A Long Way from Home

Author: Connie Briscoe

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061030215

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A sweeping historical novel details three generations of slaves, from Susan and her daughter Clara to Clara's daughter whose father is never revealed, all of whom work on the plantation of President James Madison and his wife Dolley, in an intricately woven tapestry of love, courage, and determination. Reprint.
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A Long Way from Home

Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375759352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The television journalist describes life growing up in the heart of the American Midwest and his early journalism career in the 1960s, reflecting on the people, places, culture, and values that shaped him and continue to shape him today.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Claude McKay,Gene Andrew Jarrett

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813539683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 9448

–1948) was one of the most prolific and sophisticated African American writers of the early twentieth century. A Jamaican-born author of poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, McKay has often been associated with the "New Negro" or Harlem Renaissance, a movement of African American art, culture, and intellectualism between World War I and the Great Depression. But his relationship to the movement was complex. Literally absent from Harlem during the Renaissance, McKay devoted most of his time to traveling through Europe, Russia, and Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. His active participation in Communist groups and the radical Left also encouraged certain opinions on race and class that strained his relationship to the Harlem Renaissance and its black intelligentsia. In his 1937 autobiography, A Long Way from Home, McKay explains what it means to be a black "rebel sojourner" and presents one of the first unflattering, yet informative, exposés of the Harlem Renaissance. Reprinted here with a critical introduction by Gene Andrew Jarrett, this book will challenge readers to rethink McKay's articulation of identity, art, race, and politics and situate these topics in terms of his oeuvre and his literary contemporaries between the World Wars. Gene Andrew Jarrett is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the author of Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7106

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 073527388X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Over the course of his stellar writing life, Peter Carey has explored his homeland of Australia in such highly acclaimed novels as Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang and Amnesia. Writing at the peak of his powers, Carey takes us on an unforgettable journey that maps his homeland's secrets in this extraordinary new novel. Wildly inventive, funny and profoundly moving, A Long Way from Home opens in 1953 with the arrival of the tiny, handsome Titch Bobs, his beautiful doll of a wife, Irene, and their two children in the small town of Bacchus Marsh. Titch is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Irene loves her husband, and loves to drive fast. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal endurance race around the ancient continent, over roads no car is designed to survive. With them is their neighbour and navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed school teacher who calls the turns and creek crossings on a map that will lead them, without warning, away from the white Australia they all know so well. Just like the novel, Peter Carey's new masterpiece, begins in one way and takes you somewhere you never thought you'd be. Often funny, the book is also and always a page-turner, surprising you with history these characters never even knew themselves. Its profound reckoning with Australia's brutal treatment of the continent's aboriginal people will also resonate strongly with Canadian readers.
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A Long Way From Chicago

A Novel in Stories

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7496

A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget! "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor Book A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743772173

Category:

Page: 208

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Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Alice Walsh

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 1926920805

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

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Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Some months later, they take part in a program that is relocating refugee widows and orphans to America. However, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an American boy named Colin, who struggles with his prejudices against Rabia and her family after they are all stuck in Gander while the air space is shut down. The people in the small community (including teens Jason and Leah) open their hearts and their homes to the stranded passengers, volunteering to billet the hundreds of unexpected visitors to the island. Their kindness might be the bridge to understanding and acceptance that Colin and Rabia need.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Gordon Kahn

Publisher: Bilingual Review Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

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The Clasicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics series is intended to ensure the long-term accessibility of deserving works of Chicano literature and culture that have become unavailable over the years or that are in imminent danger of becoming inaccessible. Each of the volumes includes an introduction contextualizing the work within Chicano literature and a bibliography of works by and about the author. The series is designed to be a vehicle that will help in the recuperation of Raza literary history and permit the continued experience and enjoyment of our literature by both present and future generations of readers. Set during the Korean War and McCarthy eras, this novel tells the story of Gilberto, a young Mexican American who, after his mother's death on the eve of his induction into the U.S. Army, decides instead to leave the country and travel into Mexico to find his only remaining family. Gordon Kahn (1902-1962) was an important Hollywood screenwriter until he was blacklisted for his independent political opinions.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Elizabeth Baguley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589250741

