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Finding My Father

By Deborah Tannen
  • ISBN Code: : 110188584X
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A #1 New York Times bestselling author traces her father’s life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to New York City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the stories we tell. “An accomplished, clear-eyed, and affecting memoir about a man who is at once ordinary and extraordinary.”—Forward Long before she was the acclaimed author of a groundbreaking book about women and men, praised by Oliver Sacks for having “a novelist’s ear for the way people speak,” Deborah Tannen was a girl who adored her father. Though he was often absent during her childhood, she was profoundly influenced by his gift for writing and storytelling. As she grew up and he grew older, she spent countless hours recording conversations with her father for the account of his life she had promised him she’d write. But when he hands Tannen journals he kept in his youth, and she discovers letters he saved from a woman he might have married instead of her mother, she is forced to rethink her assumptions about her father’s life and her parents’ marriage. In this memoir, Tannen embarks on the poignant, yet perilous, quest to piece together the puzzle of her father’s life. Beginning with his astonishingly vivid memories of the Hasidic community in Warsaw, where he was born in 1908, she traces his journey: from arriving in New York City in 1920 to quitting high school at fourteen to support his mother and sister, through a vast array of jobs, including prison guard and gun-toting alcohol tax inspector, to eventually establishing the largest workers’ compensation law practice in New York and running for Congress. As Tannen comes to better understand her father’s—and her own—relationship to Judaism, she uncovers aspects of his life she would never have imagined. Finding My Father is a memoir of Eli Tannen’s life and the ways in which it reflects the near century that he lived. Even more than that, it’s an unflinching account of a daughter’s struggle to see her father clearly, to know him more deeply, and to find a more truthful story about her family and herself.

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The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443455881
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 752
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Book Short Summary:

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

Finding My Father

By Robert Sidney Pace
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440194475
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 367
  • Pdf File: finding-my-father.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book tells the story of my lifelong search for the man who was my father. Growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s, a small boy in a large house, I knew little of my father, for little was told to me. Not a remote and intimidating figure, as so many fathers were in that time, he was simply a mystery for which I had no solution. And the all-pervading silence in that house of my grandparents kept the mystery alive far into my adult life.

Finding My Father

By Kevin Albright
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1449764029
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 592
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Book Short Summary:

“With its gripping account of personal tragedies, Finding My Father probes into deep questions about the reality of evil. In the tradition of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, Kevin Albright surfaces dark questions about spiritual battles we all may face with Satan. It’s a needed focus on the neglected area of where the battleground for our well being really lies.” - Lorna Dueck, TV Host and Media Commentator, Context with Lorna Dueck, Faith Commentary Writer; The Globe and Mail “If you’re looking for an authentic, frank story of God’s redemption in the midst of turmoil, this book is for you”. -Roger Cross, President Emeritus Youth for Christ/USA “…Finding My Father is a powerful portrayal of the journey we all need to be on to personally discover the father heart of God and his power to make you an overcomer.” -Shane Gould, Lead Pastor Burlington Alliance, Ontario /Canada “This fantastic true story is a classic. It represents a young man re-building his life and soaring above his past with insight and vision.” -Bonnie L. Parker, Executive World Missions Director ABEA, Founder of Living Springs Ministries “Kevin’s story was engrossing, and his spiritual pilgrimage endearing. I rejoice in what he has found in our Heavenly Father a parent who will never fail him, unlike his earthly father...” -Bill Bjork, Senior Pastor Grace Bible Church, Phoenix, Arizona

Finding My Frequency

By Saye Z. B. Zonen
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491821299
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: finding-my-frequency.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If your current situation is not the ultimate condition envisioned for your life, are you contemplating change? While our internal being experiences metamorphosis constantly, our view of what is possible externally, gets corrupted very early on in life. We adopt a routine out of fear, never attempting to try out the ideas we ponder daily. Why should you and how will you change? The truth about who we are and what we can do is instinctively known to each and everyone of us, but we settle for what comes standard - paychecks, perks and pension. We all have, buried deep within us, mediocrity and mightiness co-existing side by side. The power to push ourselves from the orbit of the ordinary to the place of our fullest potential lies dormant in each and every one of us. We, however, see the climb as cumbersome and so we yield with the masses on the path of least resistance. This book's dual purpose is firstly to explain and affirm that YES! it is possible to change course even when our responsibilities or obligations seem insurmountable. It shows how one man's courage to stick his existence on finding where he comes alive was made manifest. We must endeavor to find that unique place where we can distribute our true talent overtime. Until we operate on our center frequency, we will never find our ultimate condition.

