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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST • “Part personal quest, part testament, and all thoughtfully, compassionately written.”—The Washington Post “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 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR 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.
Some of the details that make these visions so vivid are imagined because I grew up in a family where memories were too terrible to speak of.This is the true story of four generations who have been dealing with the Holocaust and its ...
Author: Esther Safran Foer
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her memories are our important history.' Robert Peston, ITV Political EditorA moving and powerful inter-generational memoir about story and memory.Mine is a family of readers and writers. Our house is filled with books. There are contemporary design books on the coffee table in the living room, legal books in my husband's home office, and piles of children's books for when my grandchildren visit. However, the side table next to my bed is piled with books about the Holocaust. Framed maps of shtetls line my office walls and pictures of relatives killed in the Holocaust are displayed on our family gallery walls.Sometimes I feel like I exist across two polarized realities, experiencing great fulfillment from family, friends, and a meaningful career, and, at the same time, finding the joy of my life tempered by its shadows. In the darker corners of my mind live ghosts and demons who visit me from the shtetls in Ukraine where my family came from. Some of the details that make these visions so vivid are imagined because I grew up in a family where memories were too terrible to speak of.This is the true story of four generations who have been dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath. We are four generations, survivors and survivors of survivors, storytellers and memory keepers. And we're still here.
And then when I got there I realized ... like nobody told me like, “OK this is a voluntary check- in, but you can't ... she reflects: “But what I also know now is that God does not want you to be abused or treated in a way that is ...
Author: Jennifer M. Silva
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
Jennifer M. Silva tellas a deep, multi-generational story of pain 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 erosion of the American Dream is lived and felt.
back and finding out you were still here so I can hear you voice again made me so happy that I could easily forgive ... 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.
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ‘Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews.
Author: Esther Safran Foer
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ‘Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her memories are our important history.’ Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor
Author: United States. President (1993-2001 : Clinton)Publish On: 1994
I think that there are a lot of other — I want to thank all of the entertainers who are still here , those who ... I know what an enormous effort it was , and I don't know where you got some of the home movies and the pictures .
Author: United States. President (1993-2001 : Clinton)
I think that there are a lot of other—I want to thank all of the entertainers who are still here, those who performed ... I know what an enormous effort it was, and I don't know where you got some of the home movies and the pictures.
Author: Clinton, William J.
Publisher: Best Books on
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Not yet. Okay, so how is this supposed to end, Lillian? What is it you want? I want her to love me the way I love her? ... Because I want you still here with me. With us. She lowered her arm. It just hurts so much. I know, Lillian ...
Author: Courtney Long
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
When it comes to relationships, there exist four states: you're either trying to get in one, out of one, maintain one, or get over one. Brooklynite, Zay Shero Harrison is stuck in the state of trying to get over one. Her three girlfriends hold down the other three. AMERICAN SHERO is next wave feminism, humor, politically incorrect, and an honest look at the current state of young love in America. SHERO is the face of what it looks like, feels like, and acts like, as well as the heroic stance one assumes when daring to undertake, or even avoid such relations. Highly imaginative, with ingenious "How To" self-help manuals built into its narrative, AMERICAN SHERO is one very fresh, original, edgy, cinematic, spiritual, and definitely unprecedented body of work. Keywords: Edgy, Loving, Friendship, Heroic, Commitment, Feminist, Sarcastic, Humorous, Political, Spiritual.
Wright's office and he says, “On top of everything else, they want me to rewrite your script. ... DAVID GERROLD I said to Herb, “I wish I was still here, I'd do the rewrite for you.” He said, “I wish you were still here, too.
Author: Edward Gross
Category: Performing Arts
This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside scoop they’ve never told before—unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations—and tribbles—that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two includes the voices of hundreds television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast, who span from the beloved The Next Generation and subsequent films through its spin-offs: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well J.J. Abrams’ reimagined film series.
ear Arwen, For Christmas, I wish that one day you will know how much you are as a person, how worth it you are, how much you've impacted ... Yet we did end up here and even here keeps growing and growing, and it's so much and so vast.
