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Der lange Weg nach Hause
Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 384370970X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

A Long Way from Home


Author: Claude McKay
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813539683
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 270
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–1948) was one of the most prolific and sophisticated African American writers of the early twentieth century. A Jamaican-born author of poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, McKay has often been associated with the "New Negro" or Harlem Renaissance, a movement of African American art, culture, and intellectualism between World War I and the Great Depression. But his relationship to the movement was complex. Literally absent from Harlem during the Renaissance, McKay devoted most of his time to traveling through Europe, Russia, and Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. His active participation in Communist groups and the radical Left also encouraged certain opinions on race and class that strained his relationship to the Harlem Renaissance and its black intelligentsia. In his 1937 autobiography, A Long Way from Home, McKay explains what it means to be a black "rebel sojourner" and presents one of the first unflattering, yet informative, exposés of the Harlem Renaissance. Reprinted here with a critical introduction by Gene Andrew Jarrett, this book will challenge readers to rethink McKay's articulation of identity, art, race, and politics and situate these topics in terms of his oeuvre and his literary contemporaries between the World Wars. Gene Andrew Jarrett is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the author of Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature.

A Long Way from Home

The Tuberculosis Epidemic Among the Inuit
Author: Pat S. Grygier
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773516373
Category: History
Page: 272
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A Long Way from Home is the first comprehensive account of the tuberculosis epidemic among the Inuit in the mid-part of this century. The Inuit were victims not only of the epidemic but also of the Canadian government's shockingly slow response and lack of consideration for their culture. Pat Grygier focuses on patients' experiences and the programs set up to deal with the epidemic, giving a voice to those involved and a human face to the bare statistics.

A Long Way from Home

Growing Up in the American Heartland
Author: Tom Brokaw
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588360830
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years From his parents’ life in the Thirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time. Tom Brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, and of the family, the people, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. His father, Red Brokaw, a genius with machines, followed the instincts of Tom’s mother Jean, and took the risk of moving his small family from an Army base to Pickstown, South Dakota, where Red got a job as a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers’ project building the Ft. Randall dam along the Missouri River. Tom Brokaw describes how this move became the pivotal decision in their lives, as the Brokaw family, along with others after World War II, began to live out the American Dream: community, relative prosperity, middle class pleasures and good educations for their children. “Along the river and in the surrounding hills, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood,” Brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded—from childhood to love, marriage, the early days in broadcast journalism, and beyond—he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it. Praise for A Long Way from Home “[A] love letter to the . . . people and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood.’ Brokaw . . . has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life. . . . Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.”—People “Breezy and straightforward . . . much like the assertive TV newsman himself.”—Los Angeles Times “Brokaw writes with disarming honesty.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

A Long Way from Home

A Novel
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 073527388X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Over the course of his stellar writing life, Peter Carey has explored his homeland of Australia in such highly acclaimed novels as Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang and Amnesia. Writing at the peak of his powers, Carey takes us on an unforgettable journey that maps his homeland's secrets in this extraordinary new novel. Wildly inventive, funny and profoundly moving, A Long Way from Home opens in 1953 with the arrival of the tiny, handsome Titch Bobs, his beautiful doll of a wife, Irene, and their two children in the small town of Bacchus Marsh. Titch is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Irene loves her husband, and loves to drive fast. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal endurance race around the ancient continent, over roads no car is designed to survive. With them is their neighbour and navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed school teacher who calls the turns and creek crossings on a map that will lead them, without warning, away from the white Australia they all know so well. Just like the novel, Peter Carey's new masterpiece, begins in one way and takes you somewhere you never thought you'd be. Often funny, the book is also and always a page-turner, surprising you with history these characters never even knew themselves. Its profound reckoning with Australia's brutal treatment of the continent's aboriginal people will also resonate strongly with Canadian readers.

Weit weg von Verona

Roman
Author: Jane Gardam
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446262350
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Jessica sagt bedingungslos und in den unmöglichsten Momenten die Wahrheit. Ihr Widerwille gegen Anpassung bringt sie in dem kleinen englischen Badeort ständig in verquere Situationen. Sie hat genau eine Freundin – der Rest ihrer kleinen kriegsüberschatteten Welt begegnet ihr mit einer Mischung aus Faszination und Abscheu. Aber das ist ihr egal, denn eigentlich braucht sie all ihre explosive Kraft, um Schriftstellerin zu werden. Oder ist sie das schon? „Weit weg von Verona“ ist Jane Gardams erster Roman. Doch er enthält bereits all das, wofür sie bewundert wird – die atmosphärische Stärke, den Mut zum Geheimnis und ihren besonderen Witz. Mit Jessica Vye hat sie eine der hinreißendsten Figuren überhaupt geschaffen.

A Long Way From Home


Author: Elizabeth Baguley
Publisher: Koala Books
ISBN: 9780864617620
Category: Depressed persons
Page: 24
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At bedtime in the burrow Moz is squished and squashed by sleepy rabbits. Crumpled and cross, he asks to go with his friend Albatross to the icy lands of the North Star. So off they fly, but when Moz gets lost he finds himself cold and lonely, and a long way from home.

