In the Land of Good Living

In the Land of Good Living
Author: Kent Russell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525563198
Available:
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wickedly smart, funny, and irresistibly off-kilter account of an improbable thousand-mile journey on foot into the heart of modern Florida, the state that Russell calls "America Concentrate." In the summer of 2016, Kent Russell--broke, at loose ends, hungry for adventure--set off to walk across Florida. Mythic, superficial, soaked in contradictions, maligned by cultural elites, segregated from the South, and literally vanishing into the sea, Florida (or, as he calls it: "America Concentrate") seemed to Russell to embody America's divided soul. The journey, with two friends intent on filming the ensuing mayhem, quickly reduces the trio to filthy drifters pushing a shopping cart of camera equipment. They get waylaid by a concerned citizen bearing a rifle; buy cocaine from an ex-wrestler; visit a spiritual medium. The narrative overflows with historical detail about how modern Florida came into being after World War II, and how it came to be a petri dish for life in a suddenly, increasingly diverse new land of minority-majority cities and of unrivaled ethnic and religious variety. Russell has taken it all in with his incomparably focused lens and delivered a book that is both an inspired travelogue and a profound rumination on the nation's soul--and his own. It is a book that is wildly vivid, encyclopedic, erudite, and ferociously irreverent--a deeply ambivalent love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state.

In the Land of Good Living

In the Land of Good Living
Author: Kent Russell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525521389
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wickedly smart, funny, and irresistibly off-kilter account of an improbable thousand-mile journey on foot into the heart of modern Florida, the state that Russell calls "America Concentrate." In the summer of 2016, Kent Russell--broke, at loose ends, hungry for adventure--set off to walk across Florida. Mythic, superficial, soaked in contradictions, maligned by cultural elites, segregated from the South, and literally vanishing into the sea, Florida (or, as he calls it: "America Concentrate") seemed to Russell to embody America's divided soul. The journey, with two friends intent on filming the ensuing mayhem, quickly reduces the trio to filthy drifters pushing a shopping cart of camera equipment. They get waylaid by a concerned citizen bearing a rifle; buy cocaine from an ex-wrestler; visit a spiritual medium; attend a cuckold party. The narrative overflows with historical detail about how modern Florida came into being after World War II, and how it came to be a petri dish for life in a suddenly, increasingly diverse new land of minority-majority cities and of unrivaled ethnic and religious variety. Russell has taken it all in with his incomparably focused lens and delivered a book that is both an inspired travelogue and a profound rumination on the nation's soul--and his own. It is a book that is wildly vivid, encyclopedic, erudite, and ferociously irreverent--a deeply ambivalent love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state.

In the Land of Good Living

In the Land of Good Living
Author: Kent Russell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525521396
Available:
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wickedly smart, funny, and irresistibly off-kilter account of an improbable thousand-mile journey on foot into the heart of modern Florida, the state that Russell calls "America Concentrate." In the summer of 2016, Kent Russell--broke, at loose ends, hungry for adventure--set off to walk across Florida. Mythic, superficial, soaked in contradictions, maligned by cultural elites, segregated from the South, and literally vanishing into the sea, Florida (or, as he calls it: "America Concentrate") seemed to Russell to embody America's divided soul. The journey, with two friends intent on filming the ensuing mayhem, quickly reduces the trio to filthy drifters pushing a shopping cart of camera equipment. They get waylaid by a concerned citizen bearing a rifle; buy cocaine from an ex-wrestler; visit a spiritual medium. The narrative overflows with historical detail about how modern Florida came into being after World War II, and how it came to be a petri dish for life in a suddenly, increasingly diverse new land of minority-majority cities and of unrivaled ethnic and religious variety. Russell has taken it all in with his incomparably focused lens and delivered a book that is both an inspired travelogue and a profound rumination on the nation's soul--and his own. It is a book that is wildly vivid, encyclopedic, erudite, and ferociously irreverent--a deeply ambivalent love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state.

In the Land of Good Living

In the Land of Good Living
Author: Kent Russell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525563198
Available:
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A wickedly smart, funny, and irresistibly off-kilter account of an improbable thousand-mile journey on foot into the heart of modern Florida, the state that Russell calls "America Concentrate." In the summer of 2016, Kent Russell--broke, at loose ends, hungry for adventure--set off to walk across Florida. Mythic, superficial, soaked in contradictions, maligned by cultural elites, segregated from the South, and literally vanishing into the sea, Florida (or, as he calls it: "America Concentrate") seemed to Russell to embody America's divided soul. The journey, with two friends intent on filming the ensuing mayhem, quickly reduces the trio to filthy drifters pushing a shopping cart of camera equipment. They get waylaid by a concerned citizen bearing a rifle; buy cocaine from an ex-wrestler; visit a spiritual medium. The narrative overflows with historical detail about how modern Florida came into being after World War II, and how it came to be a petri dish for life in a suddenly, increasingly diverse new land of minority-majority cities and of unrivaled ethnic and religious variety. Russell has taken it all in with his incomparably focused lens and delivered a book that is both an inspired travelogue and a profound rumination on the nation's soul--and his own. It is a book that is wildly vivid, encyclopedic, erudite, and ferociously irreverent--a deeply ambivalent love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state.

