May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You
Author: Peter Troy
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN: 0385534493
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You Book Excerpt:

An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth-century America. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature—famine, war, love, and family—as it introduces four unforgettable characters. Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. All four lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide. Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds of the characters, and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, this unforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith in life's great meaning amidst its various tangles.

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You
Author: Peter Troy
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN: 0307743578
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You Book Excerpt:

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You is a story of four unforgettable characters who, together, illuminate the quintessential American experience. Ethan McOwen survived the worst of the Irish Famine and made the treacherous crossing to America, but his endurance is tested by the rough neighborhoods of New York until he discovers a passion for photography; Marcella Arroyo arrives from Spain a high-spirited society girl but defies her father to become a devoted abolitionist; and slaves Mary and Micah plot a clandestine escape on a cold Christmas Eve in the hopes of finding a better future. When war brings them all together, it will dramatically change the course of their individual lives.

Worship 4 Today Part 3

Worship 4 Today Part 3
Author: Helen Bent,Liz Tipple
Publsiher: Church House Publishing
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 0715122622
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worship 4 Today Part 3 Book Excerpt:

Worship 4 Today is a three-part course specially designed to train and equip all who lead worship in the local church - those with prior experience or none, musicians and the non-musical, ordained or lay, those who lead the prayers, operate the technology, employ the creative arts, or participate in any way. Developed and tested in the Diocese of Sheffield over the last five years, it is now recognised as a national training resource and its publication is fully supported by the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England. This course: Nurtures a foundation of personal worship Provides a rich biblical and historical background Builds understanding of different worship Develops new expertise and skills Explores authentic worship for a mission-shaped church Part 3 focuses on practical worship skills, worship in the New Testament, the challenge of all-age worship and worship in a mission context.

The Road Rises Up

The Road Rises Up
Author: Helaine Krob
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1401020879
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Rises Up Book Excerpt:

The Road Rises Up is a story about discovery - both personal and criminal. Abby McNair is a high school freshman who runs cross country track. She practices every day after school with the boys team and runs side by side with her two closest friends, Brian and Steve. Steve’s younger brother Joey disappears one rainy afternoon and Abby searches the clues and searches her soul to find answers to questions she’d never thought to ask. She learns the truth about the disappearance but more importantly the truth about her own character. These truths shape the rest of her life.

Success Without College

Success Without College
Author: Linda Lee
Publsiher: Crown Archetype
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-11-28
ISBN: 0767909321
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Success Without College Book Excerpt:

If your child seems indecisive about college, don't read the riot act, read this landmark book instead. College is not the only alternative. A New York Times editor and concerned parent tells you why and helps you to find happy alternatives to starting college before your child is ready. As an educated, committed parent, Linda Lee harbored the usual expectation of a prestigious college degree as the illustrious preface to a top-flight career for her child. Some fifty thousand dollars and several disastrous report cards later, Lee recognized that her seemingly rational expectations were proving far-fetched and that her son was simply not ready for college. Moreover, she was shocked to discover that his experience was not the exception but the rule; only 26 percent of students receive a bachelor's degree within five years. Why, then, are parents led to believe that their children must go to college immediately and that it is the right choice for everyone? If not attending college worked for Bill Gates, Harry S. Truman, Thomas Edison, and William Faulkner, why can't it work for your child and what are your alternatives? Success Without College is a groundbreaking book that reveals the surprising facts of why many bright kids are not suited for college (or at least not right after high school). Lee's accessible, knowledgeable style informs parents why this should be more a source of pride than shame by providing profiles of students and parents from around the country and their creative, positive solutions to the college dilemma. With a college education now costing an average of a hundred thousand dollars, maybe it's time for American parents to reconsider: Do you really need college to succeed?

Poems for Happiness

Poems for Happiness
Author: Gaby Morgan
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN: 1529013224
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems for Happiness Book Excerpt:

Poetry is the perfect medium to capture the elusive nature of happiness and this beautiful anthology explores happiness in all its forms – whether it be a fleeting moment, the promise of freedom and adventure, surviving adversity or the comfort of nature. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, featuring expert introductions for your favourite classics. This edition includes an introduction by writer, broadcaster and parish priest, the Reverend Richard Coles. Poems for Happiness is an inspiring and life-affirming collection that features writing by some of our greatest poets whose work is still widely read today. It includes famous poems such as ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ by William Wordsworth and ‘Invictus’ by W. E. Henley. In addition to these well-known verses, this beautiful volume includes lesser-known poems to discover and enjoy.

