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Hopes And Dreams

Author : Dee Williams
ISBN : 9780755373048
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1942 and Dorothy Taylor, now eighteen, dreams of distant lands far from the grey backstreets of Rotherhithe where she has spent all her life. As the war rages on, excitement comes in the form of the Americans posted in London. Although Dolly is engaged to Tony, a boy from her street who has been called up, she can't help but fall in love with Joe, a dashing American GI who eventually asks her to marry him. But America is not all she imagined it would be, and she's shocked by the cool welcome Joe's mother gives her. As she struggles to make friends and understand the man she's married, Dorothy begins to realise that she made a terrible mistake when she walked away from Tony, and wonders if he even remembers the innocent young girl who broke his heart. Only when she returns to Rotherhithe can she find out if there is still a chance of happiness for the two of them.

Broken Dreams

Author : Ellen Benton Feinstein
ISBN : 163263581X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The physical and psychological damages of war can manifest themselves for several generations. This book tells the story of a family that experiences such aftereffects. At the heart of the book is the problematic relationship between the author and her adoptive mother, who felt obligated to raise her dead sister's child. The story culminates in the author's discovery, after more than seventy years, that she has a loving half-brother who is still alive.

Dream Of You

Author : Jo Saxton
ISBN : 9780857219152
Genre : Religion
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Who were you before life told you what you were supposed to be? Let’s be honest: The life you lead isn’t what you’ve always dreamed. And maybe the person you’ve become isn’t who you’ve imagined you would be. Sure, you can clean it up. You can work longer, love harder, and eat better. You can scrub the surface of your life until it gleams yet still never address that somehow you lost sight of who you really are and what you’re living for. Is this the life you were meant to live? As the child of Nigerian immigrants in the UK, author and speaker Jo Saxton knows firsthand how quickly the world can cause us to doubt our dreams and question who we are. She understands how easily we can exchange our true child-of-God selves for an identity built on lies, guilt, and brokenness. In this powerful book, Jo examines biblical figures and shares her personal story as she invites you to turn to the One who knows you intimately and loves you deeply. He sees all you’ve struggled to hide. He hears the voice inside you that others have silenced. He knows the potential that no one valued. He longs to redeem your story and set you on the path to reclaim The Dream of You. Are you ready?

Broken Families Dreams And Hopes

Author : B. Patrick Conley
ISBN : 9781524686291
Genre : Fiction
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Two families, one solidly middle-class American and the other undocumented Mexican immigrants, face an uncertain future. No ones job is safe, and no paycheck is ever guaranteed. They both live in a maelstrom of uncertainty. The rule of law has yielded to the flux of opportunism. While the OConnell family struggles with an arrogant boss and adolescent upheavals, the Riveras cope with fear of the cartels and worries over deportation and teenage missteps. Despite initial misgivings and differences, the two families unite at least for a while, but how long will that while last?

The Flower Girls

Author : Dee Williams
ISBN : 1444818465
Genre : Domestic fiction
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Identical twins Lily and Rose Flower aren't from a rich family, but they lead a comfortable life. Feisty Rose has a more rebellious nature than her sister, but it's never before interfered with their closeness. However, Rose's secret dissatisfaction with her humdrum lifestyle reaches a head when she meets Roger.

Between The World And Me

Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN : 9780679645986
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly

Shattered Dreams And Broken Hearts

Author : Linda J. Stilson
ISBN : 9780976229254
Genre : Poetry
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Expressing her grief through poetry, Linda Stilson reaches out to others providing comfort and promoting suicide awareness. Depression is an illness which shouldn't go untreated. Unless you have suffered it, many do not know the signs for depression or suicide. Many don't know about bipolar disorder and the signs for it. Both are treatable, but left unattended, it often leads to suicide. Suicide is not a sin, it is result of an illness that was left untreated. No one really knows how much one can handle or what their coping skills are. It is her desire to bring awareness to others about depression, bipolar, and suicide so that more people know the signs and are able to help anyone that might be in denial or suffering alone. When they are seriously depressed they feel alone and unloved, even though they are surrounded by many that love them.Linda expresses her feelings she encountered during her grief process in hopes that others experiencing a loss by suicide can relate to them and be of some comfort to them.Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms that lead to suicide. It could save someone's life.

More Hopes And Dreams

Author : Dee Williams
ISBN : 0750544163
Genre : Friendship
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1950. After her marriage went badly wrong, Dolly Taylor returned to Rotherhithe from America. She is now helping her best friend, Penny, to walk again after she contracted polio. Not able to have children of her own, Dolly envies Penny for having a beautiful baby daughter, Gail. Penny's husband, Reg, has set up his own business as a builder, and offers Dolly a job in the office. Tony, who was engaged to Dolly before the war, also works for Reg, and is still pursuing his childhood sweetheart. Although Dolly lives in close-knit Wood Street, with friends and family around her, will she ever find happiness there?

Broken Dreams

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Broken By Beauty

Author : Joy Farrington
ISBN : 9781780783253
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As Joy struggled through the traumas of teenage relationships, she also witnessed around her the broken lives of those who had become the victims of addiction and sexual exploitation. She began to feel a calling to reach out to vulnerable women and men working in the sex industry. Starting with the red light district in Liverpool, this has taken her to the crack dens in Brazil, the strip bars in LA, and the notorious bars and brothels of Bangkok.

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