A Reunion of Strangers

Tessa Turner was afraid events from the past were going to tear her family apart, and force her to lose everything she treasured, until a frightening adventure in the wilderness and being held captive by desperate criminals taught her to ...


Author: 7 11 1942

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 1462659020


Page: 224

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Tessa Turner was afraid events from the past were going to tear her family apart, and force her to lose everything she treasured, until a frightening adventure in the wilderness and being held captive by desperate criminals taught her to trust her survival instincts and have faith in the people she loved.

A Reunion of Strangers Words of Wisdom from the Families in Global Transition Conference Community

This wonderful little book offers you the most powerful insights from those diverse individuals, to educate, entertain, support and inspire.


Author: Marijne Nieuwerf

Publisher: Summertime Publishing

ISBN: 1999880803

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 770

For over two decades, Families in Global Transition (FIGT) members have met to explore and debate the expatriate experience, develop precise terminologies and celebrate the uniqueness of the transient existence. This wonderful little book offers you the most powerful insights from those diverse individuals, to educate, entertain, support and inspire.

Strangers No More

Interwoven plots of passion and patriotism collide in this gripping tale of global cyberwarfare and looming economic enslavement.


Author: Lloyd Stamy


ISBN: 1633854124


Page: 266

View: 265

Interwoven plots of passion and patriotism collide in this gripping tale of global cyberwarfare and looming economic enslavement. While in the throes of a pandemic, the long-running American experiment with democracy is in jeopardy of collapse as the country appears hopelessly imperiled by foreign dominance. Former covert operative Hap Franklin emerges from retirement to combat Russian cybercriminality and stave off the more devastating long-term threat of permanent captivity by China. Destined to follow in the footsteps his father had prepared for him, he dons the familiar clandestine cloak of deception. No stranger to adversity, Hap embarks on a mission fraught with unimaginable danger, immeasurable cruelty, and unexpected resolution. At the same time haunted by a life he is neither satisfied with nor altogether proud of, Hap seeks professional help while in the embrace of renowned behavioral psychologist Louise Porter. Attempts to reconcile their anxious hearts and troubled psyches further complicate the intrigue. Beyond avenging his beloved wife's death, Hap's resolve is emboldened by an abiding love for his adoring son and daughter and the daunting task of ensuring their future. The ominous and omnipresent dangers ripped from current headlines make this a realistic drama of industrial espionage, cyberterrorism, betrayal, revenge, and the dethronement of an American president. Engaging from start to finish, Strangers No More is a serious and compelling story, but told with an abundance of dry wit that continually keeps the reader amused and off-balance. About the Author Since retiring from the institutional investment business, Lloyd Stamy has pursued what he calls "the real stuff of life"- music, the dramatic arts, and writing. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia, and his first book, Reunion of Strangers, was published in 2018. A lifelong member of his church, Lloyd has sung in its chancel choir since 1967. He also produces music, including a recent six-CD collection of recordings from his mother's weekly radio program on KDKA in the 1940s. An avid gardener, he and his wife have two adult children and reside in Fox Chapel, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

Strangers Like Us

Readers who loved Mary Campisi's bestselling Truth in Lies series, also known as the “A Family Affair” books, won't want to miss Strangers Like Us, Book One in Mary's new Reunion Gap series. It's a tale of deception, secrets, ...


Author: Mary Campisi

Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC

ISBN: 9781942158332

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Tree of Strangers

They assume that in reunion we find completion. As if on meeting a stranger the miracle of kin will wipe away all loss. Psychologists call it 'the family romance'. A look-alike mother, a father with the same sense of humour.


Author: Barbara Sumner

Publisher: Massey University Press

ISBN: 9780995137899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 105

'"I live at the end of a gravel road at the top of a valley consumed by bush. My husband is here, and my three girls. But the bush swallows them up like the road.' I wrote those words at the kitchen table in 1983. A letter to the mother I'd never met. But how do you convey your life in a few sentences when almost every memory is missing?" Barbara Sumner grew up in a family filled with secrets and lies. At twenty-three she decided she had to find her mother. Remarkable, moving, beautifully written, Tree of Strangers is a ripping account of a search for identity in a country governed by adoption laws that deny the rights of the adopted person.

I Came a Stranger

Jane Addams moved among the great and the humble just as any mother would when her far-flung children returned to the old home for a reunion. She knew everybody's name. She asked after children of the former children who had come to ...


Author: Hilda Polacheck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252098741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Hilda Satt Polacheck's family emigrated from Poland to Chicago in 1892, bringing their old-world Jewish traditions with them into the Industrial Age. Throughout her career as a writer and activist, Polacheck (1882-1967) never forgot the immigrant neighborhoods, the markets, and the scents and sounds of Chicago's West Side. Here, in charming and colorful prose, she recounts her introduction to American life and the Hull-House community, her friendship with Jane Addams, her marriage, her support of civil rights, woman suffrage, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and her experiences as a writer for the WPA.

