Download or read The Rain Came Last Other Stories PDF, written by Niccolò Tucci and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1990 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen stories describe a Tuscany childhood, family dislocation, and an immigrant's view of Manhattan in the thirties
Download or read I Stole the Rain PDF, written by Elisa Ruotolo and published by Canelo. This book was released on 2016-06-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A trio of unforgettable stories from the superstitious Italian province of Campania In Campania fizzy drinks are delivered by cart, old women sell gold to a furtive clientele, and the tobacconist’s daughter is a prize beyond imagining. In the first tale, “I am Super Legend,” a local team of beer-swilling, smoking, perennial losers is dragged toward the dubiously prestigious championship by the coach’s son, who becomes cursed by his nickname, Super Legend. In “Look at Me,” a motherless boy tries to help his father’s best friend, the mute Cesare, who has fallen in love with their housekeeper Silvia. And in “The Child Comes Home,” a young boy disappears, and his mother – after losing everything and being forced to take up her grandmother’s questionably legal profession – is consoled by her bickering sisters-in-law and her undying wish to hear her son’s knock on the front door... A sublime mixture of humour and pathos, and brimming with colourful characters, I Stole the Rain is a delightful collection from one of Italy’s pre-eminent storytellers. Elisa Ruotolo is a Classics teacher who has published several short stories. I Stole the Rain is her first collection. ‘Armed with a frightening mastery over the complicated landscape of human emotions and an ability to stunning portray them with crisp, concise prose, Ruotolo has managed to pull off a near impossible balancing act. She’s created a set of fictional pieces so believable that they breathe on their own, and so inspired by life that word by word they force the reader to experience every glorious moment of their existence.’ Typographical Era ‘By the end of the book one feels as if a lifetime in stories has passed by in the blink of an eye. The prose is sharp, witty, and transcendent, and the characters remain long after the stories have been read and reread.’ Necessary Fiction
Download or read The Rain Climber PDF, written by Susan Andres and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008-06-16 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Tears before the Rain PDF, written by Larry Engelmann and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1990-08-30 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CBS camera-man Mike Marriott was on the last plane to escape from Danang before it fell in the spring of 1975. The scene was pure chaos: thousands of panic-stricken Vietnamese storming the airliner, soldiers shooting women and children to get aboard first, refugees being trampled to death. Marriott remembers standing at the door of the aft stairway, which was gaping open as the plane took off. "There were five Vietnamese below me on the steps. As the nose of the aircraft came up, because of the force and speed of the aircraft, the Vietnamese began to fall off. One guy managed to hang on for a while, but at about 600 feet he let go and just floated off--just like a skydiver.... What was going through my head was, I've got to survive this, and at the same time, I've got to capture this on film. This is the start of the fall of a country. This country is gone. This is history, right here and now." In Tears Before the Rain, a stunning oral history of the fall of South Vietnam, Larry Engelmann has gathered together the testimony of seventy eyewitnesses (both American and Vietnamese) who, like Mike Marriott, capture the feel of history "right here and now." We hear the voices of nurses, pilots, television and print media figures, the American Ambassador Graham Martin, the CIA station chief Thomas Polgar, Vietnamese generals, Amerasian children, even Vietcong and North Vietnamese soldiers. Through this extraordinary range of perspectives, we experience first-hand the final weeks before Saigon collapsed, from President Thieu's cataclysmic withdrawal from Pleiku and Kontum, (Colonel Le Khac Ly, put in command of the withdrawal, recalls receiving the order: "I opened my eyes large, large, large. I thought I wasn't hearing clearly") to the last-minute airlift of Americans from the embassy courtyard and roof ("I remember when the bird ascended," says Stuart Herrington, who left on one of the last helicopters, "It banked, and there was the Embassy, the parking lot, the street lights. And the silence"). Touching, heroic, harrowing, and utterly unforgettable, these dramatic narratives illuminate one of the central events of modern history. "It was like being at Waterloo," concludes Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes. "It was so important, so historical. And today it is still very obvious that we Americans have not recovered from Vietnam....Nothing else in my lifetime was as important as that--as important as Vietnam."
