House of Stone

A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
Author: Anthony Shadid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524331
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 4006
“Wonderful . . . One of the finest memoirs I’ve read.” — Philip Caputo, Washington Post In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family’s ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather’s once magnificent estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayoun, not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake. So begins the story of a battle-scarred home and a journalist’s wounded spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. In this bittersweet and resonant memoir, Shadid creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the house’s renewal alongside the history of his family’s flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America around the turn of the twentieth century. In the process, he memorializes a lost world and provides profound insights into a shifting Middle East. This paperback edition includes an afterword by the journalist Nada Bakri, Anthony Shadid’s wife, reflecting on his legacy. “A poignant dedication to family, to home, and to history . . . Breathtaking.” — San Francisco Chronicle “Entertaining, informative, and deeply moving . . . House of Stone will stand a long time, for those fortunate enough to read it.” — Telegraph (London)

House of Stone

The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe
Author: Christina Lamb
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556527357
Category: History
Page: 290
View: 334
Describes the lives of two very different Zimbabweans--Nigel Hough, a wealthy white farmer, and Aqui, his poor black nanny--from the 1970s to 2002, focusing how both were affected by Zimbabwe's brutal civil war and its aftermath.

Houses of Stone

Author: Barbara Michaels
Publisher: G K Hall & Company
ISBN: 9780816159369
Category: Fiction
Page: 522
View: 4614
Aspiring literary scholar Karen Holloway's discovery of a barely legible volume of verse from the nineteenth century encourages her to unlock its mysteries, discovering her own past wrapped up in the mysterious manuscript. (Adventure & Suspense).

House of Sugar, House of Stone

Author: Emily Pérez
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1885635494
Category: Poetry
Page: 88
View: 6367
These poems are suggested by themes and characters found in Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The House of the Stone

Author: Amy Ewing
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062385666
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 87
View: 3286
In The Jewel, we followed Violet in her servitude under the Duchess of the Lake. Now we'll hear Raven's story and her time as a surrogate for the Countess of the Stone in this digital novella from Amy Ewing. When Raven is bought at the Auction, she knows immediately that things will not go well. And when she arrives at the Countess's palace, Raven quickly discovers that the Countess is much less interested in having a baby than experimenting with Raven's mind and body. Raven can only hope for an escape . . . and to see Violet again, all the while reminding herself that she is Raven Stirling, and she does matter. Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

House of Stone

Author: Vaughn R. Demont
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781609280918
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
View: 6680
A modern knight, a noble quest, and a magical sword. What could go wrong? Welcome to the City, where gods run nightclubs, goblins hire out as mercs, sorcerers work their magic, the Fae hold court over every neighborhood...and humanity is blissfully ignorant of it all. For minor Fae noble Richard Stone, life is going well. He has a decent fiefdom (okay, it's a slum), a budding acting career (okay, so it's porn), and one of only five magical swords in the City. An arranged marriage is barely a blip on his worry meter--until his family blade loses its magic. The shame of it puts his noble standing in jeopardy. To regain his status, Richard needs help. Fortunately, his new bride is a sidhe knight and his servant Simaron has, er, his back. Together they embark on a quest to find the demon who slew his father, investigate a conspiracy that goes to the highest echelons of Fae nobility, and discover a secret family legacy that could ruin his House. All while keeping up appearances to a society that demands perfection. And they say a noble's life is easy... Warning: This book contains explicit gay sex, not-so-explicit gay sex, explicitly implied gay sex, routine breaking of the fourth wall, occasional bouts of Pearl Jam fanboy-ism, and plot. Side effects include confusion and headaches, and are best avoided by reading the pages therein in numerical order.

A House of Stone Is Forever

Author: Gary Griffith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475962479
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 3137
Life in the village of Blackwood, Michigan, is one defined by natural beauty, regionalism, and a strong sense of what it means to be Welsh. In this collection of intertwined short stories and novellas, the fictional residents of this beautiful region come to life. Travel from the 1920s to the near future as these stories explore themes of survival and community pride. In 1922, the Dee family struggles to rise out of poverty and see the dream of a house built of stone come to life in the opening story, “A House of Stone Is Forever, Part One.” To them, a stone house is more than simple shelter; it is a promise of continued survival in a house that is built to endure all the storms they may face over the years. When the house is completed, the family buries a treasure—an archive to ensure that their story is known by future generations. As the years pass, the Blackwood community members struggle to adjust to the social and cultural changes that inevitably find their way into their idyllic community. And as the villagers attempt to exert increasing control over the environment, they may not be ready to pay the price they’ll be forced to pay. Presenting a series of coming-of-age stories with environmental implications, A House of Stone Is Forever follows one family’s hopes and dreams for immortality.

The House of Hunger

Author: Dambudzo Marechera
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609494
Category: Fiction
Page: 159
View: 4016
This explosive, award-winning novella of growing up in colonial Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), told in exquisite, imaginative prose, touches the readers nerve through the authors harrowing portrait of lives disrupted by white settlers, a young disillusioned black man, and individual suffering in the 1960s and 1970s. Marecheras raw, piercing writings secured his place in African literature as a stylistic innovator and rebel commentator of the ghetto condition. While The House of Hunger is the centerpiece of this collection, readers are also treated to a series of short sketches in which Marechera, with angry humor, further navigates themes of madness, violence, despair, and survival.

