A novel from FB Publishing.
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East Pakistan, 1968: In Sariyah’s village, shame is a virtue she never mastered. As a child, she learned to read in secret, kept talismans against her father’s orders, and questioned everything, even Allah. Now she is practicing how to be a “woman with shame,” torn between promises to her family and to herself. She yearns to join a movement with her fellow Bengalis, who are gripping onto their language and cultural identity against colonial powers – but she is continuously sucked into the narrow visions of her father.
In the midst of a desperate movement for Bengali freedom, a presumptuous American has come to teach English. Rodney Creed - self-interested, naive, entitled - comes with the bold optimism of a college graduate, too eager to sense the rumbling ground beneath him...until he meets Sariyah. Rodney believes he is there to teach, but he will learn painful, irreversible things.
Without Shame is a love story at its core – but not in the traditional sense. It’s about love of one’s country, culture, God, and language. It’s about the power of identity to shine through when other forces threaten to overshadow it.
Shapes of Water (2012) is a collection of poems that journey through one person's coming of age with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that inhibits mainly the lungs and digestive system. These are poems on love, family, loss, self-discovery, and coming to terms.
Here's a review of Shapes of Water from poet Martha Deed.
With Every Breath (2006) is a collection of stories by and about people living with cystic fibrosis. Designed for all ages, this collection offers unique perspectives from patients, health care professionals, and family members of those living with the illness.
Patients aren't the only ones who will want to read With Every Breath. Family members, friends, and doctors can all find inspiration when they open it. The stories illustrate ways we can overcome challenges, understand CF, live through lung transplants and new diagnoses, and more. The book is filled with fun artwork, uplifting quotes, and photography. Celine Dion contributed the Foreword, and there are chapters by people of all ages and walks of life. This book is sponsored by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, and all proceeds go to cystic fibrosis.