G.L. Tysk

Christo...
1,904 books | 104 friends

Jocke
175 books | 13 friends

Dianne
8,385 books | 3,687 friends

Ashley
697 books | 211 friends

Tim Weed
590 books | 697 friends

Anne-Ra...
219 books | 327 friends

Angela
195 books | 3,010 friends

Katie
430 books | 38 friends

More friends…

G.L. Tysk

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
October 2012

URL


G.L. Tysk was born in Chicago to Hong Kong immigrants. She was raised in Texas, moved abroad to Japan, and now lives in Massachusetts with her Norwegian-American husband. This muddling of multiple cultures drives her to explore the effect of cultural exchange and diversity in her writing. Her work focuses on early American whaling and its impact on globalization, 19th century colonialism, and Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant culture. She has sailed square-rigged vessels with Sea Education Association and with Mystic Seaport aboard the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan. She lives in Boston.

Average rating: 4.22 · 37 ratings · 19 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sea-God at Sunrise

4.23 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Paradise

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Breaking All The Rules: Cos...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Waiting for Cherry Blossoms...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.



Diy play doh cake meal pizza fruits making fun dough modelling polymer clay cookies kids fun

Don’t Forget to “SUBSCRIBE!” https://goo.gl/XCoaD9
Follow us on G+ : https://goo.gl/nAja3y
For More Update Like On Facebook Pages:- https://www.facebook.com/MariasToyReviews/

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on April 11, 2017 23:04 • 35 views
The Sea-God at Sunrise Paradise
(2 books)
by
4.18 avg rating — 33 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Making of Mod...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Age of Gold: ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
They Saw the Elep...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

G.L.’s Recent Updates

G.L. Tysk finished reading
How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
Rate this book
Clear rating
G.L. Tysk rated a book it was ok
Breaking Open Japan by George Feifer
Rate this book
Clear rating
G.L. Tysk is currently reading
The Making of Modern Japan by Marius B. Jansen
Rate this book
Clear rating
Breaking Open Japan by George Feifer
"Too badly written to continue. I don't need to be annoyed for three hundred pages. "
G.L. Tysk is on page 9 of 416 of Breaking Open Japan: 9 pages in and this guy is annoying me so much that I don't know if I can keep going. The writing is atrocious, full of his own opinions, and he keeps going on and on about how evil America is and how much Japan hates Americans but are too polite to let them know.
Breaking Open Japan by George Feifer
Rate this book
Clear rating
G.L. Tysk is currently reading
Breaking Open Japan by George Feifer
Rate this book
Clear rating
G.L. Tysk rated a book liked it
Running the Shikoku Pilgrimage by Amy Chavez
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amy Chavez's account of running 900 miles across Shikoku in the period of about a month is alternately funny, poignant, and soul-searching. She's got a great voice that shines through in her writing, and her accounts about all the people she met alon ...more
G.L. Tysk rated a book really liked it
Making Pilgrimages by Ian Reader
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mystery and Manners by Flannery O'Connor
“Whenever I'm asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. To be able to recognize a freak, you have to have some conception of the whole man, and in the South the general conception of man is still, in the main, theological. That is a large statement, and it is dangerous to make it, for almost anything you say about Southern belief can be denied in the next breath with equal propriety. But approaching the subject from the standpoint of the writer, I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted. The Southerner, who isn't convinced of it, is very much afraid that he may have been formed in the image and likeness of God. Ghosts can be very fierce and instructive. They cast strange shadows, particularly in our literature. In any case, it is when the freak can be sensed as a figure for our essential displacement that he attains some dep ...more Flannery O'Connor
More of G.L.'s books…
“I believed in clemency, once," Captain Noble said, at last, "A long time ago, before I learned that the world is a hard place, and those who cannot bear what befalls them, no matter how ill, will be crushed in favor of those who will. There is no clemency, Ellis, only survival.”
G.L. Tysk, The Sea-God at Sunrise

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Goodreads Authors...: * Author List 4822 11123 42 minutes ago  
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
Herman Melville

“Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
Doris Lessing

“My mother is a fish.”
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

“What will my redeemer be like? I wonder. Will he be a bull or a man? Will he perhaps be a bull with the face of a man? Or will he be like me?”
Jorge Luis Borges

“What do ye do when ye see a whale, men?”
“Sing out for him!” was the impulsive rejoinder from a score of clubbed voices.
“Good!” cried Ahab, with a wild approval in his tones; observing the hearty animation into which his unexpected question had so magnetically thrown them.
“And what do ye next, men?”
“Lower away, and after him!”
“And what tune is it ye pull to, men?”
“A dead whale or a stove boat!”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 28928 members — last activity 15 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
52937 Around the World in 80 Books — 15050 members — last activity 4 hours, 11 min ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature, travel writing, or exploring the world throug ...more



No comments have been added yet.