Finding Home

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Author: Roisin McAuley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119647

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Louise and Rebecca, good friends since their BBC days in Belfast, work for a film company and are scouring the south of England for a suitable location to shoot a movie about Elizabeth I. As they stumble across Wooldene House, they meet Diana and Henry, who own the property. Diana, widowed, feels her life is slowly crumbling along with the house, and yearns for new romance. Diana spends her time looking after their aunt Lucy who, as she senses time is running out, begins the share the startling secrets in her past. And Henry, retired from the Army after a stint in Northern Ireland, is increasingly drawn to Louise - but their shared history, which places them on opposite sides of the troubles - threatens them both...

Finding Home

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Author: Sandra Markle

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607340356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A koala mother faces two challenges: protecting herself and her joey from the raging bushfire, and finding food after their home range is destroyed. Her journey brings her closer to the world of humans than she has ever been before--but it's a risk she must take. Based on the real-life story of a koala nicknamed Cinders that survived two bushfires.

Finding Home

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Author: Irene Hannon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037387765X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When Scott Walsh confronts the parents of a boy who keeps trespassing on a dangerous construction site he meets the widowed Cindy Peterson, the boy's mother, and decides to help her with her son and wonders if the three of them will become a family.

Finding Home and Homeland

Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

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Author: Avinoam J. Patt

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334263

Category: History

Page: 373

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An inspiring examination of young survivors of the Holocaust and their role in the creation of the state of Israel.

Finding Home

An Imperfect Path to Faith and Family

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Author: Jim Daly

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434766683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, managed to rise above his harrowing childhood, which included living in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles. In this deeply personal memoir, he relives horrors no child should endure. A bloodcurdling neighborhood murder merely serves as the backdrop to the abuse and alcoholism within the four walls of his own home, a cycle broken only by the cancer that left him motherless. Orphaned at an early age, Jim saw firsthand the worst this world had to offer. He somehow managed to catch enough glimpses of grace that he knew he wanted more, both from himself and from a God he had to believe existed. And from that small spark of grace, a great man emerged.

Finding Home

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Author: Lois Greiman

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758281218

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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What will she do with one broken down mare, two baby lambs, three lost teens—and a busted-up bronc rider with more balls than brains . . . ? In Casie Carmichael’s opinion, they all add up to trouble. She’s come back to Hope Springs, South Dakota, with only one thing in mind—selling the family’s tumbledown ranch so she can return to Sioux Falls and her very practical fiancé. But leaving isn’t as easy as she imagined, not when every bedraggled stray in the territory has a homing beam straight to her barn. Suddenly, angry parents, hairless goats, and a former flame’s new heat aren’t Casie’s most pressing problems. Her own mixed-up heart is at the top of the list, and as she throws herself into making a safe haven for her motley crew, she realizes home is a lot closer than she thought. From an author who’s been named Romantic Times Storyteller of the Year, and who is actively involved in horse training and animal rescue herself, this is a heartwarming, hilarious tale about how unexpected love can be. Praise for Lois Greiman “Lois Greiman delivers.” —Christina Dodd “Greiman’s writing is warm, witty and gently wise.” —Betina Krahn, New York Times–bestselling author “Lois Greiman is a natural storyteller.” —Victoria Alexander, #1 New York Times–bestselling author

Reimagining Equality

Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home

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Author: Anita Hill

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014389

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago At the historic Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, Anita Hill spoke out courageously about workplace sexual harassment. Now she turns to the topic of home. As our country reels from the subprime mortgage meltdown and the resulting devastation of so many families and communities, Hill takes us inside this “crisis of home” and exposes its deep roots in race and gender inequities, which continue to imperil every American’s ability to achieve the American Dream. In this period of recovery and its aftermath, what is at stake is the inclusive democracy the Constitution promises. The achievement of that ideal, Hill argues, depends on each American’s ability to secure a place that provides access to every opportunity our country offers. Building on the great strides of the women’s and civil rights movements, Hill presents concrete proposals that encourage us to broaden our thinking about home and to reimagine equality for America’s future. From the Hardcover edition.

