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Home to Hope Mountain

by Joan Kilby

A place called Hope Hayley Sorenson uses horses to help people heal. But when neighbor Adam Banks asks for her expertise with his teenage daughter, she says no. How can she get involved when all she sees is their past? And the attraction Hayley feels for Adam makes her anything but objective! Yet Adam isn't deterred, and in getting to know the woman they call the horse whisperer, he realizes that she's dealing with her own pain. As Hayley etches a place in Adam's heart, all he wants is to give her the home she truly deserves.

Home to India

by Jacquelin Singh

This is the last thing Helen, young, impetuous, Californian, wants to hear from her Sikh lover Tej, whom she is determined to marry against all opposition. After the initial shock, however, Helen's innate optimism reasserts itself and she carries on with her preparations to follow Tej back to India, a country she has known only through history texts. During the long voyage by ship to India, the various fears she has managed to suppress begin to gnaw at her: How will she cope with the other wife, will Tej's family consider her an interloper and, most of all, will the huge and unfamiliar land awaiting her prove too much for her?

Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition

by Devika Chawla

The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: partition, the division of the country into India and Pakistan, and the communal riots that followed. These riots resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1 million Hindus and Muslims and the displacement of about 20 million persons on both sides of the border. This watershed socioeconomic–geopolitical moment cast an enduring shadow on India’s relationship with neighboring Pakistan. Presenting a perspective of the middle-class refugees who were forced from their homes, jobs, and lives with the withdrawal of British rule in India, Home, Uprooted delves into the lives of forty-five Partition refugees and their descendants to show how this epochal event continues to shape their lives. Exploring the oral histories of three generations of refugees from India’s Partition—ten Hindu and Sikh families in Delhi, Home, Uprooted melds oral histories with a fresh perspective on current literature to unravel the emergent conceptual nexus of home, travel, and identity in the stories of the participants. Author Devika Chawla argues that the ways in which her participants imagine, recollect, memorialize, or “abandon” home in their everyday narratives give us unique insights into how refugee identities are constituted. These stories reveal how migrations are enacted and what home—in its sense, absence, and presence—can mean for displaced populations. Written in an accessible and experimental style that blends biography, autobiography, essay, and performative writing, Home, Uprooted folds in field narratives with Chawla’s own family history, which was also shaped by the Partition event and her self-propelled migration to North America. In contemplating and living their stories of home, she attempts to show how her own ancestral legacies of Partition displacement bear relief. Home—how we experience it and what it says about the “selves” we come to occupy—is a crucial question of our contemporary moment. Home, Uprooted delivers a unique and poignant perspective on this timely question. This compilation of stories offers an iteration of how diasporic migrations might be enacted and what “home” means to displaced populations.

Home with God

by Neale Donald Walsch

An uplifting masterwork of comfort and compassion exploring the ultimate questions of existence and transcendence. Nothing has riveted humanity's interest more -- nor has anything been more frightening or awe-inspiring -- than the experience known as death. InHome with God, the final installment of his bestsellingConversations with Godseries, Neale Donald Walsch asks the questions that everyone has longed to ask and receives the answers readers have all been waiting for. Through his profound and personal dialogue with God, Walsch explores the process by which all human beings must end their days here on Earth and begin their new life in God's Kingdom, to which all eventually return, regardless of their earthly deeds. This astonishing spiritual work offers hope, comfort, and surprising revelations for all humankind.

