Author : Emily Giffin
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN : 9781429957861
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 384 page

The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin's Where We Belong delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian's perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.

Author : Rohadi Nagassar
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Herald Press
ISBN : 1513810367
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 206 page

Step into a journey toward liberation, belonging, and a faith that makes you whole again. We need belonging to survive and thrive, but too often the church is an impediment. For Christians who know the pain, isolation, and loss of identity that comes with the ongoing struggle to be seen in churches and institutions full of barriers to belonging, you are not alone. Sometimes it can feel easier to walk away from faith completely. But there is another way. When it feels as though there’s no place left to belong, Jesus invites us into a love that knows no bounds and a community that truly liberates. In this hope-filled book, author Rohadi Nagassar brings the margins to the center to help readers rediscover a reality of love, belonging, and beauty through the journey of deconstructing, decolonizing, and reclaiming faith. For those on the margins struggling to find belonging, for everyone who wants to join in building radically inclusive communities where all people can live fully in their own skin—now begins a journey to find this freedom.

Author : K. L. Grayson
Genre : Best friends
Publisher :
ISBN : 0990795519
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File Download : 310 page

Harley and Tyson grew up together and are best friends. When Harley reveals her true feelings to Tyson on the eve of their graduation from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri her whole life changes. The single worst day of Harley's life inadvertently became the very best day.

Author : Cookie Hiponia
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9780593112212
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File Download : 208 page

An extraordinarily beautiful novel-in-verse, this important debut weaves a dramatic immigrant story together with Pilipino mythology to create something wholly new. Stella and Luna know that their mama, Elsie, came from the Philippines when she was a child, but they don't know much else. So one night they ask her to tell them her story. As they get ready for bed, their mama spins two tales: that of her youth as a strong-willed middle child and immigrant; and that of the young life of Mayari, the mythical daughter of a god. Both are tales of sisterhood and motherhood, and of the difficult experience of trying to fit into a new culture, and having to fight for a home and acceptance. Glorious and layered, this is a portrait of family and strength for the ages.

Author : Anstey Harris
Genre : Family secrets
Publisher :
ISBN : 1471173860
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File Download : 384 page

*** The wonderful new novel from the acclaimed author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton *** 'Incredibly moving and atmospheric' Beth O'Leary 'Absorbing and original' Katie Fforde 'Simply stunning' Fionnuala Kearney 'Utterly enchanting' Heidi Swain One summer. One house. One family learning to love again. Cate Morris and her son, Leo, are homeless, adrift. They've packed up the boxes from their London home, said goodbye to friends and colleagues, and now they are on their way to 'Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World - to stay just for the summer. Cate doesn't want to be there, in Richard's family home without Richard to guide her any more. And she knows for sure that Araminta, the retainer of the collection of dusty objects and stuffed animals, has taken against them. But they have nowhere else to go. They have to make the best of it. But Richard hasn't told Cate the truth about his family's history. And something about the house starts to work its way under her skin. Can she really walk away, once she knows the truth? Praise for Anstey Harris 'Glorious on so many levels' A J Pearce 'Full of hope and charm' Libby Page 'Brilliantly and movingly written' Dorothy Koomson 'Elegant and uplifting . . . I was both engrossed in and moved by this fabulous debut' Catherine Isaac 'A moving, beautifully written, uplifting debut about mending broken hearts through friendship. The twists and turns make it impossible to put down' Sarah J. Harris 'What a total joy!' Fanny Blake

Author : Todd Parr
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780316186919
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In a kid-friendly, accessible way, this book explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family by showing one perspective on the adoption experience. We Belong Together is about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together. With an understanding of how personal and unique each adoption is, and that not everyone comes to it in the same way, Todd Parr's colorful art explores the meaning of family.

