A World Apart

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Author: Marie Joseph

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448183030

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A sequel to "A Better World Than This", which won the Romantic Novelists' Award. It is 1947. The war is over, but life is still very harsh. Following the death of her husband Joshua, the indomitable Daisy Penny resolves to sell her boarding-house in Blackpool and start a new life in the country.

A world apart

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Author: David Rousset

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Concentration camps

Page: 112

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A World Apart

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748128425

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Nora Roberts - the World's Greatest Storyteller. Kadra is a warrior - a demon slayer from another world. With her highly tuned senses and Amazonian physique she was born to fight, and lives only to protect her people. That is her duty - something she accepts without question, just as she accepts she will always be alone. But when the king of Demons escapes through a mysterious portal, Kadra must follow - and finds herself in modern day New York. This strange and dangerous city is a baffling place, even for a warrior like Kadra. And when she meets Harper Doyle, the handsome and sceptical private investigator destined to help her, things become very complicated. And exciting...

A World Apart

Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars

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Author: Cristina Rathbone

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307430553

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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“Life in a women’s prison is full of surprises,” writes Cristina Rathbone in her landmark account of life at MCI-Framingham. And so it is. After two intense court battles with prison officials, Rathbone gained unprecedented access to the otherwise invisible women of the oldest running women’s prison in America. The picture that emerges is both astounding and enraging. Women reveal the agonies of separation from family, and the prevalence of depression, and of sexual predation, and institutional malaise behind bars. But they also share their more personal hopes and concerns. There is horror in prison for sure, but Rathbone insists there is also humor and romance and downright bloody-mindedness. Getting beyond the political to the personal, A World Apart is both a triumph of empathy and a searing indictment of a system that has overlooked the plight of women in prison for far too long. At the center of the book is Denise, a mother serving five years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Denise’s son is nine and obsessed with Beanie Babies when she first arrives in prison. He is fourteen and in prison himself by the time she is finally released. As Denise struggles to reconcile life in prison with the realities of her son’s excessive freedom on the outside, we meet women like Julie, who gets through her time by distracting herself with flirtatious, often salacious relationships with male correctional officers; Louise, who keeps herself going by selling makeup and personalized food packages on the prison black market; Chris, whose mental illness leads her to kill herself in prison; and Susan, who, after thirteen years of intermittent incarceration, has come to think of MCI-Framingham as home. Fearlessly truthful and revelatory, A World Apart is a major work of investigative journalism and social justice. From the Hardcover edition.

A world apart

the story of the Chasidim in Britain

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Author: Tzvi Rabinowicz

Publisher: Mitchell Vallentine & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 284

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A World Apart

Imprisonment in a Soviet Labor Camp During World War II

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Author: Gustaw Herling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101161746

Category: History

Page: 284

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In 1940, Gustav Herling was arrested after he joined an underground Polish army that fell into Russian hands. He was sent to a northern Russian labour camp, where he spent the two most horrible years of his life. In this book, he tells of the people he was imprisoned with, the hardships they endured, and the indomitable spirit and will that allowed them to survive. Above all, he creates a portrait of how people - deprived of food, clothing, proper medical care, and forced to work at hard labour - can come together to form a community that offers hope in the face of hopelessness, that offers life when even the living have no life left.

Five Miles Away, A World Apart

One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America

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Author: James E. Ryan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195327381

Category: Education

Page: 384

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How is it that half a century after Brown v. Board of Education--and in spite of increased funding for urban schools and programs like No Child Left Behind--educational opportunities for blacks and whites in America still remain so unequal? In Five Miles Away, A World Apart, James Ryan provides a sobering answer to this question by tracing the fortunes of two schools in Richmond, Virginia--one suburban, relatively affluent, and mostly white, and the other urban, relatively poor, and mostly black. Ryan shows how court rulings against desegregation in the 1970s laid the groundwork for the massive disparities between urban and suburban public school districts that persist to this day. The Nixon administration, intent on shoring up its base in the "silent majority," allowed suburbs to lock nonresidents out of their school systems. Urban schools, whose student bodies were becoming increasingly poor and black, simply received more funding, a panacea that has proven largely ineffective, while the academic independence (and superiority) of suburban schools was held sacrosanct. Drawing on compelling interviews with students, teachers, and principals, including one who has been a principal at both schools featured in the book, Ryan explains how certain policies--school finance, school choice, and standardized testing--not only fail to bridge the performance gap between students at urban and suburban schools but actually perpetuate segregation across the country. Ryan closes by suggesting innovative reforms that would bring greater diversity into our schools by shifting the emphasis from racial to socioeconomic integration. An incisive critique of exactly how and why our educational policies have gone wrong, Five Miles Away, A World Apart will interest all those who wish to see our educational system heal the divide between rich and poor and live up to our highest democratic ideals.

