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A New Life

By Bernard Malamud
  • Book ID : 1466805048
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 384
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 290
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: a-new-life.pdf

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"An overlooked masterpiece. It may still be undervalued as Malamud's funniest and most embracing novel." --Jonathan Lethem In A New Life, Bernard Malamud--generally thought of as a distinctly New York writer--took on the American myth of the West as a place of personal reinvention. When Sy Levin, a high school teacher beset by alcohol and bad decisions, leaves the city for the Pacific Northwest to start over, it's no surprise that he conjures a vision of the extraordinary new life awaiting him there: "He imagined the pioneers in covered wagons entering this valley for the first time. Although he had lived little in nature Levin had always loved it, and the sense of having done the right thing in leaving New York was renewed in him." Soon after his arrival at Cascadia College, however, Levin realizes he has been taken in by a mirage. The failures pile up anew, and Levin, fired from his post, finds himself back where he started and little the wiser for it. A New Life--as Jonathan Lethem's introduction makes clear--is Malamud at his best: with his belief in luck and new beginnings Sy Levin embodies the thwarted yearning for transcendence that is at the heart of all Malamud's work.

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  • File Pdf: white-thirst.pdf

Book Summary:

It is 1979 in Romania, Eastern Europe - a bad year in the heavy-footed, deadly communist era under the dominance of the Soviet Union. Two young men plan and manage to escape from behind the Iron Curtain, reaching an international refugee camp in Italy sponsored by the Catholic Church. The two think that they have finally made it when they get there, but as it turns out this is a very dangerous place where people die almost every day. They make connections and passionate alliances, but what new challenges will their lives in the West bring… and will they survive? This compelling novel by Mike Anka is based on a true story.

A New Life

By Dana Corbit
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Steeple Hill
  • Isbn : 9781459204737
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: a-new-life.pdf

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Widowed with three young children, Tricia Williams vowed never to get involved with another risk-taking man-ever. Her matchmaking friends thought she needed someone, and the blind dates began. No one could compare with her lost love-until she met Brett Lancaster, the quietly strong, handsome new man in town. Like Tricia's, Brett's emotional scars ran deep, and he too had lost his faith. They shared some quiet evenings, and her children grew to care for him as she did. But their budding relationship became strained once she learned that Brett was a state trooper. Another man with a high-risk job. Could she put her trust in God and find the strength to begin a new life with Brett?

A Child @ 70

By Terence Doyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Booksmango
  • Isbn : 1641530189
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 577
  • File Pdf: a-child-70.pdf

Book Summary:

When Terence first arrived in Asia in 2010, he told the many girls he met two things: that he had no plans to get married and that he did not intend to have any children. He was in Asia merely to let his hair down. Five years later he was happily married to a dazzling Filipina and father to an equally dazzling baby boy. A Child @ 70 describes Terence’s radical transition from exhausted Western divorcee to enjoying life in a chaotic, emerging nation. It also provides a wealth of detail about the country, following his visits to many of the Philippines’s best islands, including the 10 biggest islands, and to its most important cities.

The Passionate Long Walk to the Awakening of a New Life

By Katherine Steele
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn : 1452530041
  • Pages : 82
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 262
  • File Pdf: the-passionate-long-walk-to-the-awakening-of-a-new-life.pdf

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To carve a path in the wilderness in the area of disability and to bring change, requires a compassionate heart and a suit of armour to deflect the arrows. When faced with a problem that others call totally impossible, there is always some part of it within your ability to handle, and often you will be surprised to find that dealing with one insignificant aspect in the complexity of the problem will turn the tide. New forces and sources from out of the blue will rescue you. Step out in faith, one step at a time and you will see a miracle. Katherine Steele is one of the most amazing women I have ever spoken to. Katherines knowledge of Aspergers syndrome is like no other account I have ever read. Katherine brings her reader with her throughout the heart wrenching hills and valleys of a mothers journey through her childs pain as well as a mothers despair. I have never met a woman such as Katherine, and consider myself a lucky person to have been able to read her words as she was creating them. Katherine is an amazing woman who will inspire others when they feel I cant with Oh yes you can love, I did. So many children fall into the autism spectrum, this mothers journey can help so many mothers through theirs. Katherines words tell the reader Yes I understand, I have been there and I am here with you now. A Must Read. Tina Colbert Balboa Press There are heroes in life and having known Katherine and Lourdes, they are my heroes. Their story is captivating, informative and uplifting. Professor Tony Attwood

A New Beautiful: Overcoming Life’S Obstacles

By Jennifer Pullara
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1504923561
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 687
  • File Pdf: a-new-beautiful.pdf

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Do you ever think about the power you gain by overcoming your challenges? Do you give yourself enough credit for the obstacles you face and overcome with grace and beauty? How do your life and your identity change after you have come face-to-face with difficulties? _______________________________________ Imagine a caterpillar. It is in a larval stage of what may be a butterfly. It may not be aware that the next chapter of its life will be filled with challenge and struggle, but as it grows, it slowly gains a new identity. Through determination and hard work, the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, never realizing that by conquering lifes obstacles, it was changed forever and had become a new beautiful. This book, A New Beautiful, is a brilliant collection of stories from seventeen women. Each story is written with voice, capturing the essence of each womans depiction of her challenging story. Some stories in this collection are written with humor, others with tears, but all are written from the heart. Readers will be engaged and inspired throughout each story as they connect the chapters to themselves or perhaps to someone they know. No one goes through life alone.

Mastership

By Master Lorne Davidson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1525513265
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: mastership.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1996 at the age of 48, Lorne Davidson declared bankruptcy and was forced to take a hard look at his life as a touring musician. With debts racking up and no answers in sight, he felt he had hit rock bottom. After a suggestion from his wife to try taekwondo to help him relax and release some stress, he agreed to a few lessons, and he was hooked. Mastership: From Bankruptcy to a New Life is an autobiography of a twenty-year journey to achieving the title of Master Instructor in Songahm Taekwondo, at the age of sixty-nine. After successfully testing for his sixth-degree black belt, achieving a goal he set for himself in 1997, Lorne Davidson reflects on the changes taekwondo has brought to his life. From Bankruptcy to a New Life is a story of dedication, hard work, and hope. It’s a reminder that there truly are second chances in life, no matter what our age or situation.

Ronnie and Hilda’s Romance

By Wendy Williams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1789019907
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 486
  • File Pdf: ronnie-and-hilda-s-romance.pdf

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Ronnie and Hilda Williams met by chance aged 21 in Lancashire in November 1945, when Ronnie was home on his first leave after fighting in some of the most bitter campaigns of the Second World War in Italy.

A Compelling Journey from Peking to Washington

By Chi Wang, The U.S.-China Policy Foundation
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hamilton Books
  • Isbn : 0761853863
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 888
  • File Pdf: a-compelling-journey-from-peking-to-washington.pdf

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The son of a prominent Chinese government official and general and the former schoolmate of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Chi Wang personally experienced one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history, including the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, theJapanese occupation of Hong Kong and mainland China, and the Chinese Civil War (1946-1949). In 1949, Wang left China for the United States, traveling though mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong during the final days of the Chinese Civil War. After arriving in America, he quickly made a life for himself and became active in the development of Sino-American relations. From sitting behind Secretary of State William Rogers and President Nixon's daughter during "ping-pong diplomacy," to orchestrating the release of Young Marshal Zhang Xueliang, to presiding over the exponential growth of the Chinese collection at the Library of Congress, Wang's memoirs provide unique Chinese insight in the development of Sino-American relations at a pivotal time in our shared history.

A Whole New Life

By Reynolds Price
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439107750
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 905
  • File Pdf: a-whole-new-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Reynolds Price has long been one of America's most acclaimed and accomplished men of letters -- the author of novels, stories, poems, essays, plays, and a memoir. In A Whole New Life, however, he steps from behind that roster of achievements to present us with a more personal story, a narrative as intimate and compelling as any work of the imagination. In 1984, a large cancer was discovered in his spinal cord ("The tumor was pencil-thick and gray-colored, ten inches long from my neck-hair downward"). Here, for the first time, Price recounts without self-pity what became a long struggle to withstand and recover from this appalling, if all too common, affliction (one American in three will experience some from of cancer). He charts the first puzzling symptoms; the urgent surgery that fails to remove the growth and the radiation that temporarily arrests it (but hurries his loss of control of his lower body); the occasionally comic trials of rehab; the steady rise of severe pain and reliance on drugs; two further radical surgeries; the sustaining force of a certain religious vision; an eventual discovery of help from biofeedback and hypnosis; and the miraculous return of his powers as a writer in a new, active life. Beyond the particulars of pain and mortal illness, larger concerns surface here -- a determination to get on with the human interaction that is so much a part of this writer's much-loved work, the gratitude he feels toward kin and friends and some (though by no means all) doctors, the return to his prolific work, and the "now appalling, now astonishing grace of God." A Whole New Life offers more than the portrait of one brave person in tribulation; it offers honest insight, realistic encouragement and inspiration to others who suffer the bafflement of catastrophic illness or who know someone who does or will.