A Long Way from Home


Author: Connie Briscoe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061030215
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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A sweeping historical novel details three generations of slaves, from Susan and her daughter Clara to Clara's daughter whose father is never revealed, all of whom work on the plantation of President James Madison and his wife Dolley, in an intricately woven tapestry of love, courage, and determination. Reprint.

Chemie der Tränen

Roman
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104022380
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Peter Carey erzählt von der Zerbrechlichkeit des Lebens und unseren Versuchen, einmal Zerbrochenes wieder zusammenzusetzen. Eine verlassene Frau, ein einsamer Junge. Catherine ist Kuratorin im Londoner Museum für Kunsthandwerk, ein Haus voller Schätze, in dem sie Uhren und Spieldosen betreut. Und sie ist verlassen, denn ihr Geliebter ist tot. Wie betäubt wendet sie sich einem alten Wunderwerk zu, einem künstlichen Schwan, der vor über 100 Jahren im Schwarzwald erbaut wurde: für einen kleinen Jungen, im Auftrag seines Vaters. Der erhoffte sich von der Maschine das Weiterleben seines Sohnes, so wie Catherine ihre Liebe retten will. Am Ende gelingt es – um den Schwan bildet sich endlich die Familie, von der der Vater immer nur geträumt hatte. Bewegend und einfallsreich, voller Erfindungen, Schlichen und Charme erzählt Peter Carey einen mitreißenden Roman über die Liebe und ein trotziges Buch gegen den Tod.

Jocko A Long Way from Home Down Under


Author: Waymon Lefall
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628385030
Category: History
Page: 46
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During the American Revolutionary War there were many heroes, and yet many more unsung and forgotten. One such story is that of Jocko Graves who was a son of a free black man and while Jocko was too young to join the American Revolutionary Army, he did so anyway. However, most of Jocko’s history and legacy remain shrouded in mystery as one of the only records left of him are that of little black statues of a black boy holding a lantern found on many white folk’s lawns. Jocko a Long Way from Home Down Under explores the shrouded past of Jocko Graves, while trying to shift through what is fact and what has become myth. The book follows the trail of evidence followed by Waymon LeFall as he goes on a quest to find out if Jocko Graves is actually the first African-American child hero, or if the legends are just merely that—legends.

A Long Way from Home


Author: Nigel Springthorpe
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780881002
Category: Nineteen fifties
Page: 352
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The year is 1955. A time when international travel is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 year old National Service conscript from Plymouth, finds himself posted to the other side of the world. Soon after his arrival at RAF Changi, Singapore, he is sent on detached duty to a staging post on a remote island in the South China Sea, close to the mainland of Borneo.His nine month tour of duty there is filled with a succession of bizarre experiences as he attempts to adjust to living and working with the 30-strong complement of Airmen, led by an eccentric Station Commander. Andy returns to Changi where his unusual exploits, both on and off duty, continue unabated. Throughout his service in the Far East, he is left to reflect on the wisdom of a last-minute marriage proposal prior to his departure from England.His two years of service for Queen and Country completed, he returns home to re-adjust to civilian life, only to discover the lengthy period of separation from his fiancée has had a profound effect on their relationship. Meanwhile, his thoughts are filled with memories of the his time overseas, particularly the camaraderie amongst his fellow men. A re-union of former colleagues takes place but with surprising consequences...A Long Way from Home is a work of fiction inspired by the author’s personal experiences. It paints a wickedly humorous and perceptive picture from an era when National Service was accepted almost without question. Given the continuing debate of the desirability of re-introducing some form of compulsory military service, this novel throws a light on how, over half a century ago, one young man coped a long way from home.

A Long Way from Home


Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008275939
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