Author : Liz Marie Galvan
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9781400231744
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File Download : 32 page

Popular cozy enthusiast and blogger, Liz Marie, and her husband Jose Galvan draw on the sweet story of bringing home a lamb to White Cottage Farm to craft We Belong to Each Other, their first children's book, which focuses on finding family. At first, Grace feels as if she doesn’t belong because she is the only sheep at White Cottage Farm. But as she experiences the love of the other animals and of the kind man and woman and their baby, she begins to feel safe in her new home and recognizes that God provided her with a loving family. With delightful rhyming text and cozy farm illustrations, children will learn: The affirming message that home is any place filled with love Families come in all shapes and sizes How to embrace acceptance with love and patience We Belong to Each Other is perfect for: Ages 4-8 Readers who enjoyed Liz's creativity and welcoming voice in Cozy White Cottage Baby showers and adoption celebrations, birthdays, Gotcha Days, and weddings of blended families You'll love holding your children close as you share the heart of this book with them over and over: we belong to each other.

Author : Alan Doyle
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
ISBN : 9780385680370
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File Download : 320 page

From the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea comes a lyrical and captivating musical memoir about growing up in the tiny fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and then taking to the world stage. Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is also a lyrical storyteller and a creative force. In Where I Belong, Alan paints a vivid, raucous and heartwarming portrait of a curious young lad born into the small coastal fishing community of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and destined to become a renowned musician who carried the musical tradition of generations before him and brought his signature sound to the world. He tells of a childhood surrounded by larger-than-life characters who made an indelible impression on his music and work; of his first job on the wharf cutting out cod tongues for fishermen; of growing up in a family of five in a two-bedroom house with a beef-bucket as a toilet, yet lacking nothing; of learning at his father's knee how to sing the story of a song and learning from his mother how to simply "be good"; and finally, of how everything he ever learned as a kid prepared him for that pivotal moment when he became part of Great Big Sea and sailed away on what would be the greatest musical adventure of his life. Filled with the lore and traditions of the East Coast and told in a voice that is at once captivating and refreshingly candid, this is a narrative journey about small-town life, curiosity and creative fulfillment, and finally, about leaving everything you know behind only to learn that no matter where you go, home will always be with you.

Author : Paul Shepard
Genre : Nature
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
ISBN : 9780820333458
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File Download : 255 page

Gathered here in book form for the first time, the fourteen essays in Where We Belong exemplify Paul Shepard's interdisciplinary approach to human interaction with the natural world. Drawn from Shepard's entire career and presented chronologically, these pieces vary in setting from the Hudson River to the American prairie to New Zealand. Equally impressive is Shepard's spatial range, as he moves from subtle differences to grand designs, from the intimacy of an artist's brush stroke to a vista of the harsh Greek terrain. Alluding to a range of sources from Star Trek to Marshall McLuhan to the Bible, the writings discuss such topics as the geomorphology of New England landscape paintings, beautification and conservation projects, the Oregon Trail, and tourism. Whether Shepard is pondering why the Great Plains conjured up sea imagery in early observers, or how pioneers often resorted to architectural terms--temple, castle, bridge, tower--when naming the West's natural formations, he exposes, and thus invites us to unshoulder, the cultural and historical baggage we bring to the act of seeing. Throughout the book, Shepard seeks the antecedents of environmental perception and questions whether the paradigm we inherited should be superseded by one that leads us to a greater concern for the health of the planet. This volume is an important addition to Shepard's canon if only for the new view it offers of his intellectual development. More important, however, these selections demonstrate Shepard's grasp of a wide range of ideas related to the physical environment, including the various factors--historical, aesthetic, and psychological--that have shaped our attitudes toward the natural world and color the way we see it.

Author : J. Daniels
Genre : Alabama
Publisher : CreateSpace
ISBN : 1500394270
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File Download : 226 page

From NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author, J. Daniels Book one of the Alabama Summer Series. When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she'd do anything to avoid. Benjamin Kelly. World's biggest dickhead. Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process. Always get the name of the guy you're going home with. Ben can't get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he'll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister. Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can't forget him. Ben is determined to prove he's not the same guy he used to be. What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can't imagine being without? **Warning: This book contains adult themes. 18+