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Half the Way Home

Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Penguin Group
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0140096108

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"An extraordinarily moving portrait of the complexities and confusions of familial love". -- The New York Times"His story is fascinating, and the portrait of lost childhood offered here evokes one of the archetypal dreams of the American mind". -- E. L. Doctorow

Half the Way Home

Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 061843920X

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Half the Way Home by Adam Hochschild Pdf

From the author of the best-selling King Leopold's Ghost, this haunting and deeply honest memoir tells of Adam Hochschild's conflicted relationship with his father, the head of a multinational mining corporation. The author lyrically evokes his privileged childhood on an Adirondack estate, a colorful uncle who was a pioneer aviator and fighter ace, and his first explorations of the larger world he encountered as he came of age in the tumultuous 1960s. But above all this is a story of a father and his only son and of the unexpected peace finally made between them.

Half Way Home

Author : Hugh Howey
Publisher : John Joseph Adams
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780358213246

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Nearly sixty teens awaken halfway through their training, stranded on a harsh alien world with few supplies, no adults, and led by a treacherous artificial intelligence, but their greatest enemy is each other.

Half the Way Home

Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : HMH
Page : 251 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2005-01-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780547561561

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Half the Way Home by Adam Hochschild Pdf

A New York Times Notable Book: “An extraordinarily moving portrait of the complexities and confusions of familial love” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). From the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, Half the Way Home is a compelling memoir about a complicated father-son relationship. Adam Hochschild never used the words “Dad” or “Daddy,” just “Father.” The only son of Harold Hochschild—the head of a multinational mining corporation—Adam always felt as though his father remained purposefully at a distance—a demanding, immovable pillar to be respected and sometimes feared. Here, in lyrical prose, Hochschild recounts his privileged upbringing at his family’s estate in the Adirondacks, his coming-of-age in the tumultuous 1960s, and his enduringly conflicted relationship with his father. But as a boy grows into a man, times change and perspectives shift, and a chance for reconciliation emerges from the space between. Hailed by Studs Terkel as “an exquisite memoir of a boy growing up,” Half the Way Home is ultimately the story of a father and his son, and the unexpected peace finally made between them. “It is a primer on the upper class and on class itself, a series of meditations on the burden of wealth to the liberal consciousness and even a commentary on what it means to be a Jew in America. . . . This is a fine and moving book” (People).

Let's Take the Long Way Home

Author : Gail Caldwell
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2011-08-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780812979114

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Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell Pdf

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.

Davey's Half-Way Home Cafe

Author : Davey Doby
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2011-07-11
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781456726706

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Davey's Half-Way Home Cafe by Davey Doby Pdf

My name is Francis Earline Edison- Broomfi eld and I was born on December 4, 1929. I was the eighth child, third daughter, born to Edd and Lela Edison. I have been trying to cook as long as I can remember. My mama taught me to do my best. Even if it was only fi eld peas, corn bread, and kool aid. Now after 80 years, I want to leave my soul food recipes to my sons and all my customers at Davey’s HalfWay Home Cafe 5628 Hwy. 15 Louin, MS 39338 Community of Montrose, MS

Places I Stopped on the Way Home

Author : Meg Fee
Publisher : Icon Books
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2018-05-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781785783043

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Places I Stopped on the Way Home by Meg Fee Pdf

'Fee writes with stunning honesty ... utterly breathtaking' - Bustle A beautiful memoir from an exciting young writer, Meg Fee, on finding her way in New York City. Full of the dramas and quiet moments that make up a life, told with humour, heart, and hope. In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City – from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere, and finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village. Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. Join Meg on her heart-wrenching journey, as she cuts the difficult path to finding herself and finding home.

