boyfriend presses pause on their relationship before they become engaged. But when a chance encounter at a New York wedding leads to an audition for a coveted houseshare in The Hamptons – Manhattan's elite beach scene – suddenly a new life is exactly what she's got. Stretching before her is a summer with three eclectic housemates, long days on white sandy beaches and parties on gilded tennis courts. But high rewards bring high stakes and Rowena soon finds herself caught in the crossfire of a vicious intimidation campaign. Alone for the first time in her adult life, she has no-one to turn to but a stranger who is everything she doesn't want – but possibly everything she needs.
“I know you're mad,” he said. “You don't get it.” “Yeah I do. I know what's going on.
He needs you there.” “And I can't do it. I'm not going to sit there while he finds out
he's a dad,” Ava said. “You really think that's going to happen?” “Yeah I do.
Author: Sue Langford
Who knew a chance meeting would end up like this? Ava Ross was a no-nonsense kind of girl. After years of trying, she still hadnt met the right one. Instead of embarking on another bad blind date, she escaped on vacation with her friend Rose Shaw. The two were a force to be reckoned with. They flirted and laughed their way through a week in the sun. Two tickets to see the Aces changed everything. She came face to face with the one man shed always dreamed about dating. It was too bad he was married....or was he? There was no way that this could really be happening to her. Or could it? Joe Morgan was the ultimate superstar. Hed been a part of the Aces for years. Hed played cities all over North America and seen tons of women, but one always stood out in his memory. He never did see her again, that is until she walked in the door with his friend. He knew she had read about him. Shed heard rumors, gossip and lots more. The question is would she date him knowing everything shed learned? The one girl hed dreamed about for years was within his grasp, but would he lose her to the gaggle of ex-girlfriends in his past?
Mavis called a locksmith to change the locks to their two-bedroom apartment at
92nd and Cottage, she says. ... But Mavis was used to working quickly, and she
turned the opening track, “I Have Learned to Do Without You,” written by Davis
Author: Greg Kot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A biography that will send readers back to the music of Mavis and the Staple Singers with deepened appreciation and a renewed spirit of discovery” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)—from the acclaimed music journalist and author featured prominently in the new HBO documentary Mavis! This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. One of the most enduring artists of popular music, Mavis and her talented family fused gospel, soul, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and the Staple Singers went on to sell more than 30 million records, with message-oriented soul music that became a soundtrack to the civil rights movement—inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. himself. Critically acclaimed biographer and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot cuts to the heart of Mavis Staples’s music, revealing the intimate stories of her sixty-year career. From her love affair with Bob Dylan, to her creative collaborations with Prince, to her recent revival alongside Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, this definitive account shows Mavis as you’ve never seen her before. I’ll Take You There was written with the complete cooperation of Mavis and her family. Readers will also hear from Prince, Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne, and many others whose lives have been influenced by Mavis’s talent. Filled with never-before-told stories, this fascinating biography illuminates a legendary singer and group during a historic period of change in America. “Ultimately, Kot depicts the endurance of Mavis Staples and her family’s music as an inspiration, a saga that takes us, like the song that inspired this book’s name, to a place where ain’t nobody crying” (The Washington Post).
The article said you were playing a college student coming to terms with your
sexually abusive father. There would be a confrontation scene where you remove
your shirt and bra in front of him. Everyone would soon be talking about it, some
Author: Lauren Sanders
Publisher: Akashic Books
Summer 1987. Lillian Ginger Speck, high-school graduate, sits in her jail cell contemplating the steps and missteps that led her to murder soap opera star Brooke Harrison. Her story is part apologia, part love note and suicide pact. Meanwhile, Brooke Harrison's mother has a tale of her own to tell. In this edgy and compelling 'whydunit', the accounts of predator and victim intertwine.
There is no other way. ... If you're reading this and are not quite sure, then there is
still time to make some changes and make sure your name not only gets penciled
in but chiseled ... I say all this because Heaven won't be Heaven, without you!
Author: Denise Thurman
Looking back I can see the steps I’ve already conquered in life. They depict places of heartaches as well as triumphs. My life is as it is – with ups and downs and curves and stops; with trials, disappointments and tragedies; with hope, love and peace. It’s necessary to reflect upon those moments – but unnecessary to stay in those moments. I am finally back on the journey that I am supposed to be on. I am willing now, more than ever, to step forward and be the person God created me to be and to live out His purposes while I still have breath on this earth. When I’m finished, He’ll take me home. That’s the story of my life. What’s yours?
