NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0731806654

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Liza Barclay, aged 10, shot her mother while trying to protect her from her violent stepfather, ex-FBI agent Charley Foster. Despite her stepfather's claim that it was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Many people, however, agreed with Foster and tabloids compared Liza to the infamous murderess, Lizzie Borden, pointing even to the similarity in name. Growing up with adoptive parents who tried to erase every trace of her past, her name is changed to Celia. Always, though, the fear hung over her and the family - that someday, her vengeful stepfather would reappear to harm her. Aged 25, a successful interior designer, she marries a childless sixty-year old widower and they have a son. Before their marriage, she had confided her earlier life to her husband. Two years on, on his deathbed, he tells her that he would want her to re-marry, but makes her swear never to reveal her past to anyone, so that their son would not carry the burden of this family tragedy - a promise that plunges her into a new cycle of violence. Three years later, happily re-married, Celia is shocked when her second husband presents her with a gift -- the house where she killed her mother. When the real estate agent who has made the sale recognises her and, soon after, is murdrered, Celia is accused of the crime. Once again, she is home -- the place where she is stamped as a murderess.

No Place Like Home

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Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184739535X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Liza Barclay, aged 10, shot her mother while trying to protect her from her violent stepfather, ex-FBI agent Charley Foster. Despite her stepfather's claim that it was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Many people, however, agreed with Foster and tabloids compared Liza to the infamous murderess, Lizzie Borden, pointing even to the similarity in name. Growing up with adoptive parents who tried to erase every trace of her past, her name is changed to Celia. Always, though, the fear hung over her and the family - that someday, her vengeful stepfather would reappear to harm her. Aged 25, a successful interior designer, she marries a childless sixty-year old widower and they have a son. Before their marriage, she had confided her earlier life to her husband. Two years on, on his deathbed, he tells her that he would want her to re-marry, but makes her swear never to reveal her past to anyone, so that their son would not carry the burden of this family tragedy - a promise that plunges her into a new cycle of violence. Three years later, happily re-married, Celia is shocked when her second husband presents her with a gift -- the house where she killed her mother. When the real estate agent who has made the sale recognises her and, soon after, is murdrered, Celia is accused of the crime. Once again, she is home -- the place where she is stamped as a murderess.

No Place Like Home

A Novel

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Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416579559

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Growing up under an assumed identity after accidentally shooting her mother and escaping her abusive father, Liza Barclay, unable to overcome fears that her past will reclaim her, is shocked when her husband inadvertently buys her childhood home. Reissue.

No Place Like Home

A Black Briton's Journey Through the American South

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Author: Gary Younge

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578064885

Category: History

Page: 280

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The British columnist and feature writer share his personal journey through the American South as a black man from another Western industrialized country. Original.

No Place Like Home

A Memoir in 39 Apartments

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Author: Brooke Berman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307588440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Humorous, poignant, and honest, No Place Like Home is the story of one woman’s journey to feel settled without settling, and her realization that home is much more than an address. Brooke Berman moved to New York as a wide-eyed eighteen-year-old eager to call the big city home. Candid, funny, and thoughtful, in No Place Like Home, we follow Brooke’s adventures as she crisscrosses town trying to make ends meet and make her dreams of a life in the theater come true. With each apartment, from the heavenly to the horrible, she learns more about how to heal the past, let go of excess, and keep a sense of humor while trying to stay flexible in the search for stability. No Place Like Home reminds everyone of the age-old struggle not just to find a house, but to build a true home. From the Hardcover edition.

No Place Like Home

Wealth, Community, and the Politics of Homeownership

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Author: Brian J. McCabe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190270462

Category: Community development

Page: 224

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In the decade following the housing crisis, Americans remain enthusiastic about the prospect of owning a home. Homeownership is a symbol of status attainment in the United States, and for many Americans, buying a home is the most important financial investment they will ever make. We are deeply committed to an ideology of homeownership that presents homeownership as a tool for building stronger communities and crafting better citizens. However, in No Place Like Home, Brian McCabe argues that such beliefs about the public benefits of homeownership are deeply mischaracterized. As owning a home has emerged as the most important way to build wealth in the United States, it has also reshaped the way citizens become involved in their communities. Rather than engaging as public-spirited stewards of civic life, McCabe demonstrates that homeowners often engage in their communities as a way to protect their property values. This involvement contributes to the politics of exclusion, and prevents particular citizens from gaining access to high-opportunity neighborhoods, thereby reinforcing patterns of residential segregation. A thorough analysis of the politics of homeownership, No Place Like Home prompts readers to reconsider the power of homeownership to strengthen citizenship and build better communities.

No Place Like Home

Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas

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Author: C. J. Janovy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700625284

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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The epic story of how a few disorganized and politically naive Kansans, realizing they were unfairly under attack, rolled up their sleeves, went looking for fights and ended up making friends in one of the country's most hostile states.