Home with My Sisters

by Mary Carter

Faith, Hope, and Joy. As children, the Garland sisters seemed to fit together as seamlessly as their names. Banding together helped them survive their free-spirited parents, who moved from place to place and whim to whim, until their father took off for good. But as the girls grew up, they became virtual strangers. This Christmas, they intend to spend the holidays in their usual way: far apart. But their ailing grandmother wants her girls around her once more, and Hope, always the peacemaker, convinces her reluctant sisters to travel to Leavenworth, Washington. Hope is immediately charmed by the unique setting, modeled on a Bavarian village, and by her grandmother's handsome, mysterious neighbor. Still, there's scant trace of celebration within the Garland family. Joy's main motivation for visiting is to secure start-up funds for a coffee shop. Faith, oblivious to her children's unhappiness, is waiting until the holidays are over to announce that her marriage is over and she has a new love. With a festive schedule of candy-cane martinis, hot tubs, and snowball fights, Hope tries to expose and heal old resentments, but moving forward as a family will take more than a little seasonal goodwill. Against a stunning winter backdrop, Mary Carter brings rare insight to the deep and complicated nature of sisterhood--a bond that endures far beyond childhood, and can always bring us home again. Praise for Mary Carter and her novels "Guaranteed to become one of the books on your shelf that you'll want to read again." --The Free Lance-Star on The Pub Across the Pond "The unique spin Carter takes on the familiar theme of self-discovery gives this a welcome, fresh feel." --Publishers Weekly on My Sister's Voice

Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and Canadian Literature

by Cynthia Sugars

Canadian literature, and specifically the teaching of Canadian literature, has emerged from a colonial duty to a nationalist enterprise and into the current territory of postcolonialism. From practical discussions related to specific texts, to more theoretical discussions about pedagogical practice regarding issues of nationalism and identity, Home-Work constitutes a major investigation and reassessment of the influence of postcolonial theory on Canadian literary pedagogy from some of the top scholars in the field.

Homebody

by Orson Scott Card

Will restoring the dilapidated mansion offer Lark redemption or unleash the darkest forces of damnation upon him?

The Homecoming

by Earl Hamner

When Clay Spencer fails to arrive home at the expected hour on Christmas Eve of 1933, his family grows concerned. While his seven brothers and sisters and his mother keep vigil the older son, Clay-boy, goes in search of his father. But on his journey through the snowbound Virginia hills, the boy experiences a series of hazardous, touching and hilarious adventures. His life is endangered by an enraged deer, the family's honor is threatened by a well-meaning outsider, and unexpected help is provided by the fearsome county sheriff. An encounter with the neighborhood Negro community church teaches Clay-boy a lesson in race relations and, while taking refuge from a snowstorm, he is overwhelmed by the intoxicating hospitality of two elderly genteel lady bootleggers. Finally, at midnight, when all hope for him has been abandoned, Clay Spencer provides a surprising climax to the story, and in a single moment illuminates the triumph of the human spirit. Rich with life that rings true, filled with nostalgia, laughter and tears, The Homecoming is a warm and wonderful classic of American literature.

Homecoming

by Belva Plain

With unerring insight and emotional power, Belva Plain, in her extraordinary novel, tells the story of a family divided and of the proud matriarch who takes a bold last stand to unite her warring children in what may be their last Homecoming.It is a crisp December day when Annette Byrne walks to the end of her long, curving driveway and drops five sealed envelopes into the mailbox, quickly, before second thoughts stay her hand. Shortly thereafter, with the holidays approaching, her estranged family will be gathered at her country estate for the first time in years.The sons. . . two brothers embittered by a breach of ethics, honor, and trust. The grandchildren. . . one young couple on the verge of divorce; another, lovingly united against the parents who have tarnished their lives. As the ill-fated meeting hurtles toward a bitter and abrupt conclusion, not even Annette Byrne's indomitable will can heal the rift--until a shattering event alters the landscape forever.From the Paperback edition.

The Homecoming

by Joann Ross

First in a heartwarming new series from the New York Times bestselling author Former Navy SEAL Sax Douchett returns to his home town and is hailed as a local hero. But starting over is difficult when he unearths a long- buried secret that reunites him with a past he's never forgotten. She's Sheriff Kara Conway, a girl who's always held a special place in his heart. But as he cautiously reconnects with Kara and bonds with her young son, another long-held secret in Shelter Bar threatens their second chance at a life together. . . .

