This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

This is a novel to be read late into the night and then shared with friends and relatives—you'll see what I mean!” —Jonis Agee, author of The Bones of Paradise and The River Wife “One of the strengths of This Must Be the Place is the ...

Author: Susan Jackson Rodgers

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9781501758027

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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It's the summer of 1983. Ronald Reagan is in the White House, Princess Leia is on magazine covers, and Thea Knox is on the road. Fresh out of college, Thea is driving solo from California to New York. Her plan is to house-sit for her parents for the summer, but they sell her childhood home on a whim, leaving Thea (once again) to her own devices. She takes a detour to visit her Aunt Wendy in Merdale, a college town nestled in the Kansas prairie. Unlike Dorothy, Thea's adventure begins when she arrives in Kansas. Thea is immediately surrounded by her aunt's group of friends, including Julie, a bookstore owner; Nick, Julie's carpenter boyfriend; Bob, a stoner wildlife rehabilitator; and Amira, a lawyer who works with runaway girls. When she finds herself in love at first sight with Jimmy Ward, a local with a hazy past, Thea decides to extend her stay. Not everyone welcomes her into the fold, however, and Thea's own past--including her distant best friend and erstwhile boyfriends on either coast--is nipping at her heels. When she discovers a terrible secret that could upend Jimmy's world, the spell of happiness she has woven in this unlikely place threatens to break. This compelling coming-of-age novel explores the search for identity, love, friendship, and home, and celebrates the magic and mystery that exist in even the most ordinary places.
Categories: Fiction

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

This must be what it feels like to love someone, he thought, and felt both very big and very small. He squeezed Oneida, clenched in his arms, a little tighter. Eugene thought Chas was stalling by strumming a repetitive riff that sounded ...

Author: Kate Racculia

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429942282

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A sudden death, a never-mailed postcard, and a longburied secret set the stage for a luminous and heartbreakingly real novel about lost souls finding one another The Darby-Jones boardinghouse in Ruby Falls, New York, is home to Mona Jones and her daughter, Oneida, two loners and self-declared outcasts who have formed a perfectly insular family unit: the two of them and the three eclectic boarders living in their house. But their small, quiet life is upended when Arthur Rook shows up in the middle of a nervous breakdown, devastated by the death of his wife, carrying a pink shoe box containing all his wife's mementos and keepsakes, and holding a postcard from sixteen years ago, addressed to Mona but never sent. Slowly the contents of the box begin to fit together to tell a story—one of a powerful friendship, a lost love, and a secret that, if revealed, could change everything that Mona, Oneida, and Arthur know to be true. Or maybe the stories the box tells and the truths it brings to life will teach everyone about love—how deeply it runs, how strong it makes us, and how even when all seems lost, how tightly it brings us together. With emotional accuracy and great energy, This Must Be the Place introduces memorable, charming characters that refuse to be forgotten.
Categories: Fiction

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

Those four words feel central to what home means to me, though I need to find a word for music that begins with F to ... At each address I found myself saying, “This must be the place” because at each address I found another piece of ...

Author: Milton Brasher-Cunningham

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819232106

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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• Connects the metaphor of home that runs through the stories of our faith – the Prodigal Son, the Son of Man has nowhere to call home, heaven as home – with the deep desire to belong and to feel wanted • Author of Keeping the Feast turns discussions about food and faith into what it means to live in community, to create home, and to feel at home The author writes, “One of the characters in Robert Frost’s ‘Death of a Hired Man’ says, ‘Home is that place where, when you go there, they have to let you in.’ I have found that place in my marriage, around our dining room table for Thursday Night Dinners, with friends who have helped me make a mosaic out of the shards of my fractured past. Home, for me, means to belong, to feel wanted.”
Categories: Religion

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

This must be the place / Anna Winger. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-594-48997-6 1. Actors—Fiction. 2. Married women—Fiction. 3. Americans— Germany—Berlin—Fiction. 4. Berlin (Germany)—Fiction. 5. Friendship—Fiction. I. Title. PS3623.

Author: Anna Winger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638749

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A "stealthily original" (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel of two people who find each other when they least expect it in a city haunted by history.BR Walter Baum has one of the most famous voices in Germany. A former television star, he's been dubbing Tom Cruise's lines into German for fifteen years. Now he finds himself nearing forty, alone and adrift. In the apartment below is Hope, a young American woman, isolated in a lonely city. When they finally meet in the elevator of the building they share, what transpires is "an essential love story for our confused and difficult times."(Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan)
Categories: Fiction

The Human Division 10 This Must Be the Place

The Human Division  10  This Must Be the Place

We are. Every day of the year. "Now we come to the point where our beloved leader, the resident in the White House, can no longer hide under the canard of a so-called global economic downturn, and has to face the music with the American ...