No Place Like Home

Relationships and Family Life among Lesbians and Gay Men

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Author: Christopher Carrington

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226094847

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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In this rich, surprising portrait of the world of lesbian and gay relationships, Christopher Carrington unveils the complex and artful ways that gay people create and maintain both homes and "chosen" families for themselves. "Carefully separating stereotype from reality, Carrington investigates family in the gay and lesbian community. Relying upon interviews and observation, the author analyzes the loves and routings of 52 diverse lesbian, gay, and bisexual couples in the Bay area. . . . [He] closes the work with a discussion of the raging same-sex marriage debate and posits an enlightened solution to this dilemma." —Library Journal

No Place Like Home

A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States

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Author: Karen Buhler-Wilkerson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873188

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Includes information on Mary Beard, black nurses, blacks, Boston (Massachusetts), Charleston (South Carolina), homecare, Ladies Benevolent Society, race, nursing salaries, tuberculosis, visiting nurse associations, etc.

No Place Like Home

Tips & techniques for real family-friendly home design

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Author: Stephen Saint-Onge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470881309

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Stylish and practical designs for real families From the many room makeovers he has done for magazines, newspapers, and television shows, designer Stephen Saint-Onge has a very real sense of what everyday families want and need from their homes. Unlike other decorating books on the market, his features products and projects that are accessible for everyday homeowners who are looking for stylish and practical designs. Now, his scores of fans will thrill for No Place Like Home. With home designs that are budget-conscious, family-friendly, and beautiful, these inspiring projects mix traditional American style with modern comforts and convenience. Introduces creative tools and tricks that make a big impact on rooms Educates readers on various materials, furnishings, and accessories Stephen's style secrets for every room of the home Full of creative advice, design tips, and renovation ideas, No Place Like Home shows real families how to create spaces that work in the real world.

No Place Like Home

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Author: Dee Romito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481491105

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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After living a jet-setting lifestyle thanks to her dad’s job, twelve-year-old Kenzie decides it’s time for her to plant roots in this heartwarming M!X novel. Kenzie Rhines doesn’t have a home—she has too many. Her dad’s job keeps them flying around the country, which means “home” is whatever fancy hotel they’re currently staying in and “school” takes place 30,000 feet in the air. And since it’s just the two of them, she has no choice but to be his travel partner. Kenzie loves the constant adventures, but she wouldn’t mind planting her feet in one place for longer than two seconds, having her own bed, and maybe even finding a best friend she can talk to. When Kenzie’s dad surprises her with the news that they’ll be in Las Vegas for an extended business trip, she’s thrilled he wants to enroll her in a local middle school while they’re there. And even though it's the longest she’s been in one place in years, Kenzie knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s on the move yet again. So, for the first time in her life, she decides to take some risks: why not let the cutest boy in school know she’s got a bit of a crush on him, give it a shot and audition for the school musical—The Wizard of Oz (her all-time favorite movie), and run for VP of her class? Thanks to her plan, Kenzie discovers a courage she didn’t know she had—and finally feels like she belongs somewhere. But when things start to get complicated, Kenzie discovers that she’ll have to face the consequences of everything she’s done since her arrival—and that maybe home isn’t necessarily a place on a map, but where your heart is.

No Place Like Home

A Novel

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Author: Barbara O'Neal

Publisher: Barbara Samuel

ISBN: 1937688844

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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No Place Like Home (Originally published as Barbara Samuel) RITA AWARD winner Sometimes a wrong turn is the only way home. . . . No Place Like Home tells the unforgettable story of a family bound together by tradition_and the emotional journey of an estranged daughter risking everything for a second chance at life and love. Twenty-one years ago Jewel Sabatino left her childhood behind and never looked back. After a magical taste of fame, she found herself alone with a son to raise and not much else. She survived with the help of Michael, her one true friend. But now Michael is too sick to care for himself, and Jewel has run out of options. She leaves New York for the hills of Colorado, unsure if the family she ran from will welcome her back. For Jewel, coming home is falling back into a world that smells of Italian restaurants and home-baked pies. It is the laughter of sisters preparing for a summer wedding, and the peaceful haven for a treasured soul mate's last days. It also means facing the unforgiving eyes of a father betrayed by his favorite child_and letting go of a son who is ready to become a man. But most of all, it is the love she discovers in her own wary heart when Michael's brother Malachi unexpectedly arrives on her doorstep. Told with breathtaking insight and deep emotion, No Place Like Home is a joyful feast for all the senses, a vibrant bounty of love, and a tender life lesson to be savored long after the last page is turned.

