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The Longest Road

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“Forgiveness is the longest road, yet it is the shortest distance between two hearts.” —Whinburg Amish proverb Thirteen years ago, two little Amish girls disappeared from an orchard in Whinburg Township, Pennsylvania. It was just a blip on the TV news … until it became very, very personal for Megan and Ashley Pearson. Ashley doesn’t believe the story has anything to do with her. A straight-A student, she’s leaving for college with her boyfriend, and nothing is going to interfere with her plans for her life. But Megan isn’t so sure. She’s had dreams and nightmares that could be explained by long-buried memories. A road trip to Whinburg Township might give her some answers—and give her empty life a purpose besides playing video games in her parents’ basement. Samuel Riehl left the Amish church when his shame over his part in his sisters' disappearance grew too heavy to carry, and is trying to live Englisch, never quite able to look into a passing buggy in case he sees his mother’s face. And Rebecca Riehl, the Amish woman who lost not two, but three children all those years ago, has never stopped loving them, never stopped praying for them, and never stopped hoping that God will grant her a miracle. Two sisters want the truth. Two mothers want their daughters back. But will betrayal and loss prove stronger than love on the longest road home?

The Longest Road

Author : Jeanne Williams
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“An evocative and darkly beautiful story” of a young woman’s trek across America in the Dust Bowl years by a New York Times–bestselling “master novelist” (The Denver Post). After a violent dust storm leaves their mother dead and the family farm in ruins, twelve-year-old Laurie Field and her younger brother, Buddy, believe their world has ended when their grieving, debt-ridden father brings them to live with their reprobate grandfather in the Oklahoma Panhandle, promising to send for them when he finds one of those fabled jobs luring thousands to California. Abandoned and afraid, the children find hope in the songs taught them by Johnny Morrigan, an itinerant oil field worker who hitched a ride with the family on his way to Texas. Desperate to escape their brutal grandfather, Laurie and Buddy hop a train clanging west and become fall in with a hobo named Way after he saves them from a sinister tramp. In California, the children find only heartbreak, so they and Way set out for Texas in the hopes of reuniting with Johnny Morrigan. Like the fellow travelers they encounter on the roads and rails crisscrossing America, Laurie, Buddy, and Way take joy in simple pleasures such as a campfire meal, a starry night, and a song. They learn firsthand the kindness ordinary folk can show to those even poorer. At last, in lusty Texas oil field towns, they find work, Morrigan, and a deadly menace as Laurie grows from innocent girl to vibrant woman. A riveting story of hardship, adventure, and romance, The Longest Road pays glorious tribute to the men and women who kept the American dream alive during the Great Depression.

The Longest Road

Author : Gunhild Walde Mikkelson
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Gunhild Walde Mikkelson has worked as a teacher and counselor at the high school level for many years. The last ten to fifteen years she has seen a change in the younger generation. No longer carefree and believing in themselves, more and more they are filled with apprehension and worry about the future. The pressure to perform and be successful have them doubting themselves. The struggle for "the truth" about one's self and about the world takes place in the mind of every human. Which perspective one chooses and how one deals with external events is crucial for how we cope with ourselves, the external world and becoming our own person.

Dreams Left on the Longest Road

Author : (Austria) Kafka etc
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The Longest Road to America

Author : Ivanka Baricevic
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Ivanka struggles in Canada between her two worlds, feeling loneliness. She learns the English language while she works in the sewing industry, "rising" to doing some modeling; but her love-life creates heartbreak in not being able to put her life together with her dream of America---the ultimate goal for her on earth!

The Longest Road

Author : A. S. Thompson
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Join Steve, Collin, Alex, Billy and Mike. A group of cousins surviving through the aftermath of a pandemic infection of unknown origin. Once contracted, the disease is irreversibly fatal, but its victims don't stay dead for long. Eventually the dead return to life, but all elements of humanity are replaced by ravenous cannibalistic tendencies. After fleeing their homes in up-state New York, the cousins take to the safety of the road, where they travel west-bound to the rumored "safe-zone" of California. Every day is a fight to stay alive; whether scavenging for essentials or engaging in nerve-racking battles with the relentless undead. Every stop they make is filled with surprises, twists and turns as their lives are now a roller-coaster being driven by hope and shadowed by despair. Feel their heartache. Experience their triumphs. Follow them as they journey across the wasteland that was once the United States. Ride alongside this family as they search for safety on The Longest Road.