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Author: Gretta Curran Browne

Publisher: Eighty-Eight Publications

ISBN: 095582088X

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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A WORLD APART: An Epic Novel From Ireland's Past - The Michael Dwyer Story continues... - (Book 3 of THE LIBERTY TRILOGY) **** They thought they had killed him – on the same winter night his friend Sam McAllister had been shot dead on the hillside of Derrynamuck – they had chased Michael and seen a trail of his blood in the snow. Oh yes, the young rebel captain was dead and gone, and would cause no further trouble to them – the hated militia who raped and burned houses at will and treated the people of Wicklow like some dirt that kept getting under their boots. Desperate for his protection from the militia’s brutality, only the people refused to believe that Michael Dwyer was dead. To them he was like a prince – `aye, a prince, same as a king’s son’ – and if Michael had been killed, all his friends would have been in mourning, but they were not. Too many times they had seen the small, secret smiles of Michael’s friends when the militia gloated over his death. And then there was Mary – his beautiful Mary who had adored him – why was she not looking in any way heart-broken? Why was she just carrying on with her life as normal? No, the people concluded, Michael was not dead – injured maybe, a whole lot of bullets had flown towards him that night at Derrynamuck – but he had been dodging bullets for years and not one had ever reached him. No, only the stupid militia would believe that Michael had been defeated – the whole dumb pack of them. **** In her historical `faction’ novels, Gretta Curran Browne tells the story of actual people and actual events and, apart from using a few minor fictional characters, she does not change history or distort the true stories of the worthy people she has “reclaimed” from history to bring to a present-day audience. When first published in hardback, Tread Softly On My Dreams and Fire On The Hill were bought by the University of Notre Dame in the USA, The National Library of Ireland, and The Princess Grace Irish Library in the Palace of Monaco.

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A Little Girl in the Concentration Camps

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Author: Francine Christophe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803264021

Category: History

Page: 179

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After her father was taken prisoner by German officials, the author and her mother were arrested as they escaped to Paris, and endured cruel treatment in Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

A World Apart & The Witching Hour

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405518413

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A World Apart Kadra is a warrior - a demon slayer from another world. With her highly tuned senses and Amazonian physique she was born to fight, and lives only to protect her people. That is her duty - something she accepts without question, just as she accepts she will always be alone. But when the king of Demons escapes through a mysterious portal, Kadra must follow - and finds herself in modern day New York. This strange and dangerous city is a baffling place, even for a warrior like Kadra. And when she meets Harper Doyle, the handsome and sceptical private investigator destined to help her, things become very complicated. And exciting . . . The Witching Hour A kingdom is plagued by tragedy until a wizard-god's spell brings forth a courageous and beautiful young woman who must follow her heart in love and follow her destiny in battle . . .

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Author: Caro Fraser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780718147280

Category: Adultery

Page: 293

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Mark Mason lives a seemingly idyllic life. But with his sons approaching adulthood, and wife Paula finding fulfilment in a new business venture, he begins to feel marginalized. Almost inevitably Mark embarks on an affair but, before he can begin his double life, the affair comes to an end and Paula finds out.

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Author: Peter McAra

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0857990861

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A sweeping Australian historical saga that crosses oceans to prove love conquers all... April, 1820. As children, they shared a schoolroom, but no education can remove the stain of being peasant–born. So when Eliza Downing begins to blossom into womanhood and the future Viscount de Havilland notices, his family steps in to intervene. Once full of possibilities, Eliza's life spirals into shame and degradation, culminating finally in a false conviction and transport to Botany Bay. Through shipwreck, exile, secrets, and scandals, Eliza holds fast to the belief that Harry will come for her – but he doesn't come soon enough, and Eliza must learn to recognise her own value and become the heroine of her own story.

Tearing the World Apart

Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Nina Goss,Eric Hoffman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496813332

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Contributions by Alberto Brodesco, James Cody, Andrea Cossu, Anne Margaret Daniel, Jesper Doolard, Nina Goss, Jonathan Hodgers, Jamie Lorentzen, Fahri Öz, Nick Smart, and Thad Williamson Bob Dylan is many things to many people. Folk prodigy. Rock poet. Quiet gentleman. Dionysian impresario. Cotton Mather. Stage hog. Each of these Dylan creations comes with its own accessories, including a costume, a hairstyle, a voice, a lyrical register, a metaphysics, an audience, and a library of commentary. Each Bob Dylan joins a collective cast that has made up his persona for over fifty years. No version of Dylan turns out uncomplicated, but the postmillennial manifestation seems peculiarly contrary—a tireless and enterprising antiquarian; a creator of singular texts and sounds through promiscuous poaching; an artist of innovation and uncanny renewal. This is a Dylan of persistent surrender from and engagement with a world he perceives as broken and enduring, addressing us from a past that is lost and yet forever present. Tearing the World Apart participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the twenty-first century—“Love and Theft” (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012)—along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan helped write and in which he appears as an actor and musical performer. The collection of essays does justice to this difficult Bob Dylan by examining his method and effects through a disparate set of viewpoints. Readers will find a variety of critical contexts and cultural perspectives as well as a range of experiences as members of Dylan’s audience. The essays in Tearing the World Apart illuminate, as a prism might, their intransigent subject from enticing and intersecting angles.

