Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8936

Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

The Long Way Home

The Meaning and Values of Repatriation

Author: Paul Turnbull,Michael Pickering

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845459598

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 9650

Indigenous peoples have long sought the return of ancestral human remains and associated artifacts from western museums and scientific institutions. Since the late 1970s their efforts have led museum curators and researchers to re-evaluate their practices and policies in respect to the scientific uses of human remains. New partnerships have been established between cultural and scientific institutions and indigenous communities. Human remains and culturally significant objects have been returned to the care of indigenous communities, although the fate of bones and burial artifacts in numerous collections remains unresolved and, in some instances, the subject of controversy. In this book, leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences reflect critically on the historical, cultural, ethical and scientific dimensions of repatriation. Through various case studies they consider the impact of repatriation: what have been the benefits, and in what ways has repatriation given rise to new problems for indigenous people, scientists and museum personnel. It features chapters by indigenous knowledge custodians, who reflect upon recent debates and interaction between indigenous people and researchers in disciplines with direct interests in the continued scientific preservation of human remains. In this book, leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences reflect critically on the historical, cultural, ethical and scientific dimensions of repatriation. Through various case studies they consider the impact of repatriation: what have been the benefits, and in what ways has repatriation given rise to new problems for indigenous people, scientists and museum personnel. It features chapters by indigenous knowledge custodians, who reflect upon recent debates and interaction between indigenous people and researchers in disciplines with direct interests in the continued scientific preservation of human remains.

A Long Way Home

The Story of a Jewish Youth, 1939-1949

Author: Bob Golan,Jacob Howland

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761830399

Category: History

Page: 141

View: 540

Golan's book is an eyewitness account of some of the most important events of the 20th century. This is a fresh and engaging story of the experience of Jewish refugees in the Soviet Union and Israel as seen through the eyes of a boy.

The Long Way Home

Author: Tara Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927866016


Page: 284

View: 6708

How lucky can one girl get? Just ask Jacqueline Croix. She has it all. The right fiance, money, looks, and connections. But everything comes at a cost. Sometimes that cost is looking the other way when the imperfections of your world start to show themselves. When something happens that she just can't look away from, she ends up drunk in a Chanel dress at a pity party on the beach in SC. There on the beach, she finally sees the cost of having everything is too high. Luckily, Jacqueline has one thing most girls like her do not, somewhere to run when she leaves it all behind. That somewhere happens to be to the open arms of the New York Rangers' right wing, Mike France. He has always been there through thick and thin, waiting for his chance to make her his. But how do you go from being best friends to lovers, when you know all the dirty details?"

The Long Way Home

Author: Andrew Klavan

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418584169

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3871

The Long Way "Home"

The Testimony, the Spirit, the Life, the Purpose

Author: Odell Richardson Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 144900413X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 660

View: 6613

The Long Way "Home" The Testimony, is a first of its kind from the inner-city streets of Baltimore, Maryland. This narrative, non-fiction story is NOT a glorification of the dispair that plagues many urban districts throughout our country, but it is an informative, intense, detailed, urban centerpiece, that goes against conventional wisdom of what society may believe about the inner-city and many of its occupants. This story bridges a gap many believed could not be. It's a unique approach to the harsh realities of the streets, and to life as a whole. It's a story about change, decisions, and consequences. This is one man's story. It's an urban story about God. This is certainly not a street tale, lacking depth; one without significant meaning or positive goals. This story is about family, trials, perseverance, love, God, life, and its purpose. This read will erase any doubt, and convince all, that anything is possible for anyone. The author assures us all that this is a story told with two main goals in mind; to Glorify God, and to strive for a good future while loving every human being along the way.

The Long Way Home

Author: Edward Duffy


ISBN: 1365444112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 78

View: 8082

Edward Duffy overcame poverty in the Arkansas Delta and institutional racism in the military to have a successful career as an educator and counselor. Despite a traumatic experience on the frontlines in Vietnam and false accusations that landed him in the brig, he overcame his experiences and set an example for generations to come.

The Long Way Home

Nobody Goes that Way

Author: Lydia Laube

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862543256

Category: Travel

Page: 197

View: 1361

After her adventures Behind the Veil, our intrepid Lydia Laube returns to Saudi Arabia, collects and her pay, and then decides to take The. Long-Way Home via Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, and India. The usual mayhem ensues as, in her wake, ships sink, hotels explode, and wars erupt.

