I Want You to Know We’re Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther’s journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust.
Author: Esther Safran Foer
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A beautiful exploration of collective memory and Jewish history.”—Nathan Englander “Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America’s leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, a riveting memoirist.”—Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching. So when Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn. I Want You to Know We’re Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther’s journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.
Author: Dorothy and Jack FarleyPublish On: 2012-02-11
Me: You used to frequently say, “I want you to be right next to me.” And I didn't understand the depth of that statement. Now I do. Jack: That's all that matters,
baby. Now YOU understand, and we are on the same level of understanding LOVE.
Author: Dorothy and Jack Farley
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Can you ever get over the loss of a 'soulmate'/loved one? By: Dorothy Farley Co-Author, (3) 5-Star Rated Books Listen, I'm Still Here – Part I I'm Always Here – Part II Everlasting "Love" – That Is – Part III The Continuation of Love from the Other Side Spirituality – Life After Death MY TRUTH: NO! NOT REALLY, AND CERTAINLY 'NOT COMPLETELY'! HOWEVER, with the passing of time (for me, now seven years since the transition of my beloved husband and soulmate, Jack Farley) one's understanding deepens, and the gradual 'acceptance' that we are all spirit beings with eternal life awakens within us, and "everything is as it should be," as Jack expresses from heaven. There is no ending at death – for life, living and learning continue on and on, in another dimension. Real growth and the reason for our being here on this Earth begins to shine forth for us and reveals life's profound meaning, and why we are here. We see more clearly the only two emotions, 'FEAR' or 'LOVE'. We begin opening our heart to more LOVE – LOVE for everything around us, LOVE for everyone we meet, for everything we see and do – and for ourselves. Let's not forget ourselves. We remember: "LOVE is all there is," affirmed by Jack. Staying in the LOVE VIBRATION is what I have learned to do, and this is where I can reach and connect with the responsive vibration of my beloved husband. Anyone can make this conversational connection – it is a matter of choice – our choice for our loved ones are always here around us in many forms; it is up to us to open our heart to the deepest, most pure LOVE, and in so doing elevate our vibration to reaching and hearing them. This is possible, if we make the choice and BELIEVE we can. Remember, loved ones are always 'living' in spirit form – for it is the perfection of our soul that we are seeking. Even when these TRUTHS are known, it is all easier said than done, but becomes more permanently possible as time goes by, and the light of a new future shines forth.
I just wanted God to take me out of life. And they asked me a bunch of questions.
It was the most humiliating thing. They strip you down naked. You know, and take
everything from you. You don't have anything but like a hospital gown, a sheet.
Author: Jennifer M. Silva
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
The economy has been brutal to American workers for several decades. The chance to give one's children a better life than one's own -- the promise at the heart of the American Dream -- is withering away. While onlookers assume those suffering in marginalized working-class communities will instinctively rise up, the 2016 election threw into sharp relief how little we know about how the working-class translate their grievances into politics. In We're Still Here, Jennifer M. Silva tells a deep, multi-generational story of pain, place, and politics that will endure long after the Trump administration. Drawing on over 100 interviews with black, white, and Latino working-class residents of a declining coal town in Pennsylvania, Silva reveals how the decline of the American Dream is lived and felt. The routines and rhythms of traditional working-class life such as manual labor, unions, marriage, church, and social clubs have diminished. In their place, she argues, individualized strategies for coping with pain, and finding personal redemption, have themselves become sources of political stimulus and reaction among the working class. Understanding how generations of Democratic voters come to reject the social safety net and often politics altogether requires moving beyond simple partisanship into a maze of addiction, joblessness, family disruption, violence, and trauma. Instead, Silva argues that we need to uncover the relationships, loyalties, longings, and moral visions that underlie and generate the civic and political disengagement of working-class people. We're Still Here provides powerful, on the ground evidence of the remaking of working-class identity and politics that will spark new tensions but also open up the possibility for shifting alliances and new possibilities.