Homecoming at Hickory Ridge

by Dana Corbit

All eyes are on Kyle Lancaster. Recently released from prison, he is greeted in town with unease. But not by everyone. Julia Sims is focused on his good heart, his hard work at the Hickory Ridge Community Church and their unexpected attraction. At first, Kyle thinks he's her new pet project: reform the bad boy. Yet he soon discovers how much firsthand knowledge Julia has of family problems, forgiveness and second chances. Maybe he'll get his own second chance in Hickory Ridge. . . and find a place to call home.

Homecoming Queen

by Melody Carlson

With six teenage girls living under one roof, things are bound to get interesting. Mix six teenaged girls and one ’60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two … and you’ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson’s new chick lit series for young adults! The Carter House experiences a shake-up as one of its own returns home after an unnerving disappearing act. Then, friction grows as a school Homecoming Queen race heats up, turning friends and housemates against one another. DJ, Eliza, Taylor, Kriti, Rhiannon, and Casey show they have plenty of lessons to learn as the votes roll in. Some grow smarter and closer to God, while others seem to make the same mistakes over again. Despite all their differences and disagreements, the Carter House girls continue to grow together, forging a bond that strengthens through hardship. Hearts CAN change and friendship paves the way for at least one girl to move closer to God.

The Homecoming (The Daughters of Mannerling, #6)

by Marion Chesney

From the dust jacket flaps:] "Lizzie, the youngest of the six haughty Beverley girls, has seen each of her sisters nearly marry for Mannerling, not for love. All were obsessed with regaining the exquisite seventeenth-century ancestral mansion that had been gambled away by their now-deceased father, Sir Beverley. In the end each girl followed true love and forgot about Mannerling. Lizzie, however, has always been different from her sisters. Red-haired and saucy, she has never cared about Mannerling--or marriage, for that matter. Unfortunately, her mother, Lady Beverley, knows that Lizzie is her last chance if she ever hopes to preside over Mannerling again. But Lizzie would rather die an old maid than marry for anything but love. And how could she ever love Mannerling's new owner, the stuffy and rude Duke of Severnshire? Suddenly it seems that no one, including the duke, is what he seems, and for the first time canny Lizzie is at a loss for words. Still, is a homecoming really what she wants? In this sparkling conclusion to the delightful The Daughters of Mannerling series, Marion Chesney, "the best of the Regency writers" (Kirkus Reviews), is as enchanting as ever as she weaves a tale of manners, intrigue, and true romance." Scotswoman MARION CHESNEY, the award- winning author of five previous Regency series--The Poor Relation, The School for Manners, A House for the Season, The Six Sisters, and The Travelling Matchmaker--lives in England. Read the entire Sisters of Mannerling series including #1 The Banishment, #2 The Intrigue, #3 The Folly, #4 The Banishment, #5 The Romance and #6 The Homecoming You will find many more appealing historic romance novels by this beloved author in the Bookshare collection. They are filled with fascinating historic detail, humor, wisdom and understanding of human nature. Look for such titles as: the complete six volumes of the Six Sisters series beginning with #1 Minerva, from the A House for the Season series look for the Rake's Progress and from The Poor Relation series, comes Back in Society. Marion Chesney also uses the name M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney Beaton), and you'll find many more books to complete some of these series by searching under this name.

Homefall: Book Four of the Last Legion Series

by Chris Bunch

The Lost Legion, in a valiant fight, has reclaimed the Cumbre star system. But still no word comes from Confederation empire - the power that holds more than a thousand systems under its sway, the government the Legion serves.To find the reason for this ominous silence, the Legion travels from one galaxy to the next, seeking information. But even as they do so, sinister forces are stirring. And the blow, when it comes, will be delivered by an unexpected source.

Homegirls and Handgrenades

by Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez's award-winning collection of poems, which contains some of her seminal work and is a winner of the American Book Award.