Finding Home

Buying the House That's Right for You

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Author: Martha Webb

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780609803530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Buying a house is a life adventure, yet many buyers fail to do the homework that lays the foundation for an informed decision -- and a sound financial Investment for their future, With savvy points for avoiding losing your heart or your head, Webb helps home buyers focus on the lifestyle issues that really will be essential to their comfort and happiness. She lists the steps to becoming "buyer ready", then reveals how to "look through walls" to see exciting possibilities beyond the current owner's way of using a house's basic elements. Webb goes on to explain how to rely on more than lucky or lucre in the hunt for the perfect house, and how to assess a potential home's true advantages and limitations. Packed with practical information that takes the mystery and anxiety out of buying the right house, plus a bonus moving guide for planning a stress-free move, Finding Home ensures that no home buyer need ever settle for "good enough".

Ein Zuhause finden

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Author: Sloane Kennedy

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3961425914

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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„Ich habe alles falsch gemacht, Finn. Vom ersten Tag an. Ich dachte, es wäre der einzige Weg, mit dir zusammen zu sein und deiner noch würdig zu sein. Aber jetzt erkenne ich, dass ich das nie war.“ – Callan. Rache. Das ist alles, woran der Ex-Cop Rhys Tellar denken kann, und er hat jeden einzelnen Tag seiner zweijährigen Gefängnisstrafe damit verbracht, einen Plan auszuhecken, um seinen früheren Geliebten und Partner zur Strecke zu bringen. Der hat ihn betrogen und dabei den Tod von vier Menschen verursacht. Seine sechsmonatige Bewährungszeit auf der CB Bar Ranch im Südwesten von Montana zu verbringen hätte ganz einfach sein sollen, doch Rhys hat nicht mit den Gefühlen gerechnet, die er für den charismatischen Ranchhelfer, mit dem er sich anfreundet, und den verschlossenen Vorarbeiter, der vorgibt, etwas zu sein, das er nicht ist, entwickelt. Eine Zukunft. Das ist, was Finn Stewart will, aber dafür muss er den einen Mann verlassen, den er mehr als jeden anderen begehrt: seinen völlig heterosexuellen Boss und besten Freund, Callan Bale. Als der einzige offen schwule Mann in einer kleinen, homophoben Gemeinde, muss Finn jeden Tag kämpfen, um sein zu können, wer er ist. Einfach alles hinter sich zu lassen scheint allmählich die beste Entscheidung zu sein – jedenfalls bis Rhys Tellar auftaucht und alles verändert. Eine Lüge. Callan Bale hat sein ganzes Leben lang versteckt, wer er wirklich ist, und das wird ihn die einzige Person kosten, der es gelungen ist, sich einen Weg durch die Mauern zu bahnen, die Callan jahrelang um sein Herz herum errichtet hat. Doch sich für Finn zu entscheiden würde bedeuten, alles aufzugeben, für das er gearbeitet hat, und sein Versprechen zu brechen. Finn an Rhys zu verlieren würde aber zumindest bedeuten, dass der junge Mann das Leben führen kann, das er verdient. Drei Männer. Drei Entscheidungen. Eine Chance, ein Zuhause zu finden. Ein homoerotischer Liebesroman für Erwachsene mit explizitem Inhalt. Länge: rund 49.500 Wörter

