Farming the Home Place

  • Filename: farming-the-home-place.
  • ISBN: 0801481155
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Valerie J. Matsumoto
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press

In 1919, against a backdrop of a long history of anti-Asian nativism, a handful of Japanese families established Cortez Colony in a bleak pocket of the San Joachin Valley. Valerie Matsumoto chronicles conflicts within the community as well as obstacles from without as the colonists responded to the challenges of settlement, the setbacks of the Great Depression, the hardships of World War II internment, and the opportunities of postwar reconstruction. Tracing the evolution of gender and family roles of members of Cortez as well as their cultural, religious, and educational institutions, she documents the persistence and flexibility of ethnic community and demonstrates its range of meaning from geographic location and web of social relations to state of mind.


  • Filename: homeplace.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105023067742
  • Release Date: 1998-08-01
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Peter Ennals
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

The authors present a new framework for interpreting the dwelling in Canada, including an important glimpse of counter-currents such as housing for gang labour, company housing, and the multi-occupant forms associated with urbanization.

The Home Place

  • Filename: the-home-place.
  • ISBN: 9780062323460
  • Release Date: 2014-07-29
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Carrie La Seur
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister’s death. The only Terrebonne who made it out, Alma thought she was done with Montana, with its bleak winters and stifling ways. But an unexpected call from the local police takes the successful lawyer back to her provincial hometown and pulls her into the family trouble she thought she’d left far behind: Her lying, party-loving sister, Vicky, is dead. Alma is told that a very drunk Vicky had wandered away from a party and died of exposure after a night in the brutal cold. But when Alma returns home to bury Vicky and see to her orphaned niece, she discovers that the death may not have been an accident. The Home Place is a story of secrets that will not lie still, human bonds that will not break, and crippling memories that will not be silenced. It is a story of rural towns and runaways, of tensions corporate and racial, of childhood trauma and adolescent betrayal, and of the guilt that even forgiveness cannot ease. Most of all, this is a story of the place we carry in us always: home.

Yaqui Homeland and Homeplace

  • Filename: yaqui-homeland-and-homeplace.
  • ISBN: 0816527350
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 186
  • Author: Kirstin C. Erickson
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press

In this illuminating book, anthropologist Kirstin Erickson explains how members of the Yaqui tribe, an indigenous group in northern Mexico, construct, negotiate, and continually reimagine their ethnic identity. She examines two interconnected dimensions of the Yaqui ethnic imagination: the simultaneous processes of place making and identification, and the inseparability of ethnicity from female-identified spaces, roles, and practices. Yaquis live in a portion of their ancestral homeland in Sonora, about 250 miles south of the Arizona border. A long history of displacement and ethnic struggle continues to shape the Yaqui sense of self, as Erickson discovered during the sixteen months that she lived in Potam, one of the eight historic Yaqui pueblos. She found that themes of identity frequently arise in the stories that Yaquis tell and that geography and locationÑspace and placeÑfigure prominently in their narratives. Revisiting Edward SpicerÕs groundbreaking anthropological study of the Yaquis of Potam pueblo undertaken more than sixty years ago, Erickson pays particular attention to the Òcultural workÓ performed by Yaqui women today. She shows that by reaffirming their gendered identities and creating and occupying female-gendered spaces such as kitchens, household altars, and domestic ceremonial spaces, women constitute Yaqui ethnicity in ways that are as significant as actions taken by males in tribal leadership and public ceremony. This absorbing study contributes new empirical knowledge about a Native American community as it adds to the growing anthropology of space/place and gender. By inviting readers into the homes and patios where Yaqui women discuss their lives, it offers a highly personalized account of how they constructÑand reconstructÑtheir identity.

The homeplace

  • Filename: the-homeplace.
  • ISBN: 0739456660
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 327
  • Author: Gilbert Morris
  • Publisher:

Fourteen-year-old Lanie Belle Freeman, happy on the five-acre family homeplace in Fairhope, Arkansas, dreams of going to college and becoming a writer. Unfortunately her father launches a new business and her mother is expecting her fifth baby, just as the Great Depression begins.

Kentucky Home Place

  • Filename: kentucky-home-place.
  • ISBN: 9780813109114
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Lee A. Dew
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

" Kentucky Home Place tells of eight generations of the fictitious Boyd Family, whose story begins in 1799 with a Western Kentucky land claim and continues through the present. The Boyds work hard to keep the family farm, facing their daily tasks with hope and determination. As a member of the family tells her grandson, ""The farm is special because it is our family home and the home of those who came before us. It is important for every person to know who they are and where they came from.""

Homeplace Geography

  • Filename: homeplace-geography.
  • ISBN: 0881460141
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 221
  • Author: Donald Edward Davis
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press

The author's twenty year career as a writer, environmental activist, and scholar of all things Appalachian is celebrated in a collection of essays about mining interests, the dying rural culture, grassroots activism, and more. Original.

The Home Place

  • Filename: the-home-place.
  • ISBN: 0865545944
  • Release Date: 1998-01-01
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: Robert Drake
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press

In this joyous reminiscence of a small-town boyhood in West Tennessee, Drake reflects upon his family's origins, flowering, and eventual decline, and ponders the meaning of their lives. It is a story with which many a Southerner who has grown up in twentieth-century America will readily identify. As a chronicle in microcosm of the gradual disintegration of the traditional extended family that has taken place all across the country in this turbulent century, it speaks to modern humankind everywhere.Drake concludes that the old tales about the home place were what held the family together long after the place itself was gone. The Drakes were rooted in the goodness of God and the joy of the Lord. The gift they had been given, a happiness based ultimately on love and joy in all God's creation, they in turn passed on to their family and all who came in contact with them.History and geography also helped give the Drakes their identities: they knew who they were because they knew where they were and when they were, with no alienation from either time or place. Their lives were thus whole and full. Their home, their family, their community were all very real entities, nourishing and sustaining the individual member while giving him a sense of belonging to something greater than himself. They gave order and meaning to his life.The times have changed, but who can say that the world of the Drakes is any less meaningful to us today? Perhaps the memories of that world constitute a rebuke to our frenetic lives. But perhaps the legacy of their lives, their times, and, above all, their great love, can still exert its healing power on modern generations.

The Home Place

  • Filename: the-home-place.
  • ISBN: 0803282524
  • Release Date: 1948
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Wright Morris
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Reproduced from the 1948 edition of The Home Place, the Bison Book edition brings back into print an important early work by one of the most highly regarded of contemporary American Writers. This account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to "the home place" at Lone Tree, Nebraska, has been called "as near to a new fiction form as you could get." Both prose and pictures are homely: worn linoleum, an old man?s shoes, well-used kitchen utensils, and weathered siding. Muncy?s journey of discovery takes the measure of the man he has become and of what he has left behind.

Back to the Old Home Place

  • Filename: back-to-the-old-home-place.
  • ISBN: 9781462810703
  • Release Date: 2009-12-03
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Johnny Napier
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

This story takes place in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. A man name George moved back to Kentucky after being gone for about twenty years. But when he came back he had three kids with him. And those kids didn’t know any thing about being in the mountains, because they had never been here before. As far as that goes they had never been to any mountains before. But they was about to find out what it was really like to be country kids for the first time in their lives. George came back and found them a house and it needed some work on it so he decided to fix it up, and the kids were going to help him. His oldest boy was Charlie and he was ten years old, and he had two girls Mary and Martha. Now Mary she wasn’t too bad for getting into things which she was only eight year old. But now Martha she was something else, she was seven years old and got into anything she could, she makes poor old George a nervous wreck some time, because he never knows where she is at. He depends on Charlie to help him out a lot with Martha, because he has to work around the house trying to get it fixed up for them to live in. Charlie helps him as much as he can. But since he is only ten years old he can only do so much, but he does a good job watching her as much as he can. And believe me she is a hand full some time. Georges wife got killed in a car wreck a couple years before they came back home. So George was trying to get the kids and him self back in order, because they had all kinds of memories their, and he had to get away from that place It was driving him nuts and he needed a change in things, so he thought he would just bring the kids back home where he came from, and that place was Harlan county, Kentucky.


