Run in the Fam ly

Run in the Fam ly Author John J. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9781572336452
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 292
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"Run in the Fam'ly is an emotionally detailed exploration of a level of American society rarely seen in American fiction. It focuses on the desperate lower class people called "inner city", dramatized by Jake Robertson, his family, and his buddies. Mr. McLaughlin employs his mastery of vernacular speech, his understanding of the street cultures of Chicago and Oakland, and his deeply human understanding, to explore the troubled and often violent bonds which hold together a black family. Run in the Fam'ly is an exceptional work of fiction." -James Alan McPherson, author of Elbow Room, winner of the Pulitzer Prize "Run in the Fam'ly proves that John J. McLaughlin is a writer of exceptional talent and enormous vision. His themes are important, his characters are convincing as well as affecting, and his capture of voice dazzling. His writing is infused with unsentimental compassion. I was very moved by this ambitious novel, a marvelous debut." -Bharati Mukherjee, author of The Middleman, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award "John J. McLaughlin writes with great heart, humanity, and fierce compassion. Run in the Fam'ly is a sensitive and probing look at family and poverty, an ambitious debut novel that echoes Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath in its social consciousness, empathy, and exploration of the bedrock that binds us beneath the chasms of circumstance." -Alexander Parsons, author of Leaving Disneyland, winner of the AWP Novel Award In the traditions of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and William Styron's Confessions of Nat Turner comes a bold debut novel by a striking new voice in American literature. Set in the Flatlands of Oakland, over the Memorial Day weekend at the end of the Reagan-Bush, Sr. era, Run in the Fam'ly is a gripping tale of struggle, faith, and redemption. Jake Robertson, a young Black man snared in the welfare-to-work rut, longs to make a better way for his family. Piecing together minimum-wage jobs and drawing--illegally-- on public assistance simply to make ends meet, he hopes against hope for the chance to pull his girlfriend and asthmatic son out of grinding poverty. Upon his father's release from prison, he is tempted with a crime that could solve his economic woes, but which he fears may fate him to the same life as his father--a man whose past is dark indeed, and about whom Jake has yet to learn one deep, terrible secret. Narrated in a voice that captures both the raw edginess of the street and the complex rhythms of jazz, Run in the Fam'ly is a stunning work of literary ventriloquism and social analysis. Richly-detailed and filled with vivid characterizations, it plumbs the dark, mysterious depths of the city and the soul, recalling the novels of Dickens, Zola, and Baldwin. It is a father-son story for our time, a riveting human drama that will leave readers, on the book's final page, both heartbroken and hopeful. John J. McLaughlin was born in Texas, and raised in Virginia and Washington, DC, where he was educated in Catholic schools. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the University of Virginia. For many years he worked in direct service to homeless and incarcerated individuals in Los Angeles and Seattle. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, America, and Hunger Mountain, and he is the recipient of a Wagenheim Prize for his short fiction. He lives with his wife and children in Seattle, where he directs Education Across Borders, a non-profit organization that serves indigent communities in the Dominican Republic.



Bloodroot

Bloodroot Author Susan Wittig Albert
ISBN-10 1440672768
Release 2003-01-07
Pages 320
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Lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles returns to the Deep South, where her family’s legacy of silence is at last broken—and the past finally, unforgettably, speaks the truth… A frantic phone call from her mother brings China back to her family’s Mississippi plantation—a place she’d forsaken long ago. But the late-spring air is thick with fear—and from the moment of her arrival, China knows that something has gone desperately wrong at Jordan’s Crossing. An ancient property deed has surfaced—and the man who uncovered it has mysteriously vanished. And as the fates and fortunes of two very different families collide in frightening, unpredictable ways, China must face disturbing new questions about her family’s past—and her own future…



Does it Run in the Family

Does it Run in the Family Author Doris Teichler-Zallen
ISBN-10 0813524466
Release 1997
Pages 201
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Introduces genetics and genetics testing, looks at how the tests are used to predict susceptibility to genetic disorders, and describes human gene therapy



A Family for Thanksgiving

A Family for Thanksgiving Author Patricia Davids
ISBN-10 9781426843433
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 224
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After a devastating tornado ripped through High Plains, a two-year-old was found wandering all alone. Foster mother Nicki Appleton took in the little girl, her heart bursting with love and prayers. Now the storm's aftermath has brought home the man Nicki once expected to marry, and Clay Logan claims to be a changed cowboy. But with her energy focused on a child she may not be able to keep, is there room for another kind of love in Nicki's heart this Thanksgiving?



