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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

  • 作 者:Alyssa Cole
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN:9780062982650
  • 點閱率:34

An instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning… Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo. But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised. When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?

The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier

The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier

  • 作 者:Hassan Abbas
  • 出版年:2015
  • 出版社:Yale University Press
  • ISBN:9780300216165
  • 點閱率:39

The true story of the Taliban’s remarkable resurgence in Pakistan and war-torn Afghanistan more than a decade after the U.S. military’s post-9/11 incursion In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda jihadists. The NATO forces defeated and dismantled the Taliban government, scattering its remnants across the country. But despite a more than decade-long attempt to eradicate them, the Taliban endured—regrouping and reestablishing themselves as a significant insurgent movement. Gradually they have regained control of large portions of Afghanistan even as U.S. troops are preparing to depart from the region. In his authoritative and highly readable account, author Hassan Abbas examines how the Taliban not only survived but adapted to their situation in order to regain power and political advantage. Abbas traces the roots of religious extremism in the area and analyzes the Taliban’s support base within Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas. In addition, he explores the roles that Western policies and military decision making— not to mention corruption and incompetence in Kabul—have played in enabling the Taliban’s resurgence.

The Deep, Deep Snow

The Deep, Deep Snow

  • 作 者:Brian Freeman
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Blackstone Publishing
  • ISBN:9781094071329
  • 點閱率:34

In an intense, emotional mystery that spans a decade in the life of a small town, bestselling author Brian Freeman brings us an unforgettable heroine who discovers that the dead may sometimes be easier to rescue than the living. Deputy Shelby Lake was abandoned as a baby, saved by a stranger who found her in the freezing cold. Now, years later, a young boy is missing -- and Shelby is the one who must rescue a child. The only evidence of what happened to ten-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road. After a desperate search fails to locate him, the close bonds of Shelby's hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion. Everyone around her is keeping secrets. Her adoptive father, her best friend, her best friend's young daughter -- they all have something to hide. Even Shelby is concealing a mistake that could jeopardize her career and her future. Unearthing the lies of the people in Jeremiah's life doesn't get the police and the FBI any closer to finding him. As time passes and the case grows cold, Shelby worries that the mystery will stay buried forever under the deep, deep snow. But even the deepest snow melts in the spring. When a tantalizing clue finally comes to light, Shelby must confront the darkest lie of all. Exposing the truth about Jeremiah will leave no one's life untouched -- including her own.

Oil Palm: A Global History (Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges)

Oil Palm: A Global History (Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges)

  • 作 者:Jonathan E. Robins
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Univ of North Carolina Pr
  • ISBN:9781469662886
  • 點閱率:43

Oil palms are ubiquitous—grown in nearly every tropical country, they supply the world with more edible fat than any other plant and play a role in scores of packaged products, from lipstick and soap to margarine and cookies. And as Jonathan E. Robins shows, sweeping social transformations carried the plant around the planet. First brought to the global stage in the holds of slave ships, palm oil became a quintessential commodity in the Industrial Revolution. Imperialists hungry for cheap fat subjugated Africa's oil palm landscapes and the people who worked them. In the twentieth century, the World Bank promulgated oil palm agriculture as a panacea to rural development in Southeast Asia and across the tropics. As plantation companies tore into rainforests, evicting farmers in the name of progress, the oil palm continued its rise to dominance, sparking new controversies over trade, land and labor rights, human health, and the environment. By telling the story of the oil palm across multiple centuries and continents, Robins demonstrates how the fruits of an African palm tree became a key commodity in the story of global capitalism, beginning in the eras of slavery and imperialism, persisting through decolonization, and stretching to the present day.

Nessie Quest

Nessie Quest

  • 作 者:Melissa Savage
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Yearling
  • ISBN:9780525645702
  • 點閱率:42

Fans of Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe and Melissa Savage's own Lemons will devour this voice-driven novel packed with humor and heart about two friends who head off on an adventure to find the Loch Ness Monster. Ada Ru thought her parents were finally going to agree to a Fitzhugh family vacation to Disney World the summer before sixth grade. Then her father announces he's taking a teaching position in Scotland, and moving the family there for the entire summer. Obviously, Ada Ru is anything but happy. She doesn't like their new home, she hates haggis, and she certainly doesn't like the idea that she will be away from her best friend all summer. To top it all off, there is said to be a monster in the lake near their house! That's when she meets Hamish Bean Timmy, Hammy Bean for short, captain of the Nessie Quest Monster Chaser boat tour. He knows everything there is to know about the fabled Loch Ness Monster and Scotland. But as the two unlikely friends embark on an epic adventure to spot the lake monster, they end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined.

