Reckoning

This tale of war and suburbia, sexuality and comedy, is likely to be the most popular Australian book of the year.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘This is an inspiring memoir of a woman who faced her demons, sought treatment for depression ...

Author: Magda Szubanski

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1922253227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Winner, Book of the Year and Biography of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards, 2016 Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on. Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers. Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s best known and most loved performers. She began her career in university revues, then appeared in a number of sketch comedy shows before creating the iconic character of Sharon Strzelecki in ABC-TV’s Kath and Kim. She has also acted in films (Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet, The Golden Compass) and stage shows. Reckoning is her first book. ‘A brave and tender book about everything that matters most in life.’ Cate Blanchett ‘This is a remarkable memoir, that weaves the tragedy of twentieth century history into a personal narrative of coming to terms with family and self, and manages to honour both stories. The writing is assured and controlled, the storytelling expert and thoughtful, the language eloquent and moving. The writing, the story, the voice—all of it is beautiful.’ Christos Tsiolkas ‘A memoir that will dazzle every kind of reader...Reckoning is a riveting, overwhelmingly poignant autobiography by a woman of genius. It is a book about how someone might live with the idea of killing the thing they love. It is a story of love and death and redemption and a daughter’s love for her father. It is an extraordinary hymn to the tragic heroism at the heart of ordinary life and the soaring moral scrutiny of womankind. Every library should have it, every school should teach it.’ Weekend Australian ‘Unlike most autobiographies by famous people, Reckoning has substance beyond the writer’s fame...Szubanski’s fine memoir, written with great style, adds another layer to our history.’ Crikey ‘This is documentary writing of the highest order and Szubanski has given life to an incredible war story...This tale of war and suburbia, sexuality and comedy, is likely to be the most popular Australian book of the year.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘This is an inspiring memoir of a woman who faced her demons, sought treatment for depression and overcame disappointments.’ Good Reading ‘A page-turner...[Szubanski] is articulate and likeable as she tries to reconcile herself with the many difficult aspects of her past.’ New Zealand Herald 'Reckoning is a beautiful and moving story of a serious, thoughtful and complex person.' Paul Barclay, ABC Radio National Books and Arts, Best Books 2015 ‘Magda Szubanski’s brave, compassionate—and hilarious—Reckoning may be some sort of masterpiece of the form.’ Australian, Best Books 2015 ‘A deeply personal read—sometimes uncomfortable so—but Magda is an honest, forthright guide, and her love for her parents (and her siblings, especially older sister Barbara) shine through. This is not a sentimental read, nor is it a self-pitying one, but it’s a warm, intelligent, brave and occasionally eye-opening one. I found it utterly captivating and came away from it feeling as if Magda had somehow exonerated the ghosts of her family’s past—or at least come to terms with them.’ Reading Matters ‘This was an interesting read that I would highly recommend to both those who have heard of Magda and for those who haven’t. I am definitely going to be checking out more of her work. 4/5’ Debra’s Book Cafe ‘Hard hitting and superbly told...If there’s one memoir you should read this year regardless of whether or not you know the author, it’s this one.’ Worm Hole ‘This memoir uncovers long-held secrets with disarming candour. Not a celebrity exposé as much as a family history, Reckoning is moving and compassionate. That Szubanski can act is a given fact; that she can also write is revelatory.’ Best Books of 2016, Sydney Morning Herald ‘Magda Szubanski’s memoir, Reckoning, appealed to the genre-loving reader in me. It felt as if I was watching hundreds of movies; wartime espionage, the migrant’s journey, the coming-of-age school saga, the uni student’s journey at the height of 1970s feminism, and more. It was epic, but so uniquely Australian and despite our different upbringings, it felt personal. As if it was written specifically for that younger me who took forever to feel comfortable in her own skin, so she could take on the world.’ Melina Marchetta, Best Books of 2016, Guardian ‘Magda Szubanski lays bare her remarkable family history in the beautifully written, powerful and at time harrowing Reckoning...One of the finest memoirs of the year, through all of the dark places, Reckoning never loses sight of her remarkable wit.’ SBS ‘Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers.’ Starts at 60 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Dead Reckoning

Author: Herrick Garnsey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578401423

Category: Christian biography

Page: 454

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Young Heroes of the Soviet Union

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union is a moving investigation into the fragile boundary between history and biography.

Author: Alex Halberstadt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593133072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 197

In this “urgent and enthralling reckoning with family and history” (Andrew Solomon), an American writer returns to Russia to face a past that still haunts him. NAMED ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ TOP BOOKS OF THE YEAR Alex Halberstadt’s quest takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birth, where decades of Soviet totalitarianism shaped and fractured three generations of his family. In Ukraine, he tracks down his paternal grandfather—most likely the last living bodyguard of Joseph Stalin. He revisits Lithuania, his Jewish mother’s home, to examine the legacy of the Holocaust and the pernicious anti-Semitism that remains largely unaccounted for. And he returns to his birthplace, Moscow, where his grandmother designed homespun couture for Soviet ministers’ wives, his mother consoled dissidents at a psychiatric hospital, and his father made a dangerous living by selling black-market American records. Halberstadt also explores his own story: that of an immigrant growing up in New York, another in a line of sons separated from their fathers by the tides of politics and history. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union is a moving investigation into the fragile boundary between history and biography. As Halberstadt revisits the sites of his family’s formative traumas, he uncovers a multigenerational transmission of fear, suffering, and rage. And he comes to realize something more: Nations, like people, possess formative traumas that penetrate into the most private recesses of their citizens’ lives.

The Ogallala Road

Updating the territory mapped by Jane Smiley, Pam Houston, and Terry Tempest Williams, and with elements of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, The Ogallala Road tells a tale of the West today and points us toward a new way to love both the land and ...

Author: Julene Bair

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 434

A love affair unfolds as crisis hits a family farm on the high plains Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire and fallen in love with a rancher from Kansas’s beautiful Smoky Valley. She means to create a family, provide her son with the father he longs for, and preserve the Bair farm for the next generation, honoring her own father’s wish and commandment, “Hang on to your land!” But part of her legacy is a share of the ecological harm the Bair Farm has done: each growing season her family—like other irrigators—pumps over two hundred million gallons out of the Ogallala aquifer. The rapidly disappearing aquifer is the sole source of water on the vast western plains, and her family’s role in its depletion haunts her. As traditional ways of life collide with industrial realities, Bair must dramatically change course. Updating the territory mapped by Jane Smiley, Pam Houston, and Terry Tempest Williams, and with elements of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, The Ogallala Road tells a tale of the West today and points us toward a new way to love both the land and one another.

The Eden Memoirs The reckoning

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

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Monsters

I am the daughter of an empire that declared itself the natural order of the world.’ From award-winning writer and critic Alison Croggon, Monsters is a hybrid of memoir and essay that takes as its point of departure the painful breakdown ...

Author: Alison Croggon

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925938824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 351

‘This figure I see in the foreground, this me. How monstrous am I? What does it mean to be a monster? From Latin monstrum, meaning an abomination … grotesque, hideous, ugly, ghastly, gruesome, horrible … ‘I was born as part of a monstrous structure — the grotesque, hideous, ugly, ghastly, gruesome, horrible relations of power that constituted colonial Britain. A structure that shaped me, that shapes the very language that I speak and use and love. I am the daughter of an empire that declared itself the natural order of the world.’ From award-winning writer and critic Alison Croggon, Monsters is a hybrid of memoir and essay that takes as its point of departure the painful breakdown of a relationship between two sisters. It explores how our attitudes are shaped by the persisting myths that underpin colonialism and patriarchy, how the structures we are raised within splinter and distort the possibilities of our lives and the lives of others. Monsters asks how we maintain the fictions that we create about ourselves, what we will sacrifice to maintain these fictions — and what we have to gain by confronting them.

Love and Trouble

At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak.

Author: Claire Dederer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional intensity: her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of unruly and mysterious new hungers, and her recollections of herself as a teenager. Blazingly intelligent, wickedly funny, and piercingly honest, in Love and Trouble Dederer captures the perils and pleasures of girlhood, womanhood, and life itself.

Memoir descriptive and explanatory of the Northern Atlantic Ocean Eleventh edition materially improved by Alexander G Findlay

The first is called the place by dead - reckoning , the other the true place . The
line joinin ; the true places at noon is called the true track ; and that joining the
others is called the track or course by dead reckoning : As it happens invariably
that ...

Author: John Purdy

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Page: 735

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The Reckoning

SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library Collection.

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 623

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SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library Collection.

Memoir descriptive and explanatory to accompany the general chart of the Northern ocean Davis strait and Baffin s bay

The first is called the place by dead - reckoning , the other the true place . The
line joining the true places at doon is called the true track ; and that joining ihe
others is called the track or course by dead - reckoning . As it happens ,
invariably ...

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The Reckoning

Author: Anthony Eden

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In the Weather of the Heart

A woman describes how her husband's reaction to his twin's drug-induced suicide devastated their marriage and threatened the emotional stability of their young children

Author: Valerie Monroe

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385471039

Category: Self-Help

Page: 222

View: 161

A woman describes how her husband's reaction to his twin's drug-induced suicide devastated their marriage and threatened the emotional stability of their young children

A Mother s Reckoning

Her husband knew there had been a shooting at Columbine, Dylan’s high school, but little else... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1683780418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 994

A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold | Summary & Analysis Preview: In her memoir A Mother’s Reckoning, Sue Klebold struggles to come to terms with her son Dylan’s role in the infamous Columbine High School shooting. Writing 16 years after the shooting, she reflects on when and where things went wrong for Dylan—and how she and her husband, who were loving parents, could have missed the warning signs. Klebold’s story begins with the voicemail that changed her life. At lunchtime on April 20, 1999, in her office in Littleton, Colorado, she listened to a cryptic message from her husband, Tom. Though she intuited that something had happened to one of their two children, she had no way of knowing that Dylan was already a murderer. Returning Tom’s call, she had what would be the first of many vague and unsatisfying conversations that day. Her husband knew there had been a shooting at Columbine, Dylan’s high school, but little else... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Mother’s Reckoning: Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Memoir to accompany the New Chart of the Atlantic Ocean and comprising instructions for the navigation of that sea etc

Let a fresh departure be taken from every such true place , $ 0 noted in the chart ;
and whenever a true place is marked on the chart , let the place , by dead
reckoning at that moment , estimated by log - board from the last true place , be
also ...

Author: John Purdy

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Memoir of Augustus De Morgan

The Julian Calendar starts with what , by reckoning back , we should call January
1 of the year – 45 , on the supposition that 0 does not exist , but that we pass from
+ 1 to - 1 consecutively , on the supposition that every fourth year is leap - year ...

Author: Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan

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Category: Mathematicians

Page: 422

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Memoir of J D Lockwood Second edition

66 THE RECKONING TIME .— “ After a long time , the lord of those servants
cometh and reckoneth with them . ' How does the disobedient son of an
affectionate , yet strict father feel , when , after a day of uncommon rebellion , he
hears , “ My ...

Author: Peter LOCKWOOD

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The Dramatic Works of Shackerley Marmion with Prefatory Memoir

I shall break my neck else . Cro . How came you there ? Lack . I know not ; an ill
hour of the brotherhood , I ' ll after them with a vengeance . Draw . You must stay
and pay the reckoning first , besides the musicians expect something . Lack .

Author: Shackerley Marmion

Publisher: Edinburgh : W. Paterson

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Page: 295

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Memoir on the use of the Thermometer in Navigation presented to the American Philosophical Society for promoting useful knowledge Extracted from the third volume of their Transactions etc

It appears by observation that we are 18 miles north of Sun fet . our reckoning ;
hitherto our reckoning has appeared accurate . 16 , Sun rise . 52 . October 14 ,
sun ict . The water yesterday noon was 6 ° warmer than at the Noon . 37 43 73 40
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Author: Jonathan WILLIAMS (General.)

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Robert E Lee and Me

" --Ron Chernow In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this ...

Author: Ty Seidule

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250239273

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 490

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a southerner, Ty Seidule believes that American history demands a reckoning. In a unique blend of history and reflection, Seidule deconstructs the truth about the Confederacy—that its undisputed primary goal was the subjugation and enslavement of Black Americans—and directly challenges the idea of honoring those who labored to preserve that system and committed treason in their failed attempt to achieve it. Through the arc of Seidule’s own life, as well as the culture that formed him, he seeks a path to understanding why the facts of the Civil War have remained buried beneath layers of myth and even outright lies—and how they embody a cultural gulf that separates millions of Americans to this day. Part history lecture, part meditation on the Civil War and its fallout, and part memoir, Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the deeply-held legends and myths of the Confederacy—and provides a surprising interpretation of essential truths that our country still has a difficult time articulating and accepting.

The Memoirs of Anthony Eden The reckoning

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

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Category: Great Britain

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