The Essential Patient Handbook

The Essential Patient Handbook Author Alan B. Ettinger, MD
ISBN-10 193455944X
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 233
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The Essential Patient Handbook was written for the millions of Americans who are dissatisfied with their medical care, and are looking for a practical no-nonsense way to get the help they need from their doctors. It contains lessons learned by two doctors (husband and wife) who endured immense challenges on the patient side of the medical care system. Here are the secrets to: getting your doctor to listen preparing information your doctor needs to know understanding the reasoning behind your doctor's questions asking the essential questions about tests, diagnoses, medications, surgery, and second opinions checking for medication side effects and drug interactions dealing with confusing insurance and billing forms working with your doctor when considering alternative and complementary medicines handling difficult doctor-patient interactions dealing with a hospital stay The Essential Patient Handbook will walk readers through the entire medical evaluation process, from the first question to the last. It gives them a guide to thoroughly prepare medical information BEFORE seeing a doctor, and explains why each piece of information is crucial. The information prepared with the aid of this book are symptom-specific, and will help physicians to arrive at a differential diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is established, it will help readers prepare further information that your doctors needs to learn to remain on top of your medical condition.



Don t Take the Same Plane as Me

Don   t Take the Same Plane as Me Author Tricia Bennett
ISBN-10 9781477241394
Release 2012-07-20
Pages 406
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Here’s your perfect holiday read! When Tricia left the children’s home aged 17, the exceedingly dark and onerous cloud continued to follow her! She was still very much in survival mode when at 21, she bumped into John, a middle-class ex-hippie, with just a tatty suitcase and a fiver to his name. Despite an extremely turbulent courtship, three years later they finally tied the knot. Over the years, and in spite of very limited resources, they still managed to embark on a number of hilarious and ill-fated holidays abroad. These vacations begin with their tragic Greek honeymoon, followed close on the heels by a girls day trip to France that goes horribly wrong. You will be shaking your head in despair when you read about her camping disasters, numerous timeshare travesties, and hopelessly stressful European hotel breaks, as well as the lengths she is willing to go to, just to get an extra Disney ticket! For your own well-being and safety, when you next take a flight, do check the name of the lady sitting next to you. If she answers to the name of Tricia Bennett, it may be wise at that point to quietly leave the plane and reschedule your flight! Oh, and just incase your eyesight is as seriously deficient as hers, the two little figures parachuting out of the plane are the pilot and co pilot, baling out while they still have the chance to do so!



Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate

Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate Author Barbara Thomas, Laura Matthews
ISBN-10 3125395275
Release
Pages 118
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Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate book for free.



Run Among Thorns

Run Among Thorns Author Anna Louise Lucia
ISBN-10 9781605429168
Release 2008-06-01
Pages 439
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A harrowing trio of murder, romance, and power propel the action forward in this story about little Jenny Waring. In a moment of dire crisis, she did something exceptional, and the authorities want to know how and why she killed three armed men like a seasoned agent. It's Kier McAllister's job to break Jenny Waring—he's asking a lot of questions, and he isn't asking nicely. However much McAllister thinks he's in control, the balance of power is shifting. Jenny's accusing eyes are starting to hold the whole world for him, and that isn't good—not when the people he works for aren't about to leave her alone. Jenny Waring started out as McAllister's job, how can she become his redemption?



Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Author Gordon Edlin
ISBN-10 9781449662844
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 810
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The 10th edition of Health & Wellness provides a holistic view of what it really means to be healthy today. The text draws a parallel between the behaviors, social and physical environment as well as the positive mind and body attitude necessary to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle. Several features have been developed to help students learn and understand the concepts of health and wellness in the text such as Learning Objectives, Self-assessments, key terms, epigrams and health tips. Chapters conclude with Critical Thinking about Health and encourage students to answer questions and explore their own opinions on health topics. End of chapter material includes Health in review – brief review of the chapter, Health and Wellness online a glimpse at the resources available on the web, References, Suggested readings, and recommended websites. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.



Idiomatic English in context

Idiomatic English in context Author Louise Carleton-Gertsch
ISBN-10 3125199506
Release 2008
Pages 208
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Idiomatic English in context has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Idiomatic English in context also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Idiomatic English in context book for free.