Finding Home: Earth, Sky, Ocean, Spirit

New and Selected Poems

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Author: Carol Thomas, Ph.D

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469158515

Category: Poetry

Page: 138

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About The Book Finding Home: Earth, Sky, Ocean Spirit This book of poems, new and selected, has been years in the making. Nearing a seventieth decade, one is reminded of Leonard Cohen’s admonition to make a record of one’s life. Adrienne Rich suggests that one finds the deepest truths of a woman’s life in her poetry, poetry that draws from and illuminates her autobiography. Its language is precocious and uncanny in its efforts to explicate the nature of her lived experience. I have taught creative writing in a number of contexts: with troubled adolescents, in colleges and universities, in a women’s prison, and with patients and clients in my own private practice in New London, Connecticut. It was always the journaling that revealed and explicated the individual’s trauma and allowed them to move to what might be called a quotidian delight, which they had not been able to find before—that life might hold a quotidian ecstasy was a new and wondrous idea to them, and one they could find access to. The earth, sky, ocean, spirit, and their own embodied and ensouled selves were the means to their own connectedness to the universe. Human language began with woman’s singing, her music, her natural response to giving life, and perceiving the plenitude around her. A mother murmuring vowels and consonants, soft language of warmth, comfort, and tenderness. There is reason to believe that at one time on the island of Crete, long ago, there was a woman-centered culture in which the values of nurturing, living in harmony with the natural world, using a language that emerged from this matrix. Warriors came, the earlier culture was destroyed, and the language reflected the new and violent warring culture. The new patriarchal lexicon focused on the lived experience of the men. It concerned power, victory, defeat, and death. It was literal, denotative as opposed to connotative; it was didactic, hierarchical, and dismissive of the language and life of the woman’s perspective. It would seem that in contemporary American culture, the exclusion of what we might call poetic language—that is, language that expresses the truth and affects of the human being—has become obsolete, replaced by patriarchal language ubiquitous in the political violence of the day and the seeming waning of what we thought was an American way of life. These poems attempt to illuminate a woman’s experience of her world. They further attempt to suggest the need for Whitman’s notion of the need for an increasingly “capacious imagination.” Perhaps men are not from Mars and women from Venus. Adrienne Rich suggests, there is hope for a common language more in harmony with the truth, reality, and ambiguity of the natural world. And perhaps after all, even with the angst and anxiety of living in this world, we are all poets, soul-searching people, all of whom experience quotidian ecstasy—moments of the pure joy of living, mystery, and incomprehensibleness, bringing delight and clarity, affirming and confirming the wondrous miracle of our lives.

Finding Home

A Novel

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Author: Melanie Rose

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553908030

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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What if a secret in your past is the key to healing a broken family’s heart? When a car crash during a blizzard leaves a woman stranded in the New England countryside with no memory, she’s taken in by Vincent, a banker whose adorable six-year-old daughter, Jadie, has cystic fibrosis and hasn’t spoken since her sister died and her mother disappeared two years ago. But when this stranger arrives, calling herself Kate, Jadie suddenly begins speaking again—claiming that she can talk to her sister’s ghost and that Kate is an angel sent to help them. As Kate struggles with startling flashbacks to a past life that doesn’t seem to be her own, powerful questions arise: What happened to Jadie’s mother? What secrets is Vincent hiding? Why has Jadie been silent for so long? Finding Home is an involving and heartfelt drama about a stranger helping a complicated family to heal—and how the most unexpected moments in life are the ones that lead us home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Finding Home

Rural Reflections on the Journey to Wholeness

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Author: Sheri Kling

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467051217

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Home. It’s something we leave early on, then yearn for the rest of our lives. And whether “home” is a compass-point place or a way of fully living in our own lives, our own bodies and our own spirits, finding where we “fit” is finding our true home. After living 25 years in metropolitan Atlanta, Sheri Kling “headed for the hills” of Northeast Georgia realizing a long-held dream to live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In this collection of essays, Kling weaves a warm tapestry from the threads of a rich spirituality, nature and love of the rural community she’s discovered in her new home. “Sheri's message is inspiring for those who are seeking their true journey and even those solidly on it. Her uplifting spirit and earnest writing are scrumptious food for the soul.” ~ Dale Harrison, former chair, Dept. of Communication & Journalism, Auburn University “Sheri's writing is rich in meaningful metaphor which connects the listener with spirit and soul. Her songs' lyrics and rich images leave one feeling understood, and satisfied.” ~ Dr. Jerry R. Wright, Jungian analyst

