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Writing From The Outskirts Of Hope

Author : Malcolm Macdonald
ISBN : 1936243474
Genre : Fiction
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The Outskirts Of Hope

Author : Jo Ivester
ISBN : 9781631529658
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester’s father but her mother—a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South—who made the most enduring mark on the town. In The Outskirts of Hope, Ivester uses journals left by her mother, as well as writings of her own, to paint a vivid, moving, and inspiring portrait of her family’s experiences living and working in an all-black town during the height of the civil rights movement.

Orchard Of Hope The Heart Of Hollyhill Book 2

Author : Ann H. Gabhart
ISBN : 9781585589555
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1964, and 14-year-old Jocie Brooke is about to have an unforgettable summer. Her father has found a new love, her hippie sister is about to have a baby, and her aunt is finally pleasurable to live with. But, when a black family from Chicago moves into the quiet hamlet of Holly County, Kentucky, Jocie finds herself befriending a boy that some townspeople shun. Due to the unspoken racial lines in this southern town, the presence of these newcomers sparks a smoldering fire of unrest that will change Holly County--and Jocie--forever. Orchard of Hope, the riveting sequel to The Scent of Lilacs, takes readers along to experience unexpected love, fear, forgiveness, new life, and a deeper understanding of the value of each individual's story.

Hope For Garbage

Author : Alex Tully
ISBN : 0692024832
Genre : Cleveland (Ohio)
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"Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty. No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year-old just can't get a break. And with all of the chaos swirling around in his head, girls are the last thing he cares about. But that changes when he meets Bea Stewart, a rebellious rich girl with problems of her own. As he tries to navigate through his first real relationship, Bea takes center stage, and the chaos starts to fade. Then, just when Trevor thinks his luck is finally changing, Evelyn Stewart enters the picture. And Bea's beautiful, yet seriously miserable mother, quickly turns his not-so-dreamy life into a complete nightmare. While he is desperate to save his relationship with Bea, Trevor learns that nothing in his world can be saved--unless he first saves himself."--back cover.

On The Outskirts Of Normal

Author : Debra Monroe
ISBN : 9780983547747
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A white single mother adopts a black child in south Texas and learns what it means to build a family.

No Hope For Gomez

Author : Graham Parke
ISBN : 9781432752484
Genre : Fiction
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When Gomez Porter beocme a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a Blog. What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seem strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, his neighbor boiling salamanders on this balcony at midnight, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but i unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial particpants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced illusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan.

The Outskirts

Author : T. M. Frazier
ISBN : 1975741404
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The swamp is about to get a whole lot HOTTER. After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapesinto the swamp to be alone. That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, all SCORCHING HOT innocence, claiming she owns the land less than fifty feet from his front door. Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse? She makes him CRAVE things. Things Finn hasn't thought about in a very VERY long time. Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.Originally slated to be a standalone, The Outskirts, is now book 1 of a duet. The Outliers is the title of book 2.

Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Author : Katherine Boo
ISBN : 9780679643951
Genre : Social Science
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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.”—Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review “Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”—New York “This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges’ Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award “[A] landmark book.”—The Wall Street Journal “A triumph of a book.”—Amartya Sen “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.”—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc “[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo’s prose is electric.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People

The Freak Table

Author : Gavin Hignight
ISBN : 9780981474625
Genre : Fiction
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We were the skaters, wavers, freaks, faggots, punks, goths, outsiders, and losers. We were punched, shoved, pushed, kicked, judged, beat up, beat down, and humiliated. In other words... we were teenagers. Every generation has its misfits. The Freak Table transports us to the starched suburbs of late-80s Denver where skateboarding’s a crime and listening to underground rock is akin to devil worship. Author Gavin Hignight’s adolescent narrator trades the safety of conformity for the post-punk music scene, choosing to suffer the consequences that come with being yourself. The Freak Table is a story for anyone who has ever felt alienated, hated or misunderstood. It’s the adventure of the kids who didn’t fit in, the tale of how they banded together to fight a battle called high school. Their trials hint at a larger rebellion at hand, a call for individuality that reverberated across the nation. About the Author- Gavin Hignight is the writer of the graphic novel Motor City and the webcomic The Concrete World. He’s written for the animated TV series’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. He’s also worked as an actor, fashion model, film director and marketing manager. He is a native of Denver, Colorado now living and working in Los Angeles. The Freak Table is his first novel.

Parables From The Outskirts Of Polite Society

Author : J. R. Summers
ISBN : 1523202963
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Short Stories. Life lessons, and Parables about relationships, money and wealth, forgiveness, and ultimately freedom.

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