Weight of Stone

Book Two of the Vineart War
Author: Laura Anne Gilman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451611676
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 9073
In a world where magic is derived from the process of wine-making, vineart student Jerzy and his companions must find the source of a magic taint plaguing the Lands Vin and, after tragedy strikes, must also seek vengeance for a horrible wrong. By the author of Flesh and Fire. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

House of Stone

Author: SORNE
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781320901109
Page: N.A
View: 1142

Son of Stone

A Stone Barrington Novel
Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451236351
Category: Fiction
Page: 391
View: 8773
Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

House of Cards

A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Author: William D. Cohan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385530463
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 7492
A blistering narrative account of the negligence and greed that pushed all of Wall Street into chaos and the country into a financial crisis. At the beginning of March 2008, the monetary fabric of Bear Stearns, one of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks, began unraveling. After ten days, the bank no longer existed, its assets sold under duress to rival JPMorgan Chase. The effects would be felt nationwide, as the country suddenly found itself in the grip of the worst financial mess since the Great Depression. William Cohan exposes the corporate arrogance, power struggles, and deadly combination of greed and inattention, which led to the collapse of not only Bear Stearns but the very foundations of Wall Street. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stone Houses of Jefferson County

Author: Maureen Hubbard Barros,Brian Gorman,Robert A. Uhlig
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653220
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
View: 1672
Early settlers of Jefferson County, New York, found limestone and sandstone in easy abundance in riverbeds and outcroppings, and by 1855, built about 500 stone buildings. In Stone Houses of Jefferson County, New York, local historians show their pride in these stone dwellings as they explore both the beauty and permanence of the stonework and the courage and ambition of the first owners. We learn how skilled masons worked the local stone and how double-faced stone walls were a protection against both fire and the region’s harsh winters. Most settlers came from New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, but an influential group was from France. Many fought in the Revolutionary War or in the War of 1812 and built on cheap land in this newly opened territory that was a buffer against the British in Canada. Their houses range from humble vernacular cottages to elegant mansions in the Federal and Greek Revival styles. Public buildings include hotels and taverns, churches and mills, a military barracks and hospital, a smithy and a jail. Color and period photographs of 85 buildings document the origins and evolution of this community through the largely unrecognized value of its concentration of stone architecture. Information on construction and preservation, including mortar recipes, are included to help current owners

For a House Made of Stone

Gina's Story
Author: Gina French,Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783722738
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 6559
The latest ghosted memoir from Andrew Crofts, the bestselling ghost writer of The Little Prisoner, The Kid and Just A Boy. This is the extraordinary true story of a young woman from the Philippine mountains who wanted to help her family and ended up on trial for murder in the UK in 2001.

The House on Stone's Throw Island

Author: Dan Poblocki
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545645581
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 9421
Dan Poblocki is back with a new spooky ghost story perfect for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and John Bellairs. There is an island, far off the coast of Maine, where the ghosts of the past are restless. Josie Sandoval and Eli Barker are strangers when they board the ferry to Stone's Throw, traveling to the isolated island for a wedding. Then an immense storm blows in, and the wedding party is left stranded with no way to contact the mainland... and no idea that they have been targeted for revenge by the undead. The only clues to the danger they're in are a scrap of an old Nazi uniform -- and an unfamiliar voice, crying out for help in German... Josie and Eli soon realize there's much more to worry about than guest lists and flowers. It's up to them to uncover the chilling history of Stone's Throw Island and put its ghosts to rest -- or this dream wedding will become an absolute nightmare.

The First Stone

Author: Helen Garner
Publisher: Picador Australia
ISBN: 9781742623887
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
View: 413
In the autumn of 1992, two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party. The man they accused was the head of their co-ed residential college. The shock of these charges split the community and painfully focused the debate about sex and power. 'This is writing of great boldness and it will wring the heart... an intense, eloquent and enthralling work...' - AUSTRALIAN 'This was never going to be an easy book to write, its pages are bathed in anguish and self-doubt, but suffused also with a white-hot anger...' - GOOD WEEKEND 'Travelling with Garner along the complex paths of this sad story is, strangely enough, enjoyable. The First Stone [is] a book worth reading for its writing...' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD '... Garner has ensured one thing: the debate about sexual harassment... will now have a very public airing. And it will have it in the language of experience to which all women and men have access...' - AGE

House of stone

the Duluth Benedictines
Author: Mary Richard Boo
Publisher: Priory Books
Category: Religion
Page: 253
View: 8272

Our home made of stone

building in our seventies and nineties
Author: Helen Nearing
Publisher: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 150
View: 2138

The Real Story of Stone Soup

Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399187146
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 8095
A stingy fisherman always makes his three young helpers do all his work. One day he scolds the “lazy boys” for forgetting to provide lunch. “Don’t worry,” they say. “We can make stone soup.” The boys dig a hole and fill it with water and “flavored” stones. They trick the fisherman into making bowls and chopsticks, and fetching salt and sesame oil. While he’s busy, they stir in bird eggs, add wild vegetables, and slip fish into the soup. By the time the old man returns, they have a feast fit for a king. To this day, “Egg Drop Stone Soup” is a traditional dish in southeast China. A recipe is included.