Author: Renley Nicolas Chu
Publisher: Tiffany Chu
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Essential for fans of Nikita Gil and Ocean Vuong, Cryptic Clockwork is a love letter to life from a young boy who had known little joy from it. From losing his parents at a young age, to suffering ongoing abuse at the hands of his adoptive family and later an ex-boyfriend, Renley writes through these experiences with incredible immediacy and presence. It’s a brutally raw exploration of grief and love, as he searches for a way out of the cycle, to find his way home. It is a book about life. It is about loss. It is about love. But ultimately, Cryptic Clockwork is about healing and resilience in the face of impossible circumstances. It is about retaining one’s softness, even in a harsh world. Written with unflinching honesty, this is one youth finding his voice after a lifetime of being silenced in a powerful debut by a boy taken too soon.
And most often, they spoke to this effect: We want people to know who we are. So many have been so generous, ... Next, we shared with the trainees words like these: We are asking you to do this work because you are the experts.
Author: Bunty Avieson
Category: Literary Criticism
Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following Hurricane Katrina, from social media posts from a refugee detention centre, to poetry by exiles fleeing war zones, the collection investigates trauma memoir writing as healing, as documentation of suffering and disability, and as political activism. Editors Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles and Sue Joseph have brought together this scholarly collection as a sequel to their earlier Mediating Memory (Routledge 2018), providing a closer look at the specific concerns of trauma memoir, including conflict and intergenerational trauma; the therapeutic potential and risks of trauma life writing; its ethical challenges; and trauma memoir giving voice to minority experiences.
“You don't know anything. I could ask you the same thing. Why are you still in L.A.? Nobody wants you here. People are afraid of you. Or they want to find some way to win you over to their side, like they think your presence isn't pure ...
Author: Stephen Blackmoore
The fifth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts. The Los Angeles Firestorm killed over a hundred thousand people, set in revenge against necromancer Eric Carter for defying the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. Carter feels every drop of that blood on his hands. But now there's a new problem. Too many ghosts in one spot and the barrier separating them from the living cracks. And when they cross it, they feed off all the life they can get hold of. People die. L.A. suddenly has a lot more ghosts. But it's not just one or two ghosts breaking through: it's dozens. Another mage is pulling them through the cracks and turning them into deadly weapons. Eric follows a trail that takes him through the world of the Chinese Triads, old associates, old crimes. And a past that he thought he was done with. Carter needs to find out how to get things under control, because if more ghosts break through, there's going to be even more blood on his hands.
It is swell here, and I know we will be together here again one day. Don't worry OK., ... If you only were still here now, our lives have changed. I do not want to ... I only want to help others, Bud, and I know your story would help.
Author: Joe C. Thompson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A story of a little baby boy who grew up to be a man earlier than he should have had to. You see, he had cystic fibrosis, a gene disease, creating havoc in a family. Known as C F to many, it is like a cancer that will grow as you grow. Taking away part of ones life. A child in a window wanting to go out and play with friends. But not being able sometimes to get that breath of free air that God gave us. Our son, Jamie who in his short life taught us and others the value and gift of life that God gave us. What a friend is and who they are. Medical professionals who become part of your family, because they want to. You being taught about faith in God and yourself. Your son who thought of others more than himself. So brave and so respected. Being taught that we must believe in God and Jesus and have faith, faith that there is another place where there is no sickness or grief, only happiness and praying we all will arrive at this place, heaven. Setting a goal and having the courage to accomplish what you set out to do, and along the way enjoy life as God would want you to.
And I want you to know that just because I haven't been around for a while that I don't think about you a lot. ... back on our last moments together, I can't help but wonder what our life would have been like if you were still here.
And, you know, I wish your mom were still here. It's not fair that she isn't. But Meg and I both feel that you were meant to be our daughter too. Even after having Grace and Gabriel—in a sense, we were always waiting for you.
Author: Jenn Marie Thorne
Category: Young Adult Fiction
For fans of Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick comes this smart debut young adult novel, equal parts My Life Next Door and The Princess Diaries—plus a dash of The West Wing. Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option? Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be. "A real page-turner, full of romance and intrigue" —Chicago Tribune "Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot, and Huntley Fitzpatrick" —Glitter.com "Both intelligent and heartfelt" —Booklist, starred review "Fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will appreciate this well-crafted story about love and family" —SLJ "Smart, fresh, [with] a delicious, secret romance" —Publishers Weekly "Fast-paced...will keep the reader coming back for more"—SLC "High-stakes...a compulsively readable debut" —The Horn Book Guide "A 'can't put down' book" —San Jose Mercury News
I want everything to stay the way it is, the way it was before.” “I wish things didn't have to ... They would have to change anyway, even if your pa were still here. ... I need you to understand the changes we're going to make while I..