Homeland

by John Jakes

A monumental American novel about one man's rise from life as a penniless immigrant to the head of a family empire In the tradition of great writers like Charles Dickens and John Steinbeck, John Jakes crafts a sweeping family drama. In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, the tragedies and triumphs of the Crowns illustrate the power of the American Dream. As immigrants to America, their turbulent story spans a decade marked by the vicious Pullman Strike, the birth of motion pictures, and the Spanish-American War. Against this backdrop of technological change, industrial-scale greed, and political corruption, the Crowns emerge a true dynasty and one of Jakes's most fascinating families. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Homeland and Other Stories

by Barbara Kingsolver

With the same wit and sensitivity that have come to characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver gives us a rich and emotionally resonant collection of twelve stories. Spreading her memorable characters over landscapes ranging from northern-California to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance. In every setting, Kingsolver's distinctive voice -- at times comic, but often heartrending -- rings true as she explores the twin themes of family ties and the life choices one must ultimately make alone. Homeland and Other Stories creates a world of love and possibility that readers will want to take as their own.

Homeland: Carrie's Run

by Andrew Kaplan

An edge-of-your-seat original prequel based on Showtimes hit series HomelandBeirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact, code-name Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley. Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns--a skill enhanced by her bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career--Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. She risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her. Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold backstories of the series main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant female spy.

Homeland: Saul's Game

by Andrew Kaplan

A rip-roaring original prequel novel based on Showtime's Award-winning hit series HomelandDamascus, Syria, 2009. Carrie Mathison is leading an operation to capture or kill al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Nazir. But arriving at the compound where he was supposed to be in hiding, her team finds it empty. Carrie is sure that someone is leaking CIA information to the enemy and has betrayed their operation, seriously threatening American interests in the Middle East. To expose the double agent, her boss, Saul Berenson, devises an elaborate ruse that will send her on the most dangerous mission of her life.This twisting tale of international intrigue takes fans deeper into the intense world of high-stakes espionage and explores never-before-seen details of Carrie's life as an operative in the Middle East, Saul's past as an agent in Iran, Brody's dark childhood and captivity, and events involving the trio--and other favorite characters like Dar Adal--that will lead them to the present.and events involving the trio--and other favorite characters, like Dar Adal--that will lead them to the present.

The Homelanders

by Andrew Klavan

Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare.He went to bed an ordinary high-school student. He woke up strapped to a chair, covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death.The last thing he can remember, he was working on homework, practicing karate, day-dreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl's number on his hand.Now the police want to arrest him for the death of his best friend. And a team of ruthless killers is rapidly closing in for more drastic measures. He's desperate to survive. And to discover what happened. The truth of the matter is more incredible--and more deadly--than he could ever imagine.The entire four-novel adventure--now in a single volume."Action sequences that never let up . . . wrung for every possible drop of nervous sweat." --Booklist review of The Long Way Home

Homeless

by Ella Howard

The homeless have the legal right to exist in modern American cities, yet antihomeless ordinances deny them access to many public spaces. How did previous generations of urban dwellers deal with the tensions between the rights of the homeless and those of other city residents? Ella Howard answers this question by tracing the history of skid rows from their rise in the late nineteenth century to their eradication in the mid-twentieth century.Focusing on New York's infamous Bowery, Homeless analyzes the efforts of politicians, charity administrators, social workers, urban planners, and social scientists as they grappled with the problem of homelessness. The development of the Bowery from a respectable entertainment district to the nation's most infamous skid row offers a lens through which to understand national trends of homelessness and the complex relationship between poverty and place. Maintained by cities across the country as a type of informal urban welfare, skid rows anchored the homeless to a specific neighborhood, offering inhabitants places to eat, drink, sleep, and find work while keeping them comfortably removed from the urban middle classes. This separation of the homeless from the core of city life fostered simplistic and often inaccurate understandings of their plight. Most efforts to assist them centered on reforming their behavior rather than addressing structural economic concerns.By midcentury, as city centers became more valuable, urban renewal projects and waves of gentrification destroyed skid rows and with them the public housing and social services they offered. With nowhere to go, the poor scattered across the urban landscape into public spaces, only to confront laws that effectively criminalized behavior associated with abject poverty. Richly detailed, Homeless lends insight into the meaning of homelessness and poverty in twentieth-century America and offers us a new perspective on the modern welfare system.

