Sea of Strangers

This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience.

Author: Lang Leav

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449494943

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 450

This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart.

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We are in front of the Dead Sea. "It is the Sea of Salt. It's called the Sea of Araba,
the Eastern Sea, the Sea of Sodom. The Sea of Salt is sixteen miles east of
Jerusalem and can be seen clearly from the Mount of Olives. It is in the deepest
part of ...


Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610752275

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 103

View: 232

A novel of Lebanon featuring an unusual friendship between a Jew and an Arab. The friendship is made possible because the two met in a third country which is free from Arab-Jewish hate.

My Collection Our Journey

a sea of strangers sharing a meal some keep quiet to themselves some laugh a
sea of strangers brought together by a common bond all lost in a sea of
uncharted waters looking for a safe harbor looking for a friend looking to find
someone ...

Author: Tedd

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463468091

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

View: 624

This collection has been a journey into homeless, mental and physical health and self discovery. Like the poems from my older collections, I try more than anything to give you a moment in time. My poems are not about revealing me but revealing you. I try to say here are the moments in time that you might not have been able to express. Or maybe it was a family member or friend who couldnt express it. I hope more than anything you walk away from this collection like you took part of this journey, and that it has enriched, enlighten and empowers you. Thank you, Tedd

The Kindness of Strangers

Still, when I was travelling around Israel several years ago, there was something
about the Sea of Galilee that beckoned me. In Israel, the Sea of Galilee is just a
lake – the Kinneret. But any place that is overflowing with history and myth, ...

Author: Tim Cahill

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340707

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 901

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers. I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn. - HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA The Kindness of Strangers is a wonderful companion for travel. It enlarges us, reminds us that serendipity is one of the ultimate joys of life's constant journey. - AMY TAN A wonderful idea beautifully realized. I enjoyed it immensely.- BILL BRYSON About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The Company of Strangers

In the sea of decentralized market relationships, with no one in overall charge,
there are countless such islands of ... used to dealing with strangers in a way that
brings them mentally much closer to us than to our common Paleolithic ancestors

Author: Paul Seabright

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691124520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 208

Explores how humans' evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed such institutions as money, markets, cities and the banking system to provide a foundation of social trust, in a revised edition that has a new chapter explaining how the rise and fall of social trust resulted in the financial crisis. Original.


A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home .

Author: Conrad Richter

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0804150184

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 315

A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the conflicts of her Indian upbringing with the white way are related."

A Country of Strangers

Yet somehow the atmosphere reminded me of I963, when strangers had spoken
to one another, when all who had ... and declared, “All of these black men that the
world sees as savage, maniacal, and bestial, look at them: a sea of peace.

Author: David K. Shipler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101973595

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 255

A Country of Strangers is a magnificent exploration of the psychological landscape where blacks and whites meet. To tell the story in human rather than abstract terms, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David K. Shipler bypasses both extremists and celebrities and takes us among ordinary Americans as they encounter one another across racial lines. We learn how blacks and whites see each other, how they interpret each other's behavior, and how certain damaging images and assumptions seep into the actions of even the most unbiased. We penetrate into dimensions of stereotyping and discrimination that are usually invisible, and discover the unseen prejudices and privileges of white Americans, and what black Americans make of them. We explore the competing impulses of integration and separation: the reference points by which the races navigate as they venture out and then withdraw; the biculturalism that many blacks perfect as they move back and forth between the white and black worlds, and the homesickness some blacks feel for the comfort of all-black separateness. There are portrayals of interracial families and their multiracial children--expert guides through the clashes created by racial blending in America. We see how whites and blacks each carry the burden of our history. Black-white stereotypes are dissected: the physical bodies that we see, the mental qualities we imagine, the moral character we attribute to others and to ourselves, the violence we fear, the power we seek or are loath to relinquish. The book makes clear that we have the ability to shape our racial landscape--to reconstruct, even if not perfectly, the texture of our relationships. There is an assessment of the complexity confronting blacks and whites alike as they struggle to recognize and define the racial motivations that may or may not be present in a thought, a word, a deed. The book does not prescribe, but it documents the silences that prevail, the listening that doesn't happen, the conversations that don't take place. It looks at relations between minorities, including blacks and Jews, and blacks and Koreans. It explores the human dimensions of affirmative action, the intricate contacts and misunderstandings across racial lines among coworkers and neighbors. It is unstinting in its criticism of our society's failure to come to grips with bigotry; but it is also, happily, crowded with black people and white people who struggle in their daily lives to do just that. A remarkable book that will stimulate each of us to reexamine and better understand our own deepest attitudes in regard to race in America.

