The House

My father used his savingstobuild this house. And now thehousebelongsto I never asked him. Though what Vicente, José, and Carla he liked best was being here, taking care of the garden. When my grandfather died, my father inherited part ...

Author: Paco Roca

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781683962632

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 134

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In Paco Roca’s intensely intimate and international award-winning graphic novel, The House, three adult siblings return to their family’s quaint vacation home a year after their father’s death. They each bring their respective wives, husbands, and children there with the intention to clean up the residence and put it on the market, but as garbage is hauled off and dust is wiped away, decades-old resentments quickly fill the vacant home. Through flashbacks into each sibling’s memories — the fig trees they grew up climbing, the pergola they never got around to build, the final visits to the hospital — Roca gives us a glimpse into domestic moments of joy, guilt, and disappointment while asking what happens to brothers and sisters when the only person holding the family together is now gone. Much like the film The Big Chill, The House is both painful and touching, brilliantly rendered on panoramic pages by Roca, who is known for his empathetic books like the 2017 Eisner Award-nominated Wrinkles. At once deeply personal (dedicated to Roca’s own deceased father) and entirely universal, The House details the struggle to overcome the past, but still hold onto the memories.

Man of the House

(If you have ever been privy to family discord at the reading of a will you should be able to see how the state can be a friend and ally to household order.) The Paterfamilias: Sojourning Even the best-built house is merely a temporary ...

Author: C. R. Wiley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532614781

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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What is your plan for the end of the world as we know it? How will you protect the people you love? What will you leave to them when you are gone? The good news is this is not the first time the world has ended. What's more, men were made for times like these. And the men of the past--the good ones, anyway--have left us a plan to follow. They built houses to last--houses that could weather a storm. This book contains their plan.

The Tiger in the House

The earthquake destroyed the house they had left and several surrounding it but the merchant who, filled with curiosity over the strange behaviour of the cats, had followed them, was saved. This story has a perfectly natural ...

Author: Carl van Vechten

Publisher: Rare Treasure Editions

ISBN: 9781774643679

Category: Pets


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This great treatise on cats describes the history, manners, habits of the cat and explores its relation to folklore, music, painting, law, poetry, and fiction. It has long been considered the best book ever written about the cat.

Lady of the House

Elite 19th Century Women and their Role in the English Country House Charlotte Furness. The closes next to Ladies Close are come into my hands and by taking the fence that separated them away they will make an excellent milking pasture ...

Author: Charlotte Furness

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526702760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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This book tells the true stories of three gentile women who were born, raised, lived and died within the world of England’s Country Houses. This is not the story of ‘seen and not heard’ women, these are incredible women who endured tremendous tragedy and worked alongside their husbands to create a legacy that we are still benefitting from today. Harriet Leveson-Gower, Countess Granville was the second born child of the infamous Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire who married her aunt’s lover, raised his illegitimate children and reigned supreme as Ambassadress over the Parisian elite. Lady Mary Isham lived at Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire with her family where, despite great tragedy, she was responsible for developing a house and estate whilst her husband remained ‘the silent Baronet’. Elizabeth Manners, Duchess of Rutland hailed from Castle Howard and used her upbringing to design and build a Castle and gardens at Belvoir suitable for a Duke and Duchess that inspired a generation of country house interiors. These women were expected simply to produce children, to be active members of society, to give handsomely to charity and to look the part. What these three remarkable women did instead is develop vast estates, oversee architectural changes, succeed in business, take a keen role in politics as well as successfully managing all the expectations of an aristocratic lady.

The House of New Beginnings

Margot Favager might refer to herself as an old lady but that didn't necessarily mean anyone else was permitted to. – the community, she said after a small pause, 'where we sign up to visit people, help with chores, 165 The House of New ...

Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447299134

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. One life-changing summer . . . In an elegant Regency house near the Brighton seafront, three tenants have more in common than they know. A shocking revelation has led Rosa to start over as a sous chef. The work is gruelling but it’s a distraction . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? Having followed her childhood sweetheart down south, Georgie is busily carving out a new career in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun, but before she knows it she’s sliding headlong into all kinds of trouble . . . Nursing a devastating loss, Charlotte just wants to keep her head down. But Margot, the glamorous older lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. As the women find each other, hope surfaces, friendships blossom and a whole new chapter unfolds for them all.

The House That Love Built

Author: Sarah Jackson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310355656

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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2021 Christian Book Award Finalist "Jackson's visionary account is a beautiful model of sacrificial love." -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review The House That Love Built is the quintessential story of one woman's questioning what it means to be an American--and a Christian--in light of a broken immigration system. Through tender stories of opening her heart and home to immigrants, Sarah Jackson shines a holy light on loving our neighbor. Sarah Jackson once thought immigration justice was administered through higher walls and longer fences. Then she met an immigrant--a deported young father separated from his US-citizen family--and everything changed. As Sarah began to know fractured families ravaged by threats in their homeland and further traumatized in US detention, biblical justice took on a new meaning. As Sarah opened her heart--and her home--to immigrants, she experienced a surprising transformation and the gift of extraordinary community. The work she began through the ministry of Casa de Paz joined the centuries-old Christian tradition of hospitality, shining a holy light on what it means to love our neighbor. The dilemma of undocumented people continues to hover over America, and it raises urgent questions for every Christian: What is our responsibility to the "stranger" in our midst? What does God's kingdom look like in the global-political reality of immigration? What difference can one person make? Sarah engages these questions through profound and tender stories, placing readers in the shoes of individuals on every side of the issue--asylum seekers torn from their families, the guards who oversee them, ordinary people with lapsed visas, the families left to survive on their own, the unheralded advocates for immigrants' rights, and the government officials who decide the fates of others. Ultimately, Sarah's journey illuminates how hope can be restored through simple yet radical acts of love.

The House I Used to Live In

Joseph Glass. The House I Used to Live In A Novel By JOSEPH GLASS AuthorHouseTM 1663 Liberty Drive Bloomington, IN 47403 Phone: 1.

Author: Joseph Glass

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524649333

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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This story begins when I was much older, worlds away from those early years, and I had a daughter of my own. Im Miranda, and Im living a life Ive prepared myself. But that life never came. My parents worried about me. So did my teachers. Though the safe path was always right in front of me, I kept veering off it into something which did not seem unknown or perilous until it was too late to prevent the damage. My aunts and uncles referred to me as a free spirit and exchanged glances, which suggested in an adult way that they were a little worried about how I was going to turn out. Despite my mothers many attempts at reeducation, I never quite got over that impulse toward wandering and adventure that got me into so much troublenot until the events which form the basis of this story, anyway.

Report of the Clerk of the House from

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk


ISBN: UCR:31210019767670



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The House on the Borderland

Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Fiction


View: 469


Many are the hours in which I have pondered upon the story that is set forth in the following pages. I trust that my instincts are not awry when they prompt me to leave the account, in simplicity, as it was handed to me. And the MS. itself—You must picture me, when first it was given into my care, turning it over, curiously, and making a swift, jerky examination. A small book it is; but thick, and all, save the last few pages, filled with a quaint but legible handwriting, and writ very close. I have the queer, faint, pit-water smell of it in my nostrils now as I write, and my fingers have subconscious memories of the soft, "cloggy" feel of the long-damp pages. I read, and, in reading, lifted the Curtains of the Impossible that blind the mind, and looked out into the unknown. Amid stiff, abrupt sentences I wandered; and, presently, I had no fault to charge against their abrupt tellings; for, better far than my own ambitious phrasing, is this mutilated story capable of bringing home all that the old Recluse, of the vanished house, had striven to tell. Of the simple, stiffly given account of weird and extraordinary matters, I will say little. It lies before you. The inner story must be uncovered, personally, by each reader, according to ability and desire. And even should any fail to see, as now I see, the shadowed picture and conception of that to which one may well give the accepted titles of Heaven and Hell; yet can I promise certain thrills, merely taking the story as a story...

Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Petitions Relating to East India built Shipping

House of Commons. Select Committee on Petitions Relating to East-India-Built Shipping. Mr. George Morris . which the Petitioners presume cannot be complied with , without the interposition of Parliament ; and they hope that their great ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Petitions Relating to East-India-Built Shipping


ISBN: WISC:89116976077

Category: Great Britain

Page: 656

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