A Long Way from Home

When Life Comes Full Circle, You Will Realize All You Ever Needed, You Already Had, You Just Refused to Listen
Author: Beverly Denise Thomas
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440133689
Category: Fiction
Page: 68
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Excerpts from: "A Long Way From Home" When life comes full circle, you will realize All you ever needed, you already had You just refused to listen Envisioned Freedom Denise, like the prodigal son, was eager to vacate the family nest and begin her journey as an adult. She would be eighteen years old soon, and she had been planning her birthday for months. Denise had been contemplating and envisioning her "freedom." She thought of freedom as getting away from Mom and Dad and being on her own. So many teens are seduced this way. Life is hard and often the "realness" of life is camouflaged by television, lies, and suggestions of friends. Parents' warnings often fade to the background once a teenager has his or her mind made up. Denise believed that she knew all about life and was in control of her destiny. There would be no curfew, no rules to abide by, no more church, and no one to answer to. Satisfaction in Suffering William finally made it home and frantically entered the door and rushed into Denise's room. She was all packed and sitting on her bed. Her face was filled with sternness and an uncompromising expression. It would seem that she had rehearsed this moment-that she had predicted William's response, anticipated and even longed for the hurt, which flushed in his frightful face. With each word that William poured forth in anguish and desperation, Denise felt gratified, justified. She felt satisfaction in his suffering. She was delighted as Denise looked still-faced into William's tear-filled eyes. She seemed to be without feelings. Denise poured forth with a mocking, bitter spirit. It was too hard to watch. Her eyes were all aglow, not with joy but with revenge, anger, and hostility. She displayed this arrogance as William emptied himself at her feet. How Did the Light Get Broken? They questioned one another about how the back light could have been broken. They arrived at a local hardware store, purchased some items, and returned the van only to find that the trunk was left opened once again. They each looked with fear into the eyes of the other and jumped in the van and raced back to the abandoned apartment building. Without saying one word to the other, they both knew what the other was thinking-the last few hours, the door being left unlocked, the trunk left unlocked, the back light broken and finally, being stopped by the cops. Something wasn't adding up. They exited the half-parked van and ran into the apartment building. They raced to the place where they thought they had left Denise. It was like the last few miles of a long, long race, with the finish line in view. One man ran and pushed the other man, who then fell to the floor with both eyes focused toward the room where Denise had been held captive. The other man, panting, full of fear, anxious, and now flushed with anger, pushed through the door and ran toward what seemed to be a body covered by a worn, dust-filled blanket. As he swiftly threw the blanket back, his mind raced with the possibilities of imprisonment and even the charge of murder. The cover came unpeeled in his hands, as it moved at the horrified man's forceful command. His eyes stared down toward the image. The other man still lay fearfully on the floor, near the entrance. The man on the floor knew that bad or good would be determined by the next words from that room. She was gone!

Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten


Author: Becky Chambers
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104037108
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Willkommen an Bord der Wayfarer! Becky Chambers hat mit ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ eine zutiefst optimistische Space Opera geschrieben, die uns den Glauben an die Science Fiction (im Besonderen) und an die Menschheit (im Allgemeinen) zurückgibt. Als die junge Marsianerin Rosemary Harper auf der Wayfarer anheuert, wird sie von äußerst gemischten Gefühlen heimgesucht – der ramponierte Raumkreuzer hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen, und der Job scheint reine Routine: Wurmlöcher durchs Weltall zu bohren, um Verbindungswege zwischen weit entfernten Galaxien anzulegen, ist auf den ersten Blick alles andere als glamourös. Die Crewmitglieder, mit denen sie nun auf engstem Raum zusammenlebt, gehören den unterschiedlichsten galaktischen Spezies an. Da gibt es die Pilotin Sissix, ein freundliches und polyamoröses reptilienähnliches Wesen, den Mechaniker Jenks, der in die KI des Raumschiffs verliebt ist, und den weisen und gütigen Dr. Chef, der einer aussterbenden Spezies angehört. Doch dann nimmt Kapitän Ashby den ebenso profitablen wie riskanten Auftrag an, einen Raumtunnel zu einem weit entfernten Planeten anzulegen, auf dem die kriegerische Rasse der Toremi lebt. Für Rosemary verwandelt sich die Flucht vor der eigenen Vergangenheit in das größte Abenteuer ihres Lebens. ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ wurde für zahlreiche Preise nominiert, u.a. für den Kitschies Award, den Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction und den Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Poor boy and a long way from home


Author: James Sherburne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780395354001
Category: Fiction
Page: 361
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While hopping freight trains from Chicago to Oregon, Glen Hatton meets Jake Holmquist, a radical IWW organizer, and between cons and transient jobs, becomes drawn into the bloody labor disputes of the early 1900s

A Long Way from Home


Author: Una Chandler
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784621714
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 120
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Growing up in Barbados in humble surroundings as a devout Christian, Una was the oldest of ten children. Living in a small rural village with a simple school, church and local shop, life was poor but easy. Then, one day, a blue airmail letter arrived, addressed to Una’s mother. The letter brought a sense of adventure and changed Una’s life drastically – for the better. John Chandler, a Christian who had once worked with her mother, was writing to invite Una to come to England, get married and start a new life. On her 17th birthday, Una left the West Indies to make her first journey to England, with 2 pounds for a new life in her pocket. Saying goodbye to her parents and other siblings, she arrived at Gatwick airport on 1st November 1961. There, she was greeted by a bright and beaming young man with a friendly smile – John. He and Una went on to have 20 years of happy marriage and 6 children. Unfortunately, John developed lung cancer and passed away on 25th December 1982, leaving Una a widow at the age of 38. As life moved on and grief slowly faded, Una went back to adult education college and studied to become a Methodist Local Preacher – for eighteen years, she was the only female West Indian Lay Preacher on the Methodist Church Circuit for Reading and Silchester. She is the first female West Indian-born Chaplain at Reading Borough Council, where she also works as a volunteer. This is her story, of courage, faith, determination, hard work and a sense of humour. Life is for living and A Long Way From Home is about making that journey.

A long way from home

effects of public high schools on village children away from home
Author: Judith Kleinfeld,University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research
Publisher: Univ of Alaska Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 119
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An examination of the costs and benefits of the present Alaska system of rural secondary education, which requires most village children to attend school away from home. Results indicate that the policy should be discontinued and that high school programs should be established in home villages instead.