So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 1940716764
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Emma McLaughlin
  • Publisher:

From the #1 best-selling authors of "The Nanny Dairies," "Citizen Girl," "Dedication," and "How To Be A Grown-Up" comes a scandalous tale of a different kind of employer/employee relationship.

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 0620430303
  • Release Date: 2009-01
  • Number of pages: 291
  • Author: Tertia Albertyn
  • Publisher: Electric Book Works

Meet, marry and make a baby: That's how it's supposed to go, right?What happens when you start trying for a family ... and trying, and trying some more? How far do you go to achieve your dream of having children?So Close is the heart wrenching, exhilarating, devastatingly funny story of Tertia Albertyn's battle with infertility. Tertia wanted a baby so badly she went through nine IVFs. Most people give up after the third.I don't think I am being brave at all. I am just too terrified NOT to try again.In her worst nightmare she could never have imagined that making a baby would take her four years, each treatment bringing her and her husband Marko closer and closer to creating their family.During Tertia's journey everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Until, finally, everything goes just right.Tertia is as hilarious as she is irrepressible, as approachable as she is knowledgeable. If you are struggling with infertility, have triumphed over infertility or have felt empathy with someone who is going through this experience, you will find a friend in Tertia.

So Close to You

  • Filename: so-close-to-you.
  • ISBN: 0062081063
  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Rachel Carter
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Rachel Carter launches a mind-blowing time-travel trilogy with her YA novel So Close to You. Lydia Bentley doesn’t believe the rumors about the Montauk Project, that there’s some sort of government conspiracy involving people vanishing and tortured children. But her grandfather is sure that the Project is behind his father’s disappearance more than sixty years earlier. While helping her grandfather search Camp Hero, a seemingly abandoned military base on Long Island, for information about the disappearance, Lydia is transported back to 1944—just a few days before her great-grandfather’s disappearance. Lydia begins to unravel the dark secrets of the Montauk Project and her own family history, despite warnings from Wes, a mysterious boy she is powerfully attracted to but not sure she should trust.

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 9780745644363
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: Hélène Cixous
  • Publisher: Polity

In So Close, the internationally renowned writer Hélène Cixous recounts a return to her native Algeria after a more than thirty-year absence. Before she can decide to go, she must sift through large parts of her past in a land where she never felt at home and, from a young age, knew she must leave. Above all, she must confront the depths of her mother’s rejection of the country that had rejected her despite years of devotion to the poor women of Algiers. As she is struggling with this decision, she receives a message from Zohra Drif, with whom she has had no contact since their school days, which was just before Zohra joined the Algerian FLN and become a heroine in the uprising against French rule in her homeland. They meet in Paris for the first time in more than fifty years and soon afterward the narrator departs for Algiers. The latter part of the narrative brings a rush of sensations, impressions, memories, and new encounters as the narrator revisits sites from her past in Algiers and especially in Oran, the city of her birth, the city of the family’s happiness before her father’s death when she was a young girl. The quest to find his grave again in the overgrown Jewish cemetery of Algiers leads to a startlingly moving scene that closes the voyage and the book.

A Sky So Close

  • Filename: a-sky-so-close.
  • ISBN: 9780307773982
  • Release Date: 2010-12-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Betool Khedairi
  • Publisher: Anchor

This haunting coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in wartime Iraq was the subject of heated controversy when it was published in the Middle East; now in English, it offers American readers a rare chance to experience an Iraqi childhood. The frank, determined narrator is a schoolgirl living in a small town in the Iraqi countryside when the book opens. Torn between the cultures of her parents, she loves the simple pleasures of provincial life in her father’s native land but, at the urging of her English mother, she is thrown into the study of Western music and ballet and becomes a devoted dancer by the time the family relocates to Baghdad. Even as the city around her is transformed by the blackouts and deprivations of the war between Iran and Iraq, she propels herself passionately through the full range of teenage discovery. The death of her father, her first love affair, and her mother’s unexpected illness carry her into adulthood and ultimately to London, where she confronts, with surprising results, the other half of her East–West legacy. A Sky So Close is a captivating look at contemporary Iraq from the inside out—a stunning re-creation of the surreality of life during wartime, and the story of a young woman coming to terms with the seemingly unbridgeable cultures from which she is formed. From the Hardcover edition.

So close to greatness

  • Filename: so-close-to-greatness.
  • ISBN: UCAL:B4432284
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Will Brownell
  • Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

Depicts the life of the distinguished ambassador and examines his influence on the development of American foreign policy

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 9781770492073
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Author: Natalia Colombo
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

Mr. Duck and Mr. Rabbit have many chances to get to know each other and become friends, except for one thing.

