How We Came Back

How We Came Back Author Nona Martin Storr
ISBN-10 1942951140
Release 2015-06
Pages 274
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, displacing half a million people and causing more than $100 billion in damage in the Greater New Orleans region. The nation wondered how the people of New Orleans could recover from a disaster of this magnitude, the costliest in American history. Within a few years of Katrina, hundreds of thousands had returned and were rebuilding their homes. How they have come back is, to say the least, something of a puzzle. A decade later, this book presents 17 oral histories of Hurricane Katrina survivors from four diverse New Orleans communities. The oral histories explore how these individuals, families, and communities began to rebuild after the devastation. These testimonies show that communities can be surprisingly resilient in the wake of disaster, especially thanks to early and disproportionately large individual efforts. Why have some communities rebounded quickly while others have lagged behind? Even after accounting for obvious factors, such as degree of damage, median income, and flood insurance, much of the variance remains unexplained. What are the socially embedded resources that communities have drawn on to develop effective recovery strategies? Why, despite the commitment of significant government resources, have many of the official forms of assistance produced disappointing results? This book explores the answers to these persistent questions, which have dogged social scientists over the past 10 years. Perhaps most importantly, it serves as fitting tribute to the vision, resolve, and industriousness of those who came back.



We Came Back

We Came Back Author Patrick Lacey
ISBN-10 194404454X
Release 2017-04-15
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"WE CAME BACK is an emotional trip through our darkest fears. One of the best books I've read in years."--Kristopher Rufty, author of SOMETHING VIOLENT and DESOLATION. Growing up dead. Melvin Brown sees things that aren't there. Monsters with tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Ever the social outcast, he is bullied to the point of suicide. And his hatred of those who did him wrong does not die with him. One decade after Melvin's death, something strange is happening to Lynnwood High School's smartest and most popular students. They begin to act out and spend time at the former high school, now abandoned and said to be haunted. And their numbers grow at an alarming rate. Is this just a passing fad or are the rumors true? Does Lynnwood really have a teenage cult on their hands?



We Came Back to Jesus

We Came Back to Jesus Author Bob Lord
ISBN-10 0926143042
Release 1988
Pages 205
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Bob & Penny Lord's account of how they turned their backs on God, after the death of their nineteen year old son to an overdose of drugs in 1971. Walk with them as they open the old wounds that had been safely stored away, the past, the days of tears, fears & darkness. Experience the joy of reconciliation, of resurrection, as they felt the strong pull back to the Church. "The book combined their recognition of God's mysterious Providence with a passionate hymn of praise honoring God as their Redeemer. 'For all the brothers & sisters whom You have used to weave the fabric of our lives in Your service, we thank You, Jesus.' "They have become modern Franciscans...Like St. Francis, the Lords bravely sold their thriving business, & worked in their chosen apostolate. "I invite all fellow souls to read WE CAME BACK TO JESUS, to share their journey. Their life is a living example of the poet's 'We are put on earth a little space apart, & made to bear the beams of love.' May the beams of light shining from their journey continue to grace those souls around this remarkable couple - that light certainly surrounds this book."--Kenneth G. Klassen - The Wanderer. For further information or to order, phone 1-800-633-2484.



Full Circle

Full Circle Author Ferdinand Mount
ISBN-10 9781847377999
Release 2010-05-27
Pages 448
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So much about the society that is now emerging in the twenty-first century bears an astonishing resemblance to the most prominent features of what we call the classical world - its institutions, its priorities, its entertainment, its physics, its sexual morality, its food, its politics, even its religion. The ways in which we live our rich and varied lives correspond - almost eerily so - to the ways in which the Greeks and Romans lived theirs. Whether we are eating and drinking, bathing or exercising or making love, pondering, admiring or enquiring, our habits of thought and action, our diversions and concentrations recreate theirs. It is as though the 1500 years after the fall of Rome had been time out from traditional ways of being human. This eye-opening book makes us look afresh at who we are and how we got here. Full Circleis not only wonderfully witty and brilliantly astute, but also profound and often disquieting. Ferdinand Mount effortlessly peels back 2000 years of history to show how much we are like the ancients, how in ways both trivial and crucial we arethem and they are us.



You Came Back

You Came Back Author Christopher Coake
ISBN-10 9780241957967
Release 2012-06-28
Pages 432
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An astonishing first novel about love and belief, and the difficulty of letting go Thirty-something Midwesterner Mark Fife believes he has moved on from the accidental death of his young son and the subsequent break-up of his marriage. He's successful, he's in love again and he believes he's mastered his own memories. But then he's contacted by a strange woman who tells him she's living in his old house, the house where Brendan died, and she's convinced it's haunted by Brendan's ghost. Mark doesn't believe in ghosts, but his distressed ex-wife does, and Mark so much wants to help her. So much so that he begins to doubt his own beliefs and motives. And as he flirts with the idea of trying to contact his son, he begins to endanger the relationships that matter now in his life, with his fiancee Allison and his tough and sceptical father. You Came Back is a wonderfully affecting read about the nature of belief and bereavement, about old loves and new loves, and the hardships involved in letting go.