Author: Colleen L. Donnelly
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs. Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity—just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster. Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name—just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet a good man is far more than just a name…
Then she added, “But I want you to know that you don't have to go through it all alone; we don't want you to have to ... In a plaintive voice, she said, “I mean, you don't have to believe in God to believe that people are still 'here' ...
Author: Steven H Propp
Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.
I still feel for her Love, I want you to know that you are on my mind still I'm on yours, probably I want to hold you, ... cheeks You're not happy, anxiety is destroying you from the inside I want you know that I'm still here for you I ...
Author: Khali Raymond
Publisher: YTER/x Surreal Dreamz Inc.
Yes. I am retiring from writing... indefinitely. I will still perform, but... I’ve done so much work with everything in my career, only to be overlooked, unfollowed/blocked, doubted, ridiculed, have my heart crushed and treated like a second option. No one truly understands how much all this takes its toll on you, you would only know if you done the work. Now for people saying “oh he’s just depressed and complaining,” that is not the case here. This work isn’t easy. Just because I make it look that way, it’s not. I’ve put too much pressure on myself to succeed and I am at my mental limit. Case in point, I’m burned the f*** out. I’m doing this for my own health. It’s only right I walk away from this for now because I need to rediscover who I am as an individual and get back in touch with myself. Only way I can do that is if I step away from everything. I was reluctant to doing this because writing has now become my identity and I’m nothing without that shit. I’m just a nobody when you take all my gifts away. It is what it is. Maybe in my absence people will realize how much you’ve really done to wake the masses. Thank you for everything. Maybe someday I could write books again.
gentle squeeze, he added, “I love you and want you to be okay. I can't help you if I don't know what ... Like Quentin's, her brother's were large, strong and comforting. “You are helping, Pat, ... “How'd you know we were still here?
Author: Peggy Jaeger
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Symphony pianist Moira Cleary comes home after four years of touring, exhausted, sick, and spiritually broken. Emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of someone she trusted has left her gaunt, anxious, and at a crossroads both professionally and personally. Moira’s best friend, veterinarian Quentin Stapleton, wants nothing more than to help Moira get well. Can his natural healing skills make it possible for her to open her heart again? And can he convince her she’s meant to stay home now with the family that loves her - and with him - forever?
Just the fact that you are taking proactive steps to move forward means that you are doing better every single day. ... So when I hear widows say things like, “I wish I'd died with him” or “I wish I died instead of him,” I truly want to ...
Author: Carole Fleet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The issues that surround the loss of a spouse are numerous and complex. A very small sampling of these issues include helping children cope with a parent's death, re-entering the workplace and eventually re-entering the world of dating, love and intimacy; as well as moving through a profoundly emotional period. The widowed must find a way to accept and deal with these oftentimes conflicting and confusing emotions while being expected to "carry on and carry forward" by those around them. The widowed must also adjust financially and legally; as well as be available to children that inevitably look to their surviving parent for guidance and support. Whether newly widowed or widowed for many years, those who has suffered the loss of a spouse have many questions that need answering and they likely know no one who is adequately qualified to answer those questions. Award-winning author and grief recovery expert, Carole Brody Fleet follows up the critically acclaimed: "Widows Wear Stilettos" with the aptly-titled, Happily Even After, the first and only book of its kind; answering the most common questions that the widowed generally have both immediately following a spouse's death as well as months and even years thereafter. These questions are excerpted from thousands of actual letters received by the author and the responses are from the author's own perspective; based upon considerable personal and professional experience and insight. Since the questions featured are the more commonly asked questions by those who are themselves widowed, readers will likely find answers to most of the questions that they have concerning widowhood; dealing with everything from child rearing as a widowed parent to coping with relatives who fancy themselves financial wizards, to the "rules of intimacy"...and a wide-ranging variety of subjects in between. In her warm, witty and wise tone, Carole walks widows through the shock and overwhelming sadness and back into the land of the living. Whether you are a young woman in the early years of a marriage, a Golden Anniversary celebrant or a "widow of the heart" who lost a signifigant other with no legal claims, Fleet will hold your hand and offer you practical tools for any problem you may face. Most importantly, Happily EVEN After will help you reclaim YOU.