The Long Way Home

A Personal History of Nova Scotia

Author: John Demont

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771025130

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7098

The province's premier journalist tells the story he was born to write. No journalist has travelled the back roads, hidden vales and fog-soaked coves of Nova Scotia as widely as John DeMont. No writer has spent as much time considering its peculiar warp and weft of humanity, geography and history. The Long Way Home is the summation of DeMont's years of travel, research and thought. It tells the story of what is, from the European view of things, the oldest part of Canada. Before Confederation it was also the richest, but now Nova Scotia is among the poorest. Its defining myths and stories are mostly about loss and sheer determination. Equal parts narrative, memoir and meditation, The Long Way Home chronicles with enthralling clarity a complex and multi-dimensional story: the overwhelming of the first peoples and the arrival of a mélange of pioneers who carved out pockets of the wilderness; the random acts and unexplained mysteries; the shameful achievements and noble failures; the rapture and misery; the twists of destiny and the cold-heartedness of fate. This is the biography of a place that has been hardened by history. A place full of reminders of how great a province it has been and how great—with the right circumstances and a little luck—it could be again.

The Long Way Home

Author: AnnMarie Wolpe

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781853815577

Category: Anti-apartheid movements

Page: 278

View: 4323

This autobiography recounts the struggles of the author, her husband and her children to escape South Africa in the 1960s, after her husband was arrested for his links with the ANC. The book concludes with their return to South Africa in 1991, with excitement and huge misgivings.

Outrageous Grace

Taking the Long Way Home

Author: John Otterbacher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408113732

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 7420

'If you fall far enough, its hard to know when you hit bottom. The air gets sucked out of you on the way down.' This is an inspirational story of a family man struck down with heart failure in his prime - just as he and his wife (and children) had decided to sail a circuit of the Atlantic for a year. Devastated that his plans are thwarted he endures seven operations in eight months as procedure after procedure fails, with heart attacks in between. Finally, he has to endure open heart surgery - and immediately makes plans for his 'trip'. This is the story of an incredibly determined sailor totally unwilling to give up his dream in the face of massive odds. Narrated with present-tense immediacy, this is John's account of drowning in heart disease, fighting back to the surface and sailing on. It begins with him flat on his back in a local health club, gasping for air. It ends 31 months and 4000 miles later when he and his family sail their boat into Schull Harbour, Ireland. Funny, tragic, uplifting, humorous - it will 'speak' not only to timid sailors, wondering if they are brave enough to take that big step (whatever 'big' is in their own terms) but also to anyone facing immense difficulties, setbacks and even life-threatening danger in their non-sailing lives. It is an inspirational story with a message for everyone. Yachting Monthly will publish an extract from the book and do an off the page offer on the book. And the author is prepared to do talks in the UK (he's currently considering an invite to speak at the RGS and the Sailor's Society in 2009). He self-published in the USA where the book was a finalist in the Best Book Award by USA Book News. Most recently it was awarded an Indie Award as Best New Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

Let's Take the Long Way Home

A Memoir of Friendship

Author: Gail Caldwell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588369897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4924

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions.

The Long Way Home

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405529482

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7959

The NUMBER ONE New York Times Bestseller 'Compelling . . . An original voice' (Peter James) Clara Morrow's husband is missing. When he fails to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised, Clara asks the only person she trusts to try and find him: former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache. As Gamache journeys further into the case, he is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist that he would sell his soul. As Gamache gets closer to the truth, he uncovers a deadly trail of jealousy and deceit. Can Gamache bring Peter, and himself, home safely? Or in searching for answers, has he placed himself, and those closest to him, in terrible danger? From number one New York Times bestselling author, Louise Penny, comes an evocative, immersive novel brimming with atmosphere and heart-stopping suspense - her most ingenious novel to date.

The Long Way Home

Author: Audrey Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340895412

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 438

View: 3898

A young woman's quest for the family she lost.

The Long Way Home

An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

Author: David Laskin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061985341

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 9424

“The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer…. Deeply compelling.” — Douglas Brinkley “Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.” — Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children’s Blizzard, David Laskin, returns with a remarkable true story of the immigrants who risked their lives fighting for America during the Great War.

The Long Way Home

A Journey Through Alzheimer's

Author: Marian Ritchie

Publisher: Georgetown, Ont. : Harrop Press

ISBN: 9780973768206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8480

The author offers a poignant and penetrating account of her turbulent journey through Alzheimer's as she cared for her husband, the unwitting protagonist of this tale, focusing on the human and humorous aspects of the situation, rather than on the medical ones.

Take the Long Way Home

Memoirs of a Survivor

Author: Susan Gordon Lydon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062507235

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 7993

A former heroin addict describes writing for The New York Times, her role in the founding of Rolling Stone, how her twenty-five-year addiction alienated her from family, friends, and her talent, and her difficult recovery