In the Company of Strangers

Of course, Ulysses itself achieves this transformation, converting Dublin into a
sea that can host an odyssey and creating within it an alternative to the circuit of
natural paternity. What we learn from the family reunions of “Ithaca” is that within
the ...

Author: Barry McCrea

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 386

In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds—a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.

Season of Strangers

In the distance, sea lions basked in the sun, the sound of their husky barks
drifting across the turbulent sea. At a turnout farther along the route, Patrick asked
a fellow tourist if he would mind taking their picture, and both of them smiled into
the ...

Author: Kat Martin

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460349717

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 165 In one fleeting moment, anything—and anyone—can change… Real estate agent Julie Ferris is enjoying a day at the beach with her sister Laura when a strange, almost undetectable charge fills the air. Then, under the hot Malibu sun, time stops altogether. Neither sister can explain their "lost day"—nor the blinding headaches and horrific nightmares that follow—but Julie chalks it up to the stress she's been under since her boss's son took over Donovan Real Estate. Patrick Donovan would be a real catch if not for his notorious playboy lifestyle and matching attitude. But when a cocaine-fueled heart attack nearly kills him, Patrick makes an astonishingly fast—and peculiar—recovery. Julie barely recognizes the newly sober Patrick as the same man she once struggled to resist. Maybe it's the strange beach experience fueling her paranoia, but she can't help sensing something just isn't…right. As Julie's feelings for Patrick intensify, she's about to discover how that day at the beach links her newfound happiness with her wildest suspicions….

Back Story First Time Tales by the Stranger Next Door

We waited and prepared more food, sometimes strangers cooked and cleaned
for us. ... as the preparations came, he was lifted and carried in a procession of
friends emptying from our house, a sea of strangers and family around Ho B52.

Author: Jennifer H. R. Cutler


ISBN: 0615239838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 717

Back-Story: First Time Tales by the Stranger Next Door is a collection of non-fiction short stories that spans an inspiring scope of first-time experiences. From stand-up comedy in a Boston night club to death in Asia, life in unfamiliar countries, trials of burgeoning adulthood, and discovery of Olympian strengths, these stories illuminate the stories in all of us; tales that make us who we are today. Everyone has a story, even the stranger next door.

A City of Strangers

Finding no inspiration in the face—for probably the headmaster was asmuchat
sea with heras himself—he added atouch of majestyofthelaw to his manner,
leaning forward impressively and raising his voice. “Cilla, Idon't thinkyou're being

Author: Robert Barnard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447239792

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 746

With A City of Strangers, award-winning novelist Robert Barnard, acclaimed for his quick wit and astute insight into the vagaries of class distinction and human foible, achieves a new level of mastery. He also creates one of his most memorable characters ever: the dreadful Jack Phelan. Dirty, potbellied, vulgar, selfish, Jack is a man everyone loves to hate. And the rest of his family isn’t much better. The wife is slatternly, the teenaged children flirt with petty crime and prostitution, even the baby is unpleasant. Only twelve-year-old Michael Phelan seems to have escaped the family curse, and it may be just a question of time until he, too, sinks to the Phelan level. For years the infamous Phelans, known with equal horror to the Social Security office and the local school, have lived in slovenly squalor in their council house in the run-down Belfield Grove Estate in the northern English city of Sleate. The Phelans’ infamy has even penetrated the middle-class bastion of respectability, Wynton Lane, where six imposing Victorian stone houses stand in fearful isolation next to Belfield Grove. Wynton Lane and Belfield Grove have only their unfortunate proximity in common until the fateful day when the Phelans come to call. It seems that Jack has won big on the pools, and he’s thinking of buying one of the six houses. Nothing so exciting has ever happened on Wynton Lane, and the homeowners hope it never will again. Until now barely nodding acquaintances the Wynton Lane residents call an urgent meeting to map an emergency strategy. What can they do to stop Jack Phelan? What indeed? The Wynton Lane people have always thought of themselves as law-abiding, but they soon discover that malice can take on a momentum of its own, a momentum that can even lead to murder. Shocking, mesmerizing, incisive, A City of Strangers leaves a deep impression on the reader and confirms the artistry of a superb novelist in his prime.

