The Present State of the Empire of Morocco.:Its Animals, Products, Climate, Soil, Cities, Ports, Provinces, Coins, Weights, and Measures . With the Language, Religion, Laws, Manners, Customs, and Character, of the Moors Anonymous
The Present State of the Empire of Morocco:Its animals, products, climate, soil, cities, ports, provinces, coins, weights, and measures. With the language, religion, laws, manners, customs, and character, of the Moors. Vol. 2 Louis De Chenier
How a search for an exotic bird became a quest for love, forgiveness, and a new life. Birds, especially the ibis, have always fascinated Elize - that´s why she became an ornithologist. But when her boss at the private Texas coastal institute where she´s spent her career gives away her expected promotion, Elize flees to Morocco to lick her wounds and write a research paper that will prove her worth and secure her professional future. Morocco, with its impressive migration season, exotic flavors, and unwritten rules, is altogether foreign, even if many of the birds are familiar. After a brush with danger, Elize finds herself in Marrakesh, dependent on Erik, a sexy, mysterious stranger who makes her feel alive while opening her eyes to a new, intriguing world. After encountering her ornithology colleagues, who remind Elize of every bad professional choice and missed opportunity, she vows to find the Northern Bald Ibis - an endangered bird few have seen - and impress everyone. She and Erik journey from coastal paradise to remote desert mountains in search of the birds. Through misadventure, Elize is forced to trust an unknown culture, and through tragedy, she realizes that love and forgiveness are attainable. But first she must surrender her past and its pain to embrace her future and fly free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010014/bk_adbl_010014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize and three-time National Book Award-nominated author of the best seller Le Divorce returns with a mesmerizing novel of double standards and double agents.Lulu Sawyer, the heroine of Diane Johnson´s captivating new novel, arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, hoping to rekindle her romance with a worldly Englishman, Ian Drumm. It´s the perfect cover for her assignment with the American CIA: tracing the flow of money from well-heeled donors to radical Islamic groups.While spending her days poolside among Europeans, in villas staffed by local maids in abayas, and her nights at lively dinner parties, Lulu observes the fragile coexistence of two cultures which, if not yet clashing, have begun to show signs of fracture. Beneath the surface of this polite expatriate community lies a more sinister world laced not only with double standards, but with double agents.As she navigates the complex interface of Islam and the West, Lulu stumbles into unforeseen intrigues: A young Muslim girl, Suma, is hiding from a brother intent on an honor killing; and a beautiful Saudi woman, Gazi, who is vying for Ian´s love, leaves her husband in a desperate bid to escape her repressive society. The more Lulu immerses herself in the workings of Marrakech, the more questions emerge; and when bombs explode, the danger is palpable.Lulu´s mission ultimately has tragic consequences, but along the way readers will fall in love with this endearing young woman as she improvises her way through the souk, her love life, and her profession.As in her previous novels, Diane Johnson weaves a dazzling tale in the great tradition of works about naive Americans abroad and the laws of unintended consequence, with a new, fascinating assortment of characters, as well as witty, trenchant observations on the manners and morals of a complicated moment in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001539/bk_rand_001539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.