We were all so eager to re-create a semblance of family life in the dorm that the
things we would ordinarily hide from our ... When the kids at Catholic school or their parents said something snide about my illegitimacy, Kathi would say, “What
Author: Domenica Ruta
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A haunting, unforgettable mother-daughter story for a new generation—the debut of a blazing new lyrical voice NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, unforgiving town north of Boston, in a trash-filled house on a dead-end road surrounded by a river and a salt marsh. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious local figure, was a drug addict and sometimes dealer whose life swung between welfare and riches, and whose highbrow taste was at odds with her hardscrabble life. And yet she managed, despite the chaos she created, to instill in her daughter a love of stories. Kathi frequently kept Domenica home from school to watch such classics as the Godfather movies and everything by Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, telling her, “This is more important. I promise. You’ll thank me later.” And despite the fact that there was not a book to be found in her household, Domenica developed a love of reading, which helped her believe that she could transcend this life of undying grudges, self-inflicted misfortune, and the crooked moral code that Kathi and her cohorts lived by. With or Without You is the story of Domenica Ruta’s unconventional coming of age—a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit ’90s youth and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process. In a brilliant stylistic feat, Ruta has written a powerful, inspiring, compulsively readable, and finally redemptive story about loving and leaving. Praise for With or Without You “A luminous, layered accomplishment.”—The New York Times Book Review “A singular new coming-of-age memoir traces one girl’s twisting path up from mean streets (and parents) to the reflective life of a writer. . . . The burgeoning canon of literary memoir . . . begets another winner in Domenica Ruta’s searing With or Without You. . . . [A] gloriously gutsy memory-work.”—Elle “Stunning . . . comes across as a bleaker, funnier, R-rated version of The Glass Castle and marks the arrival of a blazing new voice in literature.”—Entertainment Weekly “Valiant and heartbreaking.”—Bust “Powerful . . . Ruta found an unconventional voice, a scary good mixture of erudition and hardened street smarts. Her writing is also, as they say in Danvers, wicked funny—though in her case wicked is more an adjective than an intensifier. . . . [With or Without You] hums with jangled energy and bristles with sharp edges. . . . Ruta writes with unflinching honesty.”—Slate “Bracingly funny and poignant.”—The Boston Globe “Exceedingly powerful.”—Booklist
Being without you is not an option for me, God has put us together for Eternity, I
would never question his call, so you got ... Being without you is like trying to
breath with no air, Like burying me alive and just leaving me there, Being without you ...
Author: Ms. Remy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Unveiled, is a Poetic Portal N2 Life through Love, Lust, Pain and deceit. This anthology of adult poems contours the strengths and weaknesses of relationships. It distorts what seems real and makes a fantasy pure reality. My expressions are pure and simple with a twist. These poetic verses take on a life of their own and invite you to become a part of them. It will intoxicate your mind and free your spirit. It will take you into life, and touch on topics that most would not speak of. It leads you through lustful actions, allowing the flesh to lead; with no communication with the mind. Once the lust burns out it will then lead to pain. The feelings and experiences of pain leave a feeling of agony that cuts through to the bone. After pulling through the painful experiences, you are in a mist of confusion; thus leading you to search for the ultimate feeling. Love has no name, no protocol, no right or wrong way, its just love. Once you have experienced true lust, and real pain, you will understand that; you must live life to the fullest and be happy with your decisions. Love becomes the most dominant feeling and it transforms you, it changes the way you walk, you talk, you dress, it evens changes your way of writing. Layer by layer it all comes off, revealing the most inner thoughts and experiences, I give you, Unveiled!
What?” She'd done the right thing by spraying him. He was a stranger inthe dark.
Why was he mad? “Icalled your name—didn't you hear me?” Struck dumb, she
muttered, “I thought you said 'Where are you?'” “I said, 'Lisa, are you there?
Author: Dianne Venetta
Publisher: BloominThyme Press
Grad student, Lisa Richardson, scours the high country in search of her beloved boreal toad. The amphibian is in danger of extinction, a fate she is determined to change. Single-minded in her focus, Lisa doesn’t realize that she’s being followed by a mysterious stranger. Enter McIntyre Walsh. Ex-marine with a heart of gold, this man lives and breathes duty. Protection. Content with his self-exile on a mountaintop in Colorado, he inadvertently witnesses a female hiker in danger, a situation he cannot ignore yet is unable to rectify. When their paths cross, Lisa and Walsh refuse to stray from their avowed goals and carry on—despite the other. It isn’t until a killer ramps up his game that both are forced to relent. Battling the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and an undeniable attraction between them, Lisa and Walsh must work together against the odds if they intend to get off the mountain alive.
and the plane next to you would disappear in a split second . We were in
shambles by the time we got there . " The band had three sets scheduled that day
, but only missed the first . After one of them , Bill Collins had started to chat with a
Author: Dan Matovina
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Book and CD. The story of Badfinger is among the most tragic in the history of rock'n'roll. They were championed by the Beatles, yet their two principal songwriters committed suicide. An expose of the music business, Without You also serves as a tribute to the band's work. This revised edition includes a CD of over 72 minutes of music and interviews, 300 photos, complete listing of studio dates and concerts, and a discography.
I am going to tell you exactly what your presence Your presence What it does to
me You have me Smiling Giggling ... Tasteless food In a world where my body
would feel nojoy without you Do you feel the chemistry when I am next to you?
Author: Tiffany Cisco
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Let Me Take You There... Anthology brimming with sentiments so many readers can relate to, Putting everyday emotions into the fore and blending them into a mix that one can get dizzy from or addicted to is what the author has stirringly done in these poetic pieces. It speaks of love in different angles: loving God, loving oneself; the thrills love can bring lovers: from the stare to the kiss to the intertwining of hearts, body, and soul; it also portrays the other side of love: betrayal, cheating, deceit, temptations, abuse.
There's a green stencil of a flower, like a rose, on the window of my room. That's
all I remember, of the two, three, four? days after the attack. I've lost all track of
time but whenever I look up it's there. sometimes I think I'm awake, sometimes I ...
Author: Harriet Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Follows the entwined lives of a glamorous 1950s movie star, Sophie Sykes, and a lesser-known starlet, Eve Noel, who vanishes one day and causes Sophie's world to crumble as their pasts and presents collide. Original.