Leaving Home--Finding Home

My Journey from Shame to Sonship through Journaling

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Author: Jessie C. Mejias

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450021646

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Leaving Home—Finding Home: My Journey from Shame to Sonship through Journaling is the first book of its kind, showing how God Himself brought inner healing by speaking into one woman’s life. In it, author Jessie Mejias shares how God counsels and heals her through journaling. The central theme of Leaving Home—Finding Home is healing through intimacy with God—an intimacy that develops as she writes out her conversations with Him. The author devotes several chapters to her background and childhood, but the heart of the book is Jessie’s actual journal. About her decision to share her journal verbatim, she says: "When the Lord first instructed me to write this book, my natural instinct was to transform the ramblings of my mind and heart into a nice, neat package that the reader could easily follow. However, as I prayed about His instructions, I felt very strongly that He wanted me to demonstrate how I received my healing through journaling itself." Jessie Mejias grew up in what she would have described as an “Ozzie and Harriet” kind of home—loving parents, close siblings, good schools, and a religion that dictated solid values. What she did not know was that beneath the surface lay a shaky foundation of dysfunctional family rules and generational patterns. As a young adult, Jessie watched her neat world crumble when two of her siblings succumbed to mental illness while the family stood by helplessly. Subsequently, her family scattered and she unwittingly married an abusive, alcoholic man. Her disastrous marriage precipitated her decision to give her life to Christ. But despite her newfound faith, at age 27 she found herself a single mother of two young sons. In the ensuing years, Jessie sought and found healing and growth through studying the Bible and receiving Christian counseling. Miraculously, she and her husband were remarried after seven years of separation and divorce. She became involved in teaching and leading Bible studies within her local church and was confident that she was already experiencing the abundant life that God promised to His children. However, when she decided to return to school to earn a degree in Christian counseling, God began to show her that she was still suffering from the traumas of her childhood, and that shame was an integral part of her life that He wanted to remove. This revelation launched her into an unprecedented time of accelerated healing that was to be the inspiration for this book. Leaving Home—Finding Home chronicles that journey from shame to sonship through one-on-one dialogue with God. Shame is a universal problem that is sometimes hard to pinpoint. We describe ourselves as embarrassed, shy, fearful, or hesitant, but we never actually understand that the source of these emotions is shame. Shame is a terrible feeling that we are a mistake; that somehow we were never supposed to exist. The author found that this feeling of shame was so deeply hidden in her heart that it was not until God began to unwrap her from her emotional chains that she could see that this was the true source of her poor self image. Jessie vividly describes her feelings of shame: "It was as if all my life I had been living in a slum that I would leave from time to time to go the nice clean neighborhood down the block—at first for short times, then for longer and longer periods of time—but inevitably I would end up at some point back in this dump. The sight of it would make me sick, but I did not know how to leave it completely behind." God Himself initiated this unique approach to inner healing as He took Jessie back to her childhood home and school and walked with her through each traumatic event of her young life, reaching deep into her heart to show her what was hidden there.

Finding Home

One Man's Journey

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Author: Kathy Ford

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460250648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Even though Bob was the only son and everything should have been his one day, but all he ever wanted was the love of his mother. So he moves from place to place, seeking the love and the home that he had always missed. Journey with Bob as he follows his connecting dreams of finding that home and the person who could love him, facing with him the heartaches and setbacks he encounters. Be with him when he finds out what both home and love are supposed to mean.