In the Hands of Strangers

A Slave Revolt at Sea on an American Ship en Route from Africa to Brazil (I845)
The following sworn testimony of William Page, a British sailor, given before the
U.S. consul in Rio de Janeiro, concerns the violent events that took place in I845

Author: Robert Edgar Conrad

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271041360

Category: History


View: 449

In the Hands of Strangers is a collection of sixty-seven documents by writers and witnesses from the past, both black and white, that offer perspectives on the trade and movement of slaves. Many elucidate the long-standing discord between North and South over the issue of slavery. Documents are divided into three parts that cover the African slave trade, the internal U.S. slave trade, and the series of conflicts and crises that led to the Civil War. They cover a variety of topics including the forced transport of slaves throughout East Coast and Gulf Coast states, buying and selling of slaves, increasingly contentious debates over the legitimacy of slavery, and effects of the breakup of families. The volume concludes with a brilliant essay by Frederick Douglass that asks the question: &"What shall be done with the Negro?&"


I. Pay no attention to the men on the street, strangers themselves, deluded,
alienated From the core of their being, mostly at sea, strangers in a sea of
strangers, estranged Not only from the great Mother Nature but also from their
very own ...

Author: Vijay Singh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477157530

Category: Poetry

Page: 210

View: 237

In his third book of poetry, Vijay presents a collection of poems that draw on his childhood and life experiences. Vijay’s writings often focus on finding and meditating on beauty in the present moments, while simultaneously taking comfort in the eternity of being. Although his poems cover the deeper topics of life, death, love, and human existence, you will fi nd them to be uplifting and idealistic, with meaningful spiritual undertones. His writings are profoundly influenced by his strong connections to family, friends, nature, and God.

The Prince of Rockport

The only familiar face in a sea of strangers. “Theo what a relief! C'mon in.
Cornie's beginning to fidget,”Jake said grabbing his arm. As Jake escorted him
through the phalanx of strangers, he noted that some of them were carrying on a

Author: Guy VanAmburg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465391959

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 433

The Prince of Rockport Synopsis He escaped from the confines of an obscure orphanage in the North of Wales at the age of thirteen. He had been held there as a virtual prisoner for as long as he could remember. After making his way South to Cardiff, he was able to sign on to a deep water ship as cabin boy and his future seemed more secure. In his mid twenties he had achieved his Master Mariners papers and a life that had become well ordered and successful. After years of battling the monsters of his past he was finally able to force them firmly behind him. They were buried forever, or so he thought, until an arranged meeting with a retired bishop at St. Teilos Church in Cardiff. On the very eve of his departure for Nova Scotia to take command of a new vessel from the Mackay Shipyard, the mysterious bishop revealed to him the startling details of his past. The scandal of the young Prince of Wales, and the royal cover-up of the events at the British military encampment at the Curragh. When the young Captain Theophilus Harris arrived at Rockport Nova Scotia in May of 1887, he stepped into the complicated world of Cornelius MacKay, his daughter Annie, and the ghosts from their pasts. Theo knew that he had three distinct life changing courses which he must follow. He must see his vessel and cargo to the completion of her maiden voyage to the orient and back to New York, and he must, as directed by the Bishop, visit an elderly woman in a flat above H. Griffiths store at 72 Pool Street in Caernarvon Wales. Amy Thurston, if she was still alive, held the keys and the relics of his improbable past. Then he must, with all haste, return to Rockport and to Annie. But would she wait for him?

Selling in Your Comfort Zone

When you go to an event and find yourself in a sea of strangers , here are some
tips to make the experience more safe and effective . Tip 1 : Do Research One of
the reasons you may find working a room distasteful is that you are assuming that

Author: Robert N. Kohn

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604426069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 897

This book will help anyone overcome their discomfort with selling. It will help the reader achieve a fundamental shift in attitude and behavior. This guide proves that selling can be done effectively and comfortably, by motivating the reader to take action and identify strategies and tasks that they are comfortable doing.

To Live Is Christ

As Paul approached the gargantuan city, I believe God knew he would be
overwhelmed by a great sea of strangers and the certainty of enemies. Not
coincidentally, God met him at each steppingstone to Rome with brothers;
therefore, the ...