Five Came Back

Five Came Back Author Mark Harris
ISBN-10 9780698151574
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 528
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Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris, premiering on March 31,2017: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them. In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight. The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back. “Five Came Back . . . is one of the great works of film history of the decade.” --Slate “A tough-minded, information-packed and irresistibly readable work of movie-minded cultural criticism. Like the best World War II films, it highlights marquee names in a familiar plot to explore some serious issues: the human cost of military service, the hypnotic power of cinema and the tension between artistic integrity and the exigencies of war.” --The New York Times



But Then I Came Back

But Then I Came Back Author Estelle Laure
ISBN-10 1408342545
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 320
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Estelle Laure is a bright new talent with a gorgeous voice - perfect for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Eden has always let her head lead the way. It's why she excels at ballet, at school, and at life in general. But when she nearly drowns and then wakes from a month-long coma, everything is different. She's troubled by dreams that seem more real than waking life, and her neat cookie-cutter existence is no longer satisfying. Unable to stifle her passionate heart anymore, she finds herself drawn to a boy with melting-chocolate eyes, and to a future different to what she ever imagined. That's when Eden discovers that when it comes to love, first you fall, then you have to leap. Estelle Laure's debut, This Raging Light, was a stunning debut with an unforgettable voice that has captured the hearts for readers.



Cat Came Back and Other Stories

Cat Came Back and Other Stories Author Doug Downie
ISBN-10 9781105029066
Release 2011-09
Pages 232
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A collection of short, short stories and a novella about everyday life and the search for meaning. Influences are Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Knut Hamsun, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Ernest Hemingway.



The Girl Who Came Back

The Girl Who Came Back Author Susan Lewis
ISBN-10 9780345549587
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 400
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For readers of Diane Chamberlain and Heather Gudenkauf comes a gripping novel of suspense about a mother determined to avenge her daughter’s murder—no matter the cost to her husband, to her family, and to herself. When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules’s life now is very different from the one she knew before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back, Jules must decide what to do. Friends and family gather around, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; each of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay. The question is: What will Jules do? And which of them—she or Amelia—has the most to fear? Praise for The Girl Who Came Back “This is an emotionally charged story of justice, revenge and finding peace after a tragedy.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Praise for Susan Lewis “Powerful.”—Fresh Fiction, on No Place to Hide “A real page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Too Close to Home “Emotionally charged.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors From the Trade Paperback edition.



If the Dinosaurs Came Back

If the Dinosaurs Came Back Author Bernard Most
ISBN-10 0152380213
Release 1991
Pages 32
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A young boy who wishes for the return of the dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.



The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas

The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas Author Julia Romp
ISBN-10 9781101603529
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 288
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The heart-warming true story of a little boy and the cat that changed his life. Julia’s nine-year-old son George was autistic. Quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world. Then one day a small black-and-white stray cat appeared in her garden and George’s face lit up. George bonded with Ben and began to open up to his mother as well. For three happy years, the trio was inseparable and George made remarkable progress. But then disaster struck—Ben went missing and George regressed. The weeks turned into months, and Christmas was fast approaching, but on December 21, Julia got a call from a family more than fifty miles away, which finally offered a ray of hope . . . Genuinely touching, The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas is a story about devotion, love, and a holiday miracle, and is perfect for fans of Lil Bub, I Am Pusheen the Cat, and A Street Cat Named Bob.



He Came Back for Me

He Came Back for Me Author Andrea Krazeise
ISBN-10 9781609577100
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He Came Back For Me is a story of life to weave a beautiful tapestry that resulted in forgiveness, reconciliation, the transformation of a dysfunctional family, and the reunion of a lifetime.



The Year My Mother Came Back

The Year My Mother Came Back Author Alice Eve Cohen
ISBN-10 9781616204310
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 288
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“A riveting journey.” —Julie Metz, author of Perfection “A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life For the first time in decades I’m remembering Mom, all of her--the wonderful and terrible things about her that I’ve cast out of my thoughts for so long. I’m still struggling to prevent these memories from erupting from their subterranean depths. Trying to hold back the flood. I can’t, not today. The levees break. Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen’s mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it’s entirely possible for the people we’ve lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice approaches it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood and allow herself to be a daughter once more in order to take care of her own girls. Understanding and forgiving her mother’s parenting transgressions leads her to accept her own and to realize that she doesn’t have to be perfect to be a good mother. “Alice Eve Cohen’s warm, witty, wise memoir is an elixir of love. It captures the struggles of every woman who ever wanted to be a better mother or daughter. Read it and weep, and laugh, and love.” —Nancy Bachrach, author of The Center of the Universe “Funny, painful, absurd, and heartwarming . . . Alice’s struggle to accept her imperfect self is a loving message tomothers who struggle to live life with grace. A beautiful book.” —Julie Metz, New York Times bestselling author of Perfection “Cohen navigates what was a perfect storm of a year . . . What she made of this year is a book so honest, so moving, and ultimately so wise that it is a privilege to take the journey with her.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life “I love, love, love this book. It’s so rich, so real, and so moving . . . An astonishingly wonderful book—I was enthralled.” —Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Pictures of You “Compassionate, compelling, and told in luscious prose that practically begs you to sink in and linger, Cohen’s imaginative story and its fascinating characters will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.” —Jessie Sholl, author of Dirty Secret



