ON MY RADAR
The Night Telephone
by Greta GorsuchDr. Tarak Kapoor cannot sleep. He has just taken a job as a telemedicine doctor in Texas. Garnet is two days and five airports away from his home in Mumbai. Tarak is so tired, but his body thinks it’s lunchtime in India. By 2:30 a.m. he is wandering the empty streets. To his surprise, he finds a brightly lit pay telephone next to a set of broken traffic lights. Even though it’s the middle of the night, people drive up one by one and make calls. Why on earth are they here at this hour? Who are they calling?
by Greta Gorsuch
Review on Amazon: "As an ESL/EFL teacher for 30 years, I came to be able to recognize good books for teaching, and this one is good...There is a part where we learn about chicken feet as something to eat, and I could see myself opening this up to a class and asking what kinds of things they eat or do that Americans might find unusual..."
2023 "One Book, One Aquinas" Official Reader for the Aquinas Literacy Center in Chicago.
by Greta GorsuchIt is June, 1933 in little Wellington, Texas. The townspeople, farmers, and ranchers just want it to rain. They’re off alone in the Texas Panhandle, and the whole country is coming to pieces around them. But odd things are going on. For a starter, there’s a big, luxurious red V8 Ford cruising around the lonely country highways at night without its headlights on. And a bright blue rubber child’s play ball keeps showing up—and disappearing—as if the thing has a mind of its own. Then, small town life gets really strange when outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow pay a visit.
The Three Lives Of Maul Entringer
by Greta Gorsuch
On a cold spring morning in 1925 in Garnet, Texas, Maul Entringer and Mabel Johnson are married. Together, they build a life in the Flats, the only part of Garnet where African Americans are allowed to live. They won’t stay long. They’ll find a better town with more opportunities. But there are a few things Maul has not told his young, beautiful wife. Things happened to Maul when he was young, and he can’t escape them. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, The Three Lives of Maul Entringer shows how one man learns to live with his past. Maul meets ghosts, and even becomes a ghost—twice—as he reclaims his life and love for Mabel.
Using Theories for Second Language Teaching and Learning
by Dale T.Griffee & Greta Gorsuch
Using Theories for Second Language Teaching and Learning is about helping second language teachers use theories in their practice. The authors explore in concrete and practical ways the intersections between teachers, learners, and institutions, and theories of teaching, theories of learning, and theories of language. These intersections provide language teachers with critical insights on how to deal with professional complexities and practical guidance on how to develop appropriate pedagogical practice. By focusing on theories of teaching, the authors give readers the tools to create a clear image of the kind of teacher they wish to be. By exploring theories of learning, they promote the formation of teachers’ personal theories which allow them to identify their own areas of special interest in learner achievement and enrichment. By examining theories of language, the book shows how administrators and teachers can use theories to identify course goals and plan priorities for class time.