Finding Home with the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Billy Graham

A Memoir of Growing up Inside the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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Author: Jess Archer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512721603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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One was the greatest rock band of all time, another was a misunderstood poet and Christian convert, and the latter is called, “America’s Pastor.” The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Billy Graham were the three forces of artistic and spiritual expression in Archer’s childhood, and the trio of figures in her father’s conversion to Christianity and life’s work. Finding Home with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Billy Graham is Archer’s true account of growing up inside the world of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. For fifteen years her family traversed the globe to prepare cities for Billy Graham’s large-scale, sweeping evangelistic meetings. This book details the gritty struggles she faced as the new kid in town and the intense anxiety of their transitory life. With humor, insight, and help from two of the greatest musical forces on the planet, Archer explores the universal question, “Where is home?” Through her father’s boss, Billy Graham, she finds her way toward the answer to that question.

Finding Home

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

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Author: Emily Dugan

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 184831910X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Award-winning reporter Emily Dugan’s Finding Home follows the tumultuous lives of a group of immigrants, all facing intense challenges in their quest to live in the UK. Syrian refugee Emad set up the Free Syrian League and worked illegally in the UK to pay for his mother to be smuggled across the Mediterranean on a perilous trip from Turkey. Even if she survives the journey, Emad knows it will be an uphill struggle to get her into Britain. Australian therapist Harley risks deportation despite serving the NHS for ten years and being told by the Home Office she could stay. Teaching assistant Klaudia is one of thousands of Polish people now living in Boston, Lincolnshire – a microcosm of poorly managed migration. Aderonke, a leading Manchester LGBT activist, lives in a tiny B&B room in Salford with her girlfriend, Happiness, and faces deportation and persecution. Dugan’s timely and acutely observed book reveals the intense personal dramas of ordinary men and women as they struggle to find somewhere to call home. It shows that migration is not about numbers, votes or opinions: it is about people.

Finding Home

A Historical Novel

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Author: Nancy Morley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468548441

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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This novel tells of a group of immigrants who were kept at sea for an extended time. The joy they expected when they finally arrived in Boston was overshadowed by the fact that most of them would be unable to travel to their destination until they paid off the amount they owed the ship's Captain. Those who reached their anticipated destination were shocked at the conditions in the mostly unsettled wilderness they would call home. The woman whose expectations did not match the reality of the situation would have to readjust her plans more than once.

Finding Home

“An autobiographical account of a child migrant growing up on the edge of the Tasmanian wilderness”

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Author: Erik Peacock

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467001373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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“At four years of age Erik emigrated from Britain to the island State of Tasmania with his non-conforming family. After living in the woods the family continued to home educate, helping to pioneer the home education movement in Australia. What followed was a long personal journey to find a place in a society undergoing rapid change. Intense religious experiences and hard edged political activism play out against a backdrop of ongoing conflict over the preservation and destruction of wilderness in one of the world’s special places. This gives a unique insider perspective on alternative education, nature and spirituality, social activism, and national identity. Often humorous, sometimes tragic, this is a very personal story of engaging with public life, about finding the divine in odd places, about social conflict, and about finding in the end those things that hold us together. It is about the strange ways that love finds us. It is a story of finding home.”

Finding Home

A Memoir of a Mother's Undying Love and an Untold Secret

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Author: Maruchi Mendez

Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

ISBN: 1935806300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

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Finding Home is a mother's letter to a most remarkable son, her golden child, the one who left her too soon. It is the true story of Ramiro "Toti" Méndez, an All-American college baseball player who starred at Florida International University and Miami's Westminster Christian High School. Toti, whose athletic endeavors graced local headlines, died from an undetected heart condition, without knowing the most important story of his life. This honest memoir is also about untold secrets. Maruchi Méndez never had the chance to explain to Toti about his birth. Toti was born in Asturias, Spain, and illegally adopted by Maruchi and her husband Ramiro, who brought him to the United States. "How much is the life of a college athlete worth?" Méndez asks. "Who is watching out for them?" Every year, the college scouting system monitors performance, speed, and GPAs, but it fails to do the same when it comes to their health. Meanwhile, athletes continue to drop dead in tracks and ï¬elds by the hundreds across the country. The strides Méndez has achieved in her son's name are marked by memories and tears. But they reinforce a mother's love each day and her resolve to tell his story to the world.