Running Away To Home

Author: Jennifer Wilson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429989084
Size: 44.45 MB
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Running Away To Home from the Author: Jennifer Wilson. A middle class, Midwestern family in search of meaning uproot themselves and move to their ancestral village in Croatia "We can look at this in two ways," Jim wrote, always the pragmatist. "We can panic and scrap the whole idea. Or we can take this as a sign. They're saying the economy is going to get worse before it gets better. Maybe this is the kick in the pants we needed to do something completely different. There will always be an excuse not to go..." And that, friends, is how a typically sane middle-aged mother decided to drag her family back to a forlorn mountain village in the backwoods of Croatia. So begins the author's journey in Running Away to Home. Jen, her architect husband, Jim, and their two children had been living the typical soccer- and ballet-practice life in the most Middle American of places: Des Moines, Iowa. They overindulged themselves and their kids, and as a family they were losing one another in the rush of work, school, and activities. One day, Jen and her husband looked at each other–both holding their Starbucks coffee as they headed out to their SUV in the mall parking lot, while the kids complained about the inferiority of the toys they just got–and asked themselves: "Is this the American dream? Because if it is, it sort of sucks." Jim and Jen had always dreamed of taking a family sabbatical in another country, so when they lost half their savings in the stock-market crash, it seemed like just a crazy enough time to do it. High on wanderlust, they left the troubled landscape of contemporary America for the Croatian mountain village of Mrkopalj, the land of Jennifer's ancestors. It was a village that seemed hermetically sealed for the last one hundred years, with a population of eight hundred (mostly drunken) residents and a herd of sheep milling around the post office. For several months they lived like locals, from milking the neighbor's cows to eating roasted pig on a spit to desperately seeking the village recipe for bootleg liquor. As the Wilson-Hoff family struggled to stay sane (and warm), what they found was much deeper and bigger than themselves.

The Beginner S Guide To Running Away From Home

Author: Jennifer Huget
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987843
Size: 15.36 MB
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The Beginner S Guide To Running Away From Home from the Author: Jennifer Huget. What kid hasn't wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly? And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here's a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum--then you won't have to brush your teeth) to how to survive (don't think about your cozy bed). Ultimately, though, readers will see that there really is no place like home. Like Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, here's a spot-on portrait of a kid who's had it. And like Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, it's also a journey inside a creative kid's imagination: that special place where parents aren't allowed without permission.

Run Away Home

Author: Pat McKissack
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590467520
Size: 64.11 MB
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Run Away Home from the Author: Pat McKissack. In 1886 in Alabama, an eleven-year-old African American girl and her family befriend and give refuge to a runaway Apache boy.

Running Away From Home

Author: Nigel Gray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780091831738
Size: 79.19 MB
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Running Away From Home from the Author: Nigel Gray. At some time many children get fed up and decide to leave home. It happened for Sam one Sunday afternoon. He packed his treasures in his school backpack, took his toy gorilla and left. Picture book format for ages 6-8 years.

The Grown Up S Guide To Running Away From Home Second Edition

Author: Rosanne Knorr
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307807762
Size: 51.36 MB
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The Grown Up S Guide To Running Away From Home Second Edition from the Author: Rosanne Knorr. For empty-nesters, early retirees, and even established executives, midlife is the ideal time to turn travel fantasies into real and rewarding experiences. This second edition of THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and much more. Whether planning a monthlong escape or a whole new life in another country, this empowering guide will encourage mature would-be expats to pursue the overseas adventure they've been craving. An accessible primer for midlife adults who long to live or retire in another country, featuring information on choosing a destination, readying finances, working, and keeping the stateside home fires burning. Detailed advice is interspersed with lively and inspiring anecdotes from the author's own adventures, plus interviews with other experienced expats. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Running Away From Home

Author: Rachel McAlpine
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
Size: 34.22 MB
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Running Away From Home from the Author: Rachel McAlpine.

Running Away From Home

Author: Jane de Teliga
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857977601
Size: 66.59 MB
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Running Away From Home from the Author: Jane de Teliga. Jane de Teliga had it all - a glamorous and fulfilling career as style director for Australia's best-loved magazine, a happy family life and a beautiful home in Sydney's stunning eastern suburbs. But when empty nest syndrome struck, she suddenly found herself wondering what it all meant. Who was she when she wasn't being defined by her career and motherhood? To find out, she did what many people long to do - sold the house, left her job and went to try her luck in Paris. Along the way she discovered meditation, yoga and the inescapable truth of the Buddhist saying: 'Everywhere you go, there you are'. From her beginnings in the art world to her current work teaching and inspiring the next generation of fashion stylists, Jane has led a rich and varied life. This memoir, beautifully illustrated with photographs from Jane's life in fashion and her travels, is the story of one woman's journey from the heady world of fashion to a simpler and happier existence - the story of a woman taking a step into the unknown and finding herself in the process.

Running Away To Home

Author: Rosemary Willhide
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
ISBN: 1910397202
Size: 72.67 MB
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Running Away To Home from the Author: Rosemary Willhide. If home is where the heart is, Nia Kelly is screwed. The twenty-four year old fitness instructor nearly faints when Hollywood heartthrob Derek Pierce comes to her spin class at an exclusive Las Vegas sports club. There is an instant spark, an undeniable heat between them. But falling in love is not in her plan. Nia is a girl who sticks to the plan. She moved to Las Vegas to escape her past, a past with secrets that still haunt her. A romantic entanglement with a celebrity like Derek will put both of them in danger. She doesn’t know if she will ever be safe, ever be free. Then he looks at her with those gorgeous blue eyes, and is impossible to resist. Her world flips upside down. Reader Advisory: Please be advised, the devastatingly handsome hero awakens our feisty heroine, she’s super horny, all the time!

Au Revoir

Author: Mary Moody
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1741973481
Size: 48.34 MB
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Au Revoir from the Author: Mary Moody. Popular gardening writer and television presenter Mary Moody is part of a generation of women who 'had it all'. At fifty, her life was full, with a fulfilling career, a husband, children and even grandchildren. The only thing missing was time for herself, a chance to reflect on life and its meaning-so Mary decided to say au revoir. For six glorious months, she left her work, family and friends to live on her own in the South of France. Au Revoir is the story of Mary's solo journey. It is funny, warm and reflective, as Mary adapts to life as a single person in one of the most delightful parts of rural France. Revelling in the food, seasons and characters she encounters, Mary's book will strike a chord with every woman managing a busy life.