How We Came Back

How We Came Back Author Nona Martin Storr
ISBN-10 1942951140
Release 2015-06
Pages 274
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, displacing half a million people and causing more than $100 billion in damage in the Greater New Orleans region. The nation wondered how the people of New Orleans could recover from a disaster of this magnitude, the costliest in American history. Within a few years of Katrina, hundreds of thousands had returned and were rebuilding their homes. How they have come back is, to say the least, something of a puzzle. A decade later, this book presents 17 oral histories of Hurricane Katrina survivors from four diverse New Orleans communities. The oral histories explore how these individuals, families, and communities began to rebuild after the devastation. These testimonies show that communities can be surprisingly resilient in the wake of disaster, especially thanks to early and disproportionately large individual efforts. Why have some communities rebounded quickly while others have lagged behind? Even after accounting for obvious factors, such as degree of damage, median income, and flood insurance, much of the variance remains unexplained. What are the socially embedded resources that communities have drawn on to develop effective recovery strategies? Why, despite the commitment of significant government resources, have many of the official forms of assistance produced disappointing results? This book explores the answers to these persistent questions, which have dogged social scientists over the past 10 years. Perhaps most importantly, it serves as fitting tribute to the vision, resolve, and industriousness of those who came back.



We Came Back

We Came Back Author Patrick Lacey
ISBN-10 194404454X
Release 2017-04-15
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"WE CAME BACK is an emotional trip through our darkest fears. One of the best books I've read in years."--Kristopher Rufty, author of SOMETHING VIOLENT and DESOLATION. Growing up dead. Melvin Brown sees things that aren't there. Monsters with tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Ever the social outcast, he is bullied to the point of suicide. And his hatred of those who did him wrong does not die with him. One decade after Melvin's death, something strange is happening to Lynnwood High School's smartest and most popular students. They begin to act out and spend time at the former high school, now abandoned and said to be haunted. And their numbers grow at an alarming rate. Is this just a passing fad or are the rumors true? Does Lynnwood really have a teenage cult on their hands?



We Came Back to Jesus

We Came Back to Jesus Author Bob Lord
ISBN-10 0926143042
Release 1988
Pages 205
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Bob & Penny Lord's account of how they turned their backs on God, after the death of their nineteen year old son to an overdose of drugs in 1971. Walk with them as they open the old wounds that had been safely stored away, the past, the days of tears, fears & darkness. Experience the joy of reconciliation, of resurrection, as they felt the strong pull back to the Church. "The book combined their recognition of God's mysterious Providence with a passionate hymn of praise honoring God as their Redeemer. 'For all the brothers & sisters whom You have used to weave the fabric of our lives in Your service, we thank You, Jesus.' "They have become modern Franciscans...Like St. Francis, the Lords bravely sold their thriving business, & worked in their chosen apostolate. "I invite all fellow souls to read WE CAME BACK TO JESUS, to share their journey. Their life is a living example of the poet's 'We are put on earth a little space apart, & made to bear the beams of love.' May the beams of light shining from their journey continue to grace those souls around this remarkable couple - that light certainly surrounds this book."--Kenneth G. Klassen - The Wanderer. For further information or to order, phone 1-800-633-2484.



Five Came Back

Five Came Back Author Mark Harris
ISBN-10 9780698151574
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 528
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Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris, premiering on March 31,2017: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them. In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight. The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back. “Five Came Back . . . is one of the great works of film history of the decade.” --Slate “A tough-minded, information-packed and irresistibly readable work of movie-minded cultural criticism. Like the best World War II films, it highlights marquee names in a familiar plot to explore some serious issues: the human cost of military service, the hypnotic power of cinema and the tension between artistic integrity and the exigencies of war.” --The New York Times



We Came Back to Say

We Came Back to Say Author Theo Pauline Nestor
ISBN-10 1609440633
Release 2012-10-01
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We Came Back to Say has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from We Came Back to Say also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full We Came Back to Say book for free.



Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End Author Joshua Ferris
ISBN-10 9780141917627
Release 2008-03-06
Pages 400
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Joshua Ferris's Then We Came to the End is one of the most acutely observed, dazzling American debuts of recent years. They spend their days - and too many of their nights - at work. Away from friends and family, they share a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers they call colleagues. There's Chris Yop, clinging to his ergonomic chair; Lynn Mason, the boss, whose breast cancer everyone pretends not to talk about; Carl Garbedian, secretly taking someone else's medication; Marcia Dwyer, whose hair is stuck in the eighties; and Benny, who's just - well, just Benny. Amidst the boredom, redundancies, water cooler moments, meetings, flirtations and pure rage, life is happening, to their great surprise, all around them. Then We Came to the End is about sitting all morning next to someone you cross the road to avoid at lunch. It's the story of your life and mine. 'Very funny, intense and exhilarating . . . For the first time in fiction, it has truly captured the way we work' The Times 'As dazzling as Franzen's The Corrections and as confident as Tartt's The Secret History . . . Exceptional, very funny' Daily Telegraph 'Slick, sophisticated and very funny, Ferris's cracking debut has modern Everyman fighting for his identity in an increasingly impersonal world' Daily Mail Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimedThe Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 and the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014. He lives in New York.



The Girl Who Came Back

The Girl Who Came Back Author Susan Lewis
ISBN-10 9781448183876
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 432
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When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules’s life is very different now to the one she’d known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay. The question is, what will Jules do; and which of them – her or Amelia - has the most to fear?



Why I Left the Church Why I Came Back and Why I Just Might Leave Again Memories of Growing Up African American and Catholic

Why I Left the Church  Why I Came Back  and Why I Just Might Leave Again  Memories of Growing Up African American and Catholic Author Jean K. Douglas
ISBN-10 9780978963507
Release 2006
Pages 164
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The 1960s-1980s were turbulent decades for the Catholic Church as it struggled to navigate the waters of racial injustice and the women's movement. Douglas reviews parochial teachings on race relations, integration, and gender roles, revealing the conflicts faced by a black girl trying to come to terms with her faith.



Marikana

Marikana Author Peter Alexander
ISBN-10 9781431407330
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 144
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"The Marikana massacre involved the largest number of killings of South African civilians by the security forces since the end of apartheid. Those killed were mineworkers who were on strike for a living wage of R12 500 per month. The workers had occupied a koppie they called 'the mountain' and were simply demanding the right to speak with their employer when the police attacked and the massacre occurred"--Back cover.



If the Dinosaurs Came Back

If the Dinosaurs Came Back Author Bernard Most
ISBN-10 0152380213
Release 1991
Pages 32
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A young boy who wishes for the return of the dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.



But Then I Came Back

But Then I Came Back Author Estelle Laure
ISBN-10 9780544868229
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 320
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Gayle Forman meets Francesca Lia Block in this dazzling story about two coma girls and the boy who connects their lives. From the author of This Raging Light, a debut that New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson calls “remarkable.” “Something does exist. I saw. It’s a place. Like this but different.” “Okay, so let’s say we do reach her, that something like that is even possible. Then what?” “Then we ask her to come back.” Eden: As far as coma patients go, Eden’s lucky. She woke up. But still, she can’t shake the feeling that she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife. Joe: Joe visits the hospital every day, hoping that Jaz, his lifelong friend, will wake up. More than anything, he wants to hear her voice again. But he’s not sure anyone can reach her. Eden & Joe: Even though she knows it sounds crazy, Eden tells Joe that they might be able to talk to Jaz. Opening themselves up to the great unknown—and each other—Eden and Joe experience life: mysterious and scary, beautiful and bright.



The Year My Mother Came Back

The Year My Mother Came Back Author Alice Eve Cohen
ISBN-10 9781616204310
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 288
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“A riveting journey.” —Julie Metz, author of Perfection “A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life For the first time in decades I’m remembering Mom, all of her--the wonderful and terrible things about her that I’ve cast out of my thoughts for so long. I’m still struggling to prevent these memories from erupting from their subterranean depths. Trying to hold back the flood. I can’t, not today. The levees break. Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen’s mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it’s entirely possible for the people we’ve lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice approaches it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood and allow herself to be a daughter once more in order to take care of her own girls. Understanding and forgiving her mother’s parenting transgressions leads her to accept her own and to realize that she doesn’t have to be perfect to be a good mother. “Alice Eve Cohen’s warm, witty, wise memoir is an elixir of love. It captures the struggles of every woman who ever wanted to be a better mother or daughter. Read it and weep, and laugh, and love.” —Nancy Bachrach, author of The Center of the Universe “Funny, painful, absurd, and heartwarming . . . Alice’s struggle to accept her imperfect self is a loving message tomothers who struggle to live life with grace. A beautiful book.” —Julie Metz, New York Times bestselling author of Perfection “Cohen navigates what was a perfect storm of a year . . . What she made of this year is a book so honest, so moving, and ultimately so wise that it is a privilege to take the journey with her.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life “I love, love, love this book. It’s so rich, so real, and so moving . . . An astonishingly wonderful book—I was enthralled.” —Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Pictures of You “Compassionate, compelling, and told in luscious prose that practically begs you to sink in and linger, Cohen’s imaginative story and its fascinating characters will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.” —Jessie Sholl, author of Dirty Secret



Embracing Forgiveness

Embracing Forgiveness Author Eva Adam
ISBN-10 9781452560984
Release 2013-04
Pages 58
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Born and raised in Romania, Eva Adam, moved to Norway in 1993 and married her Norwegian husband, Leiv. Together with him and their son, Leif, Eva had the perfect family life, until the past managed to hunt her down. Going through a major shift, battling with her memories of sexual and physical abuse back in Romania, Eva's body and mind started to break down, and she became sick and depressed. Motivated to learn how to change her health issue, Eva started to learn to heal herself practicing Reiki healing, shamanic healing, and meditation. She traveled to many places, attending many courses in Norway, Sweden, India, and the US, hoping one day she'll feel better. But her healing started the day she started to forgive. Working with the teachings of "A Course in Miracles" helped Eva to close the gap of separation between her and God, between her and persons she believed did her wrong. She understood all she had to do in order to change her own life was to forgive all of them, including herself. Understanding that she could "create or re-create" her life every day, Eva managed to change her thoughts and break the circle of her ancestors. Guided by God's words in her daily life, Eva finally changed her life. Good luck to you. I love you. Be blessed.



Only Two Came Back

Only Two Came Back Author Dale Janda
ISBN-10 9780595191260
Release 2001-07-01
Pages 215
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"Only Two Came Back" is the second sequel to "The Back-Up Girl." Four young men kill a young girl. Four men take out after them to avenge the death. The chase covers much of the Old West in the 1800’s.



He Came Back for Me

He Came Back for Me Author Andrea Krazeise
ISBN-10 9781609577100
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He Came Back For Me is a story of life to weave a beautiful tapestry that resulted in forgiveness, reconciliation, the transformation of a dysfunctional family, and the reunion of a lifetime.



Navajo Blessingway Singer

Navajo Blessingway Singer Author Frank Mitchell
ISBN-10 0826331815
Release 2003
Pages 446
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This life history of a Navajo leader, recorded in the 1960s and first published in 1977, is a classic work in the study of Navajo history and religious traditions. "A skillful, meticulous, and altogether praiseworthy contribution to Navajo studies. . . . Although the focus of Mitchell's autobiography is upon his role as a Blessingway singer, there is much material here on Navajo history and culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mitchell attended the government school at Fort Defiance, worked on the railroad in Arizona, served as a handyman and interpreter at several trading posts and the Franciscan missions, and later served as a tribal councilman in the 1930s and as a judge in the 1940s and 1950s. His observations on these experiences are relevant to our understanding of contemporary Navajo life."--Lawrence C. Kelly,Western Historical Quarterly "This book stands easily among the best of the 'native' autobiographies. Narrated by a thoughtful and articulate Navajo leader over a span of eighteen years, this life history is brought into English with none of the selective romanticizing that has spoiled some books. . . . [It is] a superb job of bringing one culture ever closer to another."--Barre Tolken,Western Folklore



Real Good Church

Real Good Church Author Molly Phinney Baskette
ISBN-10 0829820027
Release 2014-06
Pages 228
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"This is a practical manual of everything our church did," says author Molly Phinney Baskette, "to reverse our death spiral and become the healthy, stable, spirited and robust community it is today evident in the large percentage of children and young adults in our church, and a sixfold increase in pledged giving in the last decade." Baskette, pastor of First Church Somerville UCC in the Boston area, strongly believes her church's strategies will work for any church, in any setting, regardless of denomination, demographics, and political landscape. Here, in her new book, Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too, she shares everything her church did, addressing topics such as: outreach and growth strategies, finances and giving, creative worship, including personal testimony and corporate prayer, church conflict and change, anxiety and humor, and much more.