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Author: Leslie Hopkins

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477267840

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

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This book is about two worlds that come together after chance events takes place.

Slaibron: A World Apart

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Author: M.T. Sullivan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300431598

Category: Good and evil

Page: 594

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"In pursuit of stardom, a talented underground boxer named Marcus Slaibron, stumbles into a chain of events that leave him unwillingly transported to another world. Determined to return to his wife and the place he calls home, Slaibron is challenged at every turn as he encounters the oddities of the primitive world known as Bleshand. Day and night transition in a matter of seconds, creatures and species of both violent and peaceful nature are commonplace, magic is considered a reasonable tool for those able to utilize it, and a tyrant ruler by the name of Rathmus, objectifies and oppresses his people at will, apathetic to those victimized by the corruption within his land. Slaibron's love, loyalty, mind, will, and conscience are tested as he struggles to maintain a balance between selfish desires and that of those turning to him in the hopes of change. Can he ever reunite with his lost love? Or is this where he was meant to shine all along?"--P. [4] of cover.

A World Apart

Female Adolescence in the French Novel, 1870-1930

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Author: Beth W. Gale

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838757308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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This is the first book-length study of female adolescence in the French novel of this period. It analyzes representations of the "world apart" of female adolescence in selected novels from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the nineteenth century, several factors contributed to the shaping of a new social category for young women, which then gained increasing attention from writers. Art and life echoed one another, as novels about female adolescents created a social stir, and incited further discussion about the proper role for young women in French society. In this book, the author considers key novels of female adolescence from the period as a means of understanding the concerns and desires they embody. Examining these novels thematically and chronologically, Dr. Gale traces shifting social values and sexual roles and examines the ways in which various artistic, intellectual, or literary influences of each period shape its portraits of female adolescence. Novelists create their young female characters as French society undergoes parallel transformation. In this sense, female adolescents represent, for the novelists, the possible futures of France. Many of the novels analyzed in this study enjoyed mitigated success in France when they were first published, and are all but forgotten today. Societal conditions gave female writers secondary status and repressed the expression of subversive ideas regarding young women. These novels mark the birth of French interest in the documentation and shaping of young female experience through literature. Literary portrayals of the unique space of female adolescence reveal hopes and fears concerning the future, gender relations, social institutions, and a country's place in the world. This work will be particularly useful to scholars and students working on youth, coming-of-age novels, gender studies, cultural history, and/or French studies, but will also interest a general audience. It contributes to recent interest in adolescence by providing a pertinent cultural, historical, and literary perspective. The book covers relatively unexplored territory in French studies, but also creates links to related fields such as cultural studies, the history of women, and gender studies. A World Apart illuminates both the grounding of female adolescence in a specific historic and cultural setting and the timelessness of adolescence as a literary and social theme.

A World Apart

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Author: CD Brennan

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1616505176

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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Love Where You Roam, #2 She left home to find herself. . .and found love along the way. Lizzy travels to Scotland to track down her roots, hoping where she comes from will help her figure out where she needs to go. An Aussie girl through and through, tough as nuts and a bit wild, she believes there's nothing so wonderful as a world seen through wine-tinted glasses. . . . . .until she meets Hottie Hamish, Bridge of Allan's most eligible bachelor. Hamish is Lizzy's polar opposite in every way. He's serious, driven, and motivated, focused on becoming the youngest associate professor at the Glasgow School of Art. But he's hiding a social phobia behind his gruff exterior that makes it almost impossible to connect with people. . . . . .until he meets Lost Lizzy, all sunshine and lightness, an Australian beauty with the proverbial heart of gold. Where they come from may be worlds apart, but atop a Scottish Munro, they begin to realize where they're going is best traveled side by side CONTENT WARNING: Graphic descriptions of haggis ingredients. 55,586 Words

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Author: Richard Pearce,Roy McTaggart

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452507066

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 104

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This book is for the lighthearted bedtime reader of any age. The poems are some of several hundred written over many years. Some of the short stories are recent, others were written as long ago as the 1980s. Only in recent times did Richard and Roy discover they both liked to put their thoughts onto paper, so it seemed a logical step to combine some of their work and get it into print. This is Richard’s second publication along similar lines.

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Author: Richard Raridan

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434935442

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

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Jonathan Morley meets Natalie Van Meter soon after moving into the house next door. A classical music enthusiast, he is enthralled hearing piano playing from her house. He learns she is studying to become a concert pianist. Due to their mutual interest in classical music, they develop a close relationship during the remainder of the summer and their senior year of high school. During their Senior Prom they profess their deep love for one another and Natalie admits this is the happiest night of her life. Then her expression suddenly turns somber and she tearfully informs Jonathan that she will soon be leaving St. Louis to continue her musical studies abroad in Vienna, Austria. They are both heartbroken, but Jonathan vows he will wait for her, no matter how long she is away. Neither is aware of how long that might be and what other heartaches await them. However all is not lost, for in the end, their love does prevail.