So Far from Allah So Close to Mexico

  • Filename: so-far-from-allah-so-close-to-mexico.
  • ISBN: 9780292784314
  • Release Date: 2009-06-03
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

Middle Eastern immigration to Mexico is one of the intriguing, untold stories in the history of both regions. In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings of her extensive fieldwork in Mexico as well as in Lebanon and Syria, which included comprehensive data collection from more than 8,000 original immigration cards as well as studies of decades of legal publications and the collection of historiographies from descendents of Middle Eastern immigrants living in Mexico today. Adding an important chapter to studies of the Arab diaspora, Alfaro-Velcamp's study shows that political instability in both Mexico and the Middle East kept many from fulfilling their dreams of returning to their countries of origin after realizing wealth in Mexico, in a few cases drawing on an imagined Phoenician past to create a class of economically powerful Lebanese Mexicans. She also explores the repercussions of xenophobia in Mexico, the effect of religious differences, and the impact of key events such as the Mexican Revolution. Challenging the post-revolutionary definitions of mexicanidad and exposing new aspects of the often contradictory attitudes of Mexicans toward foreigners, So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico should spark timely dialogues regarding race and ethnicity, and the essence of Mexican citizenship.

So Close to Home A True Story of an American Family s Fight for Survival During World War II

  • Filename: so-close-to-home-a-true-story-of-an-american-family-s-fight-for-survival-during-world-war-ii.
  • ISBN: 9781681771717
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Michael J. Tougias
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books

A true story of men and women pitted against the sea during World War II—and an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit. On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wu¨rdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. Including original, unpublished material from Commander Wu¨rdemann’s war diary, the story provides balance and perspective by chronicling the daring mission of the U-boat—and its commander’s decision-making—in the Gulf of Mexico. An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 9781940716770
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Emma McLaughlin
  • Publisher: SparkPress

Named "Summer Book Pick" by Us Weekly * Redbook Magazine * Brit + Co * Buzzfeed * SheKnows * Bustle * Parade magazine From international #1 best-selling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus comes a story about a girl from the trailer parks of central Florida and the two powerful men who shape her life—one of whom will raise her up to places she never imagined, the other of whom will threaten to destroy her. Amanda Beth Luker has spent her whole life desperately looking for someone who can show her the way out of her trailer park Florida town. And then, finally, help arrives—in the form of Tom Davis, a successful lawyer with political aspirations who grew up just a few towns over from Amanda. But it’s his wife, Lindsay, who really captures Amanda’s imagination. Strong, smart, and determined, she gives Amanda something she’s never had—a role model. Meanwhile Amanda is introduced to the wealthy, charismatic, and deeply troubled Pax Westerbrook. He clearly desires Amanda, but if she gives in will that move her closer to the life she’s always dreamed of—or make it impossible? Amanda rides Davis’s political success all the way to Washington, where he becomes Senator and will later be tapped for president and even make a bid for the White House. But when Amanda starts to suspect, and later confirms, his moral indiscretions, her loyalty is tested. Will a girl from a trailer park even be believed if she goes public with damning information? Will she be willing to risk losing everything she’s gained?

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 9781632323323
  • Release Date: 2014-04-25
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Paulette Kincaid
  • Publisher: Redemption Press

There will be a moment in time when you're forced through a door you never opened, with no chance of turning back. You've never experienced anything like it, can't entirely anticipate it, much less hasten or delay its timing. It's out of your control. The majority of people ignore this door, some do everything in their power to run from it, while others waste their entire lives fearing it. But no one will avoid it. Annie had assumed the door wasn't ready to be opened. She had her whole life ahead of her. But while she was happily living in denial, unbeknownst to her she was surrounded by loved ones anxiously awaiting and expecting the door to open at any moment. She had been so very close. So close to joining them, so close to changing her mind, so close to putting her life on pause just long enough to remember what was important in life. But so close was now so very far away. She was sleeping when those she loved went through their open door, and by the time she awakened, the moment was over, the door had closed, and her nightmare had begun. So Close is the haunting, frightening story of Annie's next twenty-four hours. Will her experience end up mimicking your missed chance, or will it awaken a desire within you to anticipate your open door?

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 9781920562311
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Laura van Niekerk
  • Publisher: Kwarts Publishers

So Close

  • Filename: so-close.
  • ISBN: 0994259700
  • Release Date: 2015-03-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Ruth Mason
  • Publisher:

Who would have predicted the zany and unusual connection between Reuben and Kate with conversation worthy of eavesdropping. Their diverse life experiences and backgrounds create varied and challenging situations.Reuben, a freelance adrenaline seeking cameraman having previously been a employee of a major criminal. Kate, a professional gardener formally a school teacher, divorced and mother of three children. Their wisdom of life is based on walk the talk. They explore the essence of being ones best self and their evolving spirituality.

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