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After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon.A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations in achieving that goal--beautifully recounted here--were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going home again, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and individual complications, this story is arresting, comic, heartbreaking, and truly beautiful, an immediate classic.From the Hardcover edition.
Welcome to "Elsewhere". It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It's quiet and peaceful. You can't get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere's museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe's psychiatric practice. "Elsewhere" is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she's dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn't want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?
An incredible haunted house novel from William Peter Blatty, the legendary author of The Exorcist! Disturbing, unsettling, chilling, and laced with a nasty streak of dark humor, Elsewhere is a must-have for all fans of dark fiction! Sure to become a time-honored classic in the genre!
Oz's fictional community of Metsudat Ram is a microcosm of the Israeli frontier kibbutz, where, held together by necessity and menace, the kibbutz-niks share love and sorrow under the guns of their enemies and the eyes of history. Translated by Nicholas de Lange in collaboration with the Author. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. InElsewhere, U. S. A. , acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women's increasing participation in the labor force to rising economic inequality among successful professionals. In doing so, he provides us with an X-ray view of our new social reality.
Elsie and her family have moved to a sod house in Kansas. Elsie, her brother and sister and their parents have adventures as they adjust to the new land. Elsie learns much about faith as she struggles to understand her mother slowly going blind.
The incredible story of two courageous and spirited women who were the only female participants to serve on the western front during World War I. When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty year-old motorcycling divorcee dressed in bottle-green Dunhill leathers, and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic, living at home borrowing tools from her brother. Little did they know, theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of World War I. In 1914, they roared off to London 'to do their bit,' and within a month they were in the thick of things in Belgium driving ambulances to distant military hospitals. Frustrated by the number of men dying of shock in the back of their vehicles, they set up their own first-aid post on the front line in the village of Pervyse, near Ypres, risking their lives working under sniper fire and heavy bombardment for months at a time. As news of their courage and expertise spread, the 'Angels of Pervyse' became celebrities, visited by journalists and photographers as well as royals and VIPs. Glamorous and influential, they were having the time of their lives, and for four years Elsie and Mairi and stayed in Pervyse until they were nearly killed by arsenic gas in the spring of 1918. But returning home and adjusting to peacetime life--and the role of women in British society--was to prove more challenging than even the war itself.
Motherless eight-year-old Elsie is currently living with her uncle's family at a plantation. She finds it difficult to establish a relationship with her worldly father who seems indifferent to her religious principles.
Elsie, eight years old, with puzzling problems has never known her mother, who died when Elsie was a baby, and longs for a close relationship with her father. He sends her off to be raised at Roselands, where she is criticized insistently. Elsie learns to handle her problems and learns more about herself. Her faith in God grows as she learns to depend solely on Him for the peace and happiness she seeks.
This is the story of a young bright-eyed little girl, Elsie Dinsmore's faith, purity of heart and simple Christian devotion.
As Elsie grows from girlhood to womanhood, so does her family. With the marriage of her father to a woman Elsie has loved from childhood, Elsie is also joined by a brother and sister who adore her. But all the support of her family could not prepare her for what was ahead.
Amid crashing thunder, roaring winds, pounding rain, and the creaking of the steamer as it struggled forward in the rolling sea, the passengers could hear the occasional shouted order from the officers. The steamer was tossed from side to side. "Are we in danger of striking the rocks, Papa?" Elsie asked her father. "I think not," he replied. At that instant, a terrible cracking sound assaulted their ears. The whole boat shuddered, and a man's panicked voice rose high above the screams and cries-"We've struck ground! We'll all be drowned!" As the storms of life continue to break around Elsie Dinsmore and her family, there are terrible tragedies to endure and times of joy as well. Her children are growing up and facing life-altering decisions. Others in the Dinsmore family must confront dramatic upheavals in their lives. As the United States approaches the celebration of its first century as a nation, will Elsie and her family have their own causes to celebrate? How will adversity affect Elsie's world and the hopes of those she loves so dearly?
As Elsie grows from childhood to girlhood, so does her understanding of and obedience to God. Guided by jealousy and contempt, her father seeks to annihilate all religious influences surrounding his daughter. As a last resort, her father moves away until Elsie will submit to his law, and no other. This vindictiveness causes Elsie to become very ill.