back and finding out you were still here so I can hear you voice again made me
so happy that I could easily forgive you ... I have told you I will not abandon you
and I know this thing is seemingly to be a wild fire and I am the fuel but I want to
Author: Mary Wismer
Publisher: Xulon Press
Which accompany the slightest movement of minuscule object, which rends and tears as it winds its way to freedom? Regardless of eloquence of either individual, they will find their selves none wiser. In order truly understanding the pain associated with each condition, they must experience it on a personal level. And once the unimaginable achieves reality, they will no longer pursue such line of inquiry. The merest of words, without effect or consequence until such time that they become the meaning personal in spirit and condition. At the moment, when Bessel by suffocating gloom of life's raven-shrouded desolation. The heart of love and the soul of compassion to tenderly assist Leon and Rose through that blankest night. It is neither a journey to be taken lightly nor willingly, yet an unavoidable path that they each muss face. Mary Wismer-Mercader, April 24, 1975, was Born in Philippine Island Citizen of Zrich ZH, Switzerland, Married with Swiss nationality. MA Fine Arts, Worship Band Musician, Poet, Informatics Fachschule TS Zrich Switzerland and most of all she is a believers. She Paint and write Poetry which what comes from her Heart the Messages of God. Already during her childhood she starting out to tend hand her down pieces mixed with one by one a very impressing Art. For her Art and Poetry is neither emulated nor-discrete-it is an integral portion of everyday living. She Paint depending of her feelings in its previous are live her education, experiment- above all through a piece of heaven filled with warmth and do with joy in that. Her styles are strongly questioned from many of the Filipino roots of the artist. She is very thankful for all the talent God gave to her as A realArtist.
“Amanda, I'm sorry for the way I broke the news last night. I want you to know I
believe you.” She found the Scotch, and he knew immediately that it was the case
... your woman if you were still here. I can't help myself. Just before dessert, Ralph
Author: G.K. Sutton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Amanda Childs, Attorney at Law, also moonlights as parish organist at St. Catherines Episcopal Church, Mainville. A widow, she lost her husband Andrew, an FBI agent, four years ago when he was mysteriously killed. The details of his death were never disclosed by the authorities. Amanda has never remarried. Instead, Amanda has thrown herself into her law practice, as well as immersed herself in the musical and church activities in the small town of Mainville. Her dear friend and constant companion is Marjorie Witherspoon, an older and wealthy woman who lost her husband and daughter, Amandas best friend, in an automobile accident fifteen years earlier. Together they are active in church and community activities. Amandas friend Marjy succumbs in a valiant fight against cancer. Amanda finds herself again alone and struggling with her grief and loneliness. In the aftermath of Marjys death, Amanda discovers herself suddenly named in Marjories new will as trustee for several large projects on behalf of the church, and as residuary legatee, the estate being in excess of fifty million dollars. The day of the memorial service, the Bishop, Stephen Marks, who is celebrating the Eucharist, is handed a letter from Marjorie Witherspoon, to whom he was engaged years ago. He staggers out of church during the service, and suffers a heart attack. Amanda finds him, and her intervention helps save his life. Later at the wake Amanda becomes violently ill and passes out. There are some rumblings in the community that she is actually a closet alcoholic and pill addict. The day after the memorial service, Amanda is visited by an auditor from the Presiding Bishop, who is investigating unexplained disappearances of monies from the diocese and church, the vehicle seemingly through the recital series fund she and Marjorie had set up. Suspicion turns to Amanda, as allegations are made that she has unduly influenced Marjorie Witherspoon in order to inherit, as well as that she has set up a corporation for the embezzlement of funds from the church. Amanda finds herself embroiled in possible scandal and criminal investigation, as Connor Thomson, the auditor retained by the Presiding Bishops office, continues to encounter and engage her in his search for evidence. Her close childhood friend Bill Barnes, another attorney from an old established family in town, a perennial playboy and recent widower, reappears at her side, trying to seduce her into marriage. Amanda is faced with a dilemma of who to trust as she is mired in suspicion and the evidence of fraud points to her. Mysterious incidents threaten her life and keep her on edge. In the meantime she must fend off the accusations of Connor Thomson and the advances of Bill Barnes, while making arrangements to get away to New York to see Malachi Feinstein, the attorney handling Marjories estate, who urges her to meet with him without delay. As Amanda is drawn more and more into danger, she is unaware that the small-town secrets regarding her and those she has loved, events about which she has been in the dark, are about to be revealed.
Tracy was still laughing. “I know you didn't. I called you.” Ba-Kari got serious. “I love hearing you laugh. I miss you Tracy. I don't know how long it is going to take
me to get back there, but I wish I were there with you. Why don't you fly here and ...