No Place Like Home

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Author: Keith Hellwig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781457528712

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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When a prison officer known only as "the Captain" is taken hostage while on the job, it sets a chain of events in motion. Through flashbacks, readers learn about the characters' pasts and get an insider's view of day-to-day routines inside a state prison, which is anything but routine even on a normal day. No Place Like Home provides a realistic look at prison life - not the glamorized, action-filled perspective shown in movies and television. Thanks to Keith Hellwig's decades of experience in the field, the book challenges what the public thinks it knows about the people who live and work in prison - officers and inmates alike. Correctional officers are not stereotypical brutes, liquor-swilling fools or action heroes; they are ordinary men and women performing their duties. Likewise, inmates aren't brilliant masterminds or monsters; they are flawed human beings who have made mistakes. In reality, officers and inmates share a simple dream: to go home at the end of the day. The author invites readers to step into the world of prison life, realizing the humanity not only of the inmates but also of the officers who guide and protect them, told from the perspective of someone who has been there. Keith Hellwig has served in law enforcement and corrections for more than 35 years with county and state agencies, eventually rising to the rank of captain. He worked in three correction facilities and is currently a line captain at a state maximum security facility after a brief stint of retirement. Keith has been on hostage extraction teams, emergency response units, cell extraction teams and hostage negotiation teams, and he led a sniper team. He taught hostage survival skills and communications techniques at the Corrections Training Academy. Although No Place Like Home is his first book, Keith has published work in newspapers and professional publications. He and his wife have been married for more than 35 years and have two daughters and one granddaughter.

No Place Like Home

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Author: Linda Lael Miller,Kat Martin,Mary Carter,Laura Florand

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420132571

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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There's nothing more festive than a winter romance, and in these heart-warming stories, love is a gift that can take you by surprise. . . The 24 Days Of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Rayner and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. There's no way the miracles of Christmas--and the magic of true love--could possibly be hidden under one of its tiny flaps. Or could they? Christmas Angel by Kat Martin When Angel Summers' first love, Josh Coltraine, joined the Army, she vowed to hate him forever. But now he's back in Savannah for the holidays--wishing for a miracle that could heal both their hearts. The Christmas Carousel by Mary Carter Single mom Georgia Bradley can't afford to fight the developers who want to tear down her beloved Rhode Island auction house--especially Adam Cavalier. But when she receives a mysterious gift, Adam becomes intrigued with its origin--and with Georgia. . . A Rose In Winter By Laura Florand Allegra Caldron knew the rule never to talk to strangers. But on a cold winter night in Provence, she breaks that rule--and more--with an irresistible man. Raoul Rosier seems thrillingly dangerous, yet why does Allegra feel so safe with him--even when she believes he's a thief?

No Place Like Home

A New Beginning with the Dogs of Afghanistan

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Author: Pen Farthing

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407080512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'Nowzad was a gentle giant when it came to taking treats. He never, ever snatched. To me it was just further evidence that, deep inside, there was a great dog struggling to find his way out' When Pen Farthing brings stray dogs Nowzad and Tali back from his tour of Afghanistan, little does he know what he has begun. Suddenly he has four dogs to look after - two of whom have never been house-trained. And soon he is inundated with requests from other Marines and soldiers to help bring their rescued dogs home. Whether it's little Helmand, Fubar or Beardog, Pen does his utmost to give these dogs the chance they deserve. No Place like Home is the true story of one man's courage and persistence as he struggles to give his dogs at home, and those still in Afghanistan, the best possible chance. It will warm - and break - the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

No Place Like Home

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Author: Margaret Watson

Publisher: Dragonfly Press

ISBN: 1944422277

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Running away is what Bree McInnes does best. So when the single mother returns to Spruce Lake to help clean out her father's house, she plans on getting the job done and getting out again before anyone in the small town ferrets out her secrets. Her plans are complicated, however, when she falls for her boss, a celebrity orchid hunter at the local college. Bree is appalled by her attraction to Parker Ellison, but she's having a hard time resisting him. And her defenses are demolished by Parker's kindness to her son Charlie. Between rebuilding her relationship with her sisters and taking care of Charlie, Bree doesn't have time for a relationship. Which is fine with Parker, because he's not interested in long term. But could home and family be exactly what the world-traveling celebrity needs?

No Place Like Home

Locations of Heimat in German Cinema

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Author: Johannes von Moltke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520938595

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

View: 1961

This is the first comprehensive account of Germany's most enduring film genre, the Heimatfilm, which has offered idyllic variations on the idea that "there is no place like home" since cinema's early days. Charting the development of this popular genre over the course of a century in a work informed by film studies, cultural history, and social theory, Johannes von Moltke focuses in particular on its heyday in the 1950s, a period that has been little studied. Questions of what it could possibly mean to call the German nation "home" after the catastrophes of World War II are anxiously present in these films, and von Moltke uses them as a lens through which to view contemporary discourses on German national identity.

There's No Place Like Home

Place and Care in an Ageing Society

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Author: Christine Milligan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674238

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book addresses key concerns about the nature and site of care and care-giving. It utilizes geographical perspectives to present a comprehensive analysis of how the intersection of informal care-giving within domestic and residential care homes can create complex landscapes and organizational spatialities of care.