Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Volume 12

Book - 2005
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as "one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years" (Baltimore Sun ), with "prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes" ( The Boston Globe ); The Washington Post called her "the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe." Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts--graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters' hearts--on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.

In "A Private Experience," a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away. In "Tomorrow is Too Far," a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the center of "Imitation" finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them.

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2005
ISBN: 9781595324078
1595324070
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Takay 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Forbes, Jake

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udon13
Jul 10, 2017

WHY DOES THE LIBRARY NOT HAVE VOLUMES 22 AND 23???????

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udon13
Jun 15, 2017

THIS IS THE BAST ANIME EVER

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Faranie
Feb 18, 2017

Love this manga. So sweet, and this was such a great ending. Furuba will definitely always be on of my favorites

jeanlin131 Oct 01, 2015

The book is lost I can't put it on hold from the library. Also it's only one copy which is lost.

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swoo247
May 31, 2015

Can I donate Fruits Basket Volume 22 to the library if I buy it online from the Chapters Bookstore?

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sakurahime
Aug 05, 2014

this anime was awesome

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red_parrot_84
Aug 04, 2014

LOVE IT!!

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red_parrot_84
Aug 04, 2014

LOVE THIS VOLUME!!!! :D

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emcpeace17
May 11, 2014

I thought that this was one of the best books every, it ends so sweetly!

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me_mochi
Apr 14, 2014

big secret,small world,compelt adventure

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Cat_Lover_22
May 26, 2014

"You've climbed the stairway to adulthood…"
- Kakeru

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Cat_Lover_22
May 25, 2014

"That poor little girl."
- Kureno

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Cat_Lover_22
May 01, 2014

And you may fly immediately to my bosom! Be not timid! Come! Come!
-- Ayame

3perla13 Jul 11, 2012

"you stupid cat"

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010006351
Mar 06, 2010

"I won't ... KILL whoever stole them. BUT THEY CAN STILL GO TO HELL!"

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010006351
Mar 06, 2010

"We admirably overcame great difficulty and obtained the flowers...!"

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Kasha_0
Jun 11, 2015

-crazy life, basically made up of yuki and kyo fighting begins ^^

ABSilvestre Jul 23, 2013

-Meets Shigure, Yuki and Kyo.
-While crashing through the ceiling, Kyo wanted to beat Yuki and doesnt sense Tohru behind him and hugs gim before he attacks him and he turns into a cat! They tell Tohru about the Zodiac secret.
-The renovation at Tohru's grandfather's house is complete and she moves back in, but she misses living with The Sohma's and they rescue her.

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