Just a Stranger

But, I have to get ready for a reunion today. ” “A reunion?” “Just some friends I haven't seen for awhile. I'm sort of nervous about the whole thing, but I am going.” “Be careful. You know I love you and I'll be waiting for you to call ...


Author: Scott Lance

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595195831

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 353

Just A Stranger Small town atmosphere where the weather is continually changing, giving the locals a popular, non-thinking topic to discuss. And how is your day? Just A Stranger depicts life in a slow, comforting village where your neighbor is family, the store clerk is a by-product of immigration, the school system is consolidated, and each day follows the same-old, same-old. Until… Two young ladies coming home for a visit. A small reunion filled with life’s ultimate questions and dying answers. Drawing them to the edge of their own existence, is it Mayville with it’s quaint taste of settling or is it the players this small village has created. Kim and Becky knew this would be no vacation, but once their feet touched the ground of Mayville…I’ll let you explain.

The Stranger Game

EVEN NOW, ACROSS THE CONTINENT AND IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY, I will occasionally follow a random stranger. ... Unpaid bills, someone abusive, some other misery—or maybe for good solid reasons, a reunion, a new chapter in a new place.


Author: Peter Gadol

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488014888

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 184

“The Stranger Game is a sharp-toothed commentary on the ways in which Ôfollowing’ can foster a pretense of intimacy between strangers, and how the falsity of this intimacy—its utter lack of substance—often creates a perilous hunger for more: more access, more communion, more knowledge. It’s also a fun, moody, twisty thriller, with a sun-touched, West Coast vibe...as much Joan Didion as Patricia Highsmith.” —Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins A literary suspense novel in which an eerie social game goes viral and spins perilously—and criminally—out of control. Rebecca’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing, but when she notifies the police, they seem surprisingly unconcerned. They suspect he has been playing the “stranger game,” a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. As the game spreads, however, the rules begin to change, play grows more intense and disappearances are reported across the country. Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. As her relationship with Carey and involvement in the game deepen, she begins to uncover an unsettling subculture that has infiltrated the world around her. In playing the stranger game, what may lead her closer to finding Ezra may take her further and further from the life she once lived. A thought-provoking, haunting novel, The Stranger Game unearths the connections, both imagined and real, that we build with the people around us in the physical and digital world, and where the boundaries blur between them.


“Wish the circumstances for a reunion were better.” “We were called back from Mongolia by Athena Galanos,” Thalia added. “It's been nothing but battles ever since we disembarked.” She smiled warmly at Catullus.


Author: Zoe Archer

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781420119862

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 409

He protects the world's magic—with science. But even the best scientists can fall prey to chemistry: “You're gonna love The Blades of the Rose.”—Ann Aguirre, New York Times-bestselling author of Strange Love Looking For Trouble Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story--even if the boys in Chicago's newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she's sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there's magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn't caught her eavesdropping. . . Lighting His Fuse Catullus Graves knows what it's like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves. And he's a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain redheaded scribbler, he's thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma's insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus's inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway. . .

A Stranger s Game

... resist her charms when she'd tried to seduce him. It was a fluke that he'd run into his high school sweetheart at a reunion, just when Kate was trying to make him jealous by dating the Ut quarterback. he'd forgotten 152 JoAn Johnston.


Author: Joan Johnston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743454391

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 474

Picking up a pretty woman, Grace, outside his favorite bar in Texas, FBI agent Breed Grayhawk is unaware that she has just finished a wrongful sentence for murdering her parents and is breaking into her late father's colleagues' homes in search of evidence that will clear her name. A best-selling novel. Reprint.

A Stranger in the Family

The mother might have feared that the children would find themselves in england and being reclaimed by their father. if she had good reason to think that such a reunion would be a disaster, then she might have felt she had to issue a ...


Author: Robert Barnard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439176760

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 686

From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger–winning crime writer . . . Kit Philipson has always felt like something of a stranger in his family. Growing up as the only child of professional parents in Glasgow, Scotland, he had every advantage. His mother was a teacher; his father, a journalist, escaped from Nazi Germany at the age of three on one of the 1939 Kindertransports. But on her deathbed, Kit’s mother tells him he was adopted and that his birth name was Novello. Soon, vague memories of his early life begin to surface: his nursery, pictures on the wall, the smell of his birth mother when she’d been cooking. And, sometimes, there are more disturbing memories—of strangers taking him by the hand and leading him away from the only family he had ever known. A search of old newspaper files reveals that a three-year-old boy named Peter Novello was abducted from his parents’ holiday hotel in Sicily in 1989. Now the young man who has known himself only as Kit sets out to rediscover his past, the story of two three-year-old boys torn from their mothers in very different circumstances. Kit’s probing inquiries are sure to bring surprises. They may also unearth dangerous secrets that dare never be revealed. With sharp wit and deep insight, Robert Barnard sweeps away all preconceptions in this powerful study of maternal love and the danger of obsession.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Gerhard's arrival in Munich to take up his place at the university had the air of a reunion party. He rented a big room in an apartment near the Victory Arch. In the same building lived a Zionist cousin who was studying Romance ...


