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My Little Sister, Doris

Author: Liz Pichon

Publisher: Scholastic UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Little Croc wants a pet. But his mum and dad have other news - they are expecting a baby. And when Baby Doris arrives, Little Croc decides she is the most annoying little sister EVER. A warm and witty picture book by the creator of THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES and winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.


A Tale of Two Sisters

Author: Helen Harris

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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A happy OMalley family of five sisters, one brother, father and mother, lived in a row house in Philadelphia. The smallest, youngest, and favorite of was Doris. However, her life changed dramatically at age eleven, and her family and others were devastated. We were heading to the mall when I realized she was not moving an ambulance was called and at first we didnt know what happened to my little sister. Finally the diagnosis of nephritis was made, Doris was put on penicillin for one year, but this horrible disease struck again. Soon it was evident that Doris lonely, challenging journey was beginning. Prayer, confidence, and a mothers love brought Doris to a healing. The determined girl then took matters into her own hands. First, off to school for her elementary certificate then a high school diploma. With some financial support from my husband and me, she graduated as a licensed vocational nurse. At age 47, Doris proudly received her diploma, with perfect attendance, and went out into the world beaming and independent. Tragically, endometrial cancer crept into the single girls life spreading to full blown cancer. Read this remarkable, inspiring story of loss, faith, and the fighting spirit of Doris OMalley.

Burma Memories WWII

Author: Sandra Campagnac-Carney



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

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Short stories of Anglo-Burmese and others who bore the brunt of abandonment during WWII, as the British, unprepared for the onslaught of the Japanese abandoned them in WWII Burma. Facing unimaginable hardship, they faced the woes of war, many of them dying without any help.

Mobile Selves

Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Author: Ulla D. Berg

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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An explanation of how Peruvian migrants maintain meaningful social relations across borders. In this engaging volume, Ulla D. Berg examines the conditions under which Peruvians of rural and working-class origins leave the central highlands to migrate to the United States. Migrants often create new portrayals of themselves to overcome the class and racial biases that they had faced in their home country, as well as to control the images they share of themselves with others back home. Migrant videos, for example, which document migrants’ lives for family back home, are often sanitized to avoid causing worry. By exploring the ways in which migration is mediated between the Peruvian Andes and the United States, this book makes a major contribution to understanding technology’s role in fostering new forms of migrant sociality and subjectivity. It focuses on the forms of sociality and belonging that these mediations enable, adding to important anthropological debates about affect, subjectivity, and sociality in today’s mobile world. It also makes significant contributions to studies of inequality in Latin America, showcasing the intersection of transnational mobility with structures and processes of exclusion in both national and global contexts. A key resource for understanding the experiences of racialized and indigenous migrant populations, Mobile Selves demonstrates the critical role that ethnography can play in transdisciplinary migration studies and exemplifies what comparative migration studies stand to gain from anthropological analysis and ethnographic methodologies.


Radical Historian of Europe

Author: C.J. Wrigley

Publisher: I.B.Tauris


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

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Annotation A scholar gentleman in the old style; a northern non-conforming radical; an academic steeped in Oxford traditions; a late-20th century media personality; one of the most outstanding historians of his age: A.J.P. Taylor was all these things. He wrote about traditional historical subjects in a traditional manner and took narrative history to new heights and was equally at home with a critical academic, as with a vast popular, audience. C.J. Wrigley's new biographical study includes fascinating and hitherto unknown details of Taylor's privileged and cosseted childhood, the effect of his close but combative and stimulating family, the dissenting and nonconformist tradition, and his time as a teacher, broadcaster journalist and historian.

Chasing Lilacs

A Novel

Author: Carla Stewart

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 145

It is the summer of 1958, and life in the small Texas community of Graham Camp should be simple and carefree. But not for twelve-year-old Sammie Tucker. Sammie has plenty of questions about her mother's "nerve" problems. About shock treatments. About whether her mother loves her. When her mother commits suicide and a not-so-favorite aunt arrives, Sammie has to choose who to trust with her deepest fears: Her best friend who has an opinion about everything, the mysterious kid from California whose own troubles plague him, or her round-faced neighbor with gentle advice and strong shoulders to cry on. Then there's the elderly widower who seems nice but has his own dark past. Trusting is one thing, but accepting the truth may be the hardest thing Sammie has ever done.


Author: Toni Sears

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Six years ago my mother requested that I should write a story about how things were when we all were young. The experiences we had and endured along the way while making memories that would last a lifetime. The things that we often sat around talking about on so many occasions and would laugh so hard we would be in tears. My mother felt that other people would enjoy some of our fondest memories from my childhood as she did her best to raise her children as a single parent most of the time. My family felt it was a blessing to be able to look back and laugh about it all, what my mother referred to as the "good old days". There are some stories you would not believe, but they a true some are funny and some are sad. My mother passed away on Thanksgiving day of 2006 so I am really trying to keep a promise that I made to her and keep our fondest and most cherished memories from my childhood and share it with the world. That is what my mother wanted me to do, I really hope you enjoy "Before We Get Old" (the good old days).

Life Wide Open


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing




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The Zig-Zag Path

To Break the Force of the Hill

Author: William Raymond Kinzie

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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ABOUT THE BOOK This is a fascinating love story, steeped in the spiritual commitment and abiding conviction of two partners who obeyed the Lord by stepping out in faith to answer His call. Their story begins in a small Pennsylvanian coal region town and a poor, working farm in Georgia and continues to their extraordinary meeting, journey into love and move to ministry in Europe and the United States. Though they felt they were unlikely prospects for the service to which they were called, this story of their live clearly illustrates that when God chooses the weak, He receives the glory. ENDORSEMENTS "This is the autobiography of a good and decent man. It ranges from Bill Kinzie's Huck Finn childhood in Pennsylvania and his finding faith and a vocation through a lifetime of Christian missionary activity beside a lovely and effervescent wife. It is a truly touching and heart-rending love story." Charles Monaghan, former editor of the Washington Post Book World. Readers will find herein a personal story of one man's dedication to the leading of his Savior. In his Call to Ministry Bill Kinzie takes us out of ourselves and into the Mission Field where he gave his life, with Evelyn his 'light' to whatever it was God needed of him next. As the experiences and challenges mount, it is only through prayer that this man of mission is able to fulfill his passion for Christ. No task is too humble, no sorrow too great. His help comes from God. Boundless energy leaps from these pages and causes one to reflect on what yet is God calling us to accomplish. Rev. Joanne Montgomery Link

My Colombian War

A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind

Author: Silvana Paternostro

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged young girl: friendships and parties, school and family. But soon it became apparent that life in Colombia would not go on as usual. Strange planes appeared overhead, the harbingers of the marijuana drug trade that would explode into cocaine wars over the next decade, and soon after, a disputed election would lead to demonstrations and kidnappings targeting the affluent landed elite—including Paternostro's family. A revolution was brewing, and the social inequalities reflected in her life would boil over into the most violent, most protracted, and most misunderstood civil war of our time. In My Colombian War, Paternostro journeys back to the place where her family and her closest friends still live, weaving authentic experience into a history of this ongoing conflict. Through interviews she allows us to witness the treacherous war zone that Colombia has become, projected on the daily lives of its citizens. Paternostro's book is a stunning, comprehensive narrative of Colombia's past and present.

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