The Promise

WINNER OF THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE On her deathbed, Rachel Swart makes a promise to Salome, the family's Black maid. This promise will divide the family--especially her children: Anton, the golden boy; Astrid, whose beauty is her power; and the youngest, Amor, whose life is shaped by feelings of guilt. Reunited by four funerals over thirty years, the dwindling Swart family remains haunted by the unmet promise, just as their country is haunted by its own failures. The Promise is an epic South African drama that unfurls against the unrelenting march of history, sure to leave its readers transformed. "Simply: you must read it."--Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine ★ "This tour-de-force unleashes a searing portrait of a damaged family and a troubled country in need of healing."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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  • Author : Damon Galgut
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 9781609457440
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Promise

The Promise
  • Author : Damon Galgut
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 15 March 2022
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WINNER OF THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE On her deathbed, Rachel Swart makes a promise to Salome, the family's Black maid. This promise will divide the family--especially her children: Anton, the golden boy; Astrid, whose beauty is her power; and the youngest, Amor, whose life is shaped by feelings of guilt. Reunited by four funerals over thirty years, the dwindling Swart family remains haunted by the unmet promise, just as their country is haunted by its

The Promise

The Promise
  • Author : Nicola Davies
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 15 June 2021
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“This tale is a sturdy one that is made even more emphatic by Davies’s terse writing style. The text is heightened in every way by Carlin’s outstanding mixed-media artwork.” — Booklist (starred review) On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey

The Promise

The Promise
  • Author : Robert Crais
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 10 November 2015
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Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. Even if it could get them killed... Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman who’s disappeared, a seemingly ordinary case, until he learns the missing woman is an explosives expert and worked for a Defense Department contractor. Meanwhile,

The Promise

The Promise
  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 27 February 2009
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Young architect Michael Hillyard and artist Nancy McAllister are determined to get married despite his wealthy mother's disapproval. Then, minutes before their wedding, a terrifying accident and a cruel deception separate Michael and Nancy -- perhaps forever. Each pursues a new life -- Nancy in California, Michael in New York. But eventually nothing -- and no one -- can keep them apart as they keep their vow never to say good-bye.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
  • Author : Adam Braun
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 03 February 2015
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The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a New Day

The Promise of a New Day
  • Author : Karen Casey,Martha Vanceburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 28 October 2009
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With more than 300,000 copies sold, this acclaimed book of meditations is the perfect companion for anyone looking to add a moment of peace and self-reflection to their days. Some of us are recovering from addiction, trauma, codependency, or a mental health disorder. Others of us are simply looking to slow down our hectic lives and focus on personal growth and self-care. No matter what our reason for seeking wisdom and inspiration, a daily meditation practice can be an invaluable tool

The Promise Rose

The Promise Rose
  • Author : Joan Vincent
  • Publisher : Belgrave House
  • Release : 28 July 2012
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When Lady Barry danced with a masked gentleman at Raneleagh Gardens, she felt a surprising tingle of pleasure. This was no stranger, but the now Earl of Prideau, who had broken his pledge of love. Lady Barry was struggling to free her late husband’s estate from his debts, and now attempts were made on her stepson’s life. Was Prideau the villain, or would he solve the mystery? Georgian Romance by Joan Vincent; originally published by Avalon

The Promise of Home

The Promise of Home
  • Author : Kathryn Springer
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 22 May 2012
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As temporary guardian of her sister's two children, big-city magazine columnist Jenna Gardner is forced to face her past. She isn't in Mirror Lake for long before she realizes that everything has changed. And it's not her past throwing her off-kilter now—it's handsome next-door neighbor, Dev McGuire. Though Dev gets under her skin, he quickly proves himself an excellent father figure for the children. Soon he's encouraging Jenna to believe in second chances. But it'll take a leap of

The Promise of the New South

The Promise of the New South
  • Author : Edward L. Ayers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 07 September 2007
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A new history of the American South during Reconstruction shows how a complex blending of new ideas and old hatreds developed in the region following the Civil War. By the author of Vengeance and Justice.

The Promise of the City

The Promise of the City
  • Author : Kian Tajbakhsh
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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This volume proposes a theoretical grounding for the study of cities and the people who live and work in them. Using a threefold, interdisciplinary approach to urban identities which links agency, space, and structure, the book examines the work of three major urban theorists.

The Promise of a New America

The Promise of a New America
  • Author : William Paul Wanker
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 20 February 2017
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The Promise of a New America identifies the philosophical, historical, political, economic, social, and cultural causes underpinning the increasing dysfunction of the American Republic and the subsequent disenfranchisement of its peoples. The book uses these findings to identify a solution to remedy our ills: it is to build a new form of governance around the concept of human dignity and living a dignified human existence. The book proposes the form be an eco-cultural community, a community defined both by its

Biologists and the Promise of American Life

Biologists and the Promise of American Life
  • Author : Philip J. Pauly
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 05 June 2018
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Explorers, evolutionists, eugenicists, sexologists, and high school biology teachers--all have contributed to the prominence of the biological sciences in American life. In this book, Philip Pauly weaves their stories together into a fascinating history of biology in America over the last two hundred years. Beginning with the return of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1806, botanists and zoologists identified science with national culture, linking their work to continental imperialism and the creation of an industrial republic. Pauly examines this nineteenth-century