one of the lucky ones

one of the lucky ones
Title one of the lucky ones PDF eBook
Author Kate Corriero
Publisher AuthorHouse
Pages 54
Release 2011-07-16
Genre Fiction
ISBN 146340946X

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An old man and his wise words set the pace for the life of an observant and lonely young girl in a mysterious New England village. Years later, still observant, still lonely, a series of dream-like events lead her into the battlefield of a secret world where the power of imagination versus the bleak truth of reality and a uniqueness in the soul fights for its voice to be heard. Will the wind blow just once more? Will our heroine find a friend? Does the white-haired woman in the crooked house exist? Will i live to be wasted, she asks? And yet the answers are always so simple; they stand in front of us.They scream and they dance.




The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones
Title The Lucky Ones PDF eBook
Author Linda Williams Jackson
Publisher Candlewick Press
Pages 321
Release 2022-04-12
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1536224677

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Award-winning author Linda Williams Jackson pulls from her own childhood in the Mississippi Delta to tell the story of Ellis Earl, who dreams of a real house, food enough for the whole family—and to be someone. It’s 1967, and eleven-year-old Ellis Earl Brown has big dreams. He’s going to grow up to be a teacher or a lawyer—or maybe both—and live in a big brick house in town. There’ll always be enough food in the icebox, and his mama won’t have to run herself ragged looking for work as a maid in order to support Ellis Earl and his eight siblings and niece, Vera. So Ellis Earl applies himself at school, soaking up the lessons that Mr. Foster teaches his class—particularly those about famous colored people like Mr. Thurgood Marshall and Miss Marian Wright—and borrowing books from his teacher’s bookshelf. When Mr. Foster presents him with a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ellis Earl is amazed to encounter a family that’s even worse off than his own—and is delighted by the Buckets’ very happy ending. But when Mama tells Ellis Earl that he might need to quit school to help support the family, he wonders if happy endings are only possible in storybooks. Around the historical touchstone of Robert Kennedy’s southern “poverty tour,” Linda Williams Jackson pulls from her own childhood in the Mississippi Delta to tell a detail-rich and poignant story with memorable characters, sure to resonate with readers who have ever felt constricted by their circumstances.




The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones
Title The Lucky Ones PDF eBook
Author Kiersten Modglin
Publisher Kiersten Modglin
Pages 211
Release 2020-01-17
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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From million-copy bestselling author Kiersten Modglin... They were supposed to die. Five years ago, the residents of the Gerbera subdivision in the small town of Fallen Oaks were brutally murdered in their beds. The only survivors, now called The Fallen Oaks Five, were children—practically strangers at the time, forever connected by the weight of all they witnessed. Now grown, the anniversary of their families’ deaths approaches and the Fallen Oaks Five receive letters of warning: the killers are still out there and they aren’t finished with them. In a race against time and murderers who remain both faceless and nameless, the Five must return to their old homes in order to piece together the events of a night they’d all rather forget. Their old town is riddled with secrets, and every person they come into contact with is a suspect. With everything at stake, can the Five solve the mystery and finally learn the truth about the night that cost them everything? Or will they find themselves victims of a fate they should’ve succumbed to years ago?




The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones
Title The Lucky Ones PDF eBook
Author Erik Dyreborg
Publisher iUniverse
Pages 424
Release 2002
Genre History
ISBN 0595249906

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The Lucky Ones is a collection of stories gathered from the wartime experiences of a few US airmen who served in the 8th Air Force Bomb Groups in England during WWII. The stories in this collection, narrated by the airmen themselves, recount the harrowing adventures the airmen endured in their most trying missions over Europe. These are stories of encounters with enemy fighters, struggles to control flak-damaged planes, grueling crash landings, and desperate bail-outs from burning planes. Many airmen, fortunate enough to survive these experiences, were captured by the Germans once on the ground. Their treatment at the hands of their captors is painfully re-told here. Miraculously some airmen managed to evade captivity and escape the Germans, sometimes as an entire crew. In the course of the war, more than 30,000 young Americans lost their lives over Europe. As one airman said: “The real heroes...were the many...who died in combat.” These are the stories of other heroes who survived what seemed certain death. These are the stories of The Lucky Ones.




The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones
Title The Lucky Ones PDF eBook
Author Mae M. Ngai
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 361
Release 2012-05-27
Genre History
ISBN 1400845033

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The Lucky Ones uncovers the story of the Tape family in post-gold rush, racially explosive San Francisco. Mae Ngai paints a fascinating picture of how the role of immigration broker allowed patriarch Jeu Dip (Joseph Tape) to both protest and profit from discrimination, and of the Tapes as the first of a new social type--middle-class Chinese Americans. Tape family history illuminates American history. Seven-year-old Mamie attempts to integrate California schools, resulting in the landmark 1885 case Tape v. Hurley. The family's intimate involvement in the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair reveals how Chinese American brokers essentially invented Chinatown, and so Chinese culture, for American audiences. Finally, The Lucky Ones reveals aspects--timely, haunting, and hopeful--of the lasting legacy of the immigrant experience for all Americans. This expanded edition features a new preface and a selection of historical documents from the Chinese exclusion era that forms the backdrop to the Tape family's story.




We Were the Lucky Ones

We Were the Lucky Ones
Title We Were the Lucky Ones PDF eBook
Author Georgia Hunter
Publisher Penguin
Pages 417
Release 2017-02-14
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0399563105

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The New York Times bestseller with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide | Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Joey King and Logan Lerman Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.




The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones
Title The Lucky Ones PDF eBook
Author Stephanie Greene
Publisher Greenwillow Books
Pages 288
Release 1976-01-07
Genre
ISBN 9780061565885

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