All of Us

Author: Roger Collier

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288537

Category: Drama

Page: 164

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The book "All of Us" is filled with an assortment of laughter, tears, murder, courtroom drama and a big family's love. It is based on a true story. It is about an ordinary family going through some extraordinary experiences. Well, maybe ordinary is the wrong word. This is the Collier Family and they have eleven children. There's certainly nothing ordinary about that. It is a story of hope, faith, and courage in the face of unexpected challenges. It is also a window into the mysterious inner workings of this unusually large family and their crazy schedule. It demonstrates the combined strength we can have when we support each other in times of crisis. As you join the Colliers prepare yourself for an adventure full of surprises. It will keep you on the edge of your seat as you ride along with the Colliers on the roller coaster of life, at times traveling to the very brink of destruction. In the end you'll find that this heart warming and dramatic story has something for all of us.

All of Us

Author: A.F. Carter

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1838933778

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 3606


A psychological thriller following a woman with six split identities.

Not All of Us Were Brave

Author: Stanley Scislowski

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459713346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7087


This is the story of a young man’s journey through World War II. It covers a wide cross section of the strengths and weaknesses of young men not attuned to killing, and not mentally prepared to face the horror of seeing their close friends die violent deaths in battle. The story is about the hopes, the prayers, the fears, the daily miseries and even the lighter moments that the aspiring heroes of the Perth Regiment experienced on the Italian front as part of 11th Infantry Brigade, 5th Canadian Armoured Division. As the title suggests, from his first battle inoculation Private Stan Scislowski realizes he is not destined for the heroic role to which he once aspired. His fears affect him deeply: his burning dream of returning home a national hero becomes more and more improbable, and his attempts to come to terms with his un-heroic nature make the war as much a mental battle as a physical one. His story is much like that of the overwhelming number of Canadians who found themselves in the cauldron of war, serving their country with all the strength they could find, even when that strength was fading fast. Not All of Us Were Brave focuses not on the heroes, but on the ordinary soldiers who endured the mud, the misery, the ever-present fear, the inspiration, and the degradation. The narrative holds nothing back: the dirty linen is aired along with the clean; the light is shown alongside the dark. It shows what war is all about.

All of Us with Wings

Author: Michelle Ruiz Keil

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641290358

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 360

View: 9443


Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her. Then one day, she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her rockstar family in one of the city’s storybook Victorians. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in governess and quickly finds her place in the girl’s tight-knit household, which operates on a free-love philosophy and easy warmth despite the band’s growing fame. But on the night of the Vernal Equinox, as a concert afterparty rages in the house below, Xochi and Pallas perform a riot-grrrl ritual in good fun, accidentally summoning a pair of ancient beings bound to avenge the wrongs of Xochi’s past. She would do anything to preserve her new life, but with the creatures determined to exact vengeance on those who’ve hurt her, no one is safe—not the family Xochi’s chosen, nor the one she left behind.

De Colores Means All of Us

Author: Elizabeth Martínez

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786631180

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2583


A radical Latina perspective on race, liberation, and identity Elizabeth Martínez’s unique Chicana voice has been formed through over thirty years of experience in the movements for civil rights, women’s liberation, and Latina/o empowerment. In De Colores Means All of Us, Martínez presents a radical Latina perspective on race, liberation and identity. She describes the provocative ideas and new movements created by the rapidly expanding US Latina/o community as it confronts intensified exploitation and racism.

For All of Us, One Today

Author: Richard Blanco

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807033812

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 670


2014 International Latino Awards Winner: Best Biography – Spanish or Bilingual For All of Us, One Today is a fluid, poetic story anchored by Richard Blanco’s experiences as the inaugural poet in 2013, and beyond. In this brief and evocative narrative, he shares for the first time his journey as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, “One Today,” as well as two other poems commissioned for the occasion (“Mother Country” and “What We Know of Country”), published here for the first time ever, alongside translations of all three of those poems into his native Spanish. Finally, Blanco reflects on his life-changing role as a public voice since the inauguration, his spiritual embrace of Americans everywhere, and his vision for poetry’s new role in our nation’s consciousness. Like the inaugural poem itself, For All of Us, One Today speaks to what makes this country and its people great, marking a historic moment of hope and promise in our evolving American landscape. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Not All of Us Are Saints

Author: David Hilfiker, M.D.

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 146680291X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1276


"A powerful report of the experiences of a physician living and practicing medicine in the inner city ... A deeply disturbing picture of the degradation of ghetto life and a painfully honest account of one man's attempt to do something about it." - Kirkus Reviews

All of Us and Everything

Author: Bridget Asher

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782399437

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 1475


Esme: eldest child, control-freak, perfect wife. In fact, her husband has run off with his dentist and their teenage daughter is live-tweeting the entire mess to her 3,000 followers. Liv: middle child, fiancé stealer, squatter. Holed up in her ex-husband's apartment with her acupuncturist and a bottle of whiskey. Ru: youngest child, writer, runaway. Hopes to find inspiration for her second novel whilst fleeing her fiancé. One-by-one the siblings return to the family home, where a box of old letters awaits them containing the answer to the mystery they have all lived with, until now: who was their father, and why the hell did he disappear?

The Genius in All of Us

Author: David Shenk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385532652

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 2945


Is true greatness obtainable from everyday means and everyday genes? Conventional wisdom says no, that a lucky few are simply born with certain gifts. The new science of human potential suggests otherwise. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, and take a look at the amazing new evidence. Here, interweaving cutting-edge research from numerous scientific fields, David Shenk offers a new view of human potential, giving readers more of a sense of ownership over their accomplishments, and freeing parents from the bonds of genetic determinism. As Shenk points out, our genes are not a “blueprint” that dictate individual destinies. Rather we are all the product of interplay between genes and outside stimuli—a dynamic that we can influence. It is a revolutionary and life-changing message.

A Story of God and All of Us Reflections: 100 Daily Inspirations (Devotional)

Author: Mark Burnett,Roma Downey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444749846

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3682


A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US DEVOTIONAL contains 100 days of devotional material based on the History Channel's epic mini-series, The Bible. This series is a sweeping drama of the most important events and characters in The Bible. The devotional will enable the reader to experience the main themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation through a daily devotional reading. Relevant scripture passages are included along with a daily prayer to inspire readers and keep them challenged and motivated.