Download or read My Life Through the Storm the Fire and the Rain PDF, written by Linda Tyler and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-03-29 with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born 1970 in Georgia, Linda Tyler was the fifth child of her mother's six children. I birthed three children of my own in 1986 having had my first child at age sixteen. Dropping out of high school at age fifteen. Later birthing two more children at age nineteen and around twenty-three. Still struggling to find my purpose in life, taking to the streets at an early age only to realize, looking for love in all the wrong places would lead me down a path of self-destruction. Soon I found myself walking in my own mother's footsteps, birthing children that I wasn't caring for, raising, nurturing, and teaching them how to grow, and to become smart, respectable, loving, moral, and vibrant young men and women. Later in life in the early 2000s, I went back to school and received my diploma. This was a huge accomplishment for me! I knew without education I would be stagnant in my growth in life. Another great accomplishment happen also in the early 2000s. I met a nice guy who later became the love of my life, who later on became my husband, Romeo Lewis, who inspired me to be a better woman, mother, person, etc. A man that made me fill whole again! A man that became a huge father figure that my children didn't have. A man that loved all his children and grandchildren as well, that loves his family unconditionally. I want to share my story to inspire and help other young adults out there that maybe facing some of the same hardships as myself. Don't give up and don't give in, we all have a purpose to fulfill in one's lifetime. Keep the faith, and if you fall get back up! Ecclesiastes 9:11 reads, "The race is not won to the swift, but to the one who endureth till the end." PS: if I can do it, so can you!
Download or read Prisoner of the Rock PDF, written by Héron-Mimouni and published by Babelcube Inc.. This book was released on 2015-06-16 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Monaco et le prisonnier du Rocher. Luigi Ciardelli En collaboration avec Corinne Héron-Mimouni, agent pénitentiaire. Placé sous les verrous en France pour braquage, Luigi Ciardelli est en route, extradé vers l'Italie, pour purger sa peine, lorsque le camion pénitentiaire dévie vers Monaco. La justice monégasque veut le récupérer. Considéré comme l'ennemi numéro 1, LUigi Ciardelli se retrouve emprisonné dans l'une des prisons la plus discrète du monde : celle de Monaco. On suit le confit qui, dès le début, l'oppose à l'administration monégasque qui refuse de l'envoyer dans une prison italienne. Le bras de fer est inégal, et Luigi Ciardelli n'aura dès lors qu'un seul but : s'évader. Dans son projet d'évasion, il entraîne un ancien marine américain. L'auteur devient alors le personnage d'un réel roman d'aventure. L'évasion est réussie. Le Rocher est ébranlé. Des explications s'imposent. S'est-il évadé sans aide extérieure ? Une rumeur de complot commence à planer sur la Principauté. Ce document vécu, d'un homme qui accepte de témoigner, est l'occasion de réfléchir au thème de la justice sous un aspect jamais abordé. La peine de prison, seule réponse à la délinquence, n'est plus vue à travers le délabrement des prisons françaises et laisse ainsi l'auteur s'exprimer sur la notion d'enfermement. Un sujet intemporel. Luigi Ciardelli a prêté sa plume à Corinne Héron-Mimouni, auteur notamment de Matonne aux éditions Ramsay.
Download or read Blues to Blood PDF, written by Donald J. Darcy and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2009-08 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this compelling memoir ... Donald Darcy provides a glimpse into his journey through a world of music, drugs, and alcoholism, ultimately illustrating that recovery is possible for anyone with a desire to change"--Page 4 of cover.