Author: Cordelia Alexander
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Love Stories the Relationships of four Women is my first book. I love it! It was not what I had in mind when I sat down at Letha, my nieces kitchen table to write. When I put my fingers to the keys of my second hand computer back in 2006, the book that I had planned to write was about my trials and tribulations during the death of my boys. This book is a Romance novel about four girlfriends and their relationships. On these pages you will experience the Love, Laughter, hurt and betrayal and a unique way that they go about living life. These women are so close to my heart that I wish that they were real. They experience real life ups and downs and they help each other get through them. The closeness of their friendships is something I can relate too. I grew up with a half dozen close relationships with my cousins and girlfriends. So get ready for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or a cold glass of lemonade and sit down and get comfortable as you prepare to go on a journey with them. Hey you just might discover that its yours. From My heart to yours, Cordelia
And I know it's a ridiculous thing to say in the circumstances, but it doesn't have to
be like this any more. A Hold my hand. B Because if this is who we are now, if this is our lives, then I want you to know I'm here. I'm here for you. A Stay with me.
Author: Michael West
Publisher: A&C Black
There are things I haven't said. Things I want to say again. I need to think. I need more time. A sudden shock, and a man's life flashes before his eyes. He experiences an intense rush of extraordinary images and tangled memories, revelations and lost connections. People time and places swirl around him. As he valiantly attempts to stitch it all back together, will his luck hold out? The play's conceit follows a man who has suffered a stroke and then experiences a series of flashbacks. Trapped within his own head, the audience are taken with him through a whistlestop tour of his life and a series of vivid, often painful episodes from a childhood tragedy to a crumbling marriage. In a beguiling portrait of mortality and humanity, Freefall explores memory, family and loss. From the author of Dublin by Lamplight and Foley, Freefall reunites award-winning Irish playwright Michael West with The Corn Exchange: Dublin's innovative theatre company who explore the boundaries and possibilities of theatre with their trademark style of Commedia dell'Arte. Freefall is a sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life, blending impressionistic beauty, poignancy and comedy.
I'm sure you know why you're still here, and I'm delighted you are! ... I'm never
sure why I stay here. ... I look at one of the ladies and think: I could tell her right
now “I love you”; I could say “Madam, I want you to know I care”, and there would
Author: Andrés Neuman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Searching for an inn, the enigmatic traveler Hans stops in a small city on the border between Saxony and Prussia. The next morning, Hans meets an old organ-grinder in the market square and immediately finds himself enmeshed in an intense debate—on identity and what it is that defines us—from which he cannot break free. Indefinitely stuck in Wandernburg until his debate with the organ-grinder is concluded, he begins to meet the various characters who populate the town, including a young freethinker named Sophie. Though she is engaged to be married, Sophie and Hans begin a relationship that defies contemporary mores about female sexuality and what can and cannot be said about it. Traveler of the Century is a deeply intellectual novel, chock-full of discussions about philosophy, history, literature, love, and translation. It is a book that looks to the past in order to have us reconsider the conflicts of our present. The winner of Spain's prestigious Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize, Traveler of the Century marks the English-language debut of Andrés Neuman, a writer described by Roberto Bolaño as being "touched by grace."
I knew I had him worried, that I'd somehow grabbed his attention, made him
reconsider. ... will be everything it would have been if Teddy were still here. He
trusts you,]onathan.” He stared at his hands. “I don't know.” “I need this book,]
Author: Linda Barnes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. But Em's dependence on Teddy runs deeper than just the job—Teddy is her bridge to the world and the main source of love in her life. So when Teddy dies in a car accident, Em is devastated, alone in a world she doesn't understand. The only way she can honor his memory and cope with his loss is to finish the interviews for their current book—an "autobiography" of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm. Ensconced in a small cottage near Malcolm's Cape Cod home, Em slowly builds the courage to interview Malcolm the way Teddy would have. She finds Malcolm at once friendlier, more intimidating, and much sexier than she had imagined. But Em soon starts hearing whispers of skeletons in the Malcolm family closet. And then the police begin looking into the accident that killed Teddy, and Em's control on her life—tenuous at best—is threatened. In The Perfect Ghost, a stunning breakout novel from the beloved author of the Carlotta Carlyle mystery series, Linda Barnes slowly winds the strings tighter and tighter, leading the reader ever more deeply into the lives of her characters with pitch-perfect pacing and mesmerizing prose.
