Author: Gabrielle Roy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1993
First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather.øThe Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman?all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.
Author: Christabel Bielenberg
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The Past is Myself Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war in Germany, as a German citizen under the horrors of Nazi rule and Allied bombings. The Past is Myself is her story of that experience - and an unforgettable portrait of an evil time. Published in the USA as When I Was a German. The Road Ahead Following the extraordinary success of her wartime memoir, The Past is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg received thousands of letters from readers begging her to describe what happened next. In The Road Ahead she continues her story with the outbreak of peace - a time of struggle for reconciliation with, and the rebuilding of, a defeated nation. She also tells of life in her newly adopted country, Ireland, her involvement with the Peace Women of Northern Ireland, and with characteristic modesty and gratitude, looks back on a rich, full life.
Author: Meir Hemmo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-09-20
Time asymmetric phenomena are successfully predicted by statistical mechanics. Yet the foundations of this theory are surprisingly shaky. Its explanation for the ease of mixing milk with coffee is incomplete, and even implies that un-mixing them should be just as easy. In this book the authors develop a new conceptual foundation for statistical mechanics that addresses this difficulty. Explaining the notions of macrostates, probability, measurement, memory, and the arrow of time in statistical mechanics, they reach the startling conclusion that Maxwell's Demon, the famous perpetuum mobile, is consistent with the fundamental physical laws. Mathematical treatments are avoided where possible, and instead the authors use novel diagrams to illustrate the text. This is a fascinating book for graduate students and researchers interested in the foundations and philosophy of physics.
Ashlie worked hard to make detective. She wasn't about to let some crackpot take it away from her. She knew she had to come clean with Skyler. Her past had come back to haunt her. The phone calls and now the bloody shirt.
This manuscript is one of kind, nothing has ever been written like it before, the story begins in 1941 with the first memory I can date and what I remember and explains why I grew up so completely different from the majority of other children that I went to school with. I begin in Petaluma California as a small boy and continue through the years telling of the hardships, struggles and sorrows my family and relatives faced as they worked and camped in the different orchards on Highway 99 or the 101 and barely making enough money to feed them and buy gas to the next job. Then during the winter each year Dad worked on chicken ranches or such until the spring when we would start all over again. That happened until the summer of 1949 when my family settled in Yountville California and where the story ends when I joined the Navy at age seventeen on the 18th of January 1955.
Do you spend hours a week on the road? Are you constantly on the go? Then Duane Watkins would like to invite you to join him on a journey of a lifetime. Lessons from the Road: A Journey to a Closer Relationship with God will take you on the road, point you in the right direction, and then guide you into the presence of God. Truck-driving pastor Duane Watkins' compilation of short, precise devotionals uses travel metaphors to illuminate the path to God for the man or woman on the go. Bringing his readers to grips with broken hearts and teaching them to find healing in the fact that they are not worthy of God's love and grace except through the shed blood of Jesus, his lessons are simple yet potent for the everyday man. Readers of all backgrounds, occupations, and ages will discover the acceptance God offers as they learn the Lessons from the Road.
This is a book about the causes, effects, and coping strategies pertaining to Schizoaffective Disorder. The story is an account of my struggle with this difficult mental illness. The book is a description of a descent into madness, the repercussions of that descent, and the things I did to get my life back on track after my frightening and bizarre experience with Schizoaffective Disorder. If you or someone you know is suffering from Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, or severe depression, then you should think about reading this book. This book provides insight into the mind of a person affected by this most misunderstood illness and explains the steps necessary to make a full recovery from it. Readers of this book will come away with an understanding that there is much hope for people suffering from mental illness, and that if the illness is taken seriously, a meaningful and productive life can still be lived regardless.
Author: Barbara Evans Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release Date: 1999-06
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Includes information on color choice, design decisions, and fabric selection Learn how to preserve historic landmarks through primitive pictorial rugs plus discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design Discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design Primitive rug hooking is enjoying a revival and is one of the most popular forms of fiber art today. Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs, brought to you by Rug Hookingmagazine, provides an easy-to-understand approach to hooking primitive rugs. Author Barbara Brown will start you on a journey that will result in rugs that will be cherished by generations to come. Filled with tips on the importance of proper placement of motifs in the design-what the focus is, why one object is larger than another, and how to design a rug from past memories. Originally published in 2000, the book has been reprinted by popular demand.