The Lucky Ones

Our Stories of Adopting Children from China
Author: Ann Rauhala
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554903203
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 350
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From the early stages of the adoption process to bringing the child back home, this collection of personal stories reveals why parents who have adopted children from China feeldespite the challenges they've enduredtruly lucky. In one account, a woman contemplates her daughters lost heritage during a visit to a Chinese fertility temple; in another, a mother of Chinese descent reflects on the striking connections between her grandmother and her adopted daughter. One mother explores loss and grief among those who are abandoned, while another parent contemplates her child's inevitable difficulty learning English after hearing only Mandarin. A father creates an imaginary world for his daughters by writing stories about a girl detective solving crimes in Shanghai, and a single professional woman discusses how her daughter filled a void in her life. The memoirs are organized by the experience: starting with infertility then realizing a unique destinyturning bleak beginnings into happy endings.

We Were the Lucky Ones

A Novel
Author: Georgia Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399563105
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

The Lucky Ones


Author: Lisa Guadagno
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483431746
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Two ants in a large colony are told that they will meet HER soon, but who is “SHE”? They wait eagerly and patiently for “HER”, but she never comes around. One day, they believe they see “HER”? Could it really be “HER”? They just wait... ...Although we questioned why she chose us as opposed to the many others in the colony, we were happy to have someone to care for us. I guess we were the LUCKY ONES... “The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” Stephen Kendrick

Tenuous Threads / One of the Lucky Ones


Author: Judy Abrams,Eva Felsenburg Marx
Publisher: Azrieli Foundation
ISBN: 1897470711
Category: Social Science
Page: 183
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Two Jewish girls born six months apart _ Judit Grünfeld (Judy Abrams) in Hungary and Eva Felsenburg (Marx) in Czechoslovakia _ are separated from their parents and forced to "pass" as Christian children. Theirs are the amazingly parallel but unique stories of two children who were able to survive when so many others perished.

The Lucky Ones

One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America
Author: Mae M. Ngai
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400845033
Category: History
Page: 344
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The Lucky Ones uncovers the story of the Tape family in post-gold rush, racially explosive San Francisco. Mae Ngai paints a fascinating picture of how the role of immigration broker allowed patriarch Jeu Dip (Joseph Tape) to both protest and profit from discrimination, and of the Tapes as the first of a new social type--middle-class Chinese Americans. Tape family history illuminates American history. Seven-year-old Mamie attempts to integrate California schools, resulting in the landmark 1885 case Tape v. Hurley. The family's intimate involvement in the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair reveals how Chinese American brokers essentially invented Chinatown, and so Chinese culture, for American audiences. Finally, The Lucky Ones reveals aspects--timely, haunting, and hopeful--of the lasting legacy of the immigrant experience for all Americans. This expanded edition features a new preface and a selection of historical documents from the Chinese exclusion era that forms the backdrop to the Tape family's story.

The Lucky Ones

Airmen of the Mighty Eighth
Author: Erik Dyreborg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595249906
Category: History
Page: 424
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The Lucky Ones is a collection of stories gathered from the wartime experiences of a few US airmen who served in the 8th Air Force Bomb Groups in England during WWII. The stories in this collection, narrated by the airmen themselves, recount the harrowing adventures the airmen endured in their most trying missions over Europe. These are stories of encounters with enemy fighters, struggles to control flak-damaged planes, grueling crash landings, and desperate bail-outs from burning planes. Many airmen, fortunate enough to survive these experiences, were captured by the Germans once on the ground. Their treatment at the hands of their captors is painfully re-told here. Miraculously some airmen managed to evade captivity and escape the Germans, sometimes as an entire crew. In the course of the war, more than 30,000 young Americans lost their lives over Europe. As one airman said: “The real heroes...were the many...who died in combat.” These are the stories of other heroes who survived what seemed certain death. These are the stories of The Lucky Ones.

The Lucky Ones

My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals
Author: Jenny Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101588888
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system. Jenny Brown was just ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of America’s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, Brown had been taught to avoid asking questions. But she found her calling and the courage to speak out. She left a flourishing career as a film and television producer after going undercover and exposing horrific animal abuse in Texas stockyards. Bringing to life this exhilarating transformation, The Lucky Ones introduces readers to Brown’s crowning achievement, the renowned Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary she established with her husband in 2004. With a cast of unforgettable survivors, including a fugitive slaughterhouse cow named Kayli; Albie, the three-legged goat; and Quincy, an Easter duckling found abandoned in New York City, The Lucky Ones reveals shocking statistics about the prevalence of animal abuse throughout America’s agribusinesses. Blending wry humor with unflinching honesty, Brown brings a compelling new voice to the healthy-living movement—and to the vulnerable, voiceless creatures among us.

one of the lucky ones


Author: kate corriero
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463409463
Category: Fiction
Page: 52
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An old man and his wise words set the pace for the life of an observant and lonely young girl in a mysterious New England village. Years later, still observant, still lonely, a series of dream-like events lead her into the battlefield of a secret world where the power of imagination versus the bleak truth of reality and a uniqueness in the soul fights for its voice to be heard. Will the wind blow just once more? Will our heroine find a friend? Does the white-haired woman in the crooked house exist? Will i live to be wasted, she asks? And yet the answers are always so simple; they stand in front of us.They scream and they dance.