Murder in Old Bombay: A Mystery

Murder in Old Bombay: A Mystery

  • 作 者:Nev March
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Minotaur Books
  • ISBN:9781250269546
  • 點閱率:40

Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel! In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut. In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales of his idol, Sherlock Holmes, and browse the daily papers. The case that catches Captain Jim's attention is being called the crime of the century: Two women fell from the busy university’s clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by Adi, the widower of one of the victims ― his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide ― Captain Jim approaches the Parsee family and is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon. But in a land of divided loyalties, asking questions is dangerous. Captain Jim's investigation disturbs the shadows that seem to follow the Framji family and triggers an ominous chain of events. And when lively Lady Diana Framji joins the hunt for her sisters’ attackers, Captain Jim’s heart isn’t safe, either. Based on a true story, and set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial India, Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning lyrical debut, Murder in Old Bombay, brings this tumultuous historical age to life.

Mental Traveler: A Father, a Son, and a Journey through Schizophrenia

Mental Traveler: A Father, a Son, and a Journey through Schizophrenia

  • 作 者:Professor W. J. T. Mitchell
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN:9780226695938
  • 點閱率:38

How does a parent make sense of a child’s severe mental illness? How does a father meet the daily challenges of caring for his gifted but delusional son, while seeking to overcome the stigma of madness and the limits of psychiatry? W. J. T. Mitchell’s memoir tells the story—at once representative and unique—of one family’s encounter with mental illness and bears witness to the life of the talented young man who was his son. Gabriel Mitchell was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age twenty-one and died by suicide eighteen years later. He left behind a remarkable archive of creative work and a father determined to honor his son’s attempts to conquer his own illness. Before his death, Gabe had been working on a film that would show madness from inside and out, as media stereotype and spectacle, symptom and stigma, malady and minority status, disability and gateway to insight. He was convinced that madness is an extreme form of subjective experience that we all endure at some point in our lives, whether in moments of ecstasy or melancholy, or in the enduring trauma of a broken heart. Gabe’s declared ambition was to transform schizophrenia from a death sentence to a learning experience, and madness from a curse to a critical perspective. Shot through with love and pain, Mental Traveler shows how Gabe drew his father into his quest for enlightenment within madness. It is a book that will touch anyone struggling to cope with mental illness, and especially for parents and caregivers of those caught in its grasp.

Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America

Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America

  • 作 者:Mark A. Bradley
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN:9780393652536
  • 點閱率:33

Finalist for the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime The shocking assassination that catalyzed groundbreaking reform in Big Coal. In the early hours of New Year’s Eve 1969, in the small soft coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph “Jock” Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse. Seven months earlier, Yablonski had announced his campaign to oust the corrupt president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Tony Boyle, who had long embezzled UMWA funds, silenced intra-union dissent, and served the interests of Big Coal companies. Yablonski wanted to return the union to the coal miners it was supposed to represent and restore the organization to what it had once been, a powerful force for social good. Boyle was enraged about his opponent’s bid to take over―and would go to any lengths to maintain power. The most infamous crimes in the history of American labor unions, the Yablonski murders triggered one of the most intensive and successful manhunts in FBI history―and also led to the first successful rank-and-file takeover of a major labor union in modern U.S. history, one that inspired workers in other labor unions to rise up and challenge their own entrenched, out-of-touch leaders. An extraordinary portrait of one of the nation’s major unions on the brink of historical change, Blood Runs Coal comes at a time of resurgent labor movements in the United States and the current administration’s attempts to bolster the fossil fuel industry. Brilliantly researched and compellingly written, it sheds light on the far-reaching effects of industrial and socioeconomic change that unfold across America to this day.

誰吃了我的豌豆烤餅?

誰吃了我的豌豆烤餅?