Homeless #2

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Sunita has always wanted a cat, but her parents are dead set against it. Then she finds a group of strays living in the wild, and knows she can domesticate them#151;even though she’s been told that these are feral cats, who see humans as their enemies. First, she convinces Dr. Mac to examine the cats, fix them, and give them shots. Then she wants to re-release the cats, now healthy, into the neighborhood. The problem is, the neighbors consider the cats dangerous pests. Will Sunita's plan backfire?

Homelessness in New York City: Policymaking from Koch to de Blasio

by Thomas J. Main

Can American cities respond effectively to pressing social problems? Or, as many scholars have claimed, are urban politics so mired in stasis, gridlock and bureaucratic paralysis that dramatic policy change is impossible? Homelessness in New York City tells the remarkable story of how America's largest city has struggled for more than thirty years to meet the crisis of modern homelessness through the landmark development, since the initiation of the Callahan v Carey litigation in 1979, of a municipal shelter system based on a court-enforced right to shelter. New York City now shelters more than 50,000 otherwise homeless people at an annual cost of more than $1 billion in the largest and most complex shelter system in the world. Establishing the right to shelter was a dramatic break with long established practice. Developing and managing the shelter system required the city to repeatedly overcome daunting challenges, from dealing with mentally ill street dwellers to confronting community opposition to shelter placement. In the course of these efforts many classic dilemmas in social policy and public administration arose. Does adequate provision for the poor create perverse incentives? Can courts manage recalcitrant bureaucracies? Is poverty rooted in economic structures or personal behavior? The tale of how five mayors--Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, Bloomberg and de Blasio--have wrestled with these problems is one of caution and hope: the task is difficult and success is never unqualified, but positive change is possible. Homelessness in New York City tells the remarkable story of what happened--for good and sometimes less good--when New York established the right to shelter.

Homemade Cleaners

by Dionna Ford Mandy O'Brien

SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOMEToxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners-the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas guarantee to make your home sparkling and germ-free.Homemade Cleaners features over 150 recipes that are:* Toxin-Free* Simple and Affordable* Highly Effective* Environmentally Sound* Kid and Baby FriendlyUsing ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka, the authors tackle the nitty-gritty of everything from countertop cleaners to air-purifying plants so you avoid using commercial products that can cause side effects including skin irritation, asthma and central nervous system damage.

Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food

by Beatrice Ojakangas

Beatrice Ojakangas, the oldest of ten children, came by it naturally--the cooking but also the pluck and perseverance that she's served up with her renowned Scandinavian dishes over the years. In the wake of the Moose Lake fires and famine of 1918, Ojakangas tells us in this delightful memoir-cum-cookbook, her grandfather sent for a Finnish mail-order bride--and got one who'd trained as a chef. Ojakangas's stories, are, unsurprisingly, steeped in food lore: tales of cardamom and rye, baking salt cake at the age of five on a wood-burning stove, growing up on venison, making egg rolls for Chun King, and sending off a Pillsbury Bake Off-winning recipe without ever making it. And from here, how those early roots flourished through hard work and dedication to a successful (but never easy) career in food writing and a much wider world, from working for pizza roll king Jeno Paulucci to researching food traditions in Finland and appearing with Julia Child and Martha Stewart--all without ever leaving behind the lessons learned on the farm. As she says, "first you have to start with good ingredients and a good idea."Chock-full of recipes, anecdotes, and a kind humor that bring to vivid life the Finnish culture of northern Minnesota as well as the wider culinary world, Homemade delivers the savory and the sweet in equal measures and casts a warm light on a rich slice of the country's cooking heritage.

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