Powerful and uplifting book about Ruth Picardi who died at 33 y.o. from breast cancer. A journalist, she communicated courageously and movingly with her readers, friends, and family about life and her own experiences. This book contains her writings to these various groups of people.
The New York Times Book Review states, "A lush, fascinating, expansive first novel about a Vietnamese cook in the 1930's sho works for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Winner of several literary prizes.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (Britain's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize in the USA), this novel is a poignant and right-on reflection of the difficulty of acclimating into a new society and culture. After an arranged marriage to Chanu, a man 20 years older, Nazneen is taken to London, after having left her home and heart in the Bangladeshi village where she was born.
A fun read...the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Las Vegas...and lived to tell how! In less than three years, the students take some of the world's most dophisticated casinos for more than $3 million by playing blackjack.
If you have visited the British Isles, you will love this book that is primarily colored photos of every aspect of this part of the world. If you have not visited the Isles, you can do so vicariously through this book.
THIS BOOK IS AN OVERALL INTRO TO MODERN PHYSICS AND AS SUCH DOES A GOOD JOB. HOWEVER IT ASSUMES A SIGNIFICANT SKILL IN ADVANCED CALCULUS AND REQIURES THAT YOU GO ONLOINE FOR ANSWERS. I RATE IT VERY HELPFUL