Middletown Pacemakers

Middletown Pacemakers Author Ron Roberson
ISBN-10 9781439630075
Release 2002-06-05
Pages 168
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Hot Rodding began in Southern California in the 1930s and had spread throughout the United States by the mid 1950s, spawning the sport of drag racing and the advent of the Detroit "muscle cars" of the '60s and '70s. Hot Rod Magazine and the National Hot Rod Association promoted the formation of responsible car clubs to combat the delinquent reputation of hot rodders, earned through illegal street races and Hollywood's portrayal in "B" movies. And thus were born the Middletown Pacemakers in 1951. The Pacemakers brought southern Ohio its first reliability runs (1952), custom auto shows (1954), and drag racing competitions-setting national records (1958, '63, '64) and winning national championships (1963, '64, '65). When the hot rodders were not busy upgrading their drive train for more horsepower or "chopping" and "channeling" for improved performance, they could often be seen on the streets of Middletown feeding expired parking meters or rescuing motorists whose cars had broken down or run out of gas. By 1966, as was the fate of so many hot rod clubs, the mass production of Detroit muscle cars ushered the Pacemakers to fold.



A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being Author Ruth Ozeki
ISBN-10 9781101606254
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 432
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Weatherwood

Weatherwood Author Rosamond Carter
ISBN-10 9781452526294
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 300
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In 1813, two women were sent as convicts to Australia. Their life on the ship Jocasta toughened them for the life to come. On arrival, each was employed for their terms of conviction before they met again. They each married and together began the journey across the Blue Mountains to settle on the Bathurst Plains. Their lives and hardships before their mysterious disappearance began the long chain of events that wouldn’t cease for two hundred years. In 2007, Sally and Hamish sought a change and a challenge. They found a four-hundred-acre property for sale on the other side of the Blue Mountains called Weatherwood. The estate agent could tell them very little except that the owner required they supply the names of their parents and grandparents and where they were born, but he couldn’t tell them why. What they couldn’t explain was why they were irresistibly drawn to Weatherwood. They bought it sight unseen. It was mad and they knew it. They had no idea what Weatherwood was or what they would find when they got there. Nevertheless, with their new 4x4 and their cat, Purrfec, they set out from Sydney on an adventure that would take them deep into the heart of Weatherwood and its many mysteries.



Southland

Southland Author Nina Revoyr
ISBN-10 9781936070480
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 350
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"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-American woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her grandfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own history has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger world. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents characters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also engage each other across grounds—historical and cultural—that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past—from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories of the 1990s—Southland weaves a tale of Los Angeles in all of its faces and forms. Nina Revoyr is the author of The Necessary Hunger ("Irresistible."—Time Magazine). She was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is of Japanese and Polish-American descent. She lives and works in Los -Angeles.



Running in the Family

Running in the Family Author Michael Ondaatje
ISBN-10 9781408820971
Release 2010-12-13
Pages 256
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'During certain hours, at certain years in our lives, we see ourselves as remnants from the earlier generations that were destroyed... I think all of our lives have been terribly shaped by what went on before us.' Twenty-five years after leaving his native Sri Lanka for the cool winters of Ontario, a chaotic dream of tropical heat and barking dogs pushes Michael Ondaatje to travel back home and revisit a childhood and a family he never fully understood. Along with his siblings and children, Ondaatje gathers rumours, anecdotes, poems, records and memories to piece together this fragmented portrayal of his family's past, his father's destructive alcoholism and the colourful stories and secrets of ancestors both disgraced and adored throughout centuries of Sri Lankan society. In an exotic, evocative portrait of the heat, wildlife, sounds and silences of the Sri Lankan landscape, Ondaatje combines vivid recreations of a privileged, eccentric older generation with a deeply personal reconciliatory journey in which he explores his own ghosts, and how his family's extraordinary history continues to influence his life.



Sound Out and Sort Grades 1 2

Sound Out and Sort  Grades 1   2 Author Karen Seberg
ISBN-10 9781602689008
Release 2010-05-18
Pages 160
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Instill a love of language in special-education students in grades 1–2 using Sound Out and Sort. This 160-page book contains information on phonemic awareness, phonics, and word study. Students work with speech sounds, letter-sound correspondences, and letter clusters. This book includes warm-up exercises, word-building lessons, picture-word activities, word finds, memory matching, and reproducible activity sheets. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.



AN OLD SOUL OF A CHILD

AN OLD SOUL OF A CHILD Author Stacy Brown
ISBN-10 9781483635316
Release 2013-05-29
Pages 57
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An Old Soul Of A Child was written to inform all that they are not alone. Many people have pain, hurt, love, lust and etc..., but if you have no outlet poetry just may help. Hopefully as you read this book I will have a positive effect on you and you can pay it forward to someone else. Please enjoy An Old Soul of a Child.