Come Walk with Me

Come Walk with Me

A Memoir Beatrice Mosionier. come home from work to find that all of Bill's things are gone. ... Even though he's gone, i still believe he loves me and he'll never stop loving me. i'm so certain that Bill will come back that the dull ...

Author: Beatrice Mosionier

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553792192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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In 1983, the book In Search of April Raintree was published to great acclaim, heralding the voice of an important new writer, Beatrice Mosionier (then Culleton). With honesty and clarity, Mosionier explored the story of two M�tis sisters as they struggle with loss, identity, and racism. Yet readers have long asked: how much of April's story comes from the author's own life? Come Walk With Me, Beatrice's answer to that question, is a moving memoir that follows a bewildered three-year-old through a dramatic journey to adulthood. Recounting a life that, at times, parallels that of her most memorable fictional character, and at others, diverges from it, Mosionier searches to make sense of her losses--her sundered family, her innocence, and her dignity--only to triumph as a woman and writer, fulfilled artistically, politically, and personally.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gung Ho Marines World War 2 Memoir of an Amtrac Commander

Gung Ho Marines  World War 2 Memoir of an Amtrac Commander

“I'm going to find out what's causing these headaches. I won't be worth much till I stop them.” We were aboard ship headed to a home most of us never expected to see again. We had spent thirteen and a half months on board ships going ...

Author: Harry Lee Neely

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781576384350

Category: History


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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir. This is not for the faint of heart. Because Harry Neely is who he is, and has been through what he has been through, this tells the raw unvarnished truth of the early 1940s, the dirty ugly truth about war. It reveals the hatred that is instilled into troops before battle. It reveals the brutality that is released in war. This is also about love, the unconditional love that a man displays when he retrieves the wounded under fire, or shares a poncho with a wet Marine, or saddles up and moves out to stop a Japanese counteroffensive. This is one man’s war as seen by one man and told by one man. It is also every man’s war in one way or another. If your brother, father, grandfather, uncle or friend fought as a combatant in World War II, read this and then you will know. From boot camp, to the invasions of Kwajalein, Guam and Okinawa, with a rest stop between invasions at Guadalcanal, this is Harry's war. 51 photos.
Categories: History

Nobody s Son A Memoir

Nobody s Son  A Memoir

I'll never know what they went through. ... If you walk out to the I. P. Pavlová tram stop in the Vinohrady district of Prague on any Saturday morning in summer, you'll find a local flea market—two or three dozen tables featuring a ...

Author: Mark Slouka

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"I have never before read anything except Nabokov’s Speak, Memory that so relentlessly and shrewdly exhausted the kindness and cruelty of recollection’s shaping devices." —Geoffrey Wolff Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka’s parents survived the Nazis only to have to escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from Innsbruck to Sydney to New York, dragging with them a history of blood and betrayal that their son would be born into. From World War I to the present, Slouka pieces together a remarkable story of refugees and war, displacement and denial—admitting into evidence memories, dreams, stories, the lies we inherit, and the lies we tell—in an attempt to reach his mother, the enigmatic figure at the center of the labyrinth. Her story, the revelation of her life-long burden and the forty-year love affair that might have saved her, shows the way out of the maze.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Under the Birch Tree

Under the Birch Tree

A Memoir of Discovering Connections and Finding Home Nancy Chadwick ... It was true that Alex didn't study there, because I never saw him there again. I was disappointed. ... That following spring, Alex saw me walking away from campus.

Author: Nancy Chadwick

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631523588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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A birch tree grows tall and arabesque in the front yard of Nancy Chadwick’s childhood home. Over time the tree becomes her buddy and first learned connection, synonymous with home—and one spring morning, she makes a discovery under its boughs that foreshadows the many disconnections within her family, relationships, jobs, and home that are to come. Through the chapters in her life, Chadwick’s search for home carries her through with unflinching honesty, but in the end, it is a story of survival and triumph over adversity. She does not wallow in self-pity but remains tenacious as she examines her life. An exploration of what it means to belong, Under the Birch Tree is a success story of finding home.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Local Time a memoir of cities friendships and the writing life

Local Time a memoir of cities  friendships and the writing life

They were in effect my first patrons, these two women, they invited me to share their home so that I could do that, ... The bus route went past the Baths of Caracalla, which never stopped being a thrill, that this famous, awesome ruin, ...