Download or read The Zambesi Basin and Nyassaland PDF, written by Daniel J. Rankin and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read The Far Away Brothers Adapted for Young Adults PDF, written by Lauren Markham and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2019-08-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The inspiring true story about identical twin teenage brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California as undocumented immigrants, perfect for fans of Enrique's Journey and anyone interested in learning about the issues that underlie today's conversations about DACA and immigration reform. Ernesto and Raúl Flores are identical twins, used to being mistaken for each other. As seventeen-year-olds living in rural El Salvador, they think the United States is just a far-off dream--it's too risky, too expensive to start a life there. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of MS-13, one of El Salvador's brutal gangs, he flees the country for his own safety. Raúl, fearing that he will be mistaken for his brother, follows close behind. Running from one danger to the next, the Flores twins make the harrowing journey north, crossing the Rio Grande and the Texas desert only to fall into the hands of immigration authorities. When they finally make it to the custody of their older brother in Oakland, California, the difficulties don't end. While navigating a new school in a new language, struggling to pay off their mounting coyote debt, and anxiously waiting for their day in immigration court, Raul and Ernesto are also trying to lead normal teenage lives--dealing with girls, social media, and fitting in. With only each other for support, they begin the process of carving out a life for themselves, one full of hope and possibility. Adapted for young adults from the award-winning adult edition, The Far Away Brothers is the inspiring true story of two teens making their way in America, a personal look at U.S. immigration policy, and a powerful account of contemporary immigration. A Junior Library Guild Selection "Both touching and educational. . . . Gets inside the heads and hearts of immigrants." --Kirkus, Starred Review "A must for all young adult nonfiction shelves." --School Library Journal, Starred "Visceral and informative, this is a necessary read for today's youth." --Booklist
Download or read Battle of Barboursville Ky PDF, written by Ray Adkins and published by Ray Adkins. This book was released on 2005-08 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first armed conflict in Kentucky with the first casulaities on both side the North and the South.Where the first Confederate Officer was killed and other tidbits of local history.
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Download or read Fire in America PDF, written by Stephen J. Pyne and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 681 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Pyne explores the efforts of successive American cultures to master wildfire and to use it to shape the landscape.
Download or read The Complete Works PDF, written by George MacDonald and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 14107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. This edition includes: George MacDonald by Annie Matheson Fantasy Fiction: The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and Curdie Phantastes At the Back of the North Wind The Lost Princess: A Double Story The Day Boy and the Night Girl The Flight of the Shadow Lilith: A Romance Adela Cathcart The Portent and Other Stories Dealings with the Fairies Stephen Archer and Other Tales Realistic Fiction: David Elginbrod (The Tutor's First Love) Alec-Forbes of Howglen (The Maiden's Bequest) Robert Falconer (The Musician's Quest) Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood Wilfrid Cumbermede Gutta Percha Willie St. George and St. Michael Mary Marston (A Daughter's Devotion) Warlock o' Glenwarlock (The Laird's Inheritance) Weighed and Wanting (A Gentlewoman's Choice) What's Mine's Mine (The Highlander's Last Song) Home Again (The Poet's Homecoming) The Elect Lady (The Landlady's Master) A Rough Shaking Heather and Snow (The Peasant Girl's Dream) Salted with Fire (The Minister's Restoration) Far Above Rubies Malcolm The Marquis of Lossie (The Marquis' Secret) Sir Gibbie (The Baronet's Song) Donal Grant (The Shepherd's Castle) Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood The Seaboard Parish The Vicar's Daughter Thomas Wingfold, Curate (The Curate's Awakening) Paul Faber, Surgeon (The Lady's Confession) There and Back (The Baron's Apprenticeship) The Poetical Works of George MacDonald A Hidden Life and Other Poems A Book of Strife, in the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul Rampolli: Growths from a Long-planted Root Theological Writings: Unspoken Sermons The Miracles of Our Lord The Hope of the Gospel ...
Download or read Report on the Famine in the Panjab During 1869 70 PDF, written by Punjab central famine relief comm and published by . This book was released on 1870 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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