All the Lucky Ones Are Dead


Author: Gar Anthony Haywood
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453252967
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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Investigating the alleged suicide of a hip-hop star, Gunner uncovers a murderCarlton Elbridge, better known as C. E. Digga Jones, was too nice for gangsta rap. When he allegedly shot himself, he had millions in the bank, his face on the cover of Time magazine, and a nation of fanatics to mourn his death. He was found in a locked room, gun in his hand and bullet in his brain, and the police assumed it was suicide. Only the rapper’s father thinks otherwise. Suspecting that his son was killed as the result of a hip-hop feud, Carlton’s father hires private detective Aaron Gunner to investigate the death. As Gunner tries to juggle the case with security work for a conservative black talk-show host, he learns that for some in the hip-hop world, the thug life is much more than an act.

The Lucky Ones


Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062114573
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 400
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Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, author of the bestselling Luxe series, introduced the girls of 1929, girls with big dreams and big secrets in the big city of Manhattan during the Jazz Age. Each girl had a different fate. One would marry. One would find fame. And one would die. Lucky Ones, the thrilling conclusion to the glamorous Bright Young Things series, reveals the destinies of Broadway baby Letty Larkspur, bootlegger’s daughter Cordelia Grey, and flapper Astrid Donal. Letty’s dream of fame is within her reach. Cordelia is the midst of a whirlwind romance with celebrity pilot Max Darby. Socialite Astrid is a new bride. But secrets and scandals could destroy their happiness as the last summer of the 1920s reaches its peak.

The Lucky Ones


Author: Tiffany Reisz
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488027994
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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They called themselves “the lucky ones” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family...until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever. Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She’s determined to find out what really happened that fateful night -- was it an accident or, as she’s always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her? But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she’ll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

Lucky Ones


Author: Charlotte Eilenberg
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472503880
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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The first play from a new British playwright It's the 1960s in Hampstead, London. Bruno and Anna Mosenthal, Anna's brother Leo and his wife Ottilie are awaiting the arrival of a potential buyer for their jointly owned country cottage. Leo is keen to raise the asking price for the house bought through a gift for the siblings by their father, a Jewish button factory owner who lost out in Berlin before the war. But when the buyer, Lisa Pendry, turns out to be German too, Leo demands an apology for Nazi war crimes as well as money in return for the property. At Leo's funeral in the 1990s, Daniel, his son attempts to confront the broken dreams of the previous generation of Jewish refugees. But in surviving the war, marrying a Lebanese wife and denying his roots, has Daniel managed to leave behind the legacy of anger and sense of victimisation that haunted his father?The Lucky Ones is published to tie in with the premiere at London's Hampstead Theatre, starring Kelly Hunter

The Lucky Ones


Author: Julianne Pachico
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571329810
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Set mostly in lush, heady Colombia but even in a jungle-like New York City, they yoke together the fates of guerrilla soldiers, rich kids, rabbits, hostages, bourgeois expats, and drug dealers. Interconnected yet fractured in places, the result is a narrative jigsaw puzzle with some of the pieces missing, or a kaleidoscope where different characters spin into focus as they take turns to come into focus. Her characters' voices are completely haunting - and Pachico's playfulness with language and mastery of consciousness create a mesmerising collective atmosphere in this collection. At once terse and tender, with a manic, crazed energy, these stories will scalpel their way into your memory.

The Lucky Ones


Author: Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007161328
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A young pregnant mother wrestles with an utterly changed life; a new father searches for a sign of the man he used to be; a daughter yearns for a lost childhood; and a mother reaches out in bewilderment to a child she can't fully understand. A rare novel that illuminates "the bustling concourses of life" without sacrificing emotional depth and complexity, The Lucky Ones confirms Rachel Cusk's place among our most incisive writers.

The Lucky Ones


Author: Stephanie Greene
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061957364
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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A young pregnant mother wrestles with an utterly changed life; a new father searches for a sign of the man he used to be; a daughter yearns for a lost childhood; and a mother reaches out in bewilderment to a child she can't fully understand. A rare novel that illuminates "the bustling concourses of life" without sacrificing emotional depth and complexity, The Lucky Ones confirms Rachel Cusk's place among our most incisive writers.

I'm One of the Lucky Ones

I Came Home Alive
Author: Ray Heimbuch
Publisher: Dageforde Pub
ISBN: 9781886225879
Category: History
Page: 146
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A Japanese POW in WWII, Ray Heimbuch suffered injustices that remain with him today. Read about his life as a POW.

Aren't We the Lucky Ones

A Story of Acceptance for Those of Us Who Understand That There Is No Free Will
Author: Secretary Michael
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781888712148
Category:
Page: 174
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For some people, realizing that there is no free will can be disorienting or even worse. This is a story about a group of classmates who have suffered such confusion. But by working together they are able to use their special insights to make changes in the world.