Songs on the Wind

Songs on the Wind
Author: C. Scott Fulton
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 1728333857
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs on the Wind Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of most of my songs, recast as poems. They were written over a fifty-year period, and, over that time, my experiences have grown and my sensibilities have shifted in various ways. But it seems to me that we are all on a very similar journey. And my hope is that there is something in here for you—that the songs on the wind that have come to me, moved me, carried me, will help sing you homeward as well.

Dog s Head Island

Dog s Head Island
Author: Butch Waxe
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 1638601674
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dog s Head Island Book Excerpt:

Paul Kennedy, widowed father and chief of police in the small island town of Dog's Head Island, Rhode Island, was just getting his life back in order when long-time summer resident Mary Beth Prouty moves to the island to live full-time. While still grieving from the sudden tragic loss of his famous rock-star wife, Kennedy starts to come to terms with the fact that he still has a daughter and that she needs her father. With the help of his parents, Kennedy turns his despair into hope and a sense of purpose when the police chief job presents itself and his father encourages him to take it. Kennedy crosses paths with the island's newest resident as she prepares her new jewelry shop for its grand opening. He and his mother immediately take to the young woman, and soon a friendship develops between them. As Kennedy's young daughter Lauren develops a bond of her own to Prouty, something more than friendship develops between the handsome young policeman and the beautiful and fun-loving Prouty. What they don't know, however, is that trouble has followed Prouty; and it's soon clear to Kennedy that her life might be in danger. Though Prouty's wealthy father may be the intended target, Kennedy suspects that the elder Prouty's daughter may be an intended pawn. Kennedy utilizes the resources available to him, both from members of his police force and connections he'd made while in the service, to protect Prouty from the nefarious group of men sent to do her harm.

What If You Had Just One More Chance To Talk To Your Love Ones What Would You Say A Year s Journey Through Grief

What If You Had Just One More Chance To Talk To Your Love Ones  What Would You Say  A Year s Journey Through Grief
Author: Tim Pinsonneault
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2017-08-24
ISBN: 1640792015
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What If You Had Just One More Chance To Talk To Your Love Ones What Would You Say A Year s Journey Through Grief Book Excerpt:

What if you had just one more chance to talk to your loved ones? What would you say? A Year's Journey Through Grief was written because having been around death for more than half his life-first being on his local ambulance service, later working for a local funeral home, seeing both ends of death, seeing the distress on the families faces especially when it was unexpected, never getting to say their final good-bys-can be and are devastating. So many things go unsaid because we as humans think there is always tomorrow. But for some, tomorrow never comes. This book is designed to tell your loved ones everything you want. When you read the stages of grief, you will realize that there are a lot of feelings that quickly become overwhelming. By reading the scriptures, inspirational sayings, and poems, you will come to realize just how much God loves you. He loves you more than you could ever know. By writing down your thoughts, cares, concerns, prayers, and dreams, you will start your healing process. This is a work in progress; no need in trying to rush it, for there will be times when emotions will run high. Whether it be a song on the radio or birds chirping or even seeing a newborn, take each day as a new. A new day to remember your love. A new day to remember your hopes. A new day to cherish your dreams. A new day to love and cherish your family and friends. A new day to Thank God for placing your loved one in your life.

Ceremonies Celebrations

Ceremonies   Celebrations
Author: Dally R Messenger
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 0733628842
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ceremonies Celebrations Book Excerpt:

All of us have the right to choose and organise our own ceremonies according to our beliefs: this book tells us what we have to do and how to do it. Events covered within the book include: weddings (formal and informal), commitment to partnerships, renewal of vows, name giving/naming, graduation, significant birthdays, divorce, stepfamily acceptance, house dedication, 'sorry', funerals and memories. Combining details of organising a celebration or ceremony, a wealth of suggested readings and music, checklists and advice on how to write and structure your own ceremonies, CEREMONIES & CELEBRATIONS is an essential handbook.

