Pastel Orphans

Author: Gemma Liviero
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781477830147
Size: 15,15 MB
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In 1930s Berlin, young Henrik, the son of a Jewish father and Aryan mother, watches the world around him crumbling: people are rioting in the streets, a strange yellow star begins appearing in shop windows, and friends are forced to move or they simply disappear. After his father becomes gravely ill, Henrik and his little sister, Greta, are taken by their mother to Poland for safety. However, not even the pastoral surroundings of their new home can protect them from the terrors of war. When the Nazis invade and Greta is kidnapped, Henrik must shed his youthful innocence and search for his lost sister, a quest that will further reveal a harrowing landscape of violence and struggle?but also unexpected connections. Uniquely told from the perspective of youth plunged into adult chaos, "Pastel Orphans" is a coming-of-age story that explores profound lessons in self-belief, kindness, and human endurance. Revised edition: This edition of Pastel Orphans includes editorial revisions. "

Orphans With Parents

Author: Marian Crawford Stover
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468575295
Size: 20,12 MB
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Dropped off at an Orphanage and separated from my siblings at age seven. I was always being called BAD by the sisters that cared for us. I was able to make it through it all with lots of prayers and Faith in my Jesus. After leaving the home, I moved on into an abusive marriage thinking it was normal, it was all I knew, it was one tough struggle after another. I was able to come out on top.

The Age Of Orphans

Author: Laleh Khadivi
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408802309
Size: 14,46 MB
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Kurdistan, Persia. A village high in the Zagros mountains. A small green-eyed boy wrestles free from his mother and climbs atop a straw and mud hut to gaze at the dusty landscape; the jagged mountains and azure sky, the cattle in the distance. With his arms stretched out beside him he pretends to be a bird, to lift up and soar over this land: the land of his fathers and forefathers. Kurdish land. Soon after he is ritually initiated into manhood, messengers from the hills bring whispers of war; rumours that the Shah's army is moving from village to village, stamping out any tribal rebellion that may stand in the way of the creation of a unified 'Iran'. Just nine years old, the boy must stand alongside his men and fight for their land. Years later, Reza Pahlavi Khourdi can only faintly recall the brutal murder of his father and cousins. Orphaned on the bloody battlefield, conscripted into the great column of the army and given a new name, he has quickly risen up the ranks, proving both his prowess in battle and allegiance to the Shah's troops. Now in Tehran, Reza is about to marry to a beautiful, educated, city girl, and become a Capitian. But there are stirrings within his heart. He will soon be sent west to be the Shah's servant in Kermanshah, the land of his birth, and a figurehead of modernization. At once rich and bleak, The Age of Orphans unleashes a tapestry of untold horrors and pleasures, of blood and smoke, hopes, dreams and desires. It is a profound and darkly poetic story of a land roughly sewn together under the ambitious imagining of a nation, and of the life of a boy, whose identity does not, can not, unite with this vision.

Orphans Of The Storm

Author: Maria Downey
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480888125
Size: 14,54 MB
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After sustaining debilitating injuries during the Second World War, Corporal Alvin Downey returned home where he suffered silently, plagued by his dark memories of being questioned about the orphan’s flight out of occupied France, tortured with a cattle prod by a Gestapo agent, and eventually transported to a concentration camp. Within a gripping true story of honor and nobility, Downey’s daughter, Maria, leads others back into a chaotic time in history when General Eisenhower ordered the evacuation of thousands of children running through the rubble of bombed cities in Italy, France, and Germany. The mission, called Operation Blackfoot, enabled thousands of orphaned children to escape to freedom in England and the United States where they were welcomed by generous hosts such as Christina Ricci and Carolina Herrera who both educated and placed these children in American families after the close of the war. Orphans of the Storm relays the story of the Western European evacuation of parentless children from the Second World War, as told through the eyes of an American corporal.

Orphans Of The Living

Author: Jennifer Toth
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068484480X
Size: 20,74 MB
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A study of the foster care system in America examines the plight of thousands of children whose parents cannot or will not care for them, revealing the neglect, abuse, and loss of love that affects their lives

A Journey With Spies Afghans And Orphans

Author: Terrence Douglas
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480992305
Size: 13,25 MB
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A Journey with Spies, Afghans, and Orphans By: Terrence Douglas Fifteen years ago, author Terrence Douglas accepted a contract to go to Afghanistan and help create an academy for the Afghan intelligence professionals who were charged with defeating Taliban insurgents who threatened the growth of democracy. Upon arriving in Kabul, he was assigned to reside in a “hutch,” a modified shipping container within a fortified compound. His companions were fellow U.S. contractors attracted to the challenging assignment and the pay they were to receive. They were protected twenty-four hours a day by members of the ethnic tribe of the Afghan Intelligence Minister. Any journey outside the compound was in a vehicle protected by professional U.S. security contractors. The isolation of the assignment and the environment caused much reflection. This book is the result of Terrence’s time spent alone in his hutch, socializing with fellow Americans in a confined environment, the close professional relationships developed with his Afghan hosts, and instructing the Afghans who yearned for a free environment to raise their families.

In A Field Of Blue

Author: Gemma Liviero
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781542009447
Size: 12,91 MB
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From the bestselling author of The Road Beyond Ruin comes a novel about a family torn apart by grief and secrets, then pulled back together by hope in the wake of World War I. England 1922. It's been four years since Rudy's brother Edgar went missing in war-torn France. Still deep in mourning and grappling with unanswered questions, Rudy and his mother struggle to move on. When the enigmatic Mariette arrives unexpectedly at the family's manor claiming to be Edgar's widow, and the mother of his child, Rudy urges her to stay, hoping she'll shed light on the missing pieces. Captivated by Mariette, Rudy finds that their mutual loss and grief bind does the possibility of new love. But Mariette's revelations bring more questions than answers about Edgar's death. Suspicions threaten to divide Rudy's already fractured family, setting him on a quest for the truth that takes him from England to France and beyond. In his search, Rudy is forced to confront the tragedies of war and the realities of the brother he's lost and the woman he's found. Will the truth set him free to find peace, or will it forever shadow his future?

Eve S Orphans

Author: Nikki Stiller
Editor: Praeger
Size: 15,96 MB
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City Of Orphans

Author: Patricia Robertson
Editor: Erin, Ont. : Porcupine's Quill
Size: 12,77 MB
Format: PDF
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A young Pole in a Canadian internment camp during World War I becomes obsessed with a female visitor. A contemporary young woman's baby develops a mysterious illness while her own life is invaded by dreams of a homesick Norwegian princess from the 14th century. The father of a British child disappears on the Canadian frontier in the early 1950s. Luminous, sensual, haunting, City of Orphans weaves fantasy and reality together into stories of dreamlike intensity and hypnotic visual power.