Life As We Knew It

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547415990
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written three companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Life as We Knew it

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152061548
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Life as We Knew it

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0329645684
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Diaries

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

The Life As We Knew It Collection

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544774803
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When a meteor hits the moon, teenage Miranda and her friends and family struggle to survive the unimaginable. Four gripping books that follow their ordeal are collected in this single-volume edition, including Life As We Knew It, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

The Shade of the Moon

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547813394
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever. It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

The Dead and the Gone

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606144641
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, 17-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City.

Life As I Knew It

Author: Randi Hacker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439121508
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

My name is Angelina Rossini. A little about me: I am sixteen years old. I live in Blodgett, Vermont. Population: 854. Most of my life's been pretty normal for a twenty-first-century American teen. THAT SAID: I'm in love with my best friend who, um, recently came out. I sometimes get the sense that my mother wishes I hadn't been born. I maintain a low level of hostility with at least one of my classmates. I could deal, though. Mainly because my dad was around, and he was my sun. Our sun, really: my mom's, my stepsister's, and mine. My dad kept us all in place, orbiting around him. But then the sun, well...it went out. Click. That was the end of Life As I Knew It -- and the beginning of something a lot different.

Life as We Know it

Author: Michael Berube
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: UCSC:32106017938496
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Family & Relationships

The author explores contemporary ideas about family values, social justice, and the sanctity of life through his experiences raising a child with Down's syndrome and his struggle to keep his son's personhood in view. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

This World We Live in

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547248040
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When the moon's gravitational pull increases, causing massive natural disasters on Earth, Miranda and her family struggle to survive in a world without cities or sunlight, and wonder if anyone else is still alive.

Welfare As We Knew It

Author: Charles Noble
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195354435
Release Date: 1997-09-11
Genre: Political Science

Compared to other rich Western democracies, the U.S. does less to help its citizens adapt to the uncertainties of life in a market economy. In Welfare As We Knew It, Charles Noble offers a groundbreaking explanation of why America is so different. Drawing on research in comparative politics, history, and sociology, he demonstrates that deeply-rooted political factors, not public opinion, have limited what reformers have been able to accomplish. Rich historical analysis covering the Wilson administration to the present is followed by a provocative look at future U. S. social policy. Reformers who want government to do more, Noble argues, must refocus their activities on political and institutional change, such as campaign finance and labor-law reform, if they hope to succeed. Taut, comprehensive, and accessible, with a much-needed international perspective, this book will change the way we look at U. S. social policy.

The Year Without Michael

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385731205
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The remaining members of the Chapman family try to cope with the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Michael.

Tiny Tim and Mr Plym

Author: Vivien Kooper
Publisher: Edee Rose Pub
ISBN: 0974688711
Release Date: 2004-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From his first appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, pop culture entertainment curiosity Tiny Tim captivated audiences and became an instant star and enigma. In this firsthand look at Tiny Tim's incredible life and career, his manager and confidant reveals previously unknown details of his eccentric life. Best known for his falsetto-voiced rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and his Tonight Show wedding to Miss Vicki, Tiny Tim's public persona offered a mere glimpse of the actual man and his true behind-the-scenes antics. From his attempts to join the army and his efforts to help the FBI defuse the situation at Waco to the great joy and even greater agony Tiny Tim experienced because of the inherent conflict between his sexual appetites and deep religious convictions, this humorous account casts a new light on this zany character and one of the entertainment world's most enduring and off-the-wall relationships.

Life As We Know It

Author: Jennifer Foote Sweeney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743480086
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Social Science

"...these essays are jewels of the unexpected, and in introducing them, I don't want to steal any of their surprise. Suffice it to say that family life...is alive and well, but it is not like anything you ever read about before in your life." -- Jane Smiley, from the foreword The nuclear family peaked in 1960 with 45 percent of the American population. Many decades later, the tidy ensemble is rare. Relationships, baby making, sex, dating, divorce -- they aren't what they used to be. But the mainstream media keeps the reality of American life a secret, only leaking the occasional tidbit to remind us that those in "unconventional" configurations are a sad anomaly to be pitied or ignored. Life As We Know It offers proof in its most engaging form -- the personal essay -- that the big guys have got it wrong. This collection of blunt, lyrical, and often very funny work from award-winning Salon.com tells the true stories about how we live -- of hustling fertility drugs, losing a child, hating dad, and coming to terms with a parent who was the voice of "Frosty the Snowman" on TV. First-time writers and critically acclaimed authors like Amy Bloom, Kathryn Harrison, Susan Straight, and Benjamin Cheever, plumb the familiar to deliver portraits of moments, seasons, and eras that we recognize or long to understand.

Just Morgan

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497682764
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

“The right thing never just happens; you have to make it happen.” Morgan knows her parents left her in boarding school so they could travel the world, which is why hardly anything changes when they’re killed in an accident during her freshman year at Fairfield. But every orphan needs a guardian, and Morgan’s is her uncle Tom, a famous and somewhat eccentric author. Tom’s New York City apartment has plenty of space for Morgan, and her room is the nicest one she’s ever seen, but her uncle, uncomfortable suddenly raising a fourteen-year-old girl, seems distant and preoccupied. Alone in an unfamiliar world, Morgan imagines what her school roommate, the popular and sarcastic Trinck, would think of everything. Would she approve of Morgan’s newly discovered love of reading or the friends she makes in New York? Slowly, Morgan makes a place for herself that is all her own and reflects on the person she is becoming—whether Trinck would like it or not.

Georgialina

Author: Tom Poland
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781611175950
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: History

Veteran journalist and southern storyteller Tom Poland has been writing about the disappearing rural South for nearly four decades. With a companionable appreciation for nostalgia, preservation, humor, and wonder, Georgialina: A Southland as We Knew It brings to life once more the fading and often-forgotten unfiltered character of the South as Poland takes readers down back roads to old homeplaces, covered bridges, and country stores. He recalls hunting for snipes and for lost Confederate gold; the joys of beach music, the shag, and cruising Ocean Drive; and the fading traditions of sweeping yards with homemade brooms, funeral processions, calling catfish, and other customs of southern heritage and history. Peppered with candid memoir, Georgialina also introduces readers to a host of quirky and memorable characters who have populated the southland of Poland’s meanderings. As commercialization, homogenization, and relocation have slowly altered distinctive regions of the country, making all places increasingly similar, southern traditions have proven to be more resilient than most. But Poland notes that many elements that once defined day-to-day life in the South are now completely foreign to contemporary generations. Set primarily in Poland’s native Georgia and adopted home of South Carolina, his tales of bygone times resonate across a recognizably southern landscape and faithfully recall the regional history and lore that have defined the South for generations as a place uniquely its own for natives, newcomers, and visitors.