They Came Back Rejoicing

They Came Back Rejoicing Author Norman Audi
ISBN-10 9781607919810
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 208
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The name of this book, They Came Back Rejoicing, indicates what actually happens when people became free from demons. Those who had the demons rejoice, as do the deliverers. This book discusses numerous aspects of deliverance. The background of the author's awakening to the reality of demons and his personal deliverance are covered. A discussion, including biblical examples, of whether a Christian can have a demon is then presented. The Old Testament treatment of demons follows. Jesus' mission and ministry provide a background into the New Testament coverage of deliverance. The treatment of healing and deliverance together is provided. The book then goes into action on the mission field, providing numerous examples of healing and deliverance together. These areas are covered: how demons come in, forgiveness, demons in objects, cults and occults, curses, importance in listening, and special circumstances. How to conduct a deliverance and why people do not get delivered are discussed. Finally, there is a listing of groups of demons. Norman Audi has ministered in a number of churches and has given courses on learning to listen to the voice of the Lord and deliverance. He has been on the mission field in 15 countries. He is the pastor of a home church. He has conducted over 6,000 deliverances and has seen numerous healings, including the blind seeing and the deaf hearing. He is married and has six children and ten grandchildren.



Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End Author Joshua Ferris
ISBN-10 9780141917627
Release 2008-03-06
Pages 400
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Joshua Ferris's Then We Came to the End is one of the most acutely observed, dazzling American debuts of recent years. They spend their days - and too many of their nights - at work. Away from friends and family, they share a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers they call colleagues. There's Chris Yop, clinging to his ergonomic chair; Lynn Mason, the boss, whose breast cancer everyone pretends not to talk about; Carl Garbedian, secretly taking someone else's medication; Marcia Dwyer, whose hair is stuck in the eighties; and Benny, who's just - well, just Benny. Amidst the boredom, redundancies, water cooler moments, meetings, flirtations and pure rage, life is happening, to their great surprise, all around them. Then We Came to the End is about sitting all morning next to someone you cross the road to avoid at lunch. It's the story of your life and mine. 'Very funny, intense and exhilarating . . . For the first time in fiction, it has truly captured the way we work' The Times 'As dazzling as Franzen's The Corrections and as confident as Tartt's The Secret History . . . Exceptional, very funny' Daily Telegraph 'Slick, sophisticated and very funny, Ferris's cracking debut has modern Everyman fighting for his identity in an increasingly impersonal world' Daily Mail Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimedThe Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 and the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014. He lives in New York.



They Never Came Back

They Never Came Back Author Caroline B. Cooney
ISBN-10 9780375895968
Release 2010-01-12
Pages 208
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In a busy school cafeteria, a teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who questions her identity. He explains to the students who have crowded around that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin, who was taken away by social services five years ago. Her parents abandoned her, fleeing the country after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars. The students are intrigued, but the girl shrugs off the attention as a case of mistaken identity. As the days pass, however, the boy refuses to relent and even brings his parents in to back him up. But they are not the only adults involved. An FBI agent who has been working the case these past five years believes that whoever this girl is, she can serve as bait to help the FBI capture the fugitives. In this powerful novel that explores the possibility of mistaken identity, the evils of money and greed, and the heartfelt obligations of family and loyalty, Caroline B. Cooney has once again crafted a page-turner that will resonate with readers. From the Hardcover edition.



The Girl Who Came Back

The Girl Who Came Back Author Susan Lewis
ISBN-10 9780345549587
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 400
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For readers of Diane Chamberlain and Heather Gudenkauf comes a gripping novel of suspense about a mother determined to avenge her daughter’s murder—no matter the cost to her husband, to her family, and to herself. When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules’s life now is very different from the one she knew before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back, Jules must decide what to do. Friends and family gather around, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; each of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay. The question is: What will Jules do? And which of them—she or Amelia—has the most to fear? Praise for The Girl Who Came Back “This is an emotionally charged story of justice, revenge and finding peace after a tragedy.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Praise for Susan Lewis “Powerful.”—Fresh Fiction, on No Place to Hide “A real page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Too Close to Home “Emotionally charged.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors From the Trade Paperback edition.