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up
Author: Jenika Snow
Publsiher: Jenika Snow
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bottoms Up Book Excerpt:

Aoife After my mother passed away, I packed up my entire life and moved to her home country of Ireland. I wanted a change of scenery, a different life… to distance myself from the memories of all that I lost. I wanted a fresh start. The small Irish village of Duthmoore was everything I had hoped when I envisioned myself starting a new life. And for the first time since I lost her, I felt like I was home… like I wasn’t alone. It wasn’t until I found myself walking into Getting Lucky, the most well-known pub in Duthmoore, that I found myself face-to-face with the owner, Cillian McGowan, and realizing that maybe Duthmoore had a hell of a lot more to offer than I thought. Cillian I was a born and raised Scot but on a whim had moved to Duthmoore, Ireland, and started up my own pub. Over the years, Getting Lucky had become the most popular pub in the village, and business was booming. My pub was my dream, my life, the only thing I needed to focus on, or so I thought. When I saw the pretty strawberry-blonde walk into my pub, I was pretty sure angels sang, the world slowed, and everything else faded away. I’d never been so mesmerized by another person, never felt like if I wasn't near them, the air would be sucked from my lungs. But I sure as hell felt like that for Aoife. And as the hours passed and she consumed more, her story started to unfold. I had never thought love at first sight was possible, but with her, it was very clear I didn’t know much about how the world worked. Because I was already head over heels for the little Irish-American, and I was pretty sure I couldn’t let her walk away after tonight. *A complete standalone in the Getting Lucky series.*

Creating a Value Proposition for Geriatric Care

Creating a Value Proposition for Geriatric Care
Author: James S. Powers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2017-07-26
ISBN: 3319622714
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Value Proposition for Geriatric Care Book Excerpt:

This book creates a value proposition in geriatric care - a promise of value to be delivered to improve care and to provide specific benefits to healthcare systems. It describes strategies and understanding of the incentives, barriers encountered in promoting changes in the healthcare systems, and discusses numerous examples and outcomes. Drawn from many fields such as medicine and science, sociology, politics, business and economics, the book helps guide the introduction of geriatric principles into mainstream medical care with the goal of improving the care and quality of life of older persons in all healthcare systems.

The Devilish Divas Boxed Set 2 Books 4 6 Three Complete Women s Fiction Novels

The Devilish Divas Boxed Set  2  Books 4   6  Three Complete Women s Fiction Novels
Author: M.J. Schiller
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2022-11-01
ISBN: 1644575841
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devilish Divas Boxed Set 2 Books 4 6 Three Complete Women s Fiction Novels Book Excerpt:

The Journey of Sisterhood, Adventure, Happiness, Tears, and Love Continues in Books 4 through 6 of The Devilish Divas Series by M.J. Schiller Book 4: Satan, Line One - Dealing with their ramrod-straight, devil of a new boss has everyone in the kitchen on edge. But when Danielle and Samantha decide to send her to “Lunch Ladies Dating School,” will she become the toast of the town or send them all to the unemployment office? Destiny calls in SATAN, LINE ONE. Book 5: Pitchfork in the Road - Growing up, kindergarten teacher Zoe McCord was a tomboy whose two best friends were guys. Now, as an adult, she must decide between the two. Amid the uncertainty, one thing's for sure: on the way to happily-ever-after, there's bound to be a PITCHFORK IN THE ROAD! Book 6: Sin Worth the Penance – Killian Murphey finds a forbidden distraction from his sorrows Who is the temptress that mistook him for someone else in the dark of the pantry? And why has that kiss set him ablaze? Either way, she is definitely A SIN WORTH THE PENANCE! Publisher's Note: This series is a fun look at the serious side of life and will be enjoyed by chick-lit and women's fiction fans of Sophie Kinsella, Fannie Flagg, Colleen Coleman, and Judith Keim as well as Melanie Summers. The Devilish Divas Series To Hell in a Coach Bag Damned if I Do The Devil You Know Satan, Line One Pitchfork in the Road Sin Worth the Penance Hell Hath No Fury Satan’s Spawn About the Author: Bestselling author M.J. Schiller is a retired lunch lady/romance-romantic suspense writer. She enjoys writing novels whose characters include rock stars, desert princes, teachers, futuristic Knights, construction workers, cops, and a wide variety of others. In her mind, everybody has a romance. She is the mother of a twenty-three-year-old and three twenty-one-year-olds--that's right, triplets! So having recently taught four children to drive, she likes to escape from life on occasion by pretending to be a rock star at karaoke. However...you won’t be seeing her name on any record labels soon.

