Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. On these pages, fans of Michael Parenti's insightful political and historical writings are given a revealing picture of his early years as a youth in New York's East Harlem, along with some of the influences that helped shape his lifelong commitment to activism and social justice. Written with style and dash, WAITING FOR YESTERDAY is devilishly enjoyable and sometimes very touching. It provides delightful vignettes about growing up in a three-generation, working-class, Italian family, along with the amusing predicaments of a street kid's life. The book offers a cast of diverse and colorful characters, brought to life on the gritty streets where Parenti played as a boy, set against a backdrop of impoverished tenements, stoops, punitive classrooms, and a neighborhood church with its ornate celestial offerings. This book is graced with both vivid imagery and sharp political observation. Parenti challenges many of the stereotypes faced by Italian Americans and other ethnic groups. Here is a story that is both personal and broad-ranging, often sweet and occasionally bitter, the human comedy at its best.
Emotionally desolate after her ex-boyfriend marries her twin sister, Barrett Overbrook checks into a quaint bed-and-breakfast in Columbus, Ohio, only to awaken the next morning in the year 1887, caught in the pains of imminent childbirth. Original.
Even war won't stop her chasing her dream Shirley Downs has always known she was no ordinary girl. But when she enters and wins a singing contest, she begins to realise that her talent is really something special. However, it is 1941, and a career on the stage comes second place to rationing and bomb threats. Nevertheless, Shirley is determined to succeed, and no-one will get in her way... Waiting for Yesterday is the third of the Holidays at Home books, a captivating series of wartime sagas from the much-loved author Grace Thompson.
An inspirational quote is on each writing portion of this journal. The journal consists of 7 pages to draw on, 2 pages for notes, and the rest of the book is for writing. The writing portion consists of two entries which asks what you are committed to achieving for the day. The same question is asked to ensure that you focus on building momentum. You don't need to accomplish everything, you just need to accomplish one task per day. What will you achieve today?You are the hero to your own story. Our goal is to cheer you on as you make your way through life. This journal with a quote on the cover is our first step in cheering you on. Take those chances, attempt the impossible, and don't you ever give up! You are more than your current life circumstances and you can only go up from here! Journaling is a great way to record your progress. You can write down your goals and work your way backward to see how you can achieve the goal. You might even just need some inspiration to help you get started with that story you want to tell, or even create that one hit that will make you a star. Whatever your dream is, you can achieve it through consistent effort! Baby steps add up so please do not get discouraged when you don't see results. Keep going and know that one day you will make it! If you like what you see, please purchase this journal. Once you make it you can look back on your life and tear up as you remember your early stages. You can do this!
'So there I was - a twenty-one year old black female university student walking down a suburban street with a gun, no shoes and murder on my mind. I was going to kill the past. I didn't know what else to do with it' Stacey Patton today is a vibrant and impressive young woman with a promising career in journalism. Yet her childhood was a battleground of bullying, abuse and mental torture. Abandoned by her birth mother, Stacey was placed in the New Jersey foster care system and was apparently lucky to be adopted by a hardworking, God-fearing African American couple. Yet something else was going on in this immaculately kept home - punishment in terrible ways, physical, emotional and sexual. Her mother was tyrannical and her father, either so in love with or in fear of his wife, turned a blind eye to the abuse she heaped on their love-starved little girl. Stacey survived by channelling her energy into her school work and her education raised her from the shackles of her unhappy home. Drawing parallels between her own childhood and the treatment of black slaves brought to America, Stacey Patton weaves the moving story of her own painful upbringing with the shameful slave history of America.
Waiting at the airport of a Caribbean island for his homeward bound plane, Edward Ray—the bookman of the title—reflects on this week, which has changed his life. First, there was the cargo ship voyage to San Juan de Pinos, a journey shared by an odd assortment of fellow passengers whose lives impinge on his own, and who entertain one another—in the manner of the travellers in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales with stories of their own unusual experiences. Then there are his hopes for meeting Claudia—unseen for three decades—and for reviving the love they shared 30 years ago. Lastly there is Janet Tyner, a young woman who offers him a ride on the island and then gives him much more than he ever bargained for. The Bookman’s Tale is a lush and exotic novel, compact with the sights and smells of the Caribbean, of desire and passion, and with the mysterious ways of fate. It is a novel marked, as well, by the sensitive reflections of the Bookman himself, who, after his trip, has, perhaps, the most unusual tale of all those who made the journey.
An inspirational book that includes articles on happiness, motivation, relief from stress and other related topics. The emphasis throughout the book is to "Live for today," and not worry about the future and any mistakes you have made in the past. How to enjoy life more, how to use positive thinking and how to raise you "happiness set point" are also discussed.
The eagerly awaited sequel to Mallawindy by the bestselling author of the Woody Creek series "Delightfully black" Australian Bookseller & Publisher Is Mallawindy, a place of secrets, about to reveal the truth? In the 1990s, the Burtons are surviving as best they can, but Jack Burton continues to control his fractured family even in his absence. John has returned to Mallawindy unable to forgive his father and haunted by vengeful thoughts. Ann has three young sons and is soon to have another child, but still grieves for her firstborn daughter, Mandy. When the river disgorges what appears to be Jack's body, the family's tumultuous history is stirred up again. Yesterday's Dust continues the story of how even those who escape the town have to fight to escape its dark legacy. "Is there such a thing as winter beach reading? If so, Joy Dettman's Yesterday's Dust fits the bill nicely" Weekend Australian Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.