Finding My Way

By Toni Kathleen Flynn
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498239994
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 630
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Book Short Summary:

""Toni Flynn's writing reflects a journey inspired and sustained in faith."" --Jeff Dietrich ""I ask the reader to turn to the first essay, 'Growing Up Catholic.' Such a weaving of our darkness and our light is the character of this grace-filled book. Read, enjoy, and see the darkness and the light as one. --Jim Douglass ""Toni Flynn opens that hardened box where we keep all those things we really don't want to talk about, those hurts and doubts that we believe are tangential to our more important work of peacemaking--those painful experiences that have convinced us that a heart of flesh is too thin a vault to keep in the bad neighborhood of this world."" --Jonathan Parfrey Toni Flynn is still ""finding her way"" between the highways and byways leading to the Los Angeles Catholic Worker and to the Central Coastline of California, where she works with homeless people and lives with her four children.

A Letter to My Father

By Isaac Mogilevsky
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525552368
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 924
  • Pdf File: a-letter-to-my-father.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many books have been written about the father-son relationship. Most of the readers are well-meaning fathers looking for helpful advice on how to build a relationship with their sons and impact them in a real, meaningful way from older wise men, who have done it. These “successful” fathers usually provide a step-by-step plan describing what they did to connect with their son. This book is different. This book is written from a son's perspective. At the beginning of each chapter, you’ll encounter a letter written from a son to his father asking important questions, expressing doubts, and sharing experiences during growing up from adolescence to becoming a young man. Young men have a lot of questions, questions about life, about love, about God, about finding meaning, about finding purpose, about pursuing a passion, about living courageously, that they rarely verbalize. Through the son’s perspective offered in this book, you’ll develop a meaningful understanding of the young man in your life. This book can be the turning point in your journey of connecting or reconnecting with your son. The impact of fathers on their sons cannot be overstated. It's time to get intentional about walking together, with fathers leading the charge! Father, this book will encourage you to stop being a bystander and will equip you with the tools and biblical principles to impact your son. Reading this book with your son will help you and your son grow together as it highlights both the successes and struggles that fathers and sons experience. This will not be a comfortable journey, but it is so worth it!

Father in the Wild

By Dave Herring
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  • Publisher : Elm Hill
  • Book Code : 1400330181
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 303
  • Pdf File: father-in-the-wild.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I’m a product of the American divorce rate. Nothing tragic. Nothing obscure or awful. Just good old-fashioned family failure. Then in my early adulthood, I found myself repeating the very same home I grew up in and assimilating into American statistics myself. In response to the wreckage, I began driving. When I thought I was at the end of it all, I discovered that I was really at the beginning of a grand adventure. I was off to find my father. And finding my father would lead to finding security. Security is perhaps one of our greatest needs as humans. Romantics say love is our greatest need. Philosophers say knowledge is our greatest needs. Mystics say transcendence is our greatest need. But what if security is in-fact our greatest need? Who would we be as a people, as a church, and as a nation if we felt a sense of security in our lives? Not superficial security where life is predictable, but a sacred security. One that’s firm in our identity. Affirmation by a father is something we all need, whether we want to admit it or not. Not having my father around in my most critical adolescent years created an insecurity in me that I eventually transferred over to my faith. I even transferred it over leaders and other authorities in my life. A breeding ground for insecurity. It wasn’t until I found the secrets of beauty and adversity, and found the Father in the wild, that I became healthy and whole. This journey is an introspective look at faith and freedom, and finding a father, with crisis as a catalyst. It’s a journey across the wilderness of America, through prairies and mountains, across National Parks and along interstates, and ultimately the highways of the heart and mind.

FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS

By Myama Myowne
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450074685
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: father-to-the-fatherless.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thousands of children and teenagers in the United States are growing up in homes where one or both biological parents are missing in action. The results of absent parents are far-reaching and truly devastating for the future of our homes and our families. Myama Myowne knows this fact all too well. She’s lived it. She’s experienced the impact. And she has a testimony that she wants to share. The truth of not having her father around when she needed him was painful. But God had other plans for her future. It included giving her the opportunity to see Him as the Father she never had and also gave her the ability to see the substitute father figures that He brought into her life at critical times in her development as the “fathers” she needed as well. The book you hold in your hands tells the story of what happens when God intervenes and changes the future. It not only tells Myama’s story. It also shows the important role we all play in changing the present realities of many youth that need the love of one or both parents that may be missing from their lives. This much-needed book is meant to make a difference in the climate of our families, neighborhoods, and cities.