Author: George Prochnik

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590517772

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 969

Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem—the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah—Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem’s upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem’s transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem’s frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe’s suicidal nationalism. Prochnik’s own years in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought.

The Stranger Beside Me

She would join him in September for a reunion. For now calls and letters would have to suffice. Janice Anne Ott was a tiny girl, weighing only 100 pounds, and barely topping five feet. She had long blonde hair, parted in the middle, ...


Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Planet Ann Rule

ISBN: 9781622095841

Category: Social Science


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The Closest Stranger

This story follows the last book of, "The Closest Stranger" when Amy Hill is released from Oakcrest Mental Institution.


Author: Shane Ballon

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468506907

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 397

This story follows the last book of, "The Closest Stranger" when Amy Hill is released from Oakcrest Mental Institution. After spending her whole teenage life under the instituions control without a clue of why she was there in the first place; she finds herself now having to fend for herself in the real world without any knowledge of how life is supposed to go. After a few days of struggling on her own she decides to search for answers by finding her birth parents. She discovers her decision was probably not the best choice to make as she starts to reveal disturbing secrets of her family as her own demons start to surface.

The Stranger From The Sea

'Why should one feel morbid, sad, at such a reunion as this?' 'Because it has been too good?' 'In a manner, yes. Perhaps the human mind isn't adapted to complete contentment. Had tonight been partial in some way, as it so easily might ...


Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330523240

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 676

The Stranger From the Sea is the eighth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, and continues the story after the fifth TV series, which has become an international phenomenon, starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington's army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark's dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea. Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen's advent is the key to a new world – one of both love and danger. The Stranger From The Sea is followed by the ninth book in the Poldark series, The Miller's Dance.

The Stranger Who Stepped out of My Dreams

Her prayers for a reunion was answered. It was not that Ashfah didn't have any admirers during the period, but her strong hopes of being with Ashman again superseded everything. She totally forgot the remaining lyrics of the song by ...


Author: Amiral Lee

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482880298

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 993

The fiction story was about Ashman, a civil engineer by profession with United Engineers Limited in Kuala Lumpur whose first marriage failed as a result of his wifes infidelity. After the split with his wife, Ashfah, his quest for a worthy successor saw him meeting with Azmah, who was married to an ailing husband. Suddenly, love blossomed between them in a long winding episode with Ashman registering his interest in a buy-out clause of her marriage should she become available by default. After the death of her husband, it was a case of so near yet so far for them to tie the matrimonial knot because of her fathers strong objection. The saga of their love ended in the untimely death of Azmah in an unlikely place, a nursing home, where she fell on to his arms before her dying breath.

Stranger Than Paradise

In Stranger Than Paradise, representation of individual subjectivity is avoided; even expressive gestures and musical ... instead concluding wryly as Willie and Eva miss out on a reunion that the narrative seems to have moved toward; ...


Author: Jamie Sexton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231851022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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A low-budget breakout film that wowed critics and audiences on its initial release, Stranger Than Paradise would prove to be a seminal film in the new American independent cinema movement and establish its director, Jim Jarmusch, as a hip, cult auteur. Taking inspiration from 1960s underground filmmaking, international art cinema, genre cinema, and punk culture, Jarmusch’s film provides a bridge between midnight movie features and a new mode of quirky, offbeat independent filmmaking. This book probes the film's production history, initial reception, aesthetics, and legacy in order to understand its place within the cult film canon. In examining the film's cult pedigree, it explores a number of threads that fed into the film—including New York downtown culture of the early 1980s and Jarmusch’s involvement in music—as well as reflecting on how the film's status has developed alongside Jarmusch’s subsequent output and reputation.

Stranger s Kiss

"William, if he was considering attending tonight, do you think he wants a reunion?" "Rogers is always nattering on about the duke's legacy. ... "He has not changed." "Then there is no point in STRANGER'S KISS 35.


Author: Mary Blayney

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553906608

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 418

From author Mary Blayney comes this riveting new romantic novel set in a world of turbulent change. Here the scion of a powerful English family and a woman every bit his match begin an affair that will leave them both vulnerable to forces beyond their control. A year after the death of his wife, Lynford Pennistan, Duke of Meryon, has returned to London and his weighty political responsibilities. But no burden can equal the regret Lyn feels for never allowing himself to show his wife the emotion that could have saved his marriage. Now an unexpected encounter with a beautiful widow may offer him a second chance.. As reluctant guests at a ball, Lyn and an elegant stranger talk of love and loss in ways they never have before. And when they are later introduced, their attraction goes from passionate to scandalous. As England’s political unrest explodes, so do the fires between Lyn and Elena Verano. But when a secret is revealed that will turn Elena’s life upside down, Lyn is forced to make a choice that could destroy them both…if Elena doesn’t make it for him.