Voice from the Planet Kindle Edition
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"Sincere, credible and authentic... a truly global piece of literature spanning continents... taps into an unacknowledged psyche. -Truth about Books
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- ASIN : B00BG7RPCM
- Publisher : Harvard Square Editions (February 14, 2013)
- Publication date : February 14, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1334 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 438 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,953,597 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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An eclectic collection of short essays from every corner of the globe, this anthology follows its successful predecessor, the first Voice from the Planet. True to its raison d'etre, the anthology varies in range, showing the differences inherent throughout the world both in diversity and in writers; authors are both seasoned, and neophytes, and the stories cover everything from the devastation of surviving 9/11 to the mystery that is the Bulgarian fire dancers. Expertly edited by Harvard alumni, these essays and in particular, their authors serve a lofty purpose in that any proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the international medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders. Knowing that makes the reading all the richer and it is already a very rich experience, each story as diverse as a fingerprint and well worth the time taken to read this interesting volume.
Voice from the Planet
This anthology from Harvard Square Editions offers wit, beauty, suspense, and an array of diverse and curious experiences. In Ruben Varda's clever and entertaining "Consultation," a professor advises a "talented, but somewhat presumptuous student" whose programming assignment has great implications for, well--us. The late Carlos Victoria's "Under the Poinciana Tree" is a wonderfully textured story that hinges on a watchman's alarming find in the starry Cuban night. In Susan Lindheim's "Sunflower," when a woman seeks word of her missing brother in Slovakia, her journey turns alternately puzzling and threatening.
The authors' biographical notes are well worth reading, too, revealing such items as "a narrow escape with an A.B. from Harvard" (D. E. Tingle, author of "Boisterous Devotion") and "has traveled to 38 countries, including several which no longer exist" (Susan Lindheim, author of "Sunflower").
This is literature without borders, appropriately so, since net proceeds from the book's sales benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.