The Boy Who Came Walking Home

The Boy Who Came Walking Home

... ofroadwould surelyburn off withinthe hour. “I thought Clytiewas going to come to churchthis year,” Rachelsaid. “I thought she said she promised the reverend that shewould.” “Shehasto stay home tocookthe Easter dinner, thecake, ...

Author: Peter Scott

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781608931347

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Author Peter Scott presents a prequel to his popular Something in the Water in a panoramic portrait of an extended Maine island family at the onset of World War I. The Boy Who Came Walking Home is a vivid depiction of a close-knit island society — its morals, bigotry, family strength, and compelling hold on its residents. In particular, it is the story of young Henry Coombs, who abruptly leaves this hardscrabble fishing community to join the army. Within the context of Henry's journey, the reader learns fascinating details about life in a military encampment, the war's effect on the Maine home front, and the devastation of the 1918 influenza epidemic. Scott's gift for period detail, subtle humor, and fully dimensional characters makes this an engrossing and haunting novel.
Categories: Fiction

Angel of the East Indies

Angel of the East Indies

The family's tradition at Easter was for Mr. Walraven to stay home during Easter Sunday and boil sixty or more eggs for Easter dinner. This Easter Sunday afternoon seemed not so different than any other while Hendrika and her family ...

Author: Dino Fanara

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595860449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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Angel of the East Indies is about two young people growing up in the simplicity of the Dutch farming community prior to World War II that fall in love only to get separated when one of them joins the military. Their reunion in the Dutch East Indies is unforgettably romantic. Their world is torn apart when the war breaks out. Hendrika's courage and faith aids her family through their arduous imprisonment at the hands of their ruthless captors. This historically accurate drama is full of suspense, romance and action that introduce you to the customs of living on a Dutch farm and life in the Dutch East Indies before, during and after the war.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Drama of Social Life

The Drama of Social Life

One does not stay home on Easter morning. One joins the larger community in pain and penance. 8. The displacement of redemption from the present to the future; from this world to the heavenly city; ...

Author: T. R. Young

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412863445

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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These essays explore the many ways theater and dramaturgy are used to shape the everyday experience of people in mass societies. Young argues that technologies combine with the world of art, music, and cinema to shape consciousness as a commodity and to fragment social relations in the market as well as in religion and politics. He sees the central problem of post-modern society as how to live in a world constructed by human beings without nihilism on the one hand or repressive dogmatism on the other. Young argues that in advanced monopoly capitalism, dramaturgy has replaced coercion as the management tool of choice for the control of consumers, workers, voters and state functionaries. Young calls this process the “colonization of desire.” Desire is colonized by the use of dramaturgy, mass media, and the various forms of art in order to generate consumers, vesting desire in ownership and display rather than in interpersonal relationships with profound consequence for marriage, kinship, friendship and community. While Young focuses his critique on capitalist societies undergoing great changes, he insists that the same developments are to be found in bureaucratically organized socialist societies. The Drama of Social Life is of interest to those who study theories of moral development, cultural studies, the uses of leisure, politics, or simply the uses of “make believe.” It is intended for the informed lay public as much as for social psychologists.
Categories: Social Science

Wednesday S Place

Wednesday   S Place

While he was gone, I started selling things around the house to buy food and diapers. I sold my kitchenAid, pictures, furniture, clothes, ... (Isaiah 57:15 NLT) Matt promised Brooke that he would stay home for three days during Easter.

Author: Wednesday Grace

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973601791

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 114

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Adopted just days after birth, Wednesday struggles to find her place and her purpose in this crazy world. Trying to prove that she was not a mistake, she strives for perfection but fails. Desperate to stop a hateful custody battle that lasted eight long painful years, Wednesday is married off at the vulnerable age of sixteen. Her journey does not get any easier! Still surrounded by mountains of hate, there is now a broken marriage full of lies, alcoholism, and uncontrollable, painful challenges. Does Wednesday find her place, her purpose? With Gods loving grace, Wednesday, the rent-a-kid, becomes the royalty she was destined to be, the adopted, overcoming, and beautiful daughter of the King of kings.
Categories: Family & Relationships

I Want to Be Left Behind

I Want to Be Left Behind

One spring when I was hiding out indoors from tree pollen so thick it floated across the freeway like cotton, my mother called to make ... “Listen, just stay home this Easter and read this new novel I'm wild about,” Mother instructed.

