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Home Is Burning

Author : Dan Marshall
ISBN : 9781250068859
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2015 For the Marshalls, laughter is the best medicine. Especially when combined with alcohol, pain pills, excessive cursing, sexual escapades, actual medicine, and more alcohol. Meet Dan Marshall. 25, good job, great girlfriend, and living the dream life in sunny Los Angeles without a care in the world. Until his mother calls. And he ignores it, as you usually do when Mom calls. Then she calls again. And again. Dan thought things were going great at home. But it turns out his mom's cancer, which she had battled throughout his childhood with tenacity and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush, is back. And to add insult to injury, his loving father has been diagnosed with ALS. Sayonara L.A., Dan is headed home to Salt Lake City, Utah. Never has there been a more reluctant family reunion: His older sister is resentful, having stayed closer to home to bear the brunt of their mother's illness. His younger brother comes to lend a hand, giving up a journalism career and evenings cruising Chicago gay bars. His next younger sister, a sullen teenager, is a rebel with a cause. And his baby sister - through it all - can only think about her beloved dance troop. Dan returns to shouting matches at the dinner table, old flames knocking at the door, and a speech device programmed to help his father communicate that is as crude as the rest of them. But they put their petty differences aside and form Team Terminal, battling their parents' illnesses as best they can, when not otherwise distracted by the chaos that follows them wherever they go. Not even the family cats escape unscathed. As Dan steps into his role as caregiver, wheelchair wrangler, and sibling referee, he watches pieces of his previous life slip away, and comes to realize that the further you stretch the ties that bind, the tighter they hold you together.

The Burning Of The World

Author : Bela Zombory-Moldovan
ISBN : 9781590178102
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War An NYRB Classics Original The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a powerful addition to the literature of the war that defined the shape of the twentieth century.

Burned

Author : Louise Nayer
ISBN : 1421837609
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Memoir Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Award, 2011. An Oprah Magazine Great Read Louise Nayer illuminates both the emotional intensity of loss and the surprising strength that is summoned up for the sake of loved ones. Burned is the story of a family stripped to their barest elements and held together by love. "Your parents were extraordinary people. It seems a miracle that they could have a reasonably normal and content life after that tragedy." --Isabel Allende "Meticulous and moving... Louise Nayer's memoir makes a large statement about human healing." --Carl Dennis, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. "As a poet and writer Louise Nayer has established herself as a singular voice of her generation." --Robert Creeley "Louise's beautifully crafted story took great courage to write. ough it is about a freak accident and two children separated from their parents, it is ultimately about the road they all took to become a family again--the strength to feel the truth of what happened and the strength to carry on." --Julia Scheeres, NYT best selling Author of Jesus Land and A ousand Lives. " is gripping memoir is written from both the child and parent's perspective and vividly captures the angst that Louise and her family endured as a result of a tragic accident. e book follows the transforma- tion of an amazing family determined to heal from a catastrophic event." --Charlene Pell, Author and Head of Facing Forward. "An extraordinary book.Heart-wrenching yet always readable. is book is a learning opportunity about all sorts of trauma." --Dr. Anne Benham, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Stanford Univerisity.

A Dimly Burning Wick

Author : Sadako Okuda
ISBN : 9780875865614
Genre : History
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A House In The Sky

Author : Amanda Lindhout
ISBN : 9781451645620
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 68. 85 MB
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BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught. Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review). As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

Nothing Left To Burn

Author : Jay Varner
ISBN : 9781565126091
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author returns to his childhood home and begins to investigate his father's career as a firefighter and his grandfather's history as a serial arsonist.

Burning The Days

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9781743534069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 72. 32 MB
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This brilliant memoir brings to life an entire era through the sensibility of one of America's finest authors. Recollecting fifty years of love, desire and friendship, Burning the Days traces the life of a singular man, who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before reinventing himself as a writer in the New York of the 1960s. It features - in Salter's uniquely beautiful style - some of the most evocative pages about flying ever written, together with portraits of the actors, directors and authors who influenced him. This is a book that through its sheer sensual force not only recollects the past, but reclaims it.

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