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When We Were The Kennedys

Author : Monica Wood
ISBN : 9781472232038
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS is a brilliant, award-winning memoir about the death of a father and the healing of a family, by the acclaimed author of THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY, Monica Wood, for those who loved Cathy Rentzenbrink's THE LAST ACT OF LOVE or Helen Macdonald's H IS FOR HAWK. 'Stunning. The ordinary and extraordinary Wood family will capture your heart... It's by far one of my favourite books and I recommend it to everyone I know. Wonderful, and full of everyday wonders' Julie Cohen 1963. The Wood family is much like their neighbours, all dependent on the fathers' wages from the local mill. But when Dad suddenly dies on his way to work one April morning, Mum and the four deeply connected Wood daughters are set adrift. And then, come November - the family still overwhelmed by grief, the country shocked by the assassination of President Kennedy - Mum announces an unprecedented family road trip. Inspired by the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy, herself a new widow with young children, Mum and her girls head to Washington, DC, to do some rescuing of their own. WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS is a funny, moving and imaginative memoir about how one family and one country, each shocked by the unimaginable, find the strength to move on. 'Intimate but expansive ... A tender memoir of a very different time' O, the Oprah Magazine

When We Were The Kennedys

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1963, Mexico, Maine. The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on a father's wages from the Oxford Paper Company. Until the sudden death of Dad, when Mum and the four closely connected Wood girls are set adrift. Funny and to-the-bone moving, When We Were the Kennedys is the story of how this family saves itself, at first by depending on Father Bob, Mum's youngest brother, a charismatic Catholic priest who feels his new responsibilities deeply. And then, as the nation is shocked by the loss of its handsome Catholic president, the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy—she too a Catholic widow with young children—galvanizes Mum to set off on an unprecedented family road trip to Washington, D.C., to do some rescuing of her own. An indelible story of how family and nation, each shocked by the unimaginable, exchange one identity for another. "Monica Wood has written a gorgeous, gripping memoir. I don't know that I've ever pulled so...

Writing Hard Stories

Author : Melanie Brooks
ISBN : 9780807078815
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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"Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories In her attempt to write a memoir about her father's death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her--including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Sue Silverman, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori--to answer these questions. Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work through their challenging stories. It features some of the country's most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love"--

The One In A Million Boy

Author : Monica Wood
ISBN : 9780544618442
Genre : Fiction
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The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school? So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades. One Saturday, the boy doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that the world can surprise us at any age, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find ourselves again. “Readers won’t be able to resist falling for Ona … The conclusion will leave them smiling through their tears.”—Shelf Awareness ​“Poignant … There is much to enjoy in this heartfelt tale of love, loss, and friendship.”—Express “A must-read book … Whimsical and bittersweet.”—Good Housekeeping

Um Menino Em Um Milh O

Author : Monica Wood
ISBN : 9788580416947
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104 anos, 133 dias e um amigoQuinn Porter é um guitarrista de meia-idade que nunca conseguiu deslanchar na carreira. Enquanto aguardava sua grande chance na música, foi um marido e pai ausente, e jamais conseguiu estabelecer um vínculo afetivo com o filho, uma criança obcecada pelo Livro dos Recordes e algumas peculiares coleções.Quando o menino morre inesperadamente, alguém precisa substituí-lo em sua tarefa de escoteiro: as visitas semanais à astuta Ona Vitkus, uma centenária imigrante lituana.Quinn assume então o compromisso do filho durante os sete sábados seguintes e tenta ajudar Ona a obter o recorde de Motorista Habilitada Mais Velha. Através do convívio com a idosa, ele descobre aos poucos o filho que nunca conheceu, um menino generoso, sempre disposto a escutar e transformar a vida da sua inusitada amiga. Juntos, os dois encontrarão na amizade uma nova razão para viver.Um menino em um milhão é um livro sensível, poético e bem-humorado, formado por corações partidos e aparentemente sem cura, mas unidos por um elo de impressionante devoção pessoal."Monica Wood escreveu um livro ao mesmo tempo trágico e encantador, com uma amizade entre gerações que conserva a beleza mesmo depois da morte. A maioria dos leitores precisará de lenços de papel, mas o final os fará sorrir por entre as lágrimas." – Shelf Awareness "O fato de um menino de 11 anos ser capaz de unir pessoas tão diferentes é, por si só, maravilhoso. Mas conseguir uni-las de modo a formar laços tão profundos e eternos é realmente extraordinário. Monica Wood conseguiu uma façanha e tanto com Um menino em um milhão." – Bookreporter

Uno Entre Un Mill N Adn

Author : Monica Wood
ISBN : 9788491044758
Genre : Fiction
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"Uno entre un millón" es la conmovedora historia de una mujer de 104 años de edad y de un niño extraño pero amable, obsesionado con los récords Guinness, un boy scout asignado para echarle una mano en la casa y el jardín. Una amistad que terminará afectando a cada uno de los miembros de la desarraigada familia del muchacho, sobre todo su padre, el guitarrista Quinn Porter, que ha vivido en la carretera alejado de él y de su madre, dos veces su exmujer. Cuando el chico muere de repente, Quinn quiere redimir sus ausencias como padre terminando las tareas iniciadas por su hijo. Durante siete sábados, trabaja como voluntario para Ona Vitkus, la despierta anciana, de origen lituano, a la que el chico visitaba semanalmente. Quinn pronto descubre que el muchacho había animado a Ona para que intentara conseguir el récord mundial de persona de mayor edad con permiso de conducir en regla, y que ese es el menor de sus secretos que le permiten conocer al hijo que nunca comprendió, un chico que siempre estaba escuchando, siempre aprendiendo.

Bevor Die Welt Erwacht

Author : Monica Wood
ISBN : 9783843712828
Genre : Fiction
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Eine zauberhafte Freundschaft und das Versprechen: Mit jedem Tag beginnt eine neue Zukunft. Warum ausgerechnet Ona? Als Quinn die 104-jährige Frau kennenlernt, fragt er sich, was sein zarter, verschlossener Sohn so an ihr mochte. Denn Ona ist kantig, eigensinnig, voller verstecktem Humor — und scheint so gar nichts mit der Welt eines 11-Jährigen zu tun zu haben. Doch jetzt ist der Junge tot, und Quinn voll Wut und Trauer. Nur Ona kann ihm zeigen, wie sein Sohn wirklich war. Quinn begibt sich auf eine ungewöhnliche Entdeckungsreise — zu Onas wilden Geschichten aus dem Leben, zurück zu dem letzten Wunsch seines Kindes und bis zu dem Punkt, an dem aus seiner tiefen Verzweiflung neue Hoffnung wächst.

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X000018197
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