  • 作 者:尤依筑
  • 出版年:2020年9月
  • 出版社:鳴個喇叭文化工作室
  • ISBN:9789869952101
  • 點閱率:42

我乘著太空梭轉學到緬甸街的小學讀書,一切都很不一樣......,我和同學穿的不一樣、講的話不一樣、毛的顏色也不一樣。   中午吃飯的時候,我拿出媽媽幫我準備的便當,裡面是我最愛的豌豆烤餅、薑黃香飯,還有涼拌茶葉!但班上同學卻靠過來一直問我這是什麼?怎麼聞起來好奇怪?跟他們平常吃的便當都不一樣。 我不知道、我不知道、我真的什麼不知道。正當我想偷偷把香味太濃的便當埋起來的時候,突然,有隻奶茶色貓咪衝上來把我最愛的豌豆烤餅叼走了,那隻貓到底是誰?他為什麼要吃了我的豌豆烤餅?我有好多問題要找他問清楚...... 。

耶誕老公公的紅手套

耶誕老公公的紅手套

  • 作 者:三浦太郎
  • 出版年:2021年11月
  • 出版社:小魯文化
  • ISBN:9786267043004
  • 點閱率:45

在雪花飄飛的耶誕夜裡,小女孩在前往小鎮採買的路上撿到了一隻大大的紅手套。她心想,這應該是耶誕老公公遺失的。天氣這麼寒冷,耶誕老公公一定在傷腦筋吧!善良的她想要將手套送還給耶誕老公公,她要怎麼做呢? 找呀找呀,到底耶誕老公公在哪裡呢?小女孩能順利送還手套嗎?

咬指甲妖怪

咬指甲妖怪

  • 作 者:吉村亞希子
  • 出版年:2021年12月
  • 出版社:小魯文化
  • ISBN:9789865566807
  • 點閱率:40

改不掉咬指甲的壞習慣嗎?小妖怪告訴你一直咬指甲會怎麼樣。書末還會教你剪指甲的正確方法!   伸出你的雙手,仔細看一看,你的指甲是圓圓的、方方的、尖尖的,還是已經被咬得短短的呢?你知道指甲有多重要嗎?你知道要怎麼樣照顧指甲嗎?指甲雖然不起眼,但其實非常重要喔!指甲太短或太長,都會對生活造成諸多不便。此外,假如沒有使用正確的方法剪指甲,指甲也很有可能會長到肉裡,讓手指頭感到不舒服或是疼痛。最重要的是,咬指甲看上去非常可怕,會給人留下不好的印象!讓我們一起改掉咬指甲的壞習慣,用正確的方式照顧我們的指甲!

虎皮魔毯

虎皮魔毯

  • 作 者:瓊.海格
  • 出版年:2021年12月
  • 出版社:小魯文化
  • ISBN:9789865566760
  • 點閱率:41

本書以一塊陳舊的虎皮地毯為橋梁,由兩名印度裔男孩和一名蘇格蘭女孩,帶領讀者跨越歐洲和亞洲,目睹各種文化互相擦出的精采火花。   這是也一段教導男孩和珍妮關於家庭、忠貞、友誼,以及歸屬感真正含義的旅程,而書中最偉大的魔法是友誼、忠誠和信守諾言,貫穿本書的主題則是歸屬感、找到家的意義和「家」的概念,同時探索希望、流離失所、寬恕和正義的主題,以及人世間永恆的善惡之爭。   它不僅僅是一部漂亮的故事,還展露一些非常複雜的主題:保護野生動物、脫離貧困和避免社會分裂等,啟發讀者反思和關注相關議題。

我會好好照顧你

我會好好照顧你

  • 作 者:瑪麗亞.羅瑞塔.吉拉多
  • 出版年:2021年12月
  • 出版社:水滴文化
  • ISBN:9786267038062
  • 點閱率:40

從前,有一粒小小的種子,在廣大的世界裡覺得無依無靠。天空、水和大地對它說:別擔心,我會照顧你。它慢慢長成了一棵大樹。 一天,來了一隻迷惘的黑頭鶯,大樹對她說:來吧,我會照顧你。黑頭鶯在樹上築了巢,孕育了寶寶。隨著季節流轉,樹上花朵凋零,蘋果掉落迸裂,種子隨風四散,一粒種子被吹進了岩石縫隙,大樹為這即將死去的種子哭了起來,黑頭鶯說:別擔心,我會照顧它……。 一本撫慰人心的生命教育繪本,讓孩子體會施與受的意義,以及愛的真諦。

汙水爆炸啦!

