A Stranger s Journey

The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth.

Author: David Mura

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820353463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Long recognized as a master teacher at writing programs like VONA, the Loft, and the Stonecoast MFA, with A Stranger's Journey, David Mura has written a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American literature. Mura argues for a more inclusive and expansive definition of craft, particularly in relationship to race, even as he elucidates timeless rules of narrative construction in fiction and memoir. His essays offer technique-focused readings of writers such as James Baldwin, ZZ Packer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Karr, and Garrett Hongo, while making compelling connections to Mura's own life and work as a Japanese American writer. In A Stranger's Journey, Mura poses two central questions. The first involves identity: How is writing an exploration of who one is and one's place in the world? Mura examines how the myriad identities in our changing contemporary canon have led to new challenges regarding both craft and pedagogy. Here, like Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark or Jeff Chang's Who We Be, A Stranger's Journey breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the issues of race, literature, and culture. The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth. Through this process, Mura candidly explores the newly evolved aesthetic principles of memoir and how questions of identity occupy a central place in contemporary memoir.

A Stranger s Journey

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Author: David W. Thompson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604774719

Category: Religion

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A Stranger's Journey brings you a novel way to have a group study and fellowship with your friends. After years of leading his men's bible study group, David Thompson became convicted that there was a lack of material for those who want to study and have fellowship on a regular basis. Taking his thoughts and true life situations, David has written short devotionals that are thought provoking and guaranteed to create conversation. His use of humor and satire will hold your interest and give you insight into one stranger's life journey. You may agree or disagree with his thought process, but at least it will make you think. David W. Thompson, in his own words, is the most unusual bank president in the United States. Besides being a banker for over 30 years, David is an ordained minister, church elder and men's bible study leader. Other accomplishments include a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and qualifying to carry a concealed weapon. Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. But above all else, David is a sold out, totally dedicated follower of Jesus Christ.

Return Journey of a Stranger

It talks about how a determined person can bring about a tremendous positive change in the lives of millions of people in the world. This is the story of Chandrakant, a 12-year-old illiterate boy from Mumbai slums.

Author: Suhas Inamdar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9789352060627

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

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"Is the destination of our life already fixed, or is it a result of several coincidences? What impact do our actions have in shaping our future? Is life like a small boat drifting aimlessly in a vast ocean without sails and a compass? Welcome to ‘Return Journey of a stranger’, a book based on human endurance to rise above the surrounding adversities. It talks about how a determined person can bring about a tremendous positive change in the lives of millions of people in the world. This is the story of Chandrakant, a 12-year-old illiterate boy from Mumbai slums. One day, he is falsely implicated in a murder charge. In sheer panic, he flees from the scene and unknowingly boards a train, which takes him to New Delhi. That one move commences a new phase in his life, which is full of struggle and challenges at every step. However, he overcomes every difficulty with courage and determination. He gets lucky to meet some individuals, who believe in him and his capabilities, and assist him in his efforts to get on with life. He has only two strong desires … to go back to his slums and secondly to clear his name of the murder accusation. At the age of 18, Chandu learns how to read and write and starts his career as an office boy in a real estate company. He soon becomes a voracious reader and reads lot of books on philosophy, history and management. By the age of 24, with his extraordinary performance, he becomes the CEO of that company. He faces the ultimate test of his life when the company asks him to study the feasibility of demolishing the same slums in Mumbai where he had grown up. However, he cannot go there as Chandrakant, because he is already facing murder charge. That marks the beginning of his return journey as a stranger…! Does he go back to his slums? How does he extricate himself from the murder charge? Would he allow the demolition of his slums? Does he change with times, enjoying his new high profile status in the elite society? ‘Return journey of a stranger’ is a fast-paced story depicting the tenacity of an underprivileged boy to think big against all odds."

She Came to Me a Stranger

The Story of the Journey The story's in the journey Not where the journey ends And it starts in the beginning As the journey begins. It's not the distance or the length The story's apt to tell But the nature of the journey And if you ...

Author: Gordon Bostic

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781641388320

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

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As a medium, poetry should express the hopes and dreams, trials and tribulations of everyday life. The stories of the people we pass on the street each day whom we don't know and, probably, never will. This book examines the aspects of everyday life as a means to reflect on our dreams, aspirations, shortcomings, and failures.