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466830592

Category: Fiction

Page: 33

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The tenth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. Colonial Union diplomat Hart Schmidt is back home for Harvest Day celebrations—to a family whose members wonder whether its youngest son isn't wasting his life clinging to the lowest rung of the CU's diplomatic ladder. When his father, a legendarily powerful politician, presents him with a compelling offer, Schmidt has to take stock of his life and career. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Every Hallelujah A Songwriter s Journey Through the Psalms

Every Hallelujah  A Songwriter s Journey Through the Psalms

A guiltless man A twisted cross A perfect lamb The cost of sin The sacrifice The dark of day The final cry This must be the place This must be the place The break of day The empty tomb The risen Lord The upper room The open hands The ...

Author: Sue C. Smith

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483427805

Category: Religion


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Sue Smith has contributed a much-needed collection of principles and insights for the process of songwriting. Using the Psalms as signposts on this journey, Sue has drawn from David, the greatest songwriter of all time, to help present day songwriters find the joy and the discipline of singing our hearts out to God. —Gloria Gaither, songwriter, author, speak Sue C. Smith has been the most prolific and impactful writer for our company and the thousands of churches we serve. This new book is as beneficial as thousands of hours of conference training, but it is all in one brilliant resource. —Johnathan Crumpton, Sr. Vice President, Brentwood-Benson Publications This book is a priceless treasure. The wealth of experience and spiritual perspective from one of Christian music’s most prolific songwriters is like gold. —Mike Harland, Director, LifeWay Worship Resources
Categories: Religion

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Like the Survivor film Harold and Maude, 40 years later, This Must Be Holocaust Cinema Complete the Place (2011) is intensely quirky and beautifully made. This Must Be the Place features the estranged adult son of a just-deceased ...

Author: Rich Brownstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.
Categories: Performing Arts

Along the Way

Along the Way

But were they not also peaceful acts of conscience against what Bly called “the civilized world” that the Wild Man opposes by nature? It was worth considering. This must be the place. That line, when the young hunter sees the hand reach ...

Author: Martin Sheen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781849836982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Spanning nearly 50 years of family history, the book chronicles the remarkable lives of two creative talents, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. It's a story of father and son set against the backdrop of Hollywood; this narrative is organized around their physical and spiritual journey along the Camino de Santiago, Spain, the thousand-year-old pilgrimage path which traverses Galicia. It is the area from which Sheen's father emigrated to the U.S. and to which Estevez's own son has returned. Along the Waywill focus not just on the lives these men have chosen as artists, but also (and most importantly) on the one they have lived together. It is a story of family bonds and artistic advances and setbacks; of good choices and hard choices; of opportunities lost and opportunities found. Sheen and Estevez will share what they have experienced and learned from each other in their forty eight years as father and son, as fathers of sons, as actors and director, as spiritual seekers, and as concerned citizens of the world. Readers will meet them as real people rather than icons, as two men who have accumulated decades of wisdom and insight they are now ready to share.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

Culture critic David Bowman tells the fascinating story of how this brain trust of talented musicians turned pop music on its head.

Author: David Bowman

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 0060507314

Category: Music

Page: 416

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A fascinating glimpse behind the big suits and deadpan looks to the heart and soul of a band that made it big by playing it cool With their minimalist beats, sophisticated lyrics, and stoic mien, the Talking Heads were indisputably one of the most influential and intriguing bands of their time. Rising from the ashes of punk and the smoldering embers of the disco inferno, they effectively straddled the boundaries between critical and commercial success as few other groups did, with music you could deconstruct and dance to at the same time. Culture critic David Bowman tells the fascinating story of how this brain trust of talented musicians turned pop music on its head. From the band’s inception at the Rhode Island School of Design to their first big gig opening for the Ramones at CBGB, from their prominence in the worlds of art and fashion to the clash of egos and ideals that left them angry, jealous, and ready to call it quits, Bowman closely chronicles the rise and fall of a stunningly original and gloriously dysfunctional rock 'n' roll band that stayed together longer than anyone thought possible, and left a legacy that influences artists to this day.
Categories: Music