汙水爆炸啦!

  • 作 者:宋秀惠
  • 出版年:2021年12月
  • 出版社:青林
  • ISBN:9789862745601
  • 點閱率:44

今天小哲像平常一樣被鬧鐘叫醒,但是他卻急急忙忙的檢查家裡的洗手台、水槽和馬桶,到底發生什麼事了?小哲為什麼突然關心起汙水問題?還要家人一起改變他們的生活習慣?   洗碗精、沐浴乳、洗衣精、吃剩的食物、喝不完的飲料……當這些東西都被倒進下水道,累積久了,會發生什麼事?跟著小哲一起檢視生活中的壞習慣,從小地方改善,不讓汙水爆炸!

喂!不要玩文物:魔性哏圖懶人包

喂!不要玩文物:魔性哏圖懶人包

  • 作 者:馮翰寧文字、王驄穎繪圖
  • 出版年:2021年11月
  • 出版社:時報
  • ISBN:9789571396118
  • 點閱率:54

「笑到你心裡發寒」、「不要碰我肩膀」、「窮到吃土」、「寶寶心裡苦,但寶寶不說」、「我是跟鄉民進來看熱鬧的」……提起這些流行語,你會想到什麼?   腦洞大開的繪者王驄穎從古老的博物館文物中聯想到這些時髦的詞彙,創作出一張張反差萌的文物哏圖!   筆者馮翰寧用淺顯易懂的文字,除了介紹文物原型外,還分享許多歷史小知識。   本書收錄117張文物哏圖創作,在充滿魔力的畫筆下,看似沉默、枯燥的文物都變得活蹦亂跳,你會發現,原來這些文物距離我們的生活一點都不遙遠。   在這種古今碰撞中,當我們換一種視角探索歷史,就會發現歷史一點都不無聊,而且充滿生命力。

那些狂烈的安靜

那些狂烈的安靜

  • 作 者:陳育萱
  • 出版年:2021年12月
  • 出版社:大塊文化
  • ISBN:9789860777659
  • 點閱率:38

擅於用故事側寫臺灣當代社會議題與生活困境的陳育萱,除了小說家的身分,其實也是手執粉筆的高中老師。這一次她首度以創作者的距離,返身回看最貼近的教育現場,拆解看似水面寧靜,實則暗流洶湧的校園與家庭。宛如偽紀錄片般,透過七篇關於教育現場不同角色的故事,小說家指認了每個人不被體制所照見的人性面向。   轉學後跟不上課業的國小女生,遭受同儕排擠與父母的不諒解,只能向日夜在滾輪上奔跑的寵物鼠尋求慰藉;三位拒絕上學的男孩,以彼此的陪伴作為迷茫現實的路標;母親迷信邪教、性向不被理解的國中女孩,轉而向打工的姐姐尋求情感的依賴;新任教師夾在學校高層、家長與學生間進退兩難,卻發現教室被安裝監視器,在冰冷的凝視下逐漸沉默……。   教育發生的場景表面上形式單一,在無聲的框架下卻藏有層層深淺濃淡的生命暗景。一如陳夏民所稱,名為校園的有機體,擁有自己的新陳代謝與規則,每個人在其中或學會規避痛苦,或操作權力,或穿梭其中。但就像小說家所揭示的,成長的現場層次複雜而細微,無法一時半刻釐清,那就讓小說來表達吧。