Author: Brenda Peterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786745944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In Brenda Peterson's unusual memoir, fundamentalism meets deep ecology. The author's childhood in the high Sierra with her forest ranger father led her to embrace the entire natural world, while her Southern Baptist relatives prepared eagerly and busily to leave this world. Peterson survived fierce "sword drill" competitions demanding total recall of the Scriptures and awkward dinner table questions ("Will Rapture take the cat, too?") only to find that environmentalists with prophecies of doom can also be Endtimers. Peterson paints such a hilarious, loving portrait of each world that the reader, too, may want to be Left Behind.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

1002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking

1002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking

Finally, one of them burst out impatiently, “Now wouldn't you think that these people who do nothing but go to church Sunday after Sunday would stay home on Easter and leave room for the rest of us?” Dates & Places Used: 255 Signs of ...

Author: Michael Hodgin

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310871255

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Lasso Them With LaughterThe way to your listeners’ hearts is through their funny bones. Want to grab their attention? Do it with humor. Need to drive home a point they’ll remember? Nothing does it better than a rib-tickling anecdote—like the ones in this book. 1002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking is jam-packed with one-liners, jokes, humorous stories, and pithy proverbs for just about any subject or circumstance under the sun. Pick your topic. Appearances, Communication, Opportunity, Prayer, Self-Image, Sports . . . these and plenty more come to you conveniently alphabetized, numbered, and indexed for instant referencing. There’s even a space for you to log what you use, so fresh nuttiness doesn’t become old chestnuts.Tested by preachers and public speakers, this ensemble of humor is just the ticket to get your audience laughing—and listening.
Categories: Religion

The Light from Maggie s View

The Light from Maggie s View

Sam declined, preferring to stay home and cook Easter dinner. We saw the Jorgensens at church and Uncle Nels thanked my father profusely for getting him the work at the Kent house. “Ah, Mr. Cooper, yes, the place is just awful,” he said ...

Author: Cheryl Nugent

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475926354

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In the summer of 1958, best friends Veronica "Ricky" Cooper and Ann Sympson spend their days swimming, watching movies on TV and exploring the safe neighborhoods in the borough of Kentbury, a small New Jersey town, rich in history and romantic legends. But only two days after they visit the beautiful estate of Maggie's View, the body of a murdered girl is found there and the town is sent reeling. Before they know it, Ricky and Ann are embroiled in the mystery, learning new words like "circumstantial, embezzle and incest." In spite of the loving friends and family who surround them, darkness and betrayal creep into their lives, chipping away at their innocence. The doors of Maggie's View open for Ricky and Ann as they glimpse a world they thought only existed in the movies. They make new friends at the historic mansion, including the engaging Mrs. Tutbury; a mysterious Englishwoman; and a witty detective from Brooklyn who will add his own expertise to the murder investigation. But another girl will die; the murder count rises and Ricky and Ann could be next, when they naively walk into the murderer's web of treachery. Set in the Rolling Hills of Hunterdon County, Kentbury is a fictional town created from the author's intimate knowledge of that notable area. Come along and enjoy gentle history lessons, meet colorful personalities, delve into local politics and discover the evil that can exist, even in a quiet little country town.
Categories: Fiction

Chad

Chad

EASTER The Easter season is the most important time in the Christian calendar , since it is the season leading up ... If they have a job in the city , they will have the Monday after Easter off to stay home with their family as well .

Author: Martha Kneib

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761423273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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This book provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Chad. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ordinary Housewife Extra Ordinary God

Ordinary Housewife Extra Ordinary God

It always was a feast in the middle of the night at Christmas and Easter. Mom would stay home with the little ones and prepare a breakfast feast for after church. Fancy little knotted buns, real butter, lots of deli meats and cheeses ...

Author: Cornelia Magnusson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664230705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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A mother of 10 and a grandmother of 25 who has gone through some spiritual valleys, learning to lean on God and seeing Him perform miracles in the family. Starting out as an emigrant from the Netherlands, the journey in Canada has gone through twists and turns to find the straight and narrow path. The miracles of Jesus in this family are the highlights of the stories of this writing. Coming through a cultic experience, facing death and the Barrie tornado, the words of a song: ‘Through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon His Word’, are the mainstay. God gets all the glory for the promises that have come to fruition and the ones that are still in His Hand to perform.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

And I Don t Want to Live This Life

And I Don t Want to Live This Life

I think it will be helpful to see how she responds to being home. ... Before she came home for Easter, she participated in a small Passover seder at Barton. ... It was pouring rain so we decided to stay home for the evening.

Author: Deborah Spungen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307807434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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“Honest and moving . . . Her painful tale is engrossing.”—Washington Post Book World For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control—who almost destroyed her parents’ marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography