A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Author: Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN: 1451645619
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Sky Book Excerpt:

"The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and worked as a cocktail waitress, saving her tips so she could travel the globe. As a child, she escaped a violent household by paging through National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. Now she would see those places for real. She backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each experience, went on to travel solo across Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a TV reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth"--to report on the fighting there. On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted. An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout's fifteen months as a captive, A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her young guards and the men in charge of them. She is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to unthinkable abuse. She survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," looking down at the woman shackled below, and finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Lindhout's decision, upon her release, to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help the Somali people rebuild their country through education is a wrenching testament to the capacity of the human spirit and an astonishing portrait of the power of compassion and forgiveness"--

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Author: Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780670920860
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Sky Book Excerpt:

When in 2008 a young, somewhat naive young Canadian freelance journalist travelled to Somalia, neither she, not anyone could have expected the trials that awaited her. Held at gunpoint in the capital Mogadishu in August 2008 by a group of teenage Islamic extremists, she and three of her crew were taken hostage. Captive for 460 days in horrifying conditions, tortured, chained in an animal shed, emaciated and almost losing the will to live, Amanda and her kidnap dominated the world's media. Finally rescued and disturbed by what had befallen her, Amanda struggled to cope. In her gripping, harrowing memoir of her time in captivity she details her terrifying ordeal but offers an uplifting and optimistic message - that courage and bravery saw one woman survive a journey into hell.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Author: Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN: 1451645600
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Sky Book Excerpt:

9781476730745:A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

A House of My Own

A House of My Own
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 0385351348
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House of My Own Book Excerpt:

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw autobiography, made up of essays and images spanning three decades-and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Written with her trademark lyricism, in these signature pieces the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street and winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature shares her transformative memories and reveals her artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, and deeply moving, A House of My Own is an exuberant celebration of a life lived to the fullest, from one of our most beloved writers.

A House In Bali Illustrated Edition

A House In Bali  Illustrated Edition
Author: Colin McPhee
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 1786256231
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House In Bali Illustrated Edition Book Excerpt:

Includes 39 photographs taken by the author during his time in Bali. A young American composer, quite by accident, heard some gramophone records of Balinese gamelan music that were to change his life completely. Such was his fascination that he ‘wanted to hear every gamelan in the countryside’. This book is an account of his stay in Bali just before the Pacific War. A House in Bali merits republication because of its sympathetic and often amusing account of the author’s involvement in Balinese society. While the author’s musical interests take up a considerable part of the narrative, music was itself such an integral part of Balinese life that the reader gets an overall impression of life on the island. Much has been written on the art of Bali and by artists but this is the only narrative by a musician and stands in its own right as a worthwhile period piece.

A House in the Land of Shinar

A House in the Land of Shinar
Author: Bernadette Miller
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 1480884456
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Land of Shinar Book Excerpt:

In ancient Saudi Arabia, the beloved daughter of a Bedouin Arab named Tiras is sacrificed to his tribe’s imaginary bull-god. Devastated, Tiras grows determined to find a kinder god and save his two sons. Accompanied by his donkey, Tiras sets out for the sophisticated non-Arab land of Sumer, crossing the dangerous Nefud Desert. In Sumer he hopes to discover a faith that will bring happiness and prosperity to himself and his family. After numerous adventures, he returns home with a new religion—the roots of Judaism. But Tiras struggles to persuade his suspicious tribe to accept the new god. What’s more, he must face the consequences of his affair with a Sumerian woman whom he’d abandoned. Only time will tell whether he can help his people find meaning in their lives and establish themselves in their own land. Set in 3500 BC, this historical novel dramatizes the possible origins of several stories from the Old Testament, based on archaeological evidence mostly unknown to the public.

A House in Corfu

A House in Corfu
Author: Emma Tennant
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-02-01
ISBN: 1466819243
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in Corfu Book Excerpt:

The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennant's parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay and decided to build a house there. This book is the story of that house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous. It is also the story of the couple who have been at Rovinia since the feast in the grove that followed the roof-raising-Maria, a miraculous cook and the presiding spirit of the house, and her husband, Thodoros-and of the inhabitants of the local village, high on the hill above the bay. Tennant offers us the delights of quotidian adventures-salt water in the well, roads to nowhere, collapsing walls-all hilariously presented. That the house is still lived in and loved, with new generations coming to understand the delights of Corfu, is a tribute to the people and a special landscape which is distinctly Greek. Full of color and contrast, A House in Corfu shows the huge changes in island life since the time of the Tennants' arrival, and celebrates, equally, the joy of belonging to a timeless world: the world of vine, olive, and sea.

A House in the Sun

A House in the Sun
Author: Daniel A. Barber
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN: 0199394024
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Sun Book Excerpt:

A House in the Sun describes a number of experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late 1950s. Houses were built across the Midwest, Northeast, and Southwestern United States, and also proposed for sites in India, South Africa, and Morocco. These experiments developed in parallel to transformations in the discussion of modern architecture, relying on new materials and design ideas for both energy efficiency and claims to cultural relevance. Architects were among the myriad cultural and scientific actors to see the solar house as an important designed element of the American future. These experiments also developed as part of a wider analysis of the globe as an interconnected geophysical system. Perceived resource limitations in the immediate postwar period led to new understandings of the relationship between energy, technology and economy. The solar house - both as a charged object in the milieu of suburban expansion, and as a means to raise the standard of living in developing economies - became an important site for social, technological, and design experimentation. This led to new forms of expertise in architecture and other professions. Daniel Barber argues that this mid-century interest in solar energy was one of the first episodes in which resource limitations were seen as an opportunity for design to attain new relevance for potential social and cultural transformations. Furthermore, the solar discussion established both an intellectual framework and a funding structure for the articulation of and response to global environmental concerns in subsequent decades. In presenting evidence of resource tensions at the beginning of the Cold War, the book offers a new perspective on the histories of architecture, technology, and environmentalism, one more fully entangled with the often competing dynamics of geopolitical and geophysical pressures.

A House in China

A House in China
Author: Curtis Lim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN: 0988615118
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poetry of Ruins and Rains

Poetry of Ruins and Rains
Author: Munayem Mayenin
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1447715268
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A House of Cards

A House of Cards
Author: Alice S. Wolf
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: California
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WHY NORMANDY The Dream of a House in France

WHY NORMANDY  The Dream of a House in France
Author: JOSIANE LECLERC-RIBONI
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1304094626
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHY NORMANDY The Dream of a House in France Book Excerpt:

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 1632896036
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Sky Book Excerpt:

Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins shines as the author of this amusing and thorough introduction to animal homes. Turtles, birds, fish, beavers, and kangaroos are just like people--they need homes, and take up residence in unusual places. A simple main text introduces similarities between human and animal homes while sidebars detail the unique qualities of each animal and its home. Stylized yet realistic watercolor illustrations prove that nonfiction can be accurate and elegant, and readers of all ages will appreciate this layered narrative.

A House for My Mother

A House for My Mother
Author: Beth Dunlop
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781568981734
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House for My Mother Book Excerpt:

Twenty-five houses designed by currently practicing architects.

The Homemaker

The Homemaker
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Law Reports of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting

The Law Reports  of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting
Author: George Wirgman Hemming
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law Reports of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Book Excerpt:

The Exemplary novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra tr by W K Kelly

The Exemplary novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra tr  by W K Kelly
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The House of God

The House of God
Author: Ernest Henry Short
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1926
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian art and symbolism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Summary of Amanda Lindhout Sara Corbett s A House in the Sky

Summary of Amanda Lindhout   Sara Corbett s A House in the Sky
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2022-06-10T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Amanda Lindhout Sara Corbett s A House in the Sky Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was nine years old and living in a town called Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada. I trusted what I knew about the world, which was a tribe of pygmy archers in the Congo and the green geometry of Kyoto’s tea gardens. #2 My mother had known Russell for years before he became her boyfriend. He had been raised on the Sunchild First Nation Reserve, and had four brothers who ended up somewhere between the reserve and Red Deer. #3 My mother had a relationship with Russell, which was a sort of screw-you directed at all the white kids she went to high school with in Red Deer. Russell gave her an odd new cachet. He was young and mildly handsome, and came from a place that was considered wild and unusual. #4 I had a brother, Mark, who was 13 when we moved to Sylvan Lake. We would go to the dumpster outside our apartment building to find things to sell. We would visit five or six garbage bins regularly, and would bring home lots of money.