Living on the Land

Living on the Land
Author: Nathalie Kermoal ,Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781771990417
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Release: 2016-07-04
Editor: Athabasca University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to Living on the Land explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships, both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape. The authors discuss the integral role of women as stewards of the land and governors of the community and points to a distinctive set of challenges and possibilities for Indigenous women and their communities.

Life in the Land of the Living

Life in the Land of the Living
Author: Daniel Vilmure
Pages: 225
ISBN: UCAL:B4973166
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Release: 1987
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two brothers take off on a spree through a seedy Florida port town on a hot August night

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781405517911
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Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

In the Land of the Living

In the Land of the Living
Author: Austin Ratner
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9780316206105
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Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Hachette+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Part vaudeville and part tragic opera, it dances and rages with uncommon wisdom, conveying the pain, comedy, and beauty of familial love.”—John Burnham Schwartz, author of The Red Daughter The Auberons are a lovably neurotic, infernally intelligent family who love and hate each other—and themselves—in equal measure. Despite a difficult upbringing, patriarch Isadore almost attains the life of his dreams through education, marriage, and fatherhood. He has talent, but he also has rage—and happiness is not meant to be his for very long. Isidore’s sons, Leo and Mack, haunted by the mythic, epic proportions of their father’s heroics and the tragic events that marked their early lives, have alternately relied upon and disappointed one another since the day Mack was born. Just when Leo reaches a crossroads between potential self-destruction and new freedom, Mack invites him on a road trip from Los Angeles to Cleveland. As the brothers make their way east, and towards understanding, their battles and reconciliations illuminate the power of family to both destroy and empower—and the price and rewards of independence. “Ratner casts Isadore’s struggle in mythic terms, mixing Isaac Babel with Chaucerian adventure, as he makes his way into the gentrified world of American success.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Part rumination, part fairy tale, and part road narrative, Ratner’s book paints a picture of the terrible weight of history, self-created or otherwise, that presses down on future generations.”—Booklist “Compellingly written . . . brilliant . . . richly wrought . . . creatively bears the imprint of Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep, Isaac Rosenfeld’s Passage from Home, and Phillip Roth’s Indignation . . . a well-crafted novel.”—Haaretz

Puff in the Land of the Living Lies

Puff in the Land of the Living Lies
Author: Romeo Muller
Pages: 64
ISBN: 089375868X
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Release: 1982
Editor: Troll Communications Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Puff takes Sandy, a little girl who keeps telling lies, to a special world where everyone lies and Sandy learns the value of telling the truth.

The Land of Open Graves

The Land of Open Graves
Author: Jason De Leon
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780520958685
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Release: 2015-10-23
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Drawing on the four major fields of anthropology, De León uses an innovative combination of ethnography, archaeology, linguistics, and forensic science to produce a scathing critique of “Prevention through Deterrence,” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and high risk of death. For two decades, this policy has failed to deter border crossers while successfully turning the rugged terrain of southern Arizona into a killing field. In harrowing detail, De León chronicles the journeys of people who have made dozens of attempts to cross the border and uncovers the stories of the objects and bodies left behind in the desert. The Land of Open Graves will spark debate and controversy.

Land of the Living

Land of the Living
Author: Georgina Harding
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781408896228
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Vivid, illuminating and unbearably tense ... A masterly meditation on trauma, on beauty, on the idea of home and the limits of love' GuardianCharlie's experiences at the Battle of Kohima and the months he spent lost in the remote jungles of Nagaland during the Second World War are now history. Home and settled on a farm in Norfolk and newly married to Claire, he is one of the lucky survivors. Starting a family and working the land seem the best things a man can be doing. But a chasm exists between them. Memories flood Charlie's mind; at night, on rain-slicked roads and misty mornings in the fields, the past can feel more real than the present. Though hidden even to himself, the darkest secrets of Charlie's adventures in the strange and shadowy ridges of the Nagaland mountains, his dream-like encounters with the mysterious and ancient tribesmen, leak and bleed through his consciousness. What should be said and what left unsaid? Is it possible to forge a new life in the wake of unfathomable horror? A beautifully conceived, deftly controlled and delicately wrought meditation on the isolating impact of war, the troubling legacies of colonialism and the inescapable reach of the past, Georgina Harding's haunting, lyrical novel questions the very nature of survival, and what it is that the living owe the dead.

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son
Author: Kent Russell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780804170444
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a series of essays following a journey by Kent Russell who went over the country gathering experiences and comes back with a portrait of America and manhood.

