The Home Place Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Home Place


  • Author : J. Drew Lanham
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-08-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571318756

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The Home Place Excerpt :

“A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape, and a deep meditation on nature…wise and beautiful.”—Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk A Foreword Reviews Best Book of the Year and Nautilus Silver Award Winner In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored. Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity.” By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a meditation on nature and belonging by an ornithologist and professor of ecology, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today. “When you’re done with The Home Place, it won’t be done with you. Its wonders will linger like everything luminous.”—Star Tribune “A lyrical story about the power of the wild…synthesizes his own family history, geography, nature, and race into a compelling argument for conservation and resilience.”—National Geographic

The Home Place Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Home Place


  • Author : Carrie La Seur
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062323460

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The Home Place Excerpt :

Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister’s death. The only Terrebonne who made it out, Alma thought she was done with Montana, with its bleak winters and stifling ways. But an unexpected call from the local police takes the successful lawyer back to her provincial hometown and pulls her into the family trouble she thought she’d left far behind: Her lying, party-loving sister, Vicky, is dead. Alma is told that a very drunk Vicky had wandered away from a party and died of exposure after a night in the brutal cold. But when Alma returns home to bury Vicky and see to her orphaned niece, she discovers that the death may not have been an accident. The Home Place is a story of secrets that will not lie still, human bonds that will not break, and crippling memories that will not be silenced. It is a story of rural towns and runaways, of tensions corporate and racial, of childhood trauma and adolescent betrayal, and of the guilt that even forgiveness cannot ease. Most of all, this is a story of the place we carry in us always: home.

Farming the Home Place Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Farming the Home Place


  • Author : Valerie J. Matsumoto
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501711916

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Farming the Home Place Excerpt :

In 1919, against a backdrop of a long history of anti-Asian nativism, a handful of Japanese families established Cortez Colony in a bleak pocket of the San Joachin Valley. Valerie Matsumoto chronicles conflicts within the community as well as obstacles from without as the colonists responded to the challenges of settlement, the setbacks of the Great Depression, the hardships of World War II internment, and the opportunities of postwar reconstruction. Tracing the evolution of gender and family roles of members of Cortez as well as their cultural, religious, and educational institutions, she documents the persistence and flexibility of ethnic community and demonstrates its range of meaning from geographic location and web of social relations to state of mind.

The Home Place Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Home Place


  • Author : Wright Morris
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0803282524

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The Home Place Excerpt :

Reproduced from the 1948 edition of The Home Place, the Bison Book edition brings back into print an important early work by one of the most highly regarded of contemporary American Writers. This account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to "the home place" at Lone Tree, Nebraska, has been called "as near to a new fiction form as you could get." Both prose and pictures are homely: worn linoleum, an old man?s shoes, well-used kitchen utensils, and weathered siding. Muncy?s journey of discovery takes the measure of the man he has become and of what he has left behind.

The Home Place Book

The Home Place


  • Author : Brian Friel
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2013-04-18
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571301041

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The Home Place Excerpt :

The year is 1878. The widowed Christopher Gore, his son David and their housekeeper Margaret, the woman with whom they are both in love, live at The Lodge in Ballybeg. But in this era of unrest at the dawn of Home Rule, their seemingly serene life is threatened by the arrival of Christopher's English cousin, who unwittingly ignites deep animosity among the villagers of Ballybeg. The Home Place premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in February 2005.

This Must Be the Place Book

This Must Be the Place


  • Author : Rachael Ray
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593357224

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This Must Be the Place Excerpt :

Rachael Ray presents 125+ recipes straight from her home kitchen in upstate New York, with personal stories on loss, gratitude, and the special memories that make a house a home. “I wanted to write this book because for the first time in my fifty-two years, everyone on the planet was going through the same thing at the same time. We were all feeling the same fear, heartsickness, worry, and sadness, but due to the nature of the virus, it was hard to connect. I connect through cooking, and I noticed that’s what many others were doing as well. We took to the kitchen to share something of ourselves—and cooking became the discipline, diversion, and devotion that got us through.” You may think you know Rachael Ray after decades of TV appearances and dozens of books, but 2020 changed us all and it changed her, too—her life and her direction. During the early months of the pandemic in upstate New York, far away from her New York City television studio, Rachael Ray and her husband, John, went to work in their home kitchen hosting the only cooking show on broadcast TV. At her kitchen counter, with the help of her iPhone cameraman (John), Rachael produced more than 125 meals—everything from humble dishes composed of simple pantry items (One-Pot Chickpea Pasta or Stupid Good, Silly Easy Sausage Tray Bake) to more complex recipes that satisfy a craving or celebrate a moment (Porcini and Greens Risotto or Moroccan Chicken Tagine). This Must Be the Place captures the words, recipes, and images that will forever shape this time for Rachael and her family, offering readers inspiration to rethink and rebuild what home means to them now.

Houghton Mifflin Reading Book

Houghton Mifflin Reading


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Dwellings
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN 10 : 0395811368

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Houghton Mifflin Reading Excerpt :

While out hiking, a family comes upon the site of an old house and finds some clues about the people that once lived there.

The Homeplace Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Homeplace


  • Author : Kevin Wolf
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250103178

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The Homeplace Excerpt :

“Culled from the rarefied air of James Lee Burke, Greg Iles, and John Hart, Kevin Wolf has fashioned a painstakingly perfect tale of murder, angst, and the enduring power of the human spirit. If the late, great Pat Conroy had ever decided to write a mystery, this would be it.” —Jon Land “Kevin Wolf’s debut novel, The Homeplace, succeeds in every way. He has crafted a gripping, fast-paced narrative with beautifully drawn characters in an authentic and interesting small-town Colorado setting. Not only is the mystery compelling, but so are the characters. Even if there were no murders to solve, you would still want to spend time with these fascinating people whose lives echo the sparse and gorgeous landscape they inhabit and whose pasts refuse to leave them to their futures.” —Christine Carbo, author of The Wild Inside Chase Ford was the first of four generations of Ford men to leave Comanche County, Colorado. For Chase, leaving saved the best and hid the worst. But now, he has come home. His friends are right there waiting for him. And so are his enemies. Then the murder of a boy, a high school basketball star just like Chase, rocks the small town. When another death is discovered—one that also shares unsettling connections to him—law enforcement’s attention turns towards Chase, causing him to wonder just what he came home to. A suspenseful, dramatic crime novel, The Homeplace captures the stark beauty of life on the Colorado plains.

The Homeplace Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Homeplace


  • Author : Gilbert Morris
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310252320

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The Homeplace Excerpt :

In the face of tragedy and a world shaken by the Great Depression, Lanie and her younger siblings seek salvation and encouragement in faith, family, and their tight-knit community. By the best-selling author of Edge of Honor. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Between Rock and a Home Place Book

Between Rock and a Home Place


  • Author : Chuck Leavell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Rock musicians
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 0865549753

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Between Rock and a Home Place Excerpt :

For more than half of the Rolling Stones's incredible career, Chuck Leavell has been their keyboard player and an integral part of their acclaimed live performances. But fans also recognize him from the landmark Eric Clapton Unplugged session and tours, the Late George Harrison's final performances and of course Leavell's time with the Allman Brothers at the height of their creative success. That's only half the story of the Alabama-born musician, however, who reveals in this candid, photo-filled memoir how he became not only one of the world's most highly regarded rock and roll piano players, but also one of the most respected and honored environmentalists and forestry experts in the United States.

Sparrow Envy Book

Sparrow Envy


  • Author : J. Drew Lanham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1938235819

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Sparrow Envy Excerpt :

"You are a rare bird, easy to see but invisible just the same." That thought is close at hand in Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts, as renowned naturalist and writer J. Drew Lanham explores his obsession with birds and all things wild in a mixture of poetry and prose. He questions vital assumptions taken for granted by so many birdwatchers: can birding be an escape if the birder is not in a safe place? Who is watching him as he watches birds? With a refreshing balance of reverence and candor, Lanham paints a unique portrait of the natural world: listening to cicadas, tracking sandpipers, towhees, wrens, and cataloging fellow birdwatchers at a conference where he is one of two black birders. The resulting insights are as honest as they are illuminating.

Ya Ha Tinda Book

Ya Ha Tinda


  • Author : Kathy Calvert
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771602297

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Ya Ha Tinda Excerpt :

An illustrated history celebrating the 100th anniversary of this historic, working horse ranch located along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. The story of the Ya Ha Tinda and its evolution into the only continuously operating federal government horse ranch in Canada is much more than the story of the people who worked and lived there. Its ancient history is an amalgam of geological evolution, with archaeological evidence of ancient indigenous people's use of the land for over 9,400 years and a biophysical inventory of flora and fauna unique to this particular landscape. So important is this small footprint, that it has been the source of a constant struggle for control between governments and special interest groups since the early 1900s, when the Brewster Brothers Transfer Company first obtained a grazing lease in the area for raising and breaking horses for their guiding and outfitting business in Banff and Lake Louise. This unique book covers the 100 years since the inception of the ranch: its challenges to survive intact to the 2017 centennial celebration and the stories of the men and women who worked and survived on the spread as they fought the elements and the politics to keep it as a "home place" for both the warden service and Parks Canada.

Home Place Book

Home Place


  • Author : Crescent Dragonwagon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:36708245

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Home Place Excerpt :

While out hiking, a family comes upon the site of an old house and finds some clues about the people that once lived there.

Home Book

Home


  • Author : Arien Mack
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1995-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814755266

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Home Excerpt :

"Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of scholars and of public figures like Bill Cosby have shifted attention away from the persistence of school segregation to lambaste the values of young people themselves. Our Schools Suck forcefully challenges this assertion by giving voice to the compelling stories of African American and Latino students who attend under-resourced inner-city schools, where guidance counselors and AP classes are limited and security guards and metal detectors are plentiful—and grow disheartened by a public conversation that continually casts them as the problem with urban schools. By showing that young people are deeply committed to education but often critical of the kind of education they are receiving, this book highlights the dishonesty of public claims that they do not value education. Ultimately, these powerful student voices remind us of the ways we have shirked our public responsibility to create excellent schools. True school reform requires no less than a new civil rights movement, where adults join with young people to ensure an equal education for each and every student.

The Nesting Place Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Nesting Place


  • Author : Myquillyn Smith
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310337911

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The Nesting Place Excerpt :

Popular blogger and author of Cozy Minimalist Home Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) helps readers find beauty in imperfection and freedom to take risks to create the home--and life--they've always wanted. This beautiful four-color book is full of photos and creative, easy ideas for arranging, decorating, and cultivating a welcoming home. Myquillyn Smith is all about embracing reality--especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people--and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests. It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living. Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style--without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons. Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that's inviting and warm for family and friends. There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you'll ever do.