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
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“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)

Haus des Hungers

Erzählungen
Author: Dambudzo Marechera
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518110621
Category:
Page: 249
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Belletristik : Zimbabwe ; Erzählungen.

A House of Stone Is Forever

Stories
Author: Gary Griffith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475962479
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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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.

House of Stone: A Novel


Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635430
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a masterful debut that explores the creative—and often destructive—act of history-making. In the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo’s teenage son, Bukhosi, has gone missing, and the Mlambos fear the worst. Their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems to be their last, best hope for finding him. Since Bukhosi’s disappearance, Zamani has been preternaturally helpful: hanging missing posters in downtown Bulawayo, handing out fliers to passersby, and joining in family prayer vigils with the flamboyant Reverend Pastor from Agnes’s Blessed Anointings church. It’s almost like Zamani is part of the family… But almost isn’t nearly enough for Zamani. He ingratiates himself with Agnes and feeds alcoholic Abednego’s addiction, desperate to extract their life stories and steep himself in borrowed family history, as keenly aware as any colonialist or power-mad despot that the one who controls the narrative inherits the future. As Abednego wrestles with the ghosts of his past and Agnes seeks solace in a deep-rooted love, their histories converge and each must confront the past to find their place in a new Zimbabwe. Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a sweeping epic that spans the fall of Rhodesia through Zimbabwe’s turbulent beginnings, exploring the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity, but built on forgetting.

House of stone

the Duluth Benedictines
Author: Mary Richard Boo
Publisher: Priory Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 253
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House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe


Author: Christina Lamb
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007323506
Category: History
Page: 320
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A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides.

House of Stone


Author: Rene D Schultz
Publisher: Rene D. Schultz
ISBN: 9780692292952
Category:
Page: 358
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HOUSE OF STONE is a 'standalone' sequel to BISHOP STREET- that takes the past and present, and it is interwoven into another powerful story. "The test of life is not meant to break you, but to make you stronger..." Four powerful childhood friendships become twisted with lies and deceit after they leave Bishop Street Orphanage. Twenty years later, the four orphans are back together. Maggie is a best-selling author that lives in Los Angeles. Elizabeth, is a farmer's wife with five children. They live in North Bend, North Dakota. Randolph the billionaire, is a wandering nomad who has never put down roots. Lucy is finally clean and sober, and raising her daughter, after twenty years of living on the streets. Challenging themselves to let go of the past, and still fused together by the immeasurable power of friendship, they will never let anything get in their way again. New obstacles become more complicated and unpredictable then they could ever imagine. Then suddenly, their lives will change forever, when Maggie is visiting an orphanage in Honduras and a major earthquake hits... Thousands of lives are lost, Maggie is missing, and their worst fears will test their strength of survival, once again! "Author Rene D. Schultz has done it once again! She has created a story so rich with love, loss, friendship and hope that it feels like I am a part of the story." Stephenee Carsten-reviewer "You can read it as a standalone book, or I would tell you to read Bishop Street where the story begins." AJ Book review club Rene Schultz is a master storyteller. With a compassionate touch, Ms. Schultz also weaves in social issues and their aftermath, including homelessness, addiction, and abandoned children. Jada Ryker This author brings out emotions in me that aren't easily displayed. There were times when I was biting my nails; times when I was crying buckets; and times when I was scared. Each character has now got a place in my heart, as this lovely unique author, Rene D. Schultz. Sue Ward-2-Friends / UK reviewer

Das Juwel - Die Gabe


Author: Amy Ewing
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104025584
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Violet lebt in Armut, aber sie hat eine besondere Gabe. Eine Gabe, die ihre Chance und ihr Fluch zugleich ist ... Violet Lasting ist etwas Besonderes. Sie kann durch bloße Vorstellungskraft Dinge verändern und wachsen lassen. Deshalb wird sie auserwählt, ein Leben im Juwel zu führen. Sie entkommt bitterer Armut und wird auf einer großen Auktion an die Herzogin vom See verkauft, um bei ihr zu wohnen. Eine faszinierende, prunkvolle Welt erwartet sie. Doch das neue Leben fordert ein großes Opfer von ihr: gegen ihren Willen und unter Einsatz all ihrer Kraft soll sie der Herzogin ein Kind schenken. Wie soll Violet in dieser Welt voller Gefahren und Palastintrigen bestehen? Als sie sich verliebt, setzt sie nicht nur ihre eigene Freiheit aufs Spiel. Dieser überwältigende Fantasyroman entführt uns in eine Welt voller Glanz und voller Dunkelheit. Eine Welt, in der eine Gabe ein Fluch sein kann.

House of Stone


Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786493163
Category: Belonging (Social psychology)
Page: 400
View: 6890
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"Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family - but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future."--Publisher's description.

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the house of stone
Author: Gerhard Mack,Marcel Meili
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902902265
Category: Political Science
Page: 69
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House of Stone


Author: Vaughn R. Demont
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781609280918
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
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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.

The Rise of the House of Stone


Author: Rachel Blessing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781425961558
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 296
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Sydney Stone Roberts has only ever dreamed of one thing - to run her family's hotel business. Now that the president's position is vacant she is sure her father will appoint her right away. Little does she know Kendall, her brother-in-law, is after the same position and it looks like he just may get it. He's brainstormed an excellent plan to promote the hotel impressing her father and garnering his praises. Sydney soon realizes the only way she can keep her brother-in-law at bay is to enlist the help of her sisters, Kailyn and Ari. Unfortunately, they aren't too fond of her. Can the sisters overcome their differences and band together to save the family business or will they allow Kendall to ruin their family's legacy once and for all?

Rooms in the house of stone


Author: Michael Dorris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 66
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Describes the suffering in Zimbabwe where seven years of drought have had a devastating impact on the people

House of Sugar, House of Stone


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

House of Stone


Author: Kayar Adasan
Publisher: krabes books
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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"Evocative and beautifully written, House of Stone...should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the agonies and hopes of the Middle East." — Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize—winning historian and author of Crossing Mandelbaum Gate "In rebuilding his family home in southern Lebanon, Shadid commits an extraordinarily generous act of restoration for his wounded land, and for us all." — Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey In spring 2011, Anthony Shadid was one of four New York Times reporters captured in Libya, cuffed and beaten, as that country was seized by revolution. When he was freed, he went home. Not to Boston or Beirut—where he lives— or to Oklahoma City, where his Lebanese-American family had settled and where he was raised. Instead, he returned to his great-grandfather's estate, a house that, over three years earlier, Shadid had begun to rebuild. House of Stone is the story of a battle-scarred home and a war correspondent's...

House of Stone


Author: SORNE
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781320901109
Category:
Page: N.A
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In the house of stone and light


Author: J. Donald Hughes
Publisher: Grand Canyon Association
ISBN: 9780938216001
Category:
Page: 137
View: 1988
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Four thousand years of human history comes to life in this journey of discovery, replete with photos.

A House of Light and Stone


Author: E.J. Runyon
Publisher: Inspired Quill via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1908600411
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
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Growing up is never easy, but for young Duffy Chavez, whose childhood is anything but innocent, the journey is particularly painful. Swimming against the tides of her troubled family as well as her own cultural identity, she struggles with the cards she has been dealt. Buoyed up by the belief of a select few, she strives to achieve the kind of self-knowledge that comes so naturally to the ‘real girls’ all around her. As gaps in the narrative begin to fill, and the truth surrounding Duffy’s birth is unearthed, her determination to succeed is rendered all the more astounding. Told in uncompromising clarity through the eyes of a child, A House of Light and Stone is at once full of heartbreak and hope, offering respites of warmth in the coldest of places.