Author: Beth Moore

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805454586

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 594

In To Live Is Christ, best-selling author Beth Moore travels on a spiritual odyssey through the life of one of Christianity’s most fervent journeymen, the apostle Paul, tracing his story from childhood to martyrdom. Proclaiming his faith as a benchmark in New Testament Scripture, Beth writes, "I have accepted many of Paul’s words as a personal challenge. ‘I want to know Christ’ has become my plea. ‘To live is Christ and to die is gain’ has become my hope. And to borrow his words once more, ‘Not that I have already obtained all this . . . but I press on.’" Paul’s undying passion for Christ continues to inspire and challenge those with a deep spiritual hunger for the things of God. Readers will be greatly refreshed by the obvious mercy of God that causes those who have failed him to repent and serve him wholeheartedly and effectively.

Portraits of Devotion

As Paul approached the gargantuan city, I believe God knew he would be
overwhelmed by a great sea of strangers and the certainty of enemies. Not
coincidentally, God met him at each stepping stone to Rome with brothers. Keep
in mind that ...

Author: Beth Moore

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433684756

Category: Religion

Page: 768

View: 945

From Beth Moore's Personal Reflection Series on the lives of Jesus, David, John, and Paul comes 366 devotional readings to draw you closer to God. Experience the life-changing, bondage-breaking power of God's Word each day as you journey through some of the most amazing stories of devotion found in the Bible.

Fly Away

She wanted to forget everything that had gone wrong with her life, and how it was
that she'd ended up in a place like this, alone in a sea of strangers. “Kiss me
again,” she said, hating the pathetic pleading she heard in her voice. It was how ...

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447239334

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 404

Kristin Hannah's Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other – plus a miracle – to transform their lives . . . Celebrity news reporter and presenter, Tully Hart, has hit rock bottom. Kate Ryan had been her best friend for more than thirty years. They’d lived, laughed, danced and cried together. Kate had been her anchor, and now Tully was cast adrift – not knowing how she was going to survive. Kate’s daughter, Marah, was only sixteen years old when her mother died. Consumed with guilt over the fights they’d had during the last months of Kate’s life, Marah runs away and becomes a drop-out in society, maintaining no contact with her family. Tully’s mother, Cloud, a child of the Sixties, has lived a world of her own dependent on drugs for most of her adult life. She now wants to prove that she can help her daughter. But what will it take for Tully to forgive? And then something momentous happens which causes each one of them to realize what they’ve done, and what they have become.

The Terrible Loyalty

The two had found a small, but identifiable refuge in the midst of a sea of
strangers, something to grasp onto, if ever so slightly. “I think we have a mutual
problem here,” Dave said, taking the words out of the air between them. “Our
hair's too ...

Author: Sandy Moss


ISBN: 1300705647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 587

Based on the true story of two men, already lifelong friends, who ventured into the heart of the endless ocean at its loneliest point in a 20-foot sailboat. Embarking on a trip across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii, they navigated by means only of a sextant and the stars. They had planned for an uneventful sail, but encountered a storm that sealed their fates irrevocably together as they battled to survive. Readers will come to know these extraordinary men and their amazing journey--not only on the sea, but beyond--then agonize with them in their most powerful test. Other sailors have crossed the ocean's expanse, but few with such primitive tools, such a small vessel, and the depth of friendship and determination of these two friends.

Sound Technology and the American Cinema

... as Walter Benjamin and others have maintained, “The Man of the Crowd”
registers anxieties brought about by modernization and the growth of the city,
ranging from increased fear of crime, to loneliness, alienation among a sea of
strangers, ...

Author: James Lastra

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 445

Representational technologies including photography, phonography, and the cinema have helped define modernity itself. Since the nineteenth century, these technologies have challenged our trust of sensory perception, given the ephemeral unprecedented parity with the eternal, and created profound temporal and spatial displacements. But current approaches to representational and cultural history often neglect to examine these technologies. James Lastra seeks to remedy this neglect. Lastra argues that we are nowhere better able to track the relations between capital, science, and cultural practice than in photography, phonography, and the cinema. In particular, he maps the development of sound recording from its emergence to its confrontation with and integration into the Hollywood film. Reaching back into the late eighteenth century, to natural philosophy, stenography, automata, and human physiology, Lastra follows the shifting relationships between our senses, technology, and representation.