我和我的失智媽媽:照顧好失智家人,並照顧好自己

我和我的失智媽媽:照顧好失智家人,並照顧好自己

  • 作 者:陸曉婭
  • 出版年:2021年11月
  • 出版社:寶瓶文化
  • ISBN:9789864062584
  • 點閱率:41

六、七十歲老人照顧八、九十歲老人,已成高齡社會的典型場景,亦正是本書的現實景況。作者年屆退休時,母親患了失智症,令她掙扎交戰:誰來照顧?如果全天候地全職照顧媽媽,長期下來,我還有可能重新融入社會嗎? 這也是一部愛的紀實。母親認知恍惚,卻給了她機會重耕親情荒地,鼓起勇氣去愛,感覺像終於找回媽媽:我該詛咒失智症呢,還是感謝它?如今媽媽會張開雙臂與我擁抱,這是我過去六十年不曾享有的啊! 身心俱疲,她曾想逃開!但又罪疚於「不孝」……幸好有一群照顧者同伴,讓她接納自己也會有痛苦、害怕和委屈:我們不是聖人,就算產生逃離現況的衝動,也請理解,這只是我們處理不了自己情緒時的應對方式之一。 但,失智畢竟不可逆,母親的病情日趨重度,「那個難題」,難以迴避:該怎麼跟媽媽說?告訴她「我們要送你去安養院」?她會不會覺得我們不要她了……。

永遠的寶貝【三毛逝世30週年紀念版】

永遠的寶貝【三毛逝世30週年紀念版】

  • 作 者:三毛
  • 出版年:2021年11月
  • 出版社:皇冠
  • ISBN:9789573338086
  • 點閱率:34

人,總有一天會離開,物,卻能一直傳下去。因為明白物品的來和去,都不只是偶然,於是三毛動筆,為她收藏的寶貝留下一篇篇雋永的故事。   三毛愛上的東西未必最精美昂貴,但總是最特別。封存許多回憶的中國鎖、秘魯老城一見鍾情的掛氈、結婚時戴的沙漠飾品「布各德特」……他人頻頻路過的不起眼,卻是三毛心裡的無價之寶,更是她走遍天涯的足跡證明。 它們更充滿三毛對心愛之人的深深思念,訴盡愛情的銅盤,是荷西想念三毛時細細刻製的。做為結婚禮物的駱駝頭骨,三毛堅決不給人,只因她要帶去彼岸赴丈夫的約。父母為她撿的癡心石,飽含給女兒全心全意的愛。一件手工製的衣服,是摯友在眼盲之前一針一線勾出的心意……。 三毛的寶貝們有的歷經滄桑,有的交織著悲喜,個個獨具意義。即便終有一天會與它們道別,但因為這些故事,寶愛之情早已留駐永遠。

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  • 出版年:2021年11月
  • 出版社:蓋亞
  • ISBN:9789863196075
  • 點閱率:40

渴望溫暖的人,終會彼此擁抱。相遇的契機,都是熱奶茶。 是在痴痴等候失約戀人的憂鬱男孩阿問身上,深受觸動下遞出的安慰小物。是從總是面帶頑皮笑容的幽默男孩子捷手上,收到冒失「肇事者」表達歉意的慰問禮物。兩個性格截然不同的男生,以同樣的適口溫度,流進了小華被冰封的心中。 所有人心裡都有傷,只敢小心翼翼試探,想著長長等待告終的那刻,不是如願以償,就是疼痛地放下⋯⋯。

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  • 出版年:2021年11月
  • 出版社:蓋亞
  • ISBN:9789863196051
  • 點閱率:39

17世紀,大航海時代。為了東方商品,各方人馬渡海而來。在這場海權爭霸中,李旦,一個總是帶著笑容的男人,突破大明海禁,建立武裝船團,招攬顏思齊、鄭芝龍等人,成為縱橫東西方勢力的海上巨頭,被歐洲人尊稱為「中國甲必丹(Captain)」。而他的終極目標,是建立一個不受任何勢力拘束,只屬於海商的貿易天堂。   就在此時,世界邊緣的小小島嶼,漢人的化外之地—臺灣,映入各方勢力的眼中。1624年,李旦、顏思齊、鄭芝龍、日本人濱田彌兵衞、荷蘭東印度公司宋克博士、利邦上尉……福爾摩沙群雄匯聚。合作與爭逐,野望與夢想,男人們的對決,將島的命運推向新的篇章,為往後風雲擾動的臺灣歷史,揭開序幕。   作者考據多方史料,以東方海上霸主李旦的一生為中心,靈活詮釋東印度海上近五十位歷史人物,更帶出大航海時代盛景。海上談判、甲板肉搏,以貿易之名,行劫掠之實。席捲全世界的海商爭霸,就此展開!

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