The Longest Road

Author : Philip Caputo
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IN THE LONGEST ROAD, ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST RESPECTED WRITERS TAKES AN EPIC JOURNEY ACROSS THE NATION, AIRSTREAM IN TOW, AND ASKS EVERYDAY AMERICANS WHAT UNITES AND DIVIDES A COUNTRY AS DIVERSE AS IT IS VAST. Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering sixteen thousand miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could pull us apart.

The Longest Road

Author : Ben Cunningham
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In June 2008 Ben Cunningham and five friends set out to cycle from Alaska to Argentina, along the Pan-American Highway, the world’s longest land route. It measures 25,000 km and passes through fourteen countries and two continents, from the vast bear country of Alaska and northern Canada to the densely populated cities of Los Angeles and Lima. It moves from hot to cold, from forest to desert, English to Spanish and everything in between. In Ireland, the expedition generated national interest: it was the first time such a cycling challenge had been attempted by Irish people. An inspirational tale of adventure and endurance, of what can happen when you get on your bike.

Notebook

Author : M. Rifle-Blackcksmith
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Alabama University Ncaa 18Alhaw01 Cool Cover Design Notebook Marble Size Journal and Composition Book Gift for Student and Men or Women Writing Classic lined notebook has a cool marble cover - you'll be inspired and focused each time you use it! Size: 8.5x11x105 Design cover that fits perfectly into your bag.

The Longest Road in the Universe

Author : C. S. Maccath
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With an Introduction by Liz Williams Three broken people; a monk bearing a terrible scar, a warrior facing a terrible sorrow, a woman hiding a terrible past face a relentless army so hard to defeat it might as well be invincible. Genetically-altered residents of a volcanic desert struggle to preserve their intangible culture as nanomachines transform the world around them. A population of slaves engineered to love its masters comes to grips with their sudden absence, while one man travels to the center of the galaxy to find out where they have gone. Supermassive black holes at the end of the universe contemplate the cacophony before and the quiet ahead; mourning, eulogizing, and creating something altogether new. These and other stories await you in THE LONGEST ROAD IN THE UNIVERSE: A COLLECTION OF FANTASTICAL TALES by Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award shortlisted and Pushcart Prize nominated author C.S. MacCath. About Liz Williams: Liz Williams is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Glastonbury, England, where she is co-director of a witchcraft supply business. She has been published by Bantam Spectra (US) and Tor Macmillan (UK), also Night Shade Press and appears regularly in Asimov's and other magazines. She is the secretary of the Milford SF Writers' Workshop, and also teaches creative writing. Advance Praise for THE LONGEST ROAD IN THE UNIVERSE: "Brace yourself, reader - before you in these pages lie delightful, terrifying, uncompromising monsters, ready to claw wounds into flesh and soul. Drawing deeply from mythology to weave tales of hard-earned spiritual enlightenment, C.S. MacCath demonstrates an uncanny talent that crosses all genre boundaries. Whether she's spinning the story of a witch who can speak to everyone's demon double, a space traveler who sells pieces of his body in exchange for history's revelations, or a shape-shifting, guilt-wracked human bomb, MacCath brings their struggles and triumphs to fierce and formidable life." --Mike Allen, Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award finalist "This collection of short stories has a rich texture and a profound appreciation for human courage and decency, even when its characters aren't entirely human. From avenging sentient bombs to former slaves struggling to remember their ancestors' humanity, it's a vivid, epic and touching journey." --Alex Bledsoe, author of THE HUM AND THE SHIVER "Beautifully written, elegant and elegiac, based on a genuine originality of thought." --Liz Williams, author of THE DETECTIVE INSPECTOR CHEN NOVELS "THE LONGEST ROAD IN THE UNIVERSE is packed full of lush worlds, lyrical prose, three-dimensional characters and honest emotions. It is an immersive experience best enjoyed with a cup of tea in hand and a storm outside, but even lacking those things every science fiction fan should make time to read this collection. It is, in short, amazing." --Rhonda Parrish, editor of the ALPHABET ANTHOLOGIES and MAGICAL MENAGERIES "C.S. MacCath's prose is delightful...the individual lines, poetic. With careful word choice, she builds imagery and delivers scenes full of emotion. This is a wonderful collection of unusual and engaging stories, highly recommended." --Brent Knowles, creative director of DRAGON AGE and author of THE LAZY DESIGNER

The Longest Highway

Author : Hilary H. Milton
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The Longest Line on the Map

Author : Eric Rutkow
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From the award-winning author of American Canopy, a dazzling account of the world’s longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce, technology, politics, and the divergent fates of the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Pan-American Highway, monument to a century’s worth of diplomacy and investment, education and engineering, scandal and sweat, is the longest road in the world, passable everywhere save the mythic Darien Gap that straddles Panama and Colombia. The highway’s history, however, has long remained a mystery, a story scattered among government archives, private papers, and fading memories. In contrast to the Panama Canal and its vast literature, the Pan-American Highway—the United States’ other great twentieth-century hemispheric infrastructure project—has become an orphan of the past, effectively erased from the story of the “American Century.” The Longest Line on the Map uncovers this incredible tale for the first time and weaves it into a tapestry that fascinates, informs, and delights. Rutkow’s narrative forces the reader to take seriously the question: Why couldn’t the Americas have become a single region that “is” and not two near irreconcilable halves that “are”? Whether you’re fascinated by the history of the Americas, or you’ve dreamed of driving around the globe, or you simply love world records and the stories behind them, The Longest Line on the Map is a riveting narrative, a lost epic of hemispheric scale.

Yet So Far Away

Author : Clay Borne
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Since its development, Hip Hop has evolved from a street corner gathering of poverty stricken adolescents expressing themselves to a billion-dollar industry controlled by individuals who cannot relate to the plight of those adolescents; but can profit from it. For many of the youth in the black community, music, sports and drug dealing seem to be the only viable options for escaping the hell they were born into. Though many people are extremely talented, that talent slowly fades away because a blueprint of the music industry pitfalls and setbacks has never been accessible to independent artists; until now. Yet So Far Away is a tale of one artist's quest to reach stardom in the music business and all of the struggles faced along the way. In addition to his story, Clay Borne offers sound advice to up and coming artists that is typical not shared but music industry execs and insiders. Clay Borne introduces artists to the reality of independent success by delivering his testimony of victories and hardship. This book is geared to prepare you for the long road ahead, help you avoid dead-ends, and provide information that often used against independent artists.

The Longest Road

Author : Maureen Lyttle
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The Longest Road: Finding Peace with the Past is a powerful, compelling and true story. Starting with the trauma of growing up poor in a dysfunctional family caught in extreme denial, Lyttle captivates her readers with tales of profound fear, pain and tragic betrayal. It is the story of a young, single mother's courageous and often desperate struggle to survive and raise a son in a life filled with hardship. It is the story of how she suffers unspeakable trauma when her son is finally reunited with the real birth father and how it all goes terribly wrong.Finally, it is a story of a mother's love for her so and her journey down the longest road to find peace and reconcile with the past. The book covers many compelling, complex issues that many of us, in some form, deal with-alienation, birthright, reunification, family of origin issues and abandonment. Shocking, real, moving and completely captivating--it is a story you will not want to put down.

The Longest Tunnels

Author : Susan Mitchell
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Introduces long tunnels, including the Laerdal Tunnel, the Chunnel, and the Seikan Tunnel.

Who Needs a Road

Author : Harold Stephens
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In the 1960's the authors set off to drive around the world in a Toyota Land Cruiser. It turned out to be the last and longest motor journey every made.

The Longest Way Round for the Shortest and Other Sketches

Author : Ruth Lamb
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Radiant General Knowledge Book 9

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The Road to Bloody Sunday

Author : Walter Sablinsky
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Drawing on all available documents, Walter Sablinsky reappraises the events, especially the role of the volatile and often unpredictable Father Gcorgii Gapon. the young Orthodox priest who inspired and led the workers' organization. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Longest Night

Author : Gavin Mortimer
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On 10-11 May 1941, Londoners thought the Nazi bombs would never stop falling as the London Blitz reached its furious zenith. These are the true stories from the survivors of one of the longest nights in the Second World War 'An excellent book . . . Mortimer has interviewed scores of survivors for this gripping tale' Scotland on Sunday On the afternoon of Saturday 10 May 1941, crowds gather at Wembley to watch Arsenal play Preston in the Cup Final. Australian journalist John Hughes starts his shift at Reuters in Fleet Street; 20-year-old Reenie Carter reports for duty at her fire station in Westminster Abbey; RAF pilot Guy Gibson relaxes in the sun before his night patrol; Vera Lynn drives in for an evening concert. Meanwhile, thousands of German airmen are preparing for a massive night raid. Gavin Mortimer has interviewed many survivors of this night to reveal the reality of the London Blitz. In a matter of hours, 1,486 Londoners were killed, 11,000 houses were destroyed, and millions of lives were changed for ever.