  • Filename: homeplace.
  • ISBN: 9781416540687
  • Release Date: 2006-12-29
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: JoAnn Ross
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Contemporary and compelling, the novels of JoAnn Ross draw their power from the laughter and tears that fill women's lives. Now, after her triumphant bestseller A Woman's Heart, she makes a dazzling Pocket Books debut with a richly emotional tale of a woman struggling with her unconventional family...and a deep longing for a love of her own. Fighting legal battles eighty hours a week has left Raine Cantrell burned out and empty. Although she once dreamed that success might make the father who walked away without a backward glance take notice, the high-powered big-city lawyer now finds herself feeling very alone. Then she gets an urgent call from three kids in trouble in her Washington state hometown, and suddenly Raine is returning to face unresolved feelings, unhealed wounds -- and an unexpected desire. Sheriff Jack O'Halloran, a man with a tragedy in his past and a six-year-old daughter to raise alone, has three teens barricaded inside a house and the media clamoring for a story. He isn't ready for Raine to invade his territory -- or his thoughts. And Raine isn't ready for anyone to touch her heart. Unable to deny their attraction to each other, their solution is adult, reasonable -- and totally foolish. They decide to have a simple affair. But they are about to discover that love is rarely simple -- and that lives can change forever in a single heartbeat. A tender and deeply affecting tale, Homeplace will linger in your heart long after the last page is turned.

The Home Place

  • Filename: the-home-place.
  • ISBN: 0803251971
  • Release Date: 1936
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Dorothy Thomas
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

An adult novel about three men and their families who return home to their "home place", a farm in the Middle West.

Making It Home

  • Filename: making-it-home.
  • ISBN: 9780887553417
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Deborah Keahey
  • Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

Traditional approaches to Prairie literature have focussed on the significance of "the land" in attempts to make a place into a home. The emphasis on the importance of landscape as a defining feature ignores the important roles played by other influences brought to the landohistory, culture, gender, ethnicity, religion, community, family, and occupation. Deborah Keahey considers over 70 years of Canadian Prairie literature, including poetry, autobiography, drama, and fiction. The 17 writers range from the well-established, like Martha Ostenso and Robert Kroetsch, to newer writers, like Ian Ross and Kelly Rebar. Through their works, she asks whether the Prairies are a physical or a political creation, whether "home" is made by what you bring with you, or what you find when you arrive, and she incorporates the influences and effects far beyond landscape to understand what guides the "home-making" process of both the writers and their creations. Her study acknowledges that "home" is a complicated concept, and making a place into a home place is a complicated process. Informed by current linguistic, feminist, postcolonial, and cultural theory, Keahey explores these concepts in depth and redefines our understanding of place, home, and the relationship between them.

Home Place

  • Filename: home-place.
  • ISBN: 9780595250615
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Jack Botts
  • Publisher: iUniverse

A Nebraska rancher, trying to assist a car-crash victim, picks up a mysterious compact disk and finds himself and his wife besieged on their ranch by a pair of mob killers. Without effective weapons, they resort to an inventive defense. As a high plains blizzard rages, a beautiful Treasury agent joins forces with a deputy sheriff in an attempt to rescue the ranchers.

Murder by the Homeplace

  • Filename: murder-by-the-homeplace.
  • ISBN: 9781469926650
  • Release Date: 2013-03-19
  • Number of pages: 78
  • Author: William Smith
  • Publisher: William Leverne Smith

A police radio scanner call of '419' - "dead human body" - on a bucolic fall afternoon in the south-central Missouri Ozarks small town of Oak Springs sends a part-time local newspaper reporter, Penny Nixon, on the adventure of her life-time. Warned by her editor to only look for 'human-interest angles' to the story, her actions bring her perilously close to interviewing the knife-wielding perpetrator of a bizarre murder. The victim is a recently disgraced young attorney who only weeks earlier was involved in a domestic violence incident with his 'banker's daughter' bride in this quiet small town.

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