Bartlett s Words for the Wedding

Bartlett s Words for the Wedding
Author: Brett Fletcher Lauer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-01-02
ISBN: 0759516448
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bartlett s Words for the Wedding Book Excerpt:

Barlette's Words for the Wedding is an essential resource for anyone planning a wedding ceremony or renewing vows. Comprising passages from Plato, Sappho, Shakespeare, Shelley, Auden, Rilke, and many others, this gorgeous edition is a source for inspiration and an invaluable core text from which to select passages. Beautifully packaged, Barlette's Words for the Wedding includes prose and poetry selections from ancient times to the modern day. A sample from St. Augustine: What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Barlette's Words for the Wedding includes prose and poetry selections from ancient times to the modern day. A sample from St. Augustine: What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

Testing Extreme Programming

Testing Extreme Programming
Author: Lisa Crispin,Tip House
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780321113559
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testing Extreme Programming Book Excerpt:

Testing is a cornerstone of XP, as tests are written for every piece of code before it is programmed. This workbook helps testers learn XP, and XP devotees learn testing. This new book defines how an XP tester can optimally contribute to a project, including what testers should do, when they should do it, and how they should do it.

At Weddings and Wakes

At Weddings and Wakes
Author: Alice McDermott
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2003-05-01
ISBN: 0747563942
Category: Irish Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Weddings and Wakes Book Excerpt:

A moving evocation of life's inexplicable calamities and also a magical celebration of childhood and the bonds of family, At Weddings and Wakes is the story of three generations of an Irish-American family through the eyes of its youngest members

A Poem for Every Autumn Day

A Poem for Every Autumn Day
Author: Allie Esiri
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN: 1529061067
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Poem for Every Autumn Day Book Excerpt:

Within the pages of Allie Esiri's gorgeous collection, A Poem for Every Autumn Day you will find verse that will transport you to vibrant autumnal scenes, from harvest festival to Remembrance Day. The poems are selected from Allie Esiri’s bestselling poetry anthologies A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, this book dazzles with an array of familiar favourites and remarkable new discoveries. These seasonal poems – together with introductory paragraphs – have a link to the date on which they appear. Includes poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, John Betjeman, Amy Lowell, Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti who sit alongside Seamus Heaney, John Agard, Simon Armitage, Patience Agbabi and Imtiaz Dharker. This soul-enhancing book will keep you company for every day of Autumn.

Lord Apollo the Colleen

Lord Apollo   the Colleen
Author: Suzanne G. Rogers
Publsiher: Idunn Court Publishing
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN: 1947463209
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord Apollo the Colleen Book Excerpt:

Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall...but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

Kiwi on the Camino

Kiwi on the Camino
Author: Vivianne Flintoff
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 1504382536
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiwi on the Camino Book Excerpt:

What is it that is motivating thousands of people to leave behind the comfort and securities of home, put heavy boots on their feet and a pack on their backs, and head off to walk the route known as the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, following in the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands of people who have walked the Camino down through the centuries? In 2014, Vivianne Flintoff took an extended leave of absence from her place of employment to walk both the Camino de Santiago and the Camino Finisterre. With her husband, Bruce, she began the seven-week, nine-hundred-kilometer (five hundred miles) walk at St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France, crossed the Pyrenees, and walked the French route to Santiago de Compostela. Two days later, Vivianne and Bruce put their boots and packs back on and headed off to walk the remaining one hundred kilometers (sixty-eight miles) to Finisterre on the Atlantic Coast, to the beach where legend has it that St. James preached and to where his disciples brought back his decapitated body. In Kiwi on the Camino: A Walk that Changed My Life, Vivianne courageously, honestly, and with humor tells of the pain, (she badly sprained her left ankle just three days before beginning the Camino), fears, anxieties, challenges, fun, and friendships encountered along the Way of St. James. Her life is radically changed at the completion of this epic walk. Viviannes meditations shine light upon her inner criticisms, and gradually, with each step, she lets go of self-judgment and becomes self-compassionate. Vivianne comes to a place of life transformation, where she is no longer prepared to live a highly stressed life. Her journey speaks to the many people struggling to juggle the complex demands that a contemporary life requires.

Long Climb Up to Find Home

Long Climb Up to Find Home
Author: Karl Hering
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN: 1644264714
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Climb Up to Find Home Book Excerpt:

Long Climb Up to Find Home By: Karl Hering Long Climb Up to Find Home is a romantic adventure of survival and murder. As a long-distance runner and mountain hiker for most of his adult life, Wade thinks he is prepared for just about anything–until he makes a startling discovery high atop a mountain on a search-and-rescue mission. The challenges do not end with the mission, however, as he must now navigate new territory with a woman who is on a mission of her own. Through it all, the reader will witness that adversity can be conquered and can even lead to a more satisfying life.