Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author Nancy French
Publisher Center Street
Pages 205
Release 2011-07-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1599954311

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David French, potential independent candidate for the 2016 presidential election, and his wife Nancy deliver a powerful story of what happens when a person--or rather, a family--answers the call to serve their nation. David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier - father of two - who was wounded in Iraq. Immediately, he was stricken with a question: Why him and not me? David was a 37-year-old father of two, a Harvard Law graduate and president of a free speech organization. In other words, he was used to pushing pencils, not toting M16s. His wife Nancy was raising two children and writing from home. She was worrying about field trips and playdates, not about her husband going to war. HOME AND AWAY chronicles not just a soldier at war, but a family at war - a husband in Iraq, a wife and children at home, greeting each day with hope and fear, facing the challenge with determination, tears, and more than a little joy.

Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author Cam Montgomery
Publisher Page Street YA
Pages 388
Release 2018-10-16
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1624145965

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“Montgomery’s thoughtful craft is driven by immediacy and tension and grounded in emotional authenticity. ... A love letter to the intricacies of family and multitudinous black girlhood.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred "Home and Away shines a multicolored light on the myriad meanings of 'family' and how each plays a role in shaping who we are, what we do, and who we become. I didn't want it to end!" — Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin Tasia Quirk is young, Black, and fabulous. She's a senior, she's got great friends, and a supportive and wealthy family. She even plays football as the only girl on her private high school's team. But when she catches her mamma trying to stuff a mysterious box in the closet, her identity is suddenly called into question. Now Tasia’s determined to unravel the lies that have overtaken her life. Along the way, she discovers what family and forgiveness really mean, and that her answers don’t come without a fee. An artsy bisexual boy from the Valley could help her find them—but only if she stops fighting who she is, beyond the color of her skin.

Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author John Marsden
Publisher Lothian Children's Books
Pages 31
Release 2013
Genre Australian fiction
ISBN 9780734415523

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Mum is a rehab counselor for people with alcohol problems. Grandma Raynor lives next door. Dad is a driver for Elgas. Then there s me, fifteen, into a lot of different stuff. Music, surfing, animals, tennis, swimming, computer games. And my sister, Claire, and brother Toby. We re a typical Australian family. Barbeques, footy, gardening, school, Holden Commodores Then one day things change. April 26, Dad burns the toast, yells at Toby, thanks me for cleaning the cab of the truck, kisses Mum and Toby, then he s gone April 27, the war starts May 21, the city s in ruins, blackouts nearly all the time, food is hard to find September 13, Dad s hears news of a boat. We might get out of here yet September 28, it's just after dawn. A boat from their Navy has found us. We wave and cry and cheer. But then, slowly, we realise they are shouting at us, telling us to go away September 30, we are in a huge prison, with razor wire all around us. The government says there s no room for us. The Prime Minister says that if they let us out into the community it ll just encourage other illegal immigrants. The Deputy Prime Minister says we re not genuine refugees. The Minister for Immigration says we should have gone through the proper procedures and applied to come here the prescribed way. Apparently there was a queue or a waiting list or something, and we were meant to find an Immigration Office and put our names down to be considered. I guess they re right. I feel terrible about the trouble we ve caused them.

Home or Away

Home or Away
Title Home or Away PDF eBook
Author Kathleen West
Publisher Penguin
Pages 369
Release 2022-03-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0593335511

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"A gloriously entertaining plunge into the ultra-competitive world of youth sports and the lengths we go to for the kids and game we love."--New York Times bestselling author KJ Dell'Antonia Two friends, one Olympic dream, and the choice that stood in the way. Once Leigh and Susy were close friends and teammates bound for Olympic hockey gold, but when Leigh’s sure-fire plan to make the final roster backfired, she left everything behind to start over, including the one person who knew her secret. Two decades later, Leigh’s a successful investment banker, happily married, and the mom of a hockey prodigy, so when a career opportunity lands the family back in Minnesota, Leigh takes the shot for her kid. Back in the ultra-competitive world she left behind, the move puts her in Susy’s orbit, a daily reminder of how Leigh watched from the sidelines as her former teammate went on to Olympic glory. Despite the coldness between them, Susy can’t help but hope that Leigh might lace up her skates and join her in the coaches’ box—after all Leigh knows better than anyone how hard it is to be a woman in this world. Susy knows soon her daughter, Georgie, will be seen as a “girl athlete,” relegated to the B team, with less support and opportunity to advance. But Leigh believes keeping Susy at arms’ length is the only way to hide her history with her former coach Jeff Carlson. When he hints of new favors in exchange for her son’s ice time, Leigh is caught in the ultimate bind: come clean about what happened when she was an Olympic hopeful and risk her marriage or play Jeff’s game. In a moment of desperation, Leigh realizes the one person she thought was her biggest competitor—her former teammate—might turn out to be her biggest ally. Told with Kathleen West’s trademark wit and compassion, Home or Away is a story about overcoming our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of female friendship.

Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author Dave Bidini
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Pages 193
Release 2011-07
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1616083069

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Recounts the 2008 Homeless World Cup, in which homeless persons from around the world compete in a soccer tournament, and relates the Canadian team players' disappointments, joys, and triumphs.

Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author Samantha Wayland
Publisher Loch Awe Press
Pages 404
Release 2019-11-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1940839084

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You can build a team, but you have to find your home. Rupert Smythe is fond of many things. Callum Morrison isn’t one of them. Rupert is a quiet, thoughtful business man and, sadly, a total wimp. Maybe not the ideal candidate to run a professional hockey team, but he signed on to do it anyway. As his life has reminded him on an almost daily basis since, this isn’t the most brilliant idea he’s ever had. And that was before Callum showed up. Being in the spotlight is just part of being a professional athlete, but Callum needs a break. He arrives in Moncton unannounced, determined to help grow the team he just bought, and under the assumption he’d be welcome. Possibly he should have tried to make a better first impression. Callum figures he can push through the rest of the summer, never expecting two kids, a host of friends, and his growing feelings for Rupert to derail everything he has ever believed about what he wanted, and what he could have.

Home And Away

Home And Away
Title Home And Away PDF eBook
Author Jack Dunn
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Pages 159
Release 2011-07-27
Genre Fiction
ISBN 146289562X

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Author Jack Dunn will take readers on a trip back to the 1860s to follow two young men as they meet and soon learn from each other in Home And Away: A Civil War Odyssey. This book follows the story of Sterling Louchs and Benjamin Taylor who have different issues in their lives. Caught up between the Civil War and personal dilemmas, their paths will cross and their lives will intertwine to deal with diverse circumstances and try to make the best of what they have. In 1863 Sterling Louchs, a student at the Pennsylvania Agricultural College is making his way home following the suspension of classes due to the Confederate offensive into southern Pennsylvania. Benjamin Taylor, a runaway slave escapes from his owner on learning that he is situated in the newly created free state of West Virginia. Their journeys become linked and they experience a number of circumstances, together and separately. They reach Sterling’s home, northeast of Gettysburg, as the decisive battle is occurring. Subsequently, Benjamin is assisted in making the transition away from his previous life to one that is free and productive.