I can take them there too.” They approached the house; the door stood open. “
Everyone's gone!” Fanny said. “We're still here,” Agnes called. “We've been
visiting and getting to know one another. I want to thank all of you for a wonderful
Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Books
What Happens In Vegas Lasts Forever When Sallie Coleman abandons Texas to follow her dreams in Las Vegas, she never imagines she'll win so soon--and so big. But a stroke of luck makes her the richest, most powerful businesswoman in Nevada, and in no time at all her transformation is complete--when she marries Philip Thornton and becomes Vegas's most elegant first lady. Like her future mother-in-law before her, Pennsylvania beauty Fanny Logan makes her fortune in Vegas, building one of the city's most successful clothing empires. Her wedding to Ash Thornton, the visionary behind the magnificent Babylon casino, is like a happy ending to their fairytale lives. But Ash's greatest triumph may be his ultimate downfall. . . "Sweeping drama." --Kirkus Reviews 115,000 Words
Sometimes I know he's already grieving for me, missing me even while I'm still here. ... You were struggling to break free of being my daughter but unsure of
how to be yourself, while I was afraid to let you ... I love you and I know you love
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Kristin Hannah's Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other – plus a miracle – to transform their lives . . . Celebrity news reporter and presenter, Tully Hart, has hit rock bottom. Kate Ryan had been her best friend for more than thirty years. They’d lived, laughed, danced and cried together. Kate had been her anchor, and now Tully was cast adrift – not knowing how she was going to survive. Kate’s daughter, Marah, was only sixteen years old when her mother died. Consumed with guilt over the fights they’d had during the last months of Kate’s life, Marah runs away and becomes a drop-out in society, maintaining no contact with her family. Tully’s mother, Cloud, a child of the Sixties, has lived a world of her own dependent on drugs for most of her adult life. She now wants to prove that she can help her daughter. But what will it take for Tully to forgive? And then something momentous happens which causes each one of them to realize what they’ve done, and what they have become.
First I need to figure out where we were going to live and when we were going to
get married. ... Are you ok?” “Yeah, is Isaac still here?” I immediately relax, if he
didn't see Isaac wrapped around me then he didn't see what we were about to do
Author: Grace Ryan
Category: Family & Relationships
Taking Chances is a love story inspired by a young Mom doing the best she can to raise her son through the trials of life. The love of her family helps her to find her wings again. It is a story whose romance is timeless. However, much like any great love, it demands great sacrifice and Isaac and Isabelle's story is no exception.
go on from here. ... “Kim, if I were going by the rules of my heart, the rules of the
world, I would tell you something with more certainty than any ... But when she
turns me away for good, and if you are still here for me, I will ask you to marry me.
Author: David Hayes
Publisher: WestBow Press
We live. We love. We doubt. We believe. We suffer. The ride can be confusing, even frightening. And sometimes, we run. While it may be true that no two journeys of faith are alike, Pastor David Hayes hits on essential, common conflicts within each of us, between ourselves, our families and God. Pastor Hayes has never been afraid to let his heart speak, whether from the pulpit, at his blog site, or alongside a friend in pain, which I have been. The Runaway Pastor is a fictional vessel for this gifted communicator to surface a message of truth that resides deep within our hearts and resonates with those of us who wish to somehow find and know grace. -Jeff Stoffer, author, screenwriter, editor, American Legion Magazine The truth was he had sold-out. It was the coward's way. But it was, at least, a way out. His head was spinning as he boarded the red line, just down the street from the hospital. He was headed toward the city center. Trent needed to get lost and he had a plan. Besides, the way he saw it-he was already lost. Long lost. Trent Atkinson and his wife Natalie played the role of the perfect couple, yet their long drift away from friendship and intimacy had left them cold toward one another. Trent's passion for authentic faith, loving people and changing the world had been shoved to the side by his real job: to be a CEO and manager of church business. It's what all the church leadership books taught him and it was all there in black and white on the job description handed to him. So Trent plots his escape. His plan is so thorough and careful that neither the members of Baylor's Bend Community Church nor his wife has any idea it is coming-or where he's gone.
“Stella, are you still there?” “Yes, I'm still here.” “I sent you a postcard just today.” I
am touched. “For real?” “Yes, and you know I've been feeling very strange lately
and I seem not to have any pep in my step if you know my meaning and ... “I want you to know that I had the best time of my whole life when I was with you.” “I'm ...
