Download or read book Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy written by Liz Maccie and published by Diversion Books. This book was released on 2014-11-04 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Liz Maccie's debut novel is as tough, optimistic, and beautiful as her heroine, Roberta Romano. Roberta's voice is heartfelt and funny. Her story is exceptionally moving and honest. I love this book and the hope it has for young women everywhere." —Stephen Chbosky, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower The most important lessons aren't learned in the classroom. It’s the first day of sophomore year for Roberta Romano, but instead of the comfort of her local high school, she's been thrust into the elitist embrace of the affluent Meadowbrook Academy. Surrounded by wealth, Roberta battles her own insecurities to prove her worth and maybe land the boy of her dreams. With the help of two unlikely allies—and an inflatable toy raft—Roberta embarks upon a journey of dark secrets and self-discovery to learn the true meaning of friendship and acceptance. "Roberta will charm and delight you with a voice that’s candid, hilarious, and hopeful, as she narrates her first day at a new high school, reminding us of the epic nature of each hour in our adolescent lives. Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy will make you laugh, cringe, cry, and cheer for the power of friendships that can change us in a single day." —Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead "You wish your first day of prep school was this epic! Every single page of Lessons I Never Learned sparkles with heart and humor. Like a teenage Bridget Jones, Roberta Romano will make you laugh, cry, and cringe as she tries to navigate her first day at Meadowbrook Academy. She finds friends and enemies, earns detentions and serious respect, and makes memories that will last her a lifetime." —Siobhan Vivian, author of The List
Download or read book The Secret of MeadowBrook Orphanage written by Dc Johnson and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is said that love is the greatest gift of all, but in reality, there are two greatest gifts. One is love, that much we already know to be true. However, the second greatest gift is that of being a child, for it is only as a child that one knows how to truly believe. And it is this simple act of 'believing' that has its own special kind of magic, as you will see in this story. When a child believes, there is an energy that feeds everything and everyone around them. It feeds even those magical beings who most adults can no longer see nor will they ever see again because they no longer know how to see that which they stopped believing in. Sadly enough, there are even some children who stop believing. Sometimes it takes the energy of other children to awaken their beliefs again, and that is also the case in this story. So I invite you to reconnect to the magic that each of us once had, the magic that children always hold, and the magic that will bring you to a place where everything is possible. All you have to do is believe.
Download or read book Rebel Mother written by Peter Andreas and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle will find much to admire” (Booklist, starred review) in this “thoroughly engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir about a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to Latin America in search of the revolution. Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. They battled the bad “isms” (sexism, imperialism, capitalism, fascism, consumerism), and fought for the good “isms” (feminism, socialism, communism, egalitarianism). Between the ages of five and eleven, Peter lived in more than a dozen homes, moving from the comfortably bland suburbs of Detroit to a hippie commune in Berkeley to a socialist collective farm in pre-military coup Chile to highland villages and coastal shantytowns in Peru. When they secretly returned to America they settled down clandestinely in Denver, where his mother changed her name to hide from his father. A “luminous memoir” (Publishers Marketplace, starred review) and “an illuminating portrait of a childhood of excitement, adventure, and love” (Kirkus Reviews) this is an extraordinary account of a deep mother-son bond and the joy and toll of growing up in a radical age. Peter Andreas is an insightful and candid narrator of “a profound and enlightening book that will open readers up to different ideas about love, acceptance, and the bond between mother and son” (Library Journal, starred review).
Download or read book Mission Road written by Theodore Iliff and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mission Road: A Journalist’s Life from Kansas to Kandahar By: Theodore Iliff In the intimidating and breathtaking Black Forest in Germany, six-year-old Ted Iliff came to a conclusion that would shape his entire adult life: He wants to explore as much of the world as he possibly can. In his gripping and highly entertaining memoir Mission Road: A Journalist’s Life from Kansas to Kandahar, Iliff shares his journey from being a young and reckless student-journalist at the University of Kansas to joining CNN during its critical developing stages. After reaching his personal goals in both print and broadcast journalism, Ted made the leap to the unlikely path of consulting and teaching, leading him to every corner of the world, from Kosova to Baghdad. Alongside the arc of his own career, Iliff gives a unique insight into the transformation of journalism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, and how it changed through major events like 9/11 and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Download or read book A Man of His Own written by Susan Wilson and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2013-09-24 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again. Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center. As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out. All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.
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Download or read book Anxious Am I? written by Alan A. Block and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-03-17 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following a lifetime rooted in family, schools, culture, and psychotherapy, provoked by the query of a daughter concerning the presence of anxiety in my life, this memoir pursues the presence of anxiety in life and seeks in some context for the concerns with which the author has lived for three-quarters of a century. In the reflections from these situations and influences, he works his way back to stories of personal origin and growth. He has sauntered through persistent issues with which he has been engaged throughout his life, and he has made a few pronouncements, some of which might even ring true. Within these pages, a little wisdom may even be found. And hopefully, with some love and concern, he has responded to the challenging question, “Do you have anxiety?”
|Author||: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Disaster Relief|
|Release Date||: 1973|
|Pages||: 648 pages|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (31 download)|
Download or read book To Investigate the Adequacy and Effectiveness of Federal Disaster Relief Legislation written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Disaster Relief and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works|
|Release Date||: 1973|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (36 download)|
Download or read book Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Public Works written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Novels [originally Published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, 1886-1894] written by and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: