All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea
Author: Elie Wiesel
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307760081
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Schocken
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this first volume of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust's martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity. With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. "From the abyss of the death camps Wiesel has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement." --From the citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

All Rivers Flow to the Sea

All Rivers Flow to the Sea
Author: Alison McGhee
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780763664084
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Release: 2013-06-11
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

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"McGhee writes confidently as one who remembers the ordinariness of adolescence as well as its angst . . . and compellingly creates a protagonist blindsided by loss." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) For seventeen-year-old Rose, it keeps happening — the car crash. The car crash that put her sister, Ivy, in a coma with only a respirator keeping her alive. While Rose tries to find support from her reticent mother, distraction from the series of boys she meets at the town’s gorge at night, and empathy from her neighbor William T., what she really needs must come from within herself — a release of what’s been welling up inside. Heartrending, honest, and ultimately hopeful, this is the tale of a teenager overwhelmed by trauma and loss, yet steadied by loyal friendship and the solace of first love.

All Rivers Run Free

All Rivers Run Free
Author: Natasha Carthew
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781786488619
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Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: RiverRun
Language: en

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'Raw, passionate, hallucinatory. Reading All Rivers Run Free was to be lured by an edgy siren voice of fierce womanhood' Rachel Holmes A woman on the edge of the sea finds a girl on the edge of life. Brittle but not yet broken, Ia Pendilly ekes out a fierce life in a caravan on the coast of Cornwall. In years of living with Bran - her embattled, battering cousin and common law husband - she's never yet had her own baby. So when she discovers the waif washed up on the shore, Ia takes the risk and rescues her. And the girl, in turn, will rescue something in Ia - bringing back a memory she's lost, giving her the strength to escape, and leading her on a journey downriver. It will take her into the fringes of a society she's shunned, collapsed around its own isolation. It will take her through a valley ravaged by floods, into a world not too far from reckoning. It will take her in search of her sister, and the dark remembrance of their parting. It will take her, break her, remake her, in the shapes of freedom. Natasha Carthew is a startling new voice from beyond the limits of common urban experience. She tells a tale of marginalisation and motherhood in prose that crashes like waves on rocks; rough, breathless and beautiful.

And the Sea Is Never Full

And the Sea Is Never Full
Author: Elie Wiesel
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307764096
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try to mitigate the victims' solitude." He makes words his weapon, and in these pages we relive with him his unstinting battles. We see him meet with world leaders and travel to regions ruled by war, dictatorship, racism, and exclusion in order to engage the most pressing issues of the day. We see him in the Soviet Union defending persecuted Jews and dissidents; in South Africa battling apartheid and supporting Mandela's ascension; in Cambodia and in Bosnia, calling on the world to face the atrocities; in refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia as an emissary for President Clinton. He chastises Ronald Reagan for his visit to the German military cemetery at Bitburg. He supports Lech Walesa but challenges some of his views. He confronts Francois Mitterrand over the misrepresentation of his activities in Vichy France. He does battle with Holocaust deniers. He joins tens of thousands of young Austrians demonstrating against renascent fascism in their country. He receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Through it all, Wiesel remains deeply involved with his beloved Israel, its leaders and its people, and laments its internal conflicts. He recounts the behind-the-scenes events that led to the establishment of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He shares the feelings evoked by his return to Auschwitz, by his recollections of Yitzhak Rabin, and by his memories of his own vanished family. This is the magnificent finale of a historic memoir.

All the Rivers

All the Rivers
Author: Dorit Rabinyan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781588361868
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Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel’s most acclaimed novelists When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan’s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains—and delights—of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. “The land is the same land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.” Praise for All the Rivers “Rabinyan’s book is a sort of Romeo and Juliet, a forbidden love affair between a Jewish girl from Tel Aviv and a Palestinian boy from Hebron. . . . [A] beautiful novel.”—The Guardian “A fine, subtle, and disturbing study of the ways in which public events encroach upon the private lives of those who attempt to live and love in peace with each other, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world.”—John Banville, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea “I’m with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, not hate, will save us. Hatred sows hatred, but love can break down barriers.”—Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature “Astonishing . . . [a] precise and elegant love story, drawn with the finest of lines.”—Amos Oz “Rabinyan’s writing reflects the honesty and modesty of a true artisan.”—Haaretz “Because the novel strikes the right balance between the personal and the political, and because of her ability to tell a suspenseful and satisfying story, we decided to award Dorit Rabinyan’s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.”—From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges’ decision “[All the Rivers] ought to be read like J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison—from a distance in order to get close.”—Walla! “Beautiful and sensitive . . . a human tale of rapprochement and separation . . . a noteworthy human and literary achievement.”—Makor Rishon “A captivating (and heartbreaking) gem, written in a spectacular style, with a rich, flowing, colorful and addictive language.”—Motke “A great novel of love and peace.”—La Stampa “A novel that truly speaks to the heart.”—Corriere della Sera

When the Rivers Run Dry

When the Rivers Run Dry
Author: Fred Pearce
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780807085868
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Release: 2006-03-09
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications for us all.

Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea

Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea
Author: Marie Munkara
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780857987280
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Release: 2016-05-02
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving memoir from a fearlessly talented writer Delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River by her two full-blood grandmothers, Marie Munkara was born with light skin which meant one thing - it would only be a matter of time before she would be taken by the authorities and given to a white family to be raised. Then twenty-eight years later an old baptismal card falling out of a book changed the course of her life forever. It was a link to her past. Knowing that she had to follow her heart or forever live to regret it Marie set out to find the family that she had lost, leaving her strict white Catholic parents aghast - why dig up the past? With devastating honesty, humour and courage, the award-winning author of Every Secret Thing shares her extraordinary journey of discovery to find her origins.

Where Rivers Run

Where Rivers Run
Author: Gary McGuffin,Joanie McGuffin
Pages: 241
ISBN: 1550463144
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over 2 years and 6,000 miles newlywed Gary and Joanie McGuffin went from the Gulf of St Lawrence on the Atlantic to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic to fulfill a dream of traveling from sea to sea by canoe.

All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea
Author: Joyce Hifler
Pages: 123
ISBN: LCCN:76139032
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Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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All the Rivers Run

All the Rivers Run
Author: Nancy Cato
Pages: 289
ISBN: UCAL:B3810907
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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One Generation After

One Generation After
Author: Elie Wiesel
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780805242966
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Release: 2011-08-16
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.

Memoirs All Rivers Run to the Sea

Memoirs   All Rivers Run to the Sea
Author: Elie Wiesel
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:995064204
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Open Heart

Open Heart
Author: Elie Wiesel
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780805212587
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Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author, at age eighty-two, was told that he needed immediate surgery to clear his blocked arteries. On what he knew might very well be his deathbed, he reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done. Fortunately, he survived the life-threatening heart surgery to turn those reflections into a book which discusses his affection for his family both departed and still living, his aspirations for his writing, and his hope that he improved the world

All Rivers Flow to the Sea

All Rivers Flow to the Sea
Author: Alison McGhee
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0763625914
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Release: 2005
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

After a car accident in the Adirondacks leaves her older sister Ivy brain-dead, seventeen-year-old Rose struggles with her grief and guilt as she slowly learns to let her sister go.

Let the Mountains Talk Let the Rivers Run

Let the Mountains Talk  Let the Rivers Run
Author: David Ross Brower,Steve Chapple
Pages: 198
ISBN: 157805138X
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Release: 2007-06-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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As executive director of the Sierra Club through the 1950s and ’60s, David Brower spearheaded its landmark campaigns, launched its publishing program, and, in Jerry Mander’s words, “essentially vaulted the ecology movement into … a major international force.” Brower was the movement’s charismatic pied piper, inspiring countless young people to follow his lead. This incendiary and vastly entertaining volume is vintage Brower, recounting events from his life and times as preludes to his siren songs on behalf of the Earth. His voice is erudite, beautifully cadenced, infuriatingly opinionated, and spiced with dry humor. And his insights are uncannily prescient; back in the early 1990s he called for the adoption of hybrid cars, urban core infilling, wildlife corridors, and more. We also see Brower’s other sides: as a leading mountaineer and officer in the famed 10th Mountain Division during WWII and as an innovative and discerning editor. Brower’s tale begins at a Grateful Dead concert, where he is mentally composing a speech that will move the young audience to as much passion for conservation as they express for their music. With this delightful book available again, still more young (and not-so-young) people can be moved by his words.

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476770031
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first extended visit to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees, the story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to love that overpowers reason, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the worldweary beauty and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's statement of defiance in response to the great dehumanizing atrocities of the Second World War. Hemingway's last full-length novel published in his lifetime, it moved John O'Hara in The New York Times Book Review to call him “the most important author since Shakespeare.”

All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea
Author: Viola Radtke Mode
Pages: 145
ISBN: OCLC:43829397
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Running Dry

Running Dry
Author: Jonathan Waterman
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781426205057
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Release: 2010
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Waterman takes an unprecedented journey down the Colorado River, paddling in his kayak and hiking on foot, all 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains to its Mexican delta.

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It
Author: Norman Maclean
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0226500608
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Release: 1989-05-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The narrator and his brother become fascinated with fly fishing and the Big Blackfoot River

Running Silver

Running Silver
Author: John Waldman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781493001231
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

That one could “walk drishod on the backs” of schools of salmon, shad, and other fishes moving up Atlantic coast rivers was a not uncommon kind of description of their migratory runs during early Colonial times. Accounts tell of awe-inspiring numbers of spawners pushing their way upriver, the waters “running silver,” to complete life cycles that once replenished critical marine fisheries along the Eastern Seaboard. This is a hugely important, fascinating, and unique look at the fish of North America whose history and life-cycles and conservation challenges are poorly understood. Despite these primordial abundances, over the centuries these stocks were so stressed that virtually all are now severely depressed, with many biologically or commercially extinct and some simply forgotten. Running Silver will tell the story of the past, present and future of these sea-river fish. This important book will elevate public consciousness of the contrasts between the historical and the present to show the enormous legacy that has already been lost and to help inspire efforts to save what remains. Drawing on the author's thirty-year career as a scientist and educator with a passion for the native river fish of the North East, Running Silver tells the story of these endangered fish with a mix of research, historical accounts, anecdotes, personal experience, interviews, and images.