Author: Terry McMillan
Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy—and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love—and all of love's nasty fallout—anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core—not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean—and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it. Told in Stella's own exuberant, dead-on, dead honest voice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life—and what she must risk to do it.
I plish all you can while you are still here on earth . presume every one of you , if we meet over on the When you do it ... Man active within you , I want you to understand that could never know anything about God were it not He is active in
all as ...
'You want to know about his health and if there is anything wrong with him?' 'Yes.'
'Just to let you know today that he is fine. I ... 'I had an hour or so, and I called and
they said that you were still here, and I wanted to pick you up and bring you ...
I did not judge. Looking back, I understand that some of the residents of the
halfway house were not ready to stay clean, and I identify, I had many
opportunities. People would come back and visit the house, and they would say, "
Rozelle, you are still here? ... I want you know why I say some of the same things
Author: Rozelle F. White
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I thank God for the ability to write from my heart,something I have never been able to do before. The death of my son,John,has definitely given me a whole different perspective about life and death.So many emotions I've had to deal with these last five years, so draining, mentally and physically. By publishing my poetry and messages from God, I call my "GodWinks" I'm sharing my heart with the world.This book is about my love for my son, my heartbreak from his death,my healing and what I have gained in my life because of the love from my son and God.My relationship with God is so wonderful and I give to him all the Praise and Glory to where I am today.God continues to direct my path, he has shown me that I still have my son but in a different way. I pray that "WORDS FROM GOD THROUGH A GRIVING MOTHER'S HEART" will show you that "time" and "God" will give your heart comfort,peace and joy once again in your life.
“About what's been going on around here the last couple of days.” “Like, who
those people ... You guys still in English classes, take note. (Can you tell I used to
... Whatever it is, I want you to know that you can have it all. You got grandkids you ...
Author: R. L. Newman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This simple little adventure tale was originally written as a juvenile novel in 1964 while I was a teacher in Lander, Wyoming. It didnt impress publishers, so I put it aside and later moved to Colorado and stored the manuscript in the attic and lost track of it. Decades passed, but I persistently thought of rewriting my book, not to sell, necessarily, but for my own gratification, and I pondered how it could be better. I found the manuscript in early 2007, read it one more time and immediately set to work. The result was a complete revision, a total re-write other than the title, the locale and the basic plot. Because I was no longer hampered by trying to satisfy an editor or agent, I developed a style which frequently matches the way I really think and talk. (Some people who know me are thinking, Yeah, right: disorganized, repetitive, foolish, irreverent, clich-ridden, etc., etc.) Anyway, I was satisfied with the result. If you can read through the whole thing without losing interest or throwing up, then I feel that I have achieved my goal of becoming a bona fide novelist.
She thought he was a real hunk and wanted to know him better too. But her
complete faith in Tara's judgment and her loyalty to her friends made this
situation difficult. “Sharon, are you still there?” “Yes, Sam, I'm here.” “Could we meet for ...
Author: Karan Bishop
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Her entire life Tara has had a need to expose the dark side of the soul. She was exposed to the occult by her family growing up and suffered deep personal loses. She dealt with the grief and pain by becoming an undercover agent for the FBI. She teams with two other women who share a similar background. They are only called to action when the FBI needs a team of experts to investigate occult crime. Taras team is called to Denver, Colorado to deal with a cult involved in child prostitution and the drug trade. As Taras team comes close to exposing this cult the danger grows. Before it is over they will experience the full impact of the cults cruelty and violence. Through this experience their lives are changed forever. Join them as they face the gentle hell that is true evil.
Add that to the fact you were underage and your father never allowed you to
stand up for yourself, I came to the conclusion that the ... But I do know, and I want you to hear this,” Chief Barns finger tapped the file lying open on his desk. ... I'm still here.” She said as she sat. “Somebody out there killed your father. I think it
has something to do with your past and the accident someone thinks you caused.
Author: Sheila Closs
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sheila lives in Edmonton, Alberta and loves the fact she has the free time to write. Writing is something she has wanted to do since she was in grade four. "I love to start writing and develop a basic plot, when suddenly I find myself writing furiously to find out what happens next. The characters come alive and I feel their emotions, disappointments, highs, lows and in betweens. They make me care about them in such a way, I find it sad to say goodbye at the end of the book."