Bloodhound

By Ramona Koval
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  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Book Code : 1925095681
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: bloodhound.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ramona Koval's parents were Holocaust survivors who fled their homeland and settled in Melbourne. As a child, Koval learned little about their lives - only snippets from traumatic tales of destruction and escape. But she always suspected that the man who raised her was not her biological father. One day in the 1990s, long after her mother's death, she decides she must know the truth. A phone call leads to a photograph in the mail, then tea with strangers. Before long Koval is interrogating a nursing-home patient, meeting a horse whisperer in tropical Queensland, journeying to rural Poland, learning other languages and dealing with Kafkaesque bureaucracy, all in the hope of finding an answer. A quest for identity recounted with Koval's customary humour, Bloodhound takes hold of the reader and never lets go. It is a moving story of the terrible cost of war and of family secrets. Ramona Koval is a Melbourne writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor. From 2006 to 2011 she presented Radio National’s Book Show, and she has written for Age and the Australian. She is the author of By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life, and Bloodhound: Searching For My Father. 'The line of questioning to which she subjects herself reminds me less of her gracious interviews and more of Helen Garner’s steady self-analysis...In Bloodhound, Koval is hunter and prey to truths that taunt and console.' Australian ‘She’s a shining presence in the world of literature, here in Australia and right across the globe...Her voice is always recognisable, invigorating, familiar to us and greatly loved.’ Helen Garner ‘Irresistible...generous, warm and fearless.’ Kerryn Goldsworthy ‘Her [Koval] accessibly written forays into the science of DNA and familial lineages, and what makes us who we are, is beautifully intertwined with her meditations on identity and belonging...Readers too will be deeply shocked by the atrocities outlined in Bloodhound. Such shock, however, is an important reminder that history should never be forgotten, and that books like Bloodhound should continue being written for generations to come.’ Books & Publishing ‘Written in the same jaunty, crisp but personal voice that made her so beloved as a broadcaster.’ Booktopia Buzz ‘Koval has penned a moving story of her quest for identity amid family secrets.’ Australian Jewish News 'Bloodhound is at its most gripping when it explicitly pits the child's prerogative to know her origins against everybody else's right to forget or remain forever ignorant...By book's end Koval has, in effect, synthesised and absorbed these stories into one story, her story, such that she claims an ownership of and a place in them that was, for this reader at least, fascinating but also somewhat disquieting.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Koval follows a fascinating scent. She makes us complicit in her pursuit of the past, as she tries to answer "what am I?”...This is a story which will resonate.’ Southland Times

Finding My Purpose (My Victory Battle over Lupus Erythematosus)

By Elaine M. Lewis
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781450202312
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: finding-my-purpose.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I qualified to write this book because it is my personal life story, I lived through each physical sickness and emotion that an individual can possibly endure, a death sentence on my life being diagnosis with a life threaten disease of Lupus and my fathers death of colon cancer plus also the death of a brother in a car accident and the passing of my mother. Yes this qualified me to write the struggles that I had just trying to surivive. Also my dear mother suffering from complications of diabetes and blinding glaucoma with living 3000 miles away from home it was always on my mind if she was in the hospital or perhaps dying and me not being able to get to her to help.

Finding My Way Home

By Elizabeth Smith
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462808271
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 985
  • Pdf File: finding-my-way-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is written as a journal, recording my memories of what happened in my past, and during the times of trials and tribulations I experienced while writing it. It is extremely honest and reveals the pain I experienced while living through events and traumas that have impacted my life, making me the person I have become. I hope the true dramas and desperate incidents happening within these pages give you an intimate perspective of the life of a black female growing up in the South during the 1960’s.

Cultural Curiosity

By Josephine M.T. Khu
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520924918
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : History
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: cultural-curiosity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This anthology of autobiographical essays reveals the human side of the Chinese diaspora. Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these moving pieces, full of the poignant details of everyday life, describe the experience of growing up as a visible minority and the subsequent journey each author made to China. The authors—whose diverse backgrounds in countries such as New Zealand, Denmark, Sri Lanka, England, Indonesia, and the United States mirror the complex global scope of the Chinese diaspora—describe in particular how their journey to the country of their ancestors transformed their sense of what it means to be Chinese. The collection as a whole provides important insights into what ethnic identity has come to mean in our transnational era. Among the pieces is Brad Wong's discussion of his visit to his grandfather's poverty-stricken village in China's southern Guangdong province. He describes working with a few of the peasants tilling vegetables and compares life in the village with his middle-class upbringing in a San Francisco suburb. In another essay, Milan Lin-Rodrigo tells of her life in Sri Lanka and of the trip she made to China as an adult. She describes the difficult and sometimes humorous cultural differences she experienced when she met her Chinese half-sister and her father's first wife. Josephine Khu's lively afterword provides background information on the Chinese diaspora and gives a theoretical framework for understanding the issues raised in the essays. This intimate and rich anthology will be compelling reading for all who are seeking answers to the increasingly complex issue of ethnic and personal identity.

Finding My Voice

By Valerie Jarrett
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525558144
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 522
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Book Short Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" "Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama "The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama's trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who "got" him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room--in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else--when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice. Born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America), Jarrett grew up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, where she began a remarkable journey, ultimately becoming one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.