If You Find This Letter

Hannah did something strange--she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled 'If you find this letter, it's for you...' on the front and left it behind.

Author: Hannah Brencher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476784106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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"A ... memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher ... who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York, expecting her life to look like a scene from Sex and the City. Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing ... Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway. Hannah did something strange--she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled 'If you find this letter, it's for you...' on the front and left it behind. When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city ... [eventually sending 400 handwritten letters as a result of an Internet post and starting the website The World Needs More Love Letters]"--

Awake As A Stranger Rebellion

Author & Blog Website: www.dianedresback.com Filmmaking Website: www.mindclover.com Facebook: dianedresback.author A Note from Diane: Thank you for going on the Awake As A Stranger journey! I would love to hear from you, so feel free to ...

Author: Diane M. Dresback

Publisher: Mindclover Productions LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Awake As A Stranger - REBELLION (Part 2) Treaz is forced to continue surviving and working inside the bodies of complete strangers. Grief, pain and humiliation threaten to consume her. She gains an improbable ally with which to rebel against the agonizing rules. Their employer’s intimidation seems impossible to overcome as they strive for freedom from their captor. After establishing her secret online friendship, Omani plans her escape from her Uncle’s compound in Switzerland. Could she actually succeed without getting caught? The thought of slipping away from her meager existence and traveling to the United States drives her confidence, but also her fear. Awake As A Stranger: a trilogy This story follows the journey of Treaz and Omani. Six thousand miles lie between them yet they both are trapped in a deplorable reality. Along with unlikely comrades, they struggle to gain control over their lives from those holding them captive. The courageous sacrifices these unassuming women make have a lasting impact on each other, those they care about, and their own worlds. AWAKE AS A STRANGER is a fast-paced psychological thriller having plenty of unexpected twists and turns with a surprise ending. The blend of relatable characters involuntarily living in unthinkable situations will have you rooting for triumph over their enemies. Read all 3 parts Awakening - Part 1 Rebellion - Part 2 Altercation - Part 3 Watch the book trailer here: https://vimeo.com/575032111

Awake As A Stranger Awakening

Author & Blog Website: www.dianedresback.com Filmmaking Website: www.mindclover.com Facebook: dianedresback.author A Note from Diane: Thank you for going on the Awake As A Stranger journey! I would love to hear from you, so feel free to ...

Author: Diane M. Dresback

Publisher: Mindclover Productions LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Awake As A Stranger - AWAKENING (Part 1) When Treaz awakes, the mirror is wrong. A stranger stares back and mimics her every movement. That is not her body. Those are not her eyes welling with tears. She had dreamt of a different life, but now she lives a nightmare. Treaz resigns herself to die in a psychiatric hospital, just like the one she had forsaken her mother to. But suddenly, she’s discharged and given a new job with an employer who inexplicably believes her story. She decides to do their bidding—for now. Yet every night she falls asleep thinking of her mirror, wondering about tomorrow, and who she’ll be. Omani oversees the running of her Uncle’s business and busy Swiss household. He claims his work involves fighting terrorism, but she is not convinced. She hates being forced to labor long hours without pay and live isolated on his compound with no interaction with the outside world. Desperate and lonely, she covertly finds a way to make a sole online friend, but his assertions are almost too much to believe. Should she trust him? Awake As A Stranger: a trilogy This story follows the journey of Treaz and Omani. Six thousand miles lie between them yet they both are trapped in a deplorable reality. Along with unlikely comrades, they struggle to gain control over their lives from those holding them captive. The courageous sacrifices these unassuming women make have a lasting impact on each other, those they care about, and their own worlds. AWAKE AS A STRANGER is a fast-paced psychological thriller having plenty of unexpected twists and turns with a surprise ending. The blend of relatable characters involuntarily living in unthinkable situations will have you rooting for triumph over their enemies. Read all 3 parts Awakening - Part 1 Rebellion - Part 2 Altercation - Part 3 Watch the book trailer here: https://vimeo.com/575032111

A Stranger in Paradise

As I conquered the enemies who wished to halt my progress, each barrier being my fear personified, I began to understand the nature of the journey ... and then the nature of the One who guides us. One who had been where I was and knew ...

Author: Julie Chimes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408825938

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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One cold March morning, a young woman lay dying of multiple stab wounds on her own driveway. She came through the nightmare that followed, laughing. This book describes what happened in detail. Julie Chimes tells of her out-of-body experiences during the crisis, as well as the dreams and premonitions leading up to it. She recounts the frenzied attack by a paranoid schizophrenic. She describes what it feels like to die, and then unforseeably, to live to tell the tale.

A Stranger s Secret

“We want to join our ladies and get the Falmouth journey planned. After that journey, we will discuss building ships further.” Jago Rodda and Tristan Pascoe arrived in the middle of planning for the Falmouth journey.

Author: Laurie Alice Eakes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310333418

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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As a grieving young widow, Morwenna only wants a quiet life for herself and her son. Until a man washes ashore, entangling her in a web of mystery that could threaten all she holds dear. Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan indulged in her fair share of dalliances in her youth, but now that she's the widowed mother to the heir of the Penvenan title, she's desperate to polish her reputation. When she's accused of deliberately luring ships to crash on the rocks to steal the cargo, Morwenna begins an investigation to uncover the real culprits and stumbles across an unconscious man lying in the sea's foam—a man wearing a medallion with the Trelawny crest around his neck. The medallion is a mystery to David Chastain, a boat builder from Somerset. All David knows is that his father was found dead in Cornwall with the medallion in his possession after lying and stealing his family's money. And he knows the widow who rescued him is impossibly beautiful—and likely the siren who caused the shipwreck in the first place—as well as the hand behind whoever is trying to murder David. As Morwenna nurses David back to health and tries to learn how he landed on her beach, suspicion and pride keep their growing attraction at bay. But can they join together to save Morwenna's name and estate and David’s life? Can they acknowledge the love they are both trying to deny?

Praying for Strangers

Praying for Strangers is an authentic must-read for people in all walks of life.” —Examiner.com “Gently beguiling... [a] very personal journey in self-discovery.” —Booklist “Offers readers a wonderfully written, shimmering, accessible, ...

Author: River Jordan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476284

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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What if there was something readers could do that could positively influence others and change their lives in the process? As 2009 approached, New Year's resolutions were the last thing on River Jordan's mind. Her sons were both about to go off to war and all she could do was pray for their safety and hope to maintain her strength, until she unexpectedly came upon the perfect New Year's resolution-one that focused on others instead of herself. She would pray for a complete stranger every single day for a year. In Praying for Strangers, River Jordan tells of her amazing personal journey of uncovering the needs of the human heart as she prayed her way through the year for people she had never met before. The discovery that Jordan made along the journey was not simply that her prayers touched the lives of these strangers, but that the unexpected connections she made with other people would be a profound experience that would change her life forever. Watch a Video

I Was a Stranger

In conjunction with remembering where we have once been is this notion of being on a continual journey of growth and change. We are embarking upon a journey together, a journey that will ask you to remember your own stories, ...

Author: Jodi Mullen Fondell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532679605

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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I Was a Stranger will help you build empathy for the strangers and foreigners among you. Through personal experience and through the narratives of people who have moved to a foreign country for a variety of reasons, Jodi Mullen Fondell offers encouragement for churches desiring to be a place of welcome and embrace for those who often find themselves rejected by the broader society. Packed with tips on how to help your church navigate the road toward greater openness, this book offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that prevent churches from truly welcoming and embracing the stranger among them. Rev. Fondell gently guides readers in examining their own experiences of alienation in order to understand the profound disorientation that being a stranger in a strange land entails. This identification with the pain of being an outsider, she asserts, can move, motivate, and mobilize the church to live out God's calling to welcome in the stranger. As the body of Christ embraces the members we are tempted to exclude, a new level of joy and a taste of heaven await our congregations. Includes a small-group Bible-study guide for communities ready to grow in ministry and hospitality.

Prayers of a Stranger

While visiting the Holy Land, Amanda answers the prayers of a stranger . . . and begins an amazing Christmas journey.

Author: T. Davis Bunn

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780849944888

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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Last year, Amanda and her husband planned a special Christmas, carefully preparing a nursery and the keepsake ornaments for their newborn. Now that room stands as empty as her heart. When a neighbor's mishap turns into a last-minute chance for Amanda to take a much-needed vacation to tour the Holy Land, she discovers anew the miracle of the Christ child--God incarnate as a tiny, vulnerable baby.

Scotland with a Stranger A Memoir

I began to value happiness over money, and the disconnect led me to undertake my own journey that brought me closer to my true self. It is a journey that has no end. Every day brings fresh lessons or repeats of the ones I wasn't open to ...

Author: Ninya

Publisher: Ninya

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“Who goes to Scotland for two weeks with a stranger they met over the internet?” At forty-three, Ninya was depressed, out of shape, and filled with crippling anxiety after addiction, cancer, and divorce had destroyed nearly everything. One day, she received a message from a stranger. This woman offered to lead her on a self-healing trip hiking through the Scottish highlands. It seemed like a sign—a big sister sent when she needed one most. In this sometimes hilarious, sometimes terrifying, but always inspiring memoir, an introverted pollyanna is paired up with her polar opposite—a steamrolling, abrasive female with completely unorthodox healing methods. As they barrel through the winding one lane roads in a tiny rental car stopping to hike at breathtaking mountains and glens, an outrageous series of events forces Ninya to reclaim her power and find the strength to heal herself in one of the most beautiful places on earth. memoir, inspirational non-fiction, travel memoir, travel memoirs, travel memoirs by women, memoir books, memoirs and biographies, memoirs, inspirational nonfiction books, inspirational reads, inspirational women, scotland highlands, highlands of scotland

Looking for The Stranger

Given the circumstances of war and occupation, The Stranger's journey was already a feat, but Paris was only the first stop in an even more challenging process. There was no roadmap for the writers and publishers stuck in occupied ...

Author: Alice Kaplan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226241708

Category: Literary Criticism

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A New York Times Notable Book. A literary exploration that is “surely destined to become the quintessential companion to Camus’s most enduring novel” (PopMatters). The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It’s the rare novel that’s as likely to be found in a teen’s backpack as in a graduate philosophy seminar. If the twentieth century produced a novel that could be called ubiquitous, The Stranger is it. How did a young man in his twenties who had never written a novel turn out a masterpiece that still grips readers more than seventy years later? With Looking for The Stranger, Alice Kaplan tells that story. In the process, she reveals Camus’ achievement to have been even more impressive—and more unlikely—than even his most devoted readers knew. “To this new project, Kaplan brings equally honed skills as a historian, literary critic, and biographer . . . Reading The Stranger is a bracing but somewhat bloodless experience. Ms. Kaplan has hung warm flesh on its steely bones.” —The New York Times “For American readers, few French novels are better known, and few scholars are better qualified than Kaplan to reintroduce us to it . . . Kaplan tells this story with great verve and insight, all the while preserving the mystery of its creation and elusiveness of its meaning.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “The fascinating story behind Albert Camus’ coldblooded masterpiece . . . A compelling companion to a novel that has stayed strange.” —Kirkus Reviews

Love Your Guts Out

Stranger. M. y mom lives in a senior community facility where she's surrounded by everything she needs, ... Journey. One of my first opportunities to disable my default mode and push myself to reach out occurred during a road trip.

Author: Rick Shrout

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973671244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Can you imagine what it feels like to watch your spouse die? Have you ever wondered how you would handle the loss of your husband, wife, or child? Love Your Guts Out chronicles the experiences of the author as he watched his wife (Toni) die from breast cancer. Inspired by her example in life and death, the author describes how his journey of grief led him into the depths of his soul. It was a journey that brought him to a place of desperation to find meaning in life after his wife lost hers. The soul-searching questions he presents in this book brought him face to face with a reality that can only be encountered on the inside of the human soul. Before tragedy strikes, the author encourages the reader to travel this inner road where we find an unlimited resource. He writes that human beings are intrinsically designed for love and explains that the path to experiencing an abundant life requires losing your life—to “love your guts out.”

I was a Stranger

My journey was done, and behind me lay hill and dale, and Life and Death. How shall man measure Progress there where the dark faced Josie lies? How many heartfuls of sorrow shall balance a bushel of wheat?How hard athing islife tothe ...

Author: Arthur Sutherland

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9780687063246

Category: Religion

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A compelling and passionate theology that calls us to a practice that is "the" virtue by which the church stands or falls.

A Stranger s Gift

“What I'm telling you is that your past has nothing to do with where you stand now on your faith journey. If you keep looking back, you'll only hold yourself back worrying about what you missed instead of looking at what is in front of ...

Author: Tom Hallman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451617504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The author shares his journey from agnostic to believer by recounting conversations and events that inspired him to question his faith and his life choices.