Elsie Dinsmore Travilla and Edward make wonderful Christian parents. Their children are not perfect, and are yet to train them in a godly way. Elsie is forced to put her faith in God when the Ku Klux Klan attacks their house in the intent to harm her husband and when her eldest child, Elsie, becomes very sick.
Experience the highs and lows of love and loss in this tender tale of the married lives of three of Elsie's children and their young families.
Elsie spends her summer with her absentminded aunt in Ohio. There is a wolf at the door in this idyllic small town and is targeting Elsie.
Updated for today's girls, this series is a modern adaptation of the 19th-century, bestselling novels by Martha Finley. While the Civil War comes to an end, Elsie's troubles are not over. As she and her family face the aftermath of war, pure hearts and kind gestures are often misunderstood. Hidden dangers lurk everywhere. Will Elsie triumph once more?
"But the newspapers say it cannot last long, Papa, three months at most," Elsie interjected. "The newspapers are wrong," Horace replied forcefully. "This is American against American, and neither side will be easily defeated," Edward said. Sadly, Horace added, "We must prepare ourselves to wait out a long and bitter conflict. When we next see our homeland, all will be changed forever." Elsie's life seems nearly perfect when she returns home from her honeymoon. But not even the true love of husband and family can shelter her from the great upheaval that lies ahead. They are soon caught up in the bitter struggles between North and South. When the nation is torn apart, how will Elsie and her loved ones deal with its tragedies? Who will survive? "Elsie's Troubled Times", the sixth book of the "Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith" series, takes its heroine into one of the darkest periods of American history, the Civil War. As the war pits brother against brother on the battlefields, Elsie's ideals, loyalties, and even her Christian faith are threatened. "Elsie's Troubled Times", adapted from the 19th century novels written by Martha Finley, is a life-and-death story sure to grip the heart of every reader.
Elsie is responsible for huge legacy left by her mother. She is concerned about her future and the prospect of finding a life partner. She knows that the man she marries must share her abiding Christian faith and be of fine character
Max sails on Commodore Dewey's ship to meet the Spanish in the Philippines.Dr. Harold goes to work as doctor to U.S. troops. On returning from Cuba, Harold admits his love for Gracia; Max weds Evelyn in dual wedding service with Chester and Lucilla.
Around the year 1000, the Icelandic horse named Elska is born and learns about life and her role in the herd as well as love and friendship, when she rescues the girl to whom she originally belonged. Includes facts about Icelandic horses and Iceland.
Thirteen-year-old Elske escapes rape and certain death at the hands of the leaders of her barbaric society and later becomes handmaiden to a rebellious noblewoman whose rightful throne together they claim.
Marriage Meant Safety To protect her home and people, Cecily Tyrell would marry the devil himself! And if rumor held any truth, she would mayhap do so! A royal command bound her to wed Lord Rowan DeCourtenay, a knight of some renown... but a widower of shadowed repute. Still, he was the warrior she needed--but was he the man she wanted? Headstrong, valiant and dangerous she was, for Cecily Tyrell alone made Rowan DeCourtenay yearn to dismiss the guard around the citadel of his heart. Though would their love, horn in disguise and adventure, survive when all his soul's dark secrets were finally exposed.
Since the late nineteenth century, federal and state rules governing immigration and naturalization have placed persons of Asian ancestry outside the boundaries of formal membership. A review of leading cases in American constitutional law regarding Asians would suggest that initially, Asian immigrants tended to evade exclusionary laws through deliberate misrepresentations of their identities or through extralegal means. Eventually, many of these immigrants and their descendants came to accept prevailing legal norms governing their citizenship in the United States. In many cases, this involved embracing notions of white supremacy. John S. W. Park argues that American rules governing citizenship and belonging remain fundamentally unjust, even though they suggest the triumph of a "civil rights" vision, where all citizens share the same basic rights. By continuing to privilege members over non-members in ways that are politically popular, these rules mask injustices that violate principles of fairness. Importantly, Elusive Citizenship also suggests that politically and socially, full membership in American society remains closely linked with participation in exclusionary practices that isolate racial minorities in America.
Their attraction was magnetic, undeniable . . . and pulled Robyn into a night of sensual pleasure. No strings attached, no regrets. She knew nothing about the charming stranger who seduced her - she only knew she hadn't felt this spontaneous and alive since she lost her husband. But her devil-may-care impulse may have sparked a hungry passion for the last man she needs in her life. Shane Justice. The man she can't resist. . .
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