Drawing from the experience of practitioners from a range of professionals, 'Immigration and Asylum' prepares professionals to deal with the complex situations of people subject to immigration control and to develop interventions for their differing needs.
Adultery, abortion, incest - that is what's happening on you TV screen - but behind the cameras is where you will find the real action in YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN. JAMIE STARBUCK, LEIGH FISK, LIZ BARRET: A love triangle on the show, while off-screen Jamie's wife, Leigh's father and Liz's not very masculine boyfriend, bring new dimensions to the tangle of love. ANNIE HOLLAND and CATHY ALLISON: One uses her unusual sexual abilities for approval, the other as an aid to advancement up the Network's precarious ladder of success. SAM ALLISON and NEIL DECKER: Fighting for their careers while struggling to satisfy the women who can't survive without their special talents. On the set and in the control room. From the production offices to the Network executive suites...And in their not-so-private bedrooms; the characters of YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN live out a drama packed with love, intrigue, disappointment, sex, drugs and murder. The most exciting story ever to come out of the soap opera closet!
To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy,” a weekly column on babycenter.com. Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman charts the year she anticipated the birth of her second child while also coping with the realities of raising a toddler. As she navigates life with her existentially curious and heartbreakingly sweet three-year-old, and her doozy of a pregnancy, she lends her irresistibly unique voice to the secret thoughts and fears of parents everywhere. Filled with quirky warmth and razor-sharp wit, Waiting for Birdy captures the universal wonder, terror, humor, and tenderness of raising a family. On the web: http://www.babycenter.com, http://www.parentcenter.com
A poetry collection spanning the career of award-winning writer Paul Monette Paul Monette got his start writing poetry, and it was to this form that he returned following the death of his partner Roger Horwitz from AIDS-related complications. This stunning collection includes Monette’s early work as well as the beautiful and wrenching poems borne out of this immense loss. Written with characteristic wit, these poems deftly traverse humor, rage, love, and sorrow. West of Yesterday, East of Summer captures the range of an important writer. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Mike's parents and sister are dead and his legs are gone. The horrific accident that shattered his life continues to haunt him. When he grudgingly returns to school and a life that he no longer understands, Mike is bitter and unwilling to participate in school life. To avoid one of his classes Mike agrees to put together a 50th Anniversary history of the school. Looking forward to time alone, he is annoyed when a young girl shows up in the archives on a regular basis. Sarah seems too young to be a student in the school, but her resemblance to Mikeís sister and her bubbly personality have him intrigued. She gradually draws him out of his shell and manages to interest him in the archives project, and more importantly, in life itself. As their relationship grows and changes, Mike slowly becomes convinced that Sarah is more than just another student. When he discovers the shocking secret she is carrying, he sets out to give Sarah the peace that she so desperately needs.
"The church originated in the itinerant ministry of a Civil War veteran named L. T. Nichols, whose controversial preaching led to his being shot and wounded. Originally known as the Christian Brethren, Nichols and his followers relocated from Oregon to the Midwest in 1883 and some years later embarked on an evangelistic ministry that entailed traveling up and down the Mississippi River system on a large steamboat. In 1904, the group moved to its present home of Rochester, New York, from which its missionaries traveled throughout the United States and Canada. They took the name "Megiddo" from a strategically located city in ancient Israel, which to them signified a place where soldiers of God gathered to renew their strength and courage."--BOOK JACKET.
If Chase Dearborn, the powerful Earl of Allyndale, found Meredee Price's family in Scarborough, surely he'd continue his quest to challenge Meredee's stepbrother to a duel. Meredee is determined to avoid the earl at all costs. But saving a drowning young lady thwarts Meredee's plans when her act of heroism nets her the attention of the lady's brother and guardian—none other than Chase himself. Meredee's gentle ways and tranquil beauty touch Chase's guarded heart from the moment he meets her. He's waited a lifetime for a worthy companion—someone he can trust with his deepest secrets. But then he discovers that Meredee has harbored a secret of her own, one that love may not overcome.
Swimming caps, mango trees, birthday parties, dirty clothes, lemonade, and mosquitoes! What could all these have in common? This collection of forty devotionals connects the ordinary objects and experiences of everyday life to the consistent presence of God in the lives of all of us. He is not restricted to magnificent chapels with stained-glass windows, neither is He confined to the peaceful ambiance of nature. Everyday people who lead ordinary lives are guaranteed to find God in everyday places. These pages will reveal some unusual holy spots that, no doubt, you too have visited but somehow missed the opportunity of a heavenly encounter. Prepare for comfort, laughter, inspiration, and suspense, but most of all a deeper friendship with God. Each new day comes with a personal invitation for a divine encounter. As you wait for the butterflies, you will find them transforming your most unlikely locations into holy ground and you will never experience another day without the presence of God.