Author: Inez Baranay


ISBN: 9781329170414



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Blind Man s Bluff A Memoir

Blind Man s Bluff  A Memoir

Asking for a basketball never occurred to me. ... The walk home from the rec center requires me to cross seven streets. ... when lawn mowers or leaf blowers prevent me from hearing cars, I find somewhere quieter to cross.

Author: James Tate Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393867183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A writer’s humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight—and how he hid it from the world. At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. When high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for C’s in his classes, he tried to escape the stigma by pretending he could still see. In this unfailingly candid yet humorous memoir, Hill discloses the tricks he employed to pass for sighted, from displaying shelves of paperbacks he read on tape to arriving early on first dates so women would have to find him. He risked his life every time he crossed a street, doing his best to listen for approaching cars. A good memory and pop culture obsessions like Tom Cruise, Prince, and all things 1980s allowed him to steer conversations toward common experiences. For fifteen years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, his blurry peripheral vision would bring the world into focus. At thirty, faced with a stalled writing career, a crumbling marriage, and a growing fear of leaving his apartment, he began to wonder if there was a better way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bittersweet A Memoir

Bittersweet  A Memoir

The Life and Times of the World's Leading Chocolate Taster Angus Kennedy ... They became so severe that while waiting at the bus stop on the way home from school, I would buy a warm, freshly baked loaf of bread from the baker, ...

Author: Angus Kennedy

Publisher: Apollo Publishers

ISBN: 9781948062114

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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The world’s leading chocolate taster shares his wild ride to attain the most envied job, and explains his warning heard around the world: that we might soon run out of chocolate. Angus Kennedy has the best job of all time. But his journey to becoming the world’s leading chocolate taster has followed a rocky road. Kennedy spent his childhood learning his way around the chocolate industry despite an alcoholic mother, a father dying of cancer, and multiple brushes with death. Now in Bittersweet, he reveals how he became the king of cocoa and also gives a fascinating tour of the industry, answering questions such as: are we really going to run out of chocolate; is chocolate good for you; what are the most surprising kinds of chocolate; can chocolate be low calorie; and should we be eating organic or fair trade chocolate. He also includes an enlightening guide to knowing if you’re eating high-quality chocolate. Doused in Kennedy’s signature British humor, sprinkled with tear-jerking moments, and baked to engaging, can’t-put-down perfection, this humorous and memorable memoir is a tale of dysfunction, but also redemption. The account begins during Kennedy’s childhood, when his mother managed the family magazine, a chocolate review, and candy samples were his meals, essential for his survival. Later, under his leadership, the family magazine became the world’s leading chocolate review publication. Kennedy also opened the industry’s main trade show: the World Chocolate Forum. Today, mouthwatering chocolates of all flavors and shapes arrive daily! But with this sweet life, there was also a sobering realization: that the cocoa bean is in grave danger. When Kennedy first publicly shared this, hysterics ensued. Here he tells the full story. This book reveals the secrets of the chocolate world and its king, the bitter and the sweet.
Categories: Cooking

The Professor Arthur Severn s Memoir of John Ruskin

The Professor  Arthur Severn s Memoir of John Ruskin

[ Writing to his mother in 1863 from Winnington Hall , Ruskin described how Mr Charles Hallé played ' Home Sweet Home ... 174 In walking along a road , if he came to the sound of a piano , he would never stop to listen what the chords ...

Author: Arthur Severn

Publisher: London : Allen & Unwin

ISBN: UOM:39015002756131

Category: Artists

Page: 156

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Categories: Artists