The Quiet Journey Book

The Quiet Journey

  • Author : Joe Millard
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-12-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595908660

The Quiet Journey Excerpt :

The Quiet Journey is one person's life story told in amusing and authentic memoirs from 1936 until 2000. The author, writing to his grandchildren, shares candid childhood stories about Saturday afternoon movies, reading contests, and threshing runs. The memoirs capture a glimpse of attending a one room rural school, growing up on a farm, and living without electricity. Older readers may recall their own memories of catching and killing a rooster for Sunday dinner, or playing fox and geese in the snow. Others may identify with the author as he tells of his first date and learning how to dance. A few may even remember the surprises that awaited them at college. Those who served in the navy during the 1950s may have experienced challenging shore patrol duty in places like Olongapo, Philippines, or visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. In addition, former sailors may remember some of their more amusing experiences when at sea. All of these experiences are captured in The Quiet Journey, along with humorous and challenging experiences of teaching in Urbana, Postville, Story City, and Dubuque, Iowa. However, everyone reading The Quiet Journey, will sense the importance of the second half of the twentieth century.

The Quiet Room Book
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The Quiet Room

  • Author : Lori Schiller
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-11-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0446549355

The Quiet Room Excerpt :

Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child-the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

Finding Quiet Book

Finding Quiet

  • Author : Jamie Grace
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493428083

Finding Quiet Excerpt :

We live in a loud, loud world. Whether it's the criticism of others, the clamor of injustice, or the voice of anxiety from within, we are constantly being bombarded with noise. So what does it mean to find peace in the midst of all the noise? Is there a way to acknowledge the struggles we face and learn how to manage the stressors and voices that trigger us while believing in the promises and goodness of God? Jamie Grace has lived in the middle of noise for most of her life. Many know her as a singer with radio hits who has spent the last decade on stages and in front of the camera, but behind the scenes, she has struggled with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and an anxiety disorder for most of her life. But in the middle of both inner and outer noise, Jamie has learned how to manage the negative effects of her diagnoses, make the most of her strengths, and lean into the journey God has led her on. A journey of Finding Quiet.

Getting Used to the Quiet Book

Getting Used to the Quiet

  • Author : Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2012-04-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773539990

Getting Used to the Quiet Excerpt :

How citizens in small town New Brunswick mobilize community resources to encourage improved integration of young immigrants.

Surviving the Quiet Storm Book

Surviving the Quiet Storm

  • Author : Wanda Ross
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9781546232230

Surviving the Quiet Storm Excerpt :

Surviving the Quiet Storm is a heart stopping page-turner taking the reader on an intimate journey from brokenness to restoration. After experiencing the sudden death of a son full of great potential and promise, Wanda Ross delivers a candid view of a parents heart. Through the ink of the writing pen, the author expresses the gravity of such an experience as well as the triumphant victory one gains when able to draw strength in adversity. There is a lot that happens between once upon a time and happily ever after and this book, and its workbook companion, should be a staple in the homes of anyone searching for answers to manage grief after a senseless death. This book helps the reader find a way to forgive without forgetting and dream without doubt. Reflect, relate and release. It is possible to Survive the Quiet Storm - one word at a time, one page at a time, one day at a time.

The Quiet Trailblazer Book

The Quiet Trailblazer

  • Author : Mary Frances Early
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820360829

The Quiet Trailblazer Excerpt :

The Quiet Trailblazer recounts Mary Frances Early’s life from her childhood in Atlanta, her growing interest in music, and her awakening to the injustices of racism in the Jim Crow South. Early carefully maps the road to her 1961 decision to apply to the master’s program in music education at the University of Georgia, becoming one of only three African American students. With this personal journey we are privy to her prolonged and difficult admission process; her experiences both troubling and hopeful while on the Athens campus; and her historic graduation in 1962. Early shares fascinating new details of her regular conversations with civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. She also recounts her forty-eight years as a music educator in the state of Georgia, the Southeast, and at the national level. She continued to blaze trails within the field and across professional associations. After Early earned her master’s and specialist’s degrees, she became an acclaimed Atlanta music educator, teaching music at segregated schools and later being promoted to music director of the entire school system. In 1981 Early became the first African American elected president of the Georgia Music Educators Association. After she retired from working in public schools in 1994, Early taught at Morehouse College and Spelman College and served as chair of the music department at Clark Atlanta University. Early details her welcome reconciliation with UGA, which had failed for decades to publicly recognize its first Black graduate. In 2018 she received the President’s Medal, and her portrait is one of only two women’s to hang in the Administration Building. Most recently, Early was honored by the naming of the College of Education in her honor.

In the Footsteps of the Quiet Man Book

In the Footsteps of the Quiet Man

  • Author : Gerry Mcnee
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-04-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780574691

In the Footsteps of the Quiet Man Excerpt :

Turned down by all the major film companies, The Quiet Man brought together John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara for only the second time on screen, won two Oscars and was showered with both critical and popular praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Even today, its worldwide video and DVD sales are quite outstanding. The Quiet Man is rightly hailed as a Hollywood classic. Set in the 1920s and shot in the 1950s, the timeless, fairy-tale character of director John Ford's Ireland is as captivating now as it ever was. Gerry McNee first saw the movie when he was very young and it has intrigued him ever since. In the Footsteps of the Quiet Man is a tribute to the film and all those involved in its making, for the story behind the story, the off-screen drama, is a fascinating tale in itself. McNee has researched his subject thoroughly and conducted countless interviews to produce a stimulating and compulsive homage to what critic and author Andrew Sarris called 'a retreat into the pastoral and horse-driven past [but] very much ahead of its time'. In the Footsteps of the Quiet Man is a revealing and touching account of when Hollywood came to beautiful Connemara in the West of Ireland. It is a fitting tribute to the film and all those involved in its making, as the story behind the film - the off-screen drama - is an enthralling tale in itself.

The Quiet in the Land Book

The Quiet in the Land

  • Author : Henry P. Wieler
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412047869

The Quiet in the Land Excerpt :

The religious writings of Henry P. Wieler were recorded during the troubling years of 1916-18 in Russia. His life as a father and teacher was difficult and he turned to his journals as a way of asserting his spiritual beliefs. His thoughts and religious experiences relating sermons, biblical passages and church events are revealing as are his descriptions of the times and struggles of his people, the Volga-Germans, who are known as The Quiet in the Land. Translated from the original German scripted writings, in the actual journals we have attempted to share some excerpts which directly relate Henry's religious experiences during the critical periods of transition in Russia. The events of World War I put the Volga-Germans in a difficult way with their Russian neighbours. Wieler was fearful for his family and fellow Germans living in their Volga communities. Christian faith helped him to deal with those times and he fortunately recorded his faith reflections for us to appreciate. Many more pages remain to be translated from the over 1500 pages written by Henry from 1912-1924. Success from this publication would provide incentives to offer more of the journal writings of Henry Wieler in the future.

A Stranger s Journey Book

A Stranger s Journey

  • Author : David Mura
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820353463

A Stranger s Journey Excerpt :

Long recognized as a master teacher at writing programs like VONA, the Loft, and the Stonecoast MFA, with A Stranger's Journey, David Mura has written a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American literature. Mura argues for a more inclusive and expansive definition of craft, particularly in relationship to race, even as he elucidates timeless rules of narrative construction in fiction and memoir. His essays offer technique-focused readings of writers such as James Baldwin, ZZ Packer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Karr, and Garrett Hongo, while making compelling connections to Mura's own life and work as a Japanese American writer. In A Stranger's Journey, Mura poses two central questions. The first involves identity: How is writing an exploration of who one is and one's place in the world? Mura examines how the myriad identities in our changing contemporary canon have led to new challenges regarding both craft and pedagogy. Here, like Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark or Jeff Chang's Who We Be, A Stranger's Journey breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the issues of race, literature, and culture. The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth. Through this process, Mura candidly explores the newly evolved aesthetic principles of memoir and how questions of identity occupy a central place in contemporary memoir.

France   A Journey Book

France A Journey

  • Author : Michael Clark
  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839757563

France A Journey Excerpt :

Discovering France’s spacious countryside, its villages, towns and cities – unfolding its history and creating lasting friendships. A personal commentary, journal, guide of journeys in France.

A Journey to Palestine Book

A Journey to Palestine

  • Author : Beverly Carradine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Eretz Israel
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433082475397

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The Journey Prize Stories 29 Book
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The Journey Prize Stories 29

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771048210

The Journey Prize Stories 29 Excerpt :

Like The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories series, The Journey Prize Stories is one of the most celebrated annual literary anthologies in North America. For almost 30 years, the anthology has consistently introduced readers to the next generation of great Canadian authors, a tradition that proudly continues with this latest edition. With settings ranging from wartime China to an island off the coast of British Columbia, the ten stories in this collection represent the year's best short fiction by some of our most exciting emerging voices. A young boy who believes he is being stalked by an unstoppable, malevolent entity discovers that he may not be the only one. In a sweeping story set against the fall of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War, a pregnant woman waits anxiously for her doctor husband to leave the city before it's too late. A river that runs through a First Nations community is the source of sustenance, escape, and tragedy for a girl and her family. The haunting footage of the politically motivated self-immolation has unexpected reverberations for a Tibetan-Canadian woman dealing with multiple conflicts in her own life. A man who works a back-breaking job at an industrial mat cleaning service is pushed to his limit. When her mother has to return to Kinshasa to bury a family member, a girl gradually learns of the intricacy and depth of grief, in an evocative piece that illuminates the cultural gaps common within immigrant families, and the power of food and stories to bridge them. The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Journey Prize, which is made possible by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener's donation of Canadian royalties from his novel Journey, which McClelland & Stewart published in 1988. The 2017 winner will be announced by the Writers' Trust of Canada in November 2017.

roundabout journey Book

roundabout journey

  • Author : Charles Dudley Warner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: American essays
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924096785518

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