In Search of Us

In Search of Us

This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie.

Author: Ava Dellaira

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374305338

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

In Search of Us

In Search of Us

Elizabeth sat in her living room swirling white wine around in her glass. She
wasn't really in the mood for alcohol but she needed something to take the edge
off her mood. It was only three thirty but she'd decided to cancel her meetings and
 ...

Author: Maria Duffy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473673151

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From bestselling author Maria Duffy, In Search of Us is a story about sisters, friendship and bonds that never break. Twin sisters Ronnie and Elizabeth couldn't be more different. Happily living with her boyfriend Al, Ronnie loves her job in an antique jewellery shop - the only thing that's missing is the baby she's desperate to have. While wealthy, glamorous Elizabeth, owner of a thriving recruitment company in Dublin, is married to the equally successful Nathan - having a baby couldn't be further down her list of priorities. But when their mother Belinda passes away, she reveals a secret about the twins' father which changes everything. As Ronnie and Elizabeth travels to New York to find out more about the man they never knew, it turns out that their mother has a few more surprises in store for them. Will the sisters finally discover that they have more in common than they think?
Categories: Fiction

In Search of Our Frontier

In Search of Our Frontier

a coincidence at all, because it was US frontier discourse that directly inspired
members of Japanese America and their homeland allies to follow suit in what
they regarded as the shared civilizationist enterprise intended for universal good.

Author: Eiichiro Azuma

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520304383

Category: History

Page: 368

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In Search of Our Frontier explores the complex transnational history of Japanese immigrant settler colonialism, which linked Japanese America with Japan’s colonial empire through the exchange of migrant bodies, expansionist ideas, colonial expertise, and capital in the Asia-Pacific basin before World War II. The trajectories of Japanese transpacific migrants exemplified a prevalent national structure of thought and practice that not only functioned to shore up the backbone of Japan’s empire building but also promoted the borderless quest for Japanese overseas development. Eiichiro Azuma offers new interpretive perspectives that will allow readers to understand Japanese settler colonialism’s capacity to operate outside the aegis of the home empire.
Categories: History

The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India by the North west A D 1576 8

The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India by the North west  A D  1576 8

His hope was , that we would bite at this bayte , and spedily leape ashore within
their danger , whereby they might have apprehended some of us , to ransome
theyr friendes home againe , which before we had taken : but , I doubt , our flesh
is ...

Author: George Best

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210022717902

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 394

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Categories: Arctic regions

Arctic Explorations the second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir J Franklin 1853 54 55 Illustrated by engravings from sketches by the author etc

Arctic Explorations  the second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir  J  Franklin  1853  54  55     Illustrated by     engravings  from sketches by the author  etc

A BOA T - NIP . 329 us . It was uncomfortable toil . We pushed forward our little
weather - worn craft , her gunwales touching on both sides , till the toppling ice
began to break down on us , and sometimes , critically suspended , met above
our ...

Author: Elisha Kent KANE (Arctic Explorer.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024397930

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Smith in Search of a Wife

Smith in Search of a Wife

Jest the kind of a wife I want , My name is Reuben Smith . ” “ And mine is Frank
Buckingham , and her's is Clara Buckingham . ” “ Good enough . Now , I've got a
few hard thousands that I lately came into ; enough to set us up in tip - top style ...

Author: Bricktop

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002123329R

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 59

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Categories: Man-woman relationships

In Search of Nice Americans

In Search of Nice Americans

How one man's mid-career crisis turned into an odyssey into the weirder side of American life. Like most of us, Geoff Steward was rocked by 2016's litany of horrors. Unlike most of us, Geoff did something about it.

Author: Geoff Steward

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785903069

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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How one man's mid-career crisis turned into an odyssey into the weirder side of American life. Like most of us, Geoff Steward was rocked by 2016's litany of horrors. Unlike most of us, Geoff did something about it. Turning his back on his day job as a lawyer - and the requirement to account for every six minutes of his time - Geoff set off across America in hot pursuit of bears, honky-tonk bars and, above all, nice Americans to restore his faith in the world. Armed only with his blend of waspish wit and mischievous charm, Geoff roamed from New York to Alaska, meeting ordinary Americans such as Joe le Taxi, the former NYPD police officer who was one of the first on the scene at the Twin Towers; Pam and Bob, a paranoid psychiatrist and a failed actor who once saw the back of Meryl Streep's head; and Sheriff Duke of Calhoun County, who reintroduced Geoff to the long (and armed) arm of the law. For anyone at a crossroads, contemplating a temporary or permanent career break, this hilarious travel romp offers a new hope.
Categories: Travel

Rambles in search of Mosses

Rambles in search of Mosses

The Dwarf Bladder moss is very minute : we neither of us have found it . " “ The
Apple ... We have some other of the Apple mosses in this neighbourhood , and I
recommend you to visit Summer Lodge Bank again in search of them . " I was not
 ...

Author: Margaret Plues

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022183460

Category: Mosses

Page: 55

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Categories: Mosses

Lost Brothers

Lost Brothers

Author: Victor C. Samuel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1528962427

Category: Electronic books

Page: 109

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Categories: Electronic books

The Society in Search of Truth

The Society in Search of Truth

6 It was the evening on which was to be held the third meeting of the “ Society in
Search of Truth . ... Does the angel of destiny whisper to our spirits the secret of
the future ? or does he , pausing to look at us in sympathy , knowing our coming ...

Author: J. F. Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074842430

Category: California

Page: 326

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Three friends formed a society to seek truth and to expose the manipulations of the stock market. Some of the characters were lightly disguised.
Categories: California

Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque

Wanderings of a Pilgrim  in Search of the Picturesque

A SPECTATOR . 1 1 13th . — Deep grief and affliction has fallen upon us : the
happiness of our lives is overcast : the stroke of death has deprived us of one
beloved most tenderly . Our physician has just quitted us : we have had a
conversation ...

Author: Fanny Parkes Parlby

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10366859

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

Detailed Report of Operations in Search of Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Bombay Circle

Detailed Report of Operations in Search of Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Bombay Circle

The World breeds nothing but a chain of evils that begin with birth : but He has
overcome the World . It is Ile that fighteth for us . IIis words lighten the darkness of
our souls . Glory to Buddha . " In itself the book is one of the greatest interest and
 ...

Author: Peterson, Peter

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044010700763

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In Search of American Jewish Culture

In Search of American Jewish Culture

A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures.

Author: Stephen J. Whitfield

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584651717

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 621

A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures.
Categories: Social Science

Keeper s travels in search of his master by E A Kendall Repr

Keeper s travels in search of his master  by E A  Kendall   Repr

Had men , at all times , examined any appearance that alarmed them , we never
should have heard of centaurs , witches , ghosts , and fairies : as this , however ,
unfortunately , has not been done , it remains : for us , observing how naturally ...

Author: Edward Augustus Kendall

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590558459

Category:

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In Search of Silence

In Search of Silence

This is a heartfelt, deeply personal journey which asks us all to define what 'happiness' truly means.

Author: Poorna Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471169229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Winner of Red Magazine's Book of the Year 2019 'Raw, poetic and breathtaking.' Fearne Cotton 'It is rare to find an author who writes with such authenticity, empathy and humour. I couldn't recommend this read enough. It will enrich your life.' Will Young 'Poorna's beautiful, thoughtful writing is a gift of calm, laughter and stoic contemplation in an increasingly anxious world. Simultaneously earthed and sometimes ephemeral, this book is absolutely delightsome, compassionate, tender and a lesson to us all in self-love and nurture. I read it in a matter of days and started over again.' Jack Monroe 'A beautiful book that dismantles the pressure and expectations placed on our lives.' Gizzi Erskine Poorna Bell was sold the fairytale of life. That love wins the day. That marriage is the rescue to an otherwise unhappy existence. That children are the natural progression of any relationship. But really, is it? Are we actually being honest with ourselves about the expectations we have set for ourselves? Are we able to distinguish between what we really need from life, from everything that we have been conditioned to want? Because the current rhetoric doesn’t prepare you for the reality. In 2015 Poorna Bell became a widow after her husband Rob took his own life on a winter’s night, having battled depression and addiction. Her situation was unusual when compared to a lot of people, but she was left figuring out exactly the same things. Will she ever be happy? Will she find love again? Who will rescue her from her sadness? Two years on and Poorna is rebuilding her life. And it is from this place – as she works towards choosing what she does and doesn’t want from society, that she will explore a different conversation around fulfillment and self-worth.Cutting across the landscapes in India, New Zealand and Britain, Poorna Bell explores the things endemic in our society such as sadness and loneliness, to unpick why we seek other people to fix what’s inside of us. In Search of Silence is the recognition of the echo chamber we find ourselves in, in terms of what constitutes a successful, fulfilling life. This is a heartfelt, deeply personal journey which asks us all to define what 'happiness' truly means. 'Rich with achingly beautiful language that transports the reader to the streets of Bangalore, the mountain-topped peaks of Nepal and the long and winding roads of New Zealand, I adored absolutely everything about In Search of Silence. A book that will speak to anyone who has grown tired of London, who has lost, who has loved, who has lamented the loss of a loved one, it is a beautiful, life-affirming read that explores solitude, silence and sadness and is underpinned with hope and happiness for the future.' The Literary Edit
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

In Search of Jane Austen

In Search of Jane Austen

But unlike Shakespeare, her language has received little scholarly attention. This is especially true for the language of her letters.

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199945122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Along with Shakespeare, Jane Austen (1775-1817) can be said to be the most widely studied author in the history of English literature. But unlike Shakespeare, her language has received little scholarly attention. This is especially true for the language of her letters. Jane Austen's letters, mostly addressed to her sister Cassandra but to various other people as well, have been described as the equivalent of telephone conversations, and if you read them, you can almost hear her speak. We do not have access to actual speech from the time in which she lived, but the letters take us as close to the spoken language of the period as you might hope to get. They are therefore a veritable linguistic goldmine. This study, for the first time, offers a detailed sociolinguistic account of all aspects of the language of her letters: spelling, vocabulary and grammar. It also produces some evidence of pronunciation as well as of local dialectal usage. The analysis shows Jane Austen to be rather idiosyncratic in her language use: she was consistent in her spelling (though she had unusual spelling preferences), not very innovative in her vocabulary (though she did coin a few new words), and not quite representative of grammatical developments of the times (though her usage differed depending on who she wrote to, her sister, her publisher or her nieces and nephews). This study of Jane Austen's private language use shows the extent to which she varied in her language use, just like any of us do today, while is also provides evidence both for a date of her unfinished novel The Watsons (for the first time on linguistic grounds) and for the interplay there must have been between the editors of her novels and her own linguistic preferences, in the field of spelling and otherwise.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A search for a secret

A search for a secret

Agnes Ashleigh in her letter this morning says that she does not give up hope ,
and that she has already got a servant at Harmer Place to look for the secret
chamber ; let us wait for the issue of the search , and let me do as I propose for
that ...

Author: George Alfred Henty

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600072403

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The Conscious Mind

The Conscious Mind

Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.

Author: David J. Chalmers

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0195117891

Category: Medical

Page: 414

View: 733

Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.
Categories: Medical

In Search of the Soul

In Search of the Soul

In Search of the Soul is a testimony to how the soul remains a profoundly significant aspect of human flourishing.

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691174426

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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How our beliefs about the soul have developed through the ages, and why an understanding of it still matters today The concept of the soul has been a recurring area of exploration since ancient times. What do we mean when we talk about finding our soul, how do we know we have one, and does it hold any relevance in today’s scientifically and technologically dominated society? From Socrates and Augustine to Darwin and Freud, In Search of the Soul takes readers on a concise, accessible journey into the origins of the soul in Western philosophy and culture, and examines how the idea has developed throughout history to the present. Touching on literature, music, art, and theology, John Cottingham illustrates how, far from being redundant in contemporary times, the soul attunes us to the importance of meaning and value, and experience and growth. A better understanding of the soul might help all of us better understand what it is to be human. Cottingham delves into the evolution of our thoughts about the soul through landmark works—including those of Aristotle, Plato, and Descartes. He considers the nature of consciousness and subjective experience, and discusses the psychoanalytic view that large parts of the human psyche are hidden from direct conscious awareness. He also reflects on the mysterious and universal longing for transcendence that is an indelible part of our human makeup. Looking at the soul’s many dimensions—historical, moral, psychological, and spiritual—Cottingham makes a case for how it exerts a powerful pull on all of us. In Search of the Soul is a testimony to how the soul remains a profoundly significant aspect of human flourishing.
Categories: Philosophy