The Blue Between Sky and Water

The Blue Between Sky and Water

He climbed in the water and cut through the surface with a loud gasp of air. Abu Michele floated next to him, nearly passed out, and said, “Don't leave me to die, Abu Khaled.” Several families from Khan Younis were grilling food, ...

Author: Susan Abulhawa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408865132

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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It is 1947, and Beit Daras, a rural Palestinian village, is home to the Baraka family – oldest daughter Nazmiyeh, brother Mamdouh, beautiful, dreamy Mariam and their widowed mother. When Israeli forces descend, sending the village up in flames, the family must take the long road to Gaza, in a walk that will test them to their limits. Sixty years later, in America, Mamdouh's granddaughter Nur falls in love with a doctor. Following him to his work in Gaza, she meets Alwan, who will help Nur discover the ties of kinship that transcend distance – and even death. Told with raw humanity, The Blue Between Sky and Water is a lyrical, devastatingly beautiful story of a family's relocation, separation, survival and love.
Categories: Fiction

Families in Children s Literature

Families in Children s Literature

Collate information about family relationships from these folk stories into a classroom chart to be used as a future reading reference. Target Activity: Families in Sky-Origin Stories Have students study several of the sky-origin ...

Author: Nancy Lee Cecil

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083136

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Lists and describes children's literature that portrays family life
Categories: Education

Blue Sky Living

Blue Sky Living

... Covered beachside terrace Blue Sky devised a range of housing types, from three-bedroom triplexes, two-bedroom duplexes, and three-bedroom single-family homes. There is a social mix from families to empty nesters to weekend users, ...

Author: Trevor Boddy

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864704815

Category: Architecture

Page: 148

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Blue Sky was born out of the ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s, but it has proved to have much more talent, tenacity and imagination than most other idealistic initiatives from that time. Blue Sky
Categories: Architecture

Between Stone and Sky

Between Stone and Sky

My grandfather suffered with tuberculosis from time to time,* once sent away by his doctor to a sanatorium and requiring special sets of ... Her husband was away in the Air Force, and her father – another family drunk – was estranged.

Author: Whitney Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472127310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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'This is a book about the stories we tell ourselves and one woman's determination to make hers true' Spectator 'A fresh . . . heartfelt book that . . . makes you want to throw away your mobile, run for the hills and learn a traditional craft' The Lady 'A spirited defence of manual labour' TLS At the age of twenty-six, Whitney Brown met a dry-stone waller. Within weeks she was out on the hill with him in Wales, learning the language of dry-stone walling. Far away from the pressures of her old life, she found deep satisfaction in working with her hands, in the age and heft of the stones, and the ring of the hammer. Out under the open sky, Whitney relished every sore muscle and smashed finger, opportunity to stand atop a wall she'd just built and feel like the strongest woman alive. Between Stone and Sky is a celebration of the raw and rugged splendour of the Welsh countryside and the enduring beauty and relevance of traditional craftsmanship. It is an unflinchingly honest account of the emotional struggle to become and belong. Most of all, it is an empowering story of female friendship, accepting uncertainty and risk, and crossing oceans in pursuit of dreams.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Family Library of British Poetry from Chaucer to the Present Time

The Family Library of British Poetry from Chaucer to the Present Time

The Spanish Gypsy saw within So to live is heaven : To make undying music in the world , Breathing a beauteous order , that controls With growing sway the growing life of man . So we inherit that sweet purity For which we struggled ...

Author: James Thomas Fields

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6M24

Category: English poetry

Page: 998

View: 570

Categories: English poetry

Between Earth and Sky

Between Earth and Sky

rect correlation between having a view of trees and better health, but research has since shown the obverse to be true ... to restrooms—empower patients in their healing, provide relief for worried families, and fortify care providers.

Author: Nalini Nadkarni

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520261655

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, and illustrations, world-renowned canopy biologist Nalini M. Nadkarni becomes our captivating guide to the leafy wilderness above our heads. Through her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of trees that reveals the profound connections we have with them, the dazzling array of things they can provide us, and the powerful lessons they teach us.
Categories: Nature

Family Affairs

Family Affairs

I ask as Sky drags me from the building and into the street in front of our soundstage. “I thought we were barricading ourselves in our dressing rooms and waiting for Tom.” The back lot is buzzing with activity as usual and golf carts ...

Author: Jen Calonita

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316032391

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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The filming for sure-to-be-blockbuster movie Pretty Young Assassins has wrapped, and teen movie star Kaitlin Burke returns to life on the set of primetime drama Family Affair. After ten seasons of filming the hit favorite TV show, Kaitlin would have thought that she could see any curveballs coming, but with a plotting new actress on set, all bets are off. The new diva, Alexis, makes even Kaitlin's long-time nemesis Skye seem like a puppy in comparison. Can Kaitlin keep her sane boyfriend, her insane job, and her composure in the face of this new star power? The drama-filled third book in Jen Calonita's fan-favorite six-book Secrets of My Hollywood Life series.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Between Forest and Sky

Between Forest and Sky

Ted and I would make a special trip out to the helipad and spend a few moments appreciating all these things from this ... Both the grey jay and robin families visited regularly to dine on the countless grasshoppers that still inhabited ...

Author: Sharon Stratton

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1894974166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

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This is an enthusiastic and beautifully described account of one woman's career as a fire-tower observer: a simple, satisfying lifestyle that embraces life without modern amenities. Always attracted to the outdoors, Sharon Stratton had applied to be a fire-tower observer five times before she was finally accepted. She headed to the forest with only her dogs for company to lead a seasonal, largely solitary life of oneness with nature and immense responsibility. Her story reveals in intriguing detail how fire-tower observers live, shedding light on the community of observers stationed in towers and lookout sites throughout the boreal forests. Through her words, it's possible to experience the rush of adrenaline she feels when she spots and reports fires from atop her 100-foot tower, and to discover with her the beauty and diversity of the flora and fauna. Anyone who dreams of a solitary, simple existence will find Between Forest and Sky a memorable read.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Between the Sea and Sky

Between the Sea and Sky

The elderstake careof peoplewho are sick or maimed iftheir families can't, but I've—I've never seenanyone so ... hurt.” “Poor thing,” he said. Esmerine thought he meant the beggar until he said, “Your world must bewonderful to produce ...

Author: Jaclyn Dolamore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781599906522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Between the Mountain and the Sky

Between the Mountain and the Sky

The sound of butchers slaughtering chickens and goats hangs in the air, one life ending to nourish another. Inevitably, even if it isn't on my way, I wander toward the ... Through the years, I've gotten to know the families here ...

Author: Maggie Doyne

Publisher: Harper Horizon

ISBN: 9780785240297

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Between the Mountain and the Sky shows us the goodness that is possible when a single person--regardless of age--takes action to help another and, in the process, changes the lives of hundreds. Maggie’s story begins in suburban New Jersey, in a comfortable middle-class family that supports her decision to travel the world during a gap year before starting college. During her travels, the trajectory of her life alters when she has a surprise encounter with a Nepali girl breaking rocks in a quarry. Maggie decides to invest her life savings of five thousand dollars to buy a piece of land and open a children’s home in Nepal. That home becomes Kopila Valley Children’s Home, and eventually, the nonprofit Maggie launches, the BlinkNow Foundation, also starts the Kopila Valley School, which provides tuition-free education for more than four hundred students. Maggie and BlinkNow’s work have been recognized around the world for their innovative, sustainable work. However, this book isn’t a how-to for fledging philanthropists or nonprofit founders--it’s a coming-of-age story about a young woman suspended between two worlds, as well as the love, loss, healing, and hope she experiences along the way. And Maggie’s inspiring, intimate tale shows readers an important truth: the power to change the world exists within all of us.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography