Other People's Houses

Author: Abbi Waxman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606412902

Category: FICTION

Page: 352

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The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repress

Other People's Houses

Author: Abbi Waxman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399587934

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7586

“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband... *record scratch* As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton's wife is mysteriously missing, and now this... After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that's a notion easier said than done when Anne's husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.

Other People's Houses

Author: Jennifer Taub

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206941

Category: History

Page: 536

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The clearest explanation yet of how the financial crisis of 2008 developed and why it could happen again In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer Taub’s response to such unfounded claims. Drawing on wide-ranging experience as a corporate lawyer, investment firm counsel, and scholar of business law and financial market regulation, Taub chronicles how government officials helped bankers inflate the toxic-mortgage-backed housing bubble, then after the bubble burst ignored the plight of millions of homeowners suddenly facing foreclosure. Focusing new light on the similarities between the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s and the financial crisis in 2008, Taub reveals that in both cases the same reckless banks, operating under different names, received government bailouts, while the same lax regulators overlooked fraud and abuse. Furthermore, in 2013 the situation is essentially unchanged. The author asserts that the 2008 crisis was not just similar to the S&L scandal, it was a severe relapse of the same underlying disease. And despite modest regulatory reforms, the disease remains uncured: top banks remain too big to manage, too big to regulate, and too big to fail.

Other People's Houses

Author: Lore Segal

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497654971

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 431

With a foreword by Cynthia Ozick, this semiautobiographical novel of a Jewish girl forced away from home in the face of Nazi persecution is an extraordinary tale of fortitude and survival On a December night in 1938, a ten-year-old girl named Lore is put on the Kindertransport, a train carrying hundreds of Jewish children out of Austria to safety from Hitler’s increasingly alarming oppression. Temporarily housed at the Dover Court Camp on England’s east coast, Lore will find herself living in other people’s houses for the next seven years: the Orthodox Levines, the Hoopers, the working-class Grimsleys, and the wealthy Miss Douglas and Mrs. Dillon. Charged with the task of asking “the English people” to get her parents out of Austria, Lore discovers in herself an impassioned writer. In letters to potential sponsors, she details the horrors happening back at home; in those to her parents, she notes the mannerisms and reactions of the new families around her as she valiantly tries to master their language. And the closer the world comes to a new war, the more resolute Lore becomes to survive. As powerful now as when it was first released fifty years ago, Other People’s Houses is a poignant tale about the creation of a new life in the face of hopelessness and fear—a hallmark of the postwar immigration experience.

The Smell of Other People's Houses

Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3853

Alaska, 1970: growing up here is like nowhere else. Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father. Alyce is staying at home to please her parents. Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Because if we don't save each other, how can we begin to save ourselves? Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary debut is both moving, and deeply authentic. These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare talent.

Other People's Houses

Author: Vona Groarke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 70

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Vona Groarke's second collection uses the image of the house-and houses themselves -- as the setting for the enactment of particular lives. It includes poems about relationships (some playful some soured) and others that are fixed on public, historical reference points. It concludes with more personal attentions. This book ranges from the witty, almost epigrammatic "Open House", through some richly suppressed narratives such as "Domestic Arrangements" to the more somber registers of "Holiday Home". her first collection, Shale (available from Dufour), won the Brendan Behan Memorial Award in 1995.

Other People Plus Me

Author: Durham School of the Arts (Durham, N.C.)

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257779877

Category: Durham (N.C.)

Page: 389

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"High school freshman at Durham School of the Arts ... share their personal stories in the second installment of the Going on 15 series. A collection of short memoirs written by young adult authors and edited by their peers"--P. [4] of cover.

Other People's Houses

Author: Lore Segal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565841437

Category: Jewish refugees

Page: 312

View: 6072

"A brilliant novel in the form of a memoir"

Other People's Houses

Author: Hilary McPhee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780522875645


Page: N.A

View: 9786

In Other People's Houses publishing legend Hilary McPhee exchanges one hemisphere for another. Fleeing the aftermath of a failed marriage, she embarks on a writing project in the Middle East, for a member of the Hashemite royal family, a man she greatly respects. Here she finds herself faced with different kinds of exile, new kinds of banishment. From apartments in Cortona and Amman and an attic in London, McPhee watches other women managing magnificently alone as she flounders through the mire of Extreme Loneliness. Other People's Houses is a brutally honest memoir, funny, sad, full of insights into worlds to which she was given privileged access, and of the friendships which sustained her. And ultimately, of course, this is the story of returning home, of picking up the pieces, and facing the music as her house and her life takes on new shapes.