The Hurricane of My Mother and Other Likely Stories

EYE OF THE STORM, OHIO—Hurricane Phyllis blew into town last week and shows no signs of abating. Although it started out as Hurricane Andrew and is officially known that way, I will always remember what might be referred to as the ...


Author: Bill Murphy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595219216

Category: Humor

Page: 280

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These short essays are sometimes humorous, sometimes funny, sometimes smile and/or laugh inducing, although they sometimes sit there like cups of flat, lukewarm, recycled beer. Even then, however, it must be admitted, they are short. Mostly they're pretty funny.

Through the storm A Hurricane Katrina Story

“It is a collection of recipes and stories handed down from my ancestors, and my grama is the last entry.” Kaitlyn said, smiling softly. “Every member who has had possession has also added a new recipe and a story about a life changing ...


Author: Jovan Williams


ISBN: 9781105355356



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Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

The motivation behind writing Salvage was no doubt political for Ward, mirroring the conclusion that Esch reaches by the end of the novel: that she needs to tell the story of the hurricane and of its destructive motherhood and, therein, ...


Author: Dana E. Lawrence

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

The Hurricane Story

Beretter om udviklingen og anvendelsen af det britiske jagerfly fra 2. verdenskrig, Hawker Hurricane.


Author: Paul Gallico



Category: Hurricane (Fighter planes)

Page: 165

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Beretter om udviklingen og anvendelsen af det britiske jagerfly fra 2. verdenskrig, Hawker Hurricane.

Lazarus and the Hurricane

A riveting legal drama and a powerful story of hope and humanity, Lazarus and the Hurricane is the story of justice gone wrong and the incredible dedication needed to set it right.


Author: Sam Chaiton

Publisher: Penguin, 2000 c1999.

ISBN: 0140285393

Category: African American boxers

Page: 384

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Immortalized in the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane Rubin Carter, a number one contender for the world middleweight boxing crown, became a civil rights cause célèbre in the mid-seventies when he was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder in New Jersey. After public outcry forced a retrial, Carter was the victim of a second travesty of justice, when he was reconvicted, and given the same triple-life sentence. When Lesra Martin - a youth from the Brooklyn ghetto who moved to Toronto with a group of Canadians - learned of Carter's plight after reading the boxer's memoirs, The Sixteenth Round, he told his new family the tragic story. The group soon took up Carter's cause and worked tirelessly to win his freedom. A riveting legal drama and a powerful story of hope and humanity, Lazarus and the Hurricane is the story of justice gone wrong and the incredible dedication needed to set it right.

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

'The Hurricane was our faithful charger and we felt supremely sure of it and ourselves' Wing Commander Peter Townsend ... Those Hurricanes saw service throughout the war, and the Hurricane story falls neatly into two distinct phases as ...


Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844863051

Category: History

Page: 160

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The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft that acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called 'Hurribombers'), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications that enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as 'Hurricats'. More than 14,583 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.

In the Eye of the Hurricane

One gets older , and we go from loving to losing . 10 There are many stories like Mikey's , but with no neat closure , stories that do not end in a cure , that do not save the addict from selfdestruction .


Author: Philip Hallie

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819564591

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 245

View: 378

Eleven accessible tales explore the ethical motives of three real-life heroes.

Rain Tonight

Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.


Author: Steve Pitt

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770490888

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The weather forecast for the evening of October 15, 1954 was simply “rain tonight.” In fact, the hurricane was a devastating one. The storm swept from North Carolina up into Canada. In Toronto, Ontario, the official death count was 81, but it was probably much higher because the many people living in the ravines were not part of the census. Penny Doucette was 8 years old on the night the storm raged in Toronto. She, her parents, and their elderly neighbor found themselves clinging to the roof of the house as they watched the house next door float away on the swollen Humber River. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore. Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.

Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters

We modified this technique to observe and record children's knowledge about hurricanes in general and the 2005 Louisiana hurricanes in particular by developing story stems to generate relevant stories from the children (see Buchanan, ...


Author: Katie E. Cherry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441903933

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Some of our most disturbing images of Hurricane Katrina involve the very old, trapped in flooded nursing homes, and the very young, sick in toxic trailers. Using the Katrina-Rita nexus as its reference point, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters takes the developmental long view on human strengths and vulnerabilities during large-scale devastation and crisis. An expert panel of behavioral scientists and first responders analyzes the psychological impact of natural disasters on—and coping faculties associated with—children, adolescents, and young, middle-aged, older, young-old and late-life oldest-old adults. This timely information is invaluable both to mental health service providers and to those tasked with developing age-appropriate disaster preparedness, intervention, and recovery programs. In addition, the book references other deadly storms as well as other major catastrophic events (e.g., the September 11 attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami), and includes such topics as: Young children’s understanding of hurricanes. Positive adjustment in youth after Katrina. How families make meaning out of disaster. Disaster recovery in the workplace. Recovery services for the frail elderly. Coping and health in late life. Preparation and training mental health personnel for disasters. Unique in the disaster literature, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters serves as a research reference and idea book for professionals and graduate-level students in psychology, social work, and disaster preparedness and services.