Author : Maureen Lee
ISBN : 9781409112082
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful First World War story of a woman's quest for justice, from the bestselling author of NOTHING LASTS FOREVER and THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL. Liverpool 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. Despite working all the hours she can, the family don't have much to get by on. When Martha's fourteen-year-old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling, Martha is horrified. She realises the government is turning a blind eye to the scores of young boys who are joining the army. Despite her pleas and protests, Joe is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknown to them all, Joe's act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family. As the dreaded telegrams begin to arrive from the front in France, mothers' hearts are broken across the country. Spurred on by grief of her own, Martha Rossi begins a quest that will take her right to the doors of No. 10 Downing Street. Martha's journey there will be a tough one, but with courage and the support of her friends and family, it will be the most important undertaking of her life.
Martha's Journey, Renascence in a Mobile Home Park is the story of a recently widowed 66 year old. She finds herself alone, adrift, and uncertain. She makes a 1300 mile car trip, a metaphor for the life changing journey she must undertake. The subtitle word "renascence" represents the reshaping of her thoughts, her fears, and her sadness. In the mobile home park she finds the humorous situations, the pathos, the caring and the sharing of those around her change her outlook, lessen her sadness, and temper her sense of aloneness. This becomes the stage of her new life. She has found her role. Above all she hears laughter and she responds and knows that smiles etch her face. These aging physically hampered old folks still feel life's force. Is that not an irony in itself? And she is grateful.
Author : Tracey Hawkins
ISBN : 1921042141
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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As Martha Winstanley sets sail from the Liverpool docks on the Samual Pimsoll in the 1880, she is filled with foreboding. All alone and at the age of 12, she is being sent away from her home and family to live with an Aunt in Australia.Martha learns to cope with life at sea and the extraordinary events that surround her.
This is the story of a child born into a conservative fundamentalist preacher's family in Indiana. Her journey through thirty tumultuous years was: *within the strict regulations of the church community *within the confines of a love-starved home *within an unbelievable marriage During the journey, she: *moved quickly through school, graduating and becoming a teacher at age 19 *became a leader in the educational community *found the true love she had sought and been denied for so long
Author : M. S. Marilyn Moldowan
ISBN : 0978210824
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A real-life story about Martha, a recently widowed lady, who is trying to make sense of the life circumstance in which she has found herself. It is a story about her journey after the death of her husband, the relationship with her children, and the sale of the family home. In Marilyn's work as a realtor for twenty-six years, she's witnessed hundreds of concerned and loving families helping to move Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa from their house into a condominium, assisted living, or a nursing home. The sale of the elder's home is one that is always stressful and sometimes, traumatic. This book was inspired by true stories and real-life experiences. Marilyn is honored to work with families and be a part of a most emotional life event, the senior's decision to sell their home. Marilyn is forever grateful for the trust her clients have placed in her and they are her inspiration for Carry Me Out Toes First. "Carry Me Out Toes First takes you on a journey we rarely see... one widow's decision to move forward with her life." - Bob Proctor, Speaker, Author, and Featured Teacher from The Secret "When you read this book, you will empathize with the plight many senior citizens face today." -Lin Van Gelder, Retired Business Professional "Carry Me Out Toes First shows a side of seniors rarely seen in the media. They are as independent as we are and anyone who has a different opinion, you will change your mind after reading this book!" -Tina Brinkley Potts, Bestselling Author and Growth Strategist
Just as ripples from a single raindrop in a pond spread into infinity, simple acts of kindness can turn into ripples of altruism and giving that last throughout eternity. A Journey of Ripples is a series of stories as told by Matt, an eyewitness to the power of paying it forward as he chronicles the experiences of his friends in Oregon. The first story begins in 1986 when Paul reaches out to help Jo Ann on the darkest day of his life: the day he buries his wife of more than fifty years. In turn, Jo Ann promises him that she will do the same for someone else. The rest of the stories tell of the extraordinary responses to that promise. This moving collection is about sacrifice and most importantly, about giving and receiving beyond our fear, pride, and circumstances.
According to Sprague, doubling in Lessing's novels is a perfect correlative for the complexity and contradiction Lessing perceives as central to the private and collective human experience. Her doubles and multiples not only indicate the fracturing or the formation of identity but they also are among the several strategies used to project complex private and societal concerns. This study of Lessing's dialectical imagination extends and revises earlier feminist approaches. Originally published in 1987. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.