Running Away To Home

Author: Jennifer Wilson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429989084
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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.

Run Away Home

Author: Pat McKissack
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590467520
Size: 65.58 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.

The Beginner S Guide To Running Away From Home

Author: Jennifer Huget
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987843
Size: 30.58 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.

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

Author: Rosanne Knorr
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307807762
Size: 10.45 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: Nigel Gray
ISBN: 9780099724612
Size: 26.46 MB
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Running Away From Home from the Author: Nigel Gray. Sam gets so angry at his father one day that he runs away from home, but he soon feels sad and lonely.

How To Run Away From Home

Author: Adam Dailey
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
ISBN: 9781619615618
Size: 12.72 MB
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How To Run Away From Home from the Author: Adam Dailey. Perhaps you've dreamed of escaping the stress of your everyday routine by taking a year off to explore the world with your loved ones. Maybe you've thought about changing your life - getting out of the rat race - but dismissed it as impossible. Well it's not. The Dailey family did it. Now your family can also. When Adam Dailey put his professional life on hold and took a twelve month "family sabbatical," the future of his business was uncertain. But instead of waiting for a "right time" that would never come, Adam, his wife, and their four children set off on an epic trek across Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Europe that brought the family closer together than ever before. At once a fascinating memoir of a life-altering adventure and an essential how-to guide, this volume supplies all the information you'll need for your own successful family sabbatical-from how to plan and finance it to schooling on the road to dealing with the unexpected and managing obligations back home. There are risks, but the rewards are enormous. All it takes is spontaneity, flexibility, and the courage to take the leap!

Running Away To Home

Author: Ruby O’Gray
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491785993
Size: 77.41 MB
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Running Away To Home from the Author: Ruby O’Gray. It is 1966 and seventeen-year-old Kathleen is escaping her past on a crowded bus with nothing but her suitcase and hope. Intent on finding new adventures, Kathleen is more than ready to leave segregated Memphis behind and embrace exciting New York City. But as the bus arrives, Kathleen soon realizes that big city excitement comes with big city fears. Kathleen, who has just buried her mother, is propelled forward through her fears by a burning desire to create a new beginning. But it is not long before the innocent teen is forced to mature as cultural differences, a sexual awakening, lies, disappointments, and love greet her on her coming-of-age journey. Influenced by her belief that life is like a baseball game, Kathleen does her best to navigate through every challenge, the dynamics of her relationships, and the chaos surrounding the sixties. But when a chain of events instigates a shocking discovery, it forever changes how Kathleen views life, herself, and love. Running Away to Home is a coming-of-age tale about a teen’s quest to find herself as she journeys from her southern Memphis roots to fast-paced New York during 1960s America.

The Beginner S Guide To Running Away From Home

Author: Jennifer LaRue Huget
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
ISBN: 9780375967399
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The Beginner S Guide To Running Away From Home from the Author: Jennifer LaRue Huget. A child provides unique advice on how to run away from home--and come back.

Run Away To Home

Author: Tim Gould
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505322705
Size: 75.58 MB
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Run Away To Home from the Author: Tim Gould. HE WAS DYING. Tyler could hear his labored breathing and see the way his chest rose and fell, and somehow could tell there wouldn't be too many more breaths. He knew this was his fault. He was responsible for this man's condition. Was it too late to make up for what he had done? He tried to remember how it had started. Memories flooded his mind, and suddenly he was seeing it all again. Crouching down, running, I reached the large plastic garbage can that stuck up through the top of the bushes. Even though my attention was on getting away as fast as possible, I couldn't help but notice for the first time that the bottom of the garbage can was broken and wide open. And since the bottom of the can was a foot off the ground, I figured I could crawl into it with the newly replaced garbage bag hiding my location. I climbed in quickly when I heard his voice and his heavy footsteps on the ground getting closer. He stopped nearby, and my heart skipped a beat. I heard him say to himself, "When I catch that kid I'm going to beat the livin' daylights out of him." At that moment I knew what I had to do...

Running Away From Home

Author: Jane de Teliga
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1743485379
Size: 68.16 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.