Halfway Home

Author : Reuben Jonathan Miller
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2021-02-02
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780316451499

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A "persuasive and essential" (Matthew Desmond) work that will forever change how we look at life after prison in America through Miller's "stunning, and deeply painful reckoning with our nation's carceral system" (Heather Ann Thompson). Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of twenty million people who live with a felony record. Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent years alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends, and their families to understand the lifelong burden that even a single arrest can entail. What his work revealed is a simple, if overlooked truth: life after incarceration is its own form of prison. The idea that one can serve their debt and return to life as a full-fledge member of society is one of America's most nefarious myths. Recently released individuals are faced with jobs that are off-limits, apartments that cannot be occupied and votes that cannot be cast. As The Color of Law exposed about our understanding of housing segregation, Halfway Home shows that the American justice system was not created to rehabilitate. Parole is structured to keep classes of Americans impoverished, unstable, and disenfranchised long after they've paid their debt to society. Informed by Miller's experience as the son and brother of incarcerated men, captures the stories of the men, women, and communities fighting against a system that is designed for them to fail. It is a poignant and eye-opening call to arms that reveals how laws, rules, and regulations extract a tangible cost not only from those working to rebuild their lives, but also our democracy. As Miller searchingly explores, America must acknowledge and value the lives of its formerly imprisoned citizens. PEN America 2022 John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist Winner of the 2022 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences 2022 PROSE Awards Finalist 2022 PROSE Awards Category Winner for Cultural Anthropology and Sociology An NPR Selected 2021 Books We Love As heard on NPR’s Fresh Air

Louisiana's Way Home

Author : Kate DiCamillo
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-02
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781536204773

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Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo Pdf

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are — and deciding who you want to be. When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny’s heads. But that is a story for another time.) Called “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

Finding the Trapdoor

Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1999-09-01
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 0815605943

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For some 30 years, Adam Hochschild's voice has been one of the most distinctive in American journalism. With grace and wit, he has brought to a startling variety of subjects a combination of adventurous reporting and personal honesty. Hochschild's readers can count on an unobtrusive erudition, a sense of justice, and an irrepressible curiosity about life. Admirers of Hochschild's Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son will find in these articles the same warm autobiographical voice that made that book so memorable: He revisits his time as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, as a New England prep school student, and as a teenager seeing apartheid firsthand in South Africa. But readers will find much more as well: profiles of an adoptive Gypsy and of a governor general's son turned revolutionary, essays about Ernest Hemingway and John F. Kennedy, a journey to one of the most remote corners of the Amazon rain forest, and a remarkable evocation of two of Hochschild's personal heroes—who, in hillside trenches at the height of the Russian Civil War, faced each other across a battlefield.

No Way Home

Author : Tyler Wetherall
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2018-04-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250112200

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One of PureWow's "20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018" and "Books to Read in April" • One of InStyle UK's "Best New Books to Read in 2018" • One of LitHub's 20 Books You Should Read This April • One of Bustle's "5 Gripping Memoirs Under 300 Pages To Read In One Weekend" A memoir of growing up on the run—and what happens when it comes to a stop. "Lucid, tender, exquisitely re-imagined, and compulsively readable." —Jessica Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions "In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." —Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in thirteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. A willful and curious child, she never questioned her strange upbringing, that is, until Scotland Yard showed up outside her ramshackle English home, and she discovered her family had been living a lie: Her father was a fugitive and her name was not her own. In sunny California, ten years earlier, her father’s criminal organization first came to the FBI’s attention. Soon after her parents were forced on the run taking their three young children with them, and they spent the following years fleeing through Europe, assuming different identities and hiding out in a series of far-flung places. Now her father was attempting one final escape—except this time, he couldn’t take her with him. In this emotionally compelling and gripping memoir, Tyler Wetherall brings to life her fugitive childhood, following the threads that tie a family together through hardship, from her parents’ first meeting in 1960s New York to her present life as a restless writer unpacking the secrets of her past. No Way Home is about love, loss, and learning to tell the story of our lives.

To End All Wars

Author : Adam Hochschild
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 501 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011-04-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9780547549217

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In this riveting and suspenseful New York Times best-selling book, Adam Hochschild brings WWI to life as never before... World War I was supposed to be the “war to end all wars.” Over four long years, nations around the globe were sucked into the tempest, and millions of men died on the battlefields. To this day, the war stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. To End All Wars focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Many of these dissenters were thrown in jail for their opposition to the war, from a future Nobel Prize winner to an editor behind bars who distributed a clandestine newspaper on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain’s most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Hochschild forces us to confront the big questions: Why did so many nations get so swept up in the violence? Why couldn’t cooler heads prevail? And can we ever avoid repeating history?