Stop Living in This Land Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness Live There Forever

Stop Living in This Land  Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness  Live There Forever
Author: Woo Myung
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781625930408
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Release: 2012-03
Editor: Cham Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At last, the way to become complete is revealed in Woo Myung’s bestselling book, "Stop Living in This Land, Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness, Live There Forever." Now we can live in the everlasting world of happiness. By discarding one’s false mind, and being reborn as the true mind of the universe, one can live eternally as Truth itself. This book is a treasure that gives all people hope to be free of pain and suffering. This book provides the ultimate answers to the questions, ’What is the human mind?’ ‘What is the meaning and the purpose of life?’ ‘What is enlightenment?’ Countless people have asked these questions and many have tried to answer them. Reading this book will provide the ultimate answers.

Where the Sky Is Born

Where the Sky Is Born
Author: Jeanine Lee Kitchel
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780974483900
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Release: 2004-09
Editor: Jeanine Kitchel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The journey of Jeanine Kitchel and her husband as they traveled to the Yucatan in 1985 and a decade later, left their Silicon Valley jobs to pursue a relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village on the Quintana Roo Coast south of Cancun.

Living in the Land of Limbo

Living in the Land of Limbo
Author: Carol Levine
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780826519719
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Release: 2014-03-15
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living in the Land of Limbo is the first anthology of short stories and poems about family caregivers. These men and women find themselves in "limbo," as they struggle to take care of a family member or friend in the uncertain world of chronic illness. The authors explore caregivers' experiences as they deal with family conflicts, the complexities of the health care system, and the impact of their choices on their lives and the lives of others. The book includes selections devoted to caregivers of aging parents; husbands and wives; ill children; and relatives, lovers, and friends. A final section is devoted to paid caregivers and their clients. Among the conditions that form the background of the selections are dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, and pediatric cancer. Many of the authors are well-known poets and writers, but others have not been published in mainstream media. They represent a range of cultural backgrounds. Although their works approach caregiving in very different ways, the authors share a commitment to emotional truth, unvarnished by societal ideals of what caregivers should feel and do. These stories and poems paint profoundly moving and revealing portraits of family caregivers.

Living in the Land of Ashes

Living in the Land of Ashes
Author: Konstanty Gebert
Pages: 160
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132313888
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living in the Land of Death

Living in the Land of Death
Author: Donna L. Akers
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780870138836
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Release: 2004-07-31
Editor: MSU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Choctaw people began their journey over the Trail of Tears from their homelands in Mississippi to the new lands of the Choctaw Nation. Suffering a death rate of nearly 20 percent due to exposure, disease, mismanagement, and fraud, they limped into Indian Territory, or, as they knew it, the Land of the Dead (the route taken by the souls of Choctaw people after death on their way to the Choctaw afterlife). Their first few years in the new nation affirmed their name for the land, as hundreds more died from whooping cough, floods, starvation, cholera, and smallpox. Living in the Land of the Dead depicts the story of Choctaw survival, and the evolution of the Choctaw people in their new environment. Culturally, over time, their adaptation was one of homesteads and agriculture, eventually making them self-sufficient in the rich new lands of Indian Territory. Along the Red River and other major waterways several Choctaw families of mixed heritage built plantations, and imported large crews of slave labor to work cotton fields. They developed a sub-economy based on interaction with the world market. However, the vast majority of Choctaws continued with their traditional subsistence economy that was easily adapted to their new environment. The immigrant Choctaws did not, however, move into land that was vacant. The U.S. government, through many questionable and some outright corrupt extralegal maneuvers, chose to believe it had gained title through negotiations with some of the peoples whose homelands and hunting grounds formed Indian Territory. Many of these indigenous peoples reacted furiously to the incursion of the Choctaws onto their rightful lands. They threatened and attacked the Choctaws and other immigrant Indian Nations for years. Intruding on others’ rightful homelands, the farming-based Choctaws, through occupation and economics, disrupted the traditional hunting economy practiced by the Southern Plains Indians, and contributed to the demise of the Plains ways of life.

The Goodness of God in the Land of the Living

The Goodness of God in the Land of the Living
Author: Pete Bollinger
Pages: 190
ISBN: 1539933016
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Release: 2016-11-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our image of God is entwined with our lifestyles, politics, belief systems, social interactions, denominations and family. For many, the importance of God is focused on the afterlife, heaven and hell. But what if, as the Psalmist says, we could trust in, "the goodness of God in the land of the living"? Author and Spiritual Director Pete Bollinger, explores God's abundant goodness and love through his own difficult life experiences, the Bible and the works of ancient and contemporary Christian writers. Through story and Scripture he describes a God who deeply loves and fully accepts us - a loving Parent who is compassionately available, even in our darkest moments.

Finding Holy in the Suburbs

Finding Holy in the Suburbs
Author: Ashley Hales
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780830873975
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Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than half of Americans live in the suburbs. Yet for many Christians, the suburbs are ignored, demeaned, or seen as a selfish cop-out from a faithful Christian life. What does it look like to live a full Christian life in the suburbs? Ashley Hales invites you to look deeply into your soul as a suburbanite and discover what it means to live holy there.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: John Berendt
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307538376
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Release: 2010-05-12
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.