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Tired of being crowded in the burrow, Noah the rabbit asks his friend Albatross to take him to a spacious land with no bunnies, but soon after his arrival, Noah finds himself missing his cozy nest full of snuggly bunnies.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Nigel Springthorpe

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780889437

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1021

A Long Way from Home is a work of fiction inspired by the author’s personal experiences. It paints a wickedly humorous and perceptive picture from an era when National Service was accepted almost without question.
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A Long Way from Home

The Tuberculosis Epidemic Among the Inuit

Author: Pat S. Grygier

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516373

Category: History

Page: 272

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A Long Way from Home is the first comprehensive account of the tuberculosis epidemic among the Inuit in the mid-part of this century. The Inuit were victims not only of the epidemic but also of the Canadian government's shockingly slow response and lack of consideration for their culture. Pat Grygier focuses on patients' experiences and the programs set up to deal with the epidemic, giving a voice to those involved and a human face to the bare statistics.
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571267076

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6212

'I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...' To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. But to his fellow ordinary Australians, Kelly is their own Robin Hood. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the famous bushranger wildly and passionately to life.
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Shadows

A Long Way from Home

Author: Athena Stremler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543423566

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Anastasia May, your typical everyday girl, has lived her life every day just like the lastuntil a freak storm changed all that. For the first time in her life, she has no idea what will happen next. With her entire world turned upside down, she finds the only person who knows how she feels is her best friend Draco Ladden. Anastasia and Draco find themselves a world away from the place they call home. How did they get there? Will they make it back? Is home really what they think it is? Or will Anastasia and Draco be away from home longer than they had expected?
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The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307958396

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, two stories of love—all are brought to incandescent life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. London 2010: Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the sudden death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man, she must struggle to keep the depth of her anguish to herself. The one other person who knows Catherine’s secret—her boss—arranges for her to be given a special project away from prying eyes in the museum’s Annexe. Usually controlled and rational, but now mad with grief, Catherine reluctantly unpacks an extraordinary, eerie automaton that she has been charged with bringing back to life. As she begins to piece together the clockwork puzzle, she also uncovers a series of notebooks written by the mechanical creature’s original owner: a nineteenth-century Englishman, Henry Brandling, who traveled to Germany to commission it as a magical amusement for his consumptive son. But it is Catherine, nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in Henry’s story. And it is the automaton, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of creation, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention, and the body’s astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.
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Oscar and Lucinda

movie tie-in edition

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307787133

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures. This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.
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A Long Way from Home: Part 2 of 3

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 8968

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
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Amnesia

A novel

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385352786

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The two-time Booker Prize winner now gives us an exceedingly timely, exhilarating novel—at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny—that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics. When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into Australia’s prison computer system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons (let’s be honest: as they do in so many parts of her country) the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also open. Is this a mistake, or a declaration of cyber war? And does it have anything to do with the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane between American and Australian forces in 1942? Or with the CIA-influenced coup in Australia in 1975? Felix Moore, known to himself as “our sole remaining left-wing journalist,” is determined to write Gaby’s biography in order to find the answers—to save her, his own career, and, perhaps, his country. But how to get Gaby—on the run, scared, confused, and angry—to cooperate? Bringing together the world of hackers and radicals with the “special relationship” between the United States and Australia, and Australia and the CIA, Amnesia is a novel that speaks powerfully about the often hidden past—but most urgently about the more and more hidden present. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Long Way from Home: Part 1 of 3

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 6333

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
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A long way from home

effects of public high schools on village children away from home

Author: Judith Kleinfeld,University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research

Publisher: Univ of Alaska Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 119

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An examination of the costs and benefits of the present Alaska system of rural secondary education, which requires most village children to attend school away from home. Results indicate that the policy should be discontinued and that high school programs should be established in home villages instead.
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