Half Way Home from Kinderlou

Author : James Edward Alexander
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 126 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : African American men
ISBN : 9781434345158

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Through a collection of short stories, a grandfather describes his happy childhood in the small town of Valdosta, Georgia. It was a simple time when children played simple games with simple toys. Those were the days when failure of a child to say "yes ma'am" and "yes sir" to grown folks was considered an act of disrespect which brought swift rebuke and punishment from the disrespected adult and the child's parents. Most homeowners in his neighborhood only dreamed of indoor plumbing, electric lights and home telephone service. Despite the prevailing social order, dictated by racial segregation which choked the advancement of some of his neighbors, little James Edward was often permitted broader liberties to expand his borders simply because all of the adults encouraged his growth. His timing was right. Colored adults nourished his self confidence as though vicariously rekindling their own aspirations. White adults saw a fast moving innocent youngster with a cautions and keen intellect, so letting him roam was a gift to a child which did not threaten their prerogatives. So adults of both races sought ways to assuage the harshness of segregation for little James Edward by smothering him with affection and special attention. The effects of this esteem is reflected in his pleasant memories of the post depression years and other events of that time.

On the Way Home

Author : Skye Warren
Publisher : Book Beautiful
Page : 163 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2014-05-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781940518107

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"Dangerous, steamy, intense and emotional all in one fell swoop...Skye Warren definitely knows how to infuse just the right amount of high speed energy and intensity, to mix with the emotional side of things, to make a well rounded complete story." - Fictional Candy Clint For eight months I've been deep under cover as a special operator in the Army. On the plane ride home, all I want is a hot shower and a long sleep. But a Dear John text message leaves me stranded. I need a ride and a place to stay, and the pretty stewardess is more than willing. Della It's supposed to be a simple trade--the passenger in seat 34B for my sister. But the sexy soldier is more than I can handle in all the best ways. He trusts me, but I can't save him. No one can. Sometimes trouble has a way of following you home. **************** On the Way Home is a full-length new adult romantic suspense novel intended for readers over eighteen. Fair warning: Contains a hot army hero who knows how to follow orders. "On the Way Home has so many aspects that I love in a book: suspense, steamy sex, ruthless crime bosses, a military leading male, and dark, gritty, and twisty romance. I highly recommend this to readers that enjoy their romance with a dark, edgy, and suspenseful twist." - Tattooed Book Review "Clint is a sexy solider with a few secrets, Della is a gal that has a dark past with a few secrets of her own. Together they steam up the sheets and keep you on the edge of your seat." - Red's Hot Reads “The book is also full of suspense, if you can’t read it all the way through in one sitting at the beach or pool you will be thinking about the characters and the situations until you can finish. It keeps you going till the end. Della has to make some big sacrifices to save the ones she loves. The idea of choosing family or the love of your life is compelling and heartbreaking.” – Red Cheeks Reads “So Clint and Della have to be the hottest pick me up at the airport and bring me home to kink me hookup ever…I loved On the Way Home!” – She Hearts Books “Skye Warren has created a unique romantic suspense that edges on the dark side but is safe for lighter readers as well. With a good balance of sexual heat and story, this book delivers.” – Guilty Indulgence Book Club

The Longest Way Home

Author : Andrew McCarthy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2013-06-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781451667509

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The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy Pdf

The author, a travel writer and actor, delivers a memoir about how travel helped him become the man he wanted to be, helping him overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment. From time immemorial, travel has been a pursuit of passion, from adventurers of old seeking gold or new lands, to today's spiritual and pleasure seekers who follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gilbert. Some see travel as a form of light-hearted escapism while others believe it has the power to open your mind, forcing you to confront your demons, and discover your true self. The author belongs to this second category of traveler. His memoir follows his excursions to Patagonia, the Amazon, Costa Rica, Baltimore, Vienna, Kilimanjaro, Dublin, and beyond. He uses his wanderlust to examine his motives and desires, and explore his ambivalence about commitment. He ponders his personal life, his acting career, and his impulse to leave home, all building toward one of the most significant moments of his life: his wedding day. His message about the transformative power of travel is universal, and his exploration of the nature and passion of relationships, both fleeting and enduring, strikes a chord with every man and woman who has ever wondered at the vicissitudes of the human heart.