The Longest Way Home

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ISBN: 9781451667509
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Number of pages: 288
Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Longest Way Home in PDF and EPUB The actor-turned-travel writer meditates on how travel has helped him to overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment, tracing his soul-searching visits to such world regions as Patagonia, the Amazon, and Kilimanjaro.


The Longest Way Home

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ISBN: 9781451667516
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Number of pages: 288
Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Longest Way Home in PDF and EPUB WITH AN IRREPRESSIBLE TASTE for adventure, candor, and a vivid sense of place, award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply personal journey played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales. Unable to commit to his fiancée of nearly four years—and with no clear understanding of what’s holding him back—Andrew McCarthy finds himself at a crossroads, plagued by doubts that have clung to him for a lifetime. Something in his character has kept him always at a distance, preventing him from giving himself wholeheartedly to the woman he loves and from becoming the father that he knows his children deserve. So before he loses everything he cares about, Andrew sets out to look for answers. Hobbling up the treacherous slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, dodging gregarious passengers aboard an Amazonian riverboat, and trudging through dense Costa Rican rain forests—Andrew takes us on exotic trips to some of the world’s most beautiful places, but his real journey is one of the spirit. On his soul-searching voyages, Andrew traces the path from his New Jersey roots, where acting saved his life—and early fame almost took it away—to his transformation into a leading travel writer. He faces the real costs of his early success and lays bare the evolving nature of his relationships with women. He explores a strained bond with his father, and how this complex dynamic shapes his own identity as a parent. Andrew charts his journey from ambivalence to confidence, from infidelity and recklessness to acceptance and a deeper understanding of the internal conflicts of his life. A gifted writer with an unsparing eye, Andrew relishes bizarre encounters with the characters whom he encounters, allowing them to challenge him in unexpected ways. He gets into peculiar, even dangerous situations that put him to the test—with mixed results. Disarmingly likable, Andrew is open, honest, and authentic on every page, and what emerges is an intimate memoir of self-discovery and an unforgettable love song to the woman who would be his wife.


The Longest Way Home

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ISBN: 9781451667486
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Number of pages: 273
Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Longest Way Home in PDF and EPUB The actor-turned-award-winning travel writer meditates on how travel has helped him to overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment, tracing his soul-searching visits to such world regions as Patagonia, the Amazon and Kilimanjaro.


The Longest Way Home

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ISBN: 9781497632370
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Number of pages: 211
Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The Longest Way Home in PDF and EPUB "What wonders and adventures he has to tell us," is how Ursula K. LeGuin characterized the world of Robert Silverberg, and in The Longest Way Home, he takes readers on another dazzling odyssey. Joseph, just fifteen and alone in the land known at Getfen, awakens to an attack on the Great House in which he is visiting. Narrowly escaping with his life but still pursued by enemies who wish to see him killed, Joseph must journey across a dark, unfamiliar world in his quest to return to his home of Helikis…and his father. He has thousands of miles to travel and much to learn, about this perilous alien world in transition, and about himself. "What the greatly changed Joseph might find at the end of his journey, and how he might react, are questions that I came to care deeply about." -- New York Times Book Review "One of the world's finest stylists and storytellers." -- San Antonis Express-News A New York Times Notable Book


The Longest Way Home

Filename: the-longest-way-home.pdf
ISBN: 9781451667509
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Number of pages: 288
Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Longest Way Home in PDF and EPUB The actor-turned-travel writer meditates on how travel has helped him to overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment, tracing his soul-searching visits to such world regions as Patagonia, the Amazon, and Kilimanjaro.


Just Fly Away

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ISBN: 9781616207113
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Number of pages: 272
Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: Algonquin Books

Download and read online Just Fly Away in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Bestseller “Ever wish that you could just fly away?” When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, an eight-year-old boy who lives in her own suburban New Jersey town, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her home and her life. How could Lucy’s father have betrayed the entire family? How could her mother forgive him? And why isn’t her sister rocked by the news the way Lucy is? As her father’s secret becomes her own, Lucy grows more and more isolated from her friends, her family, and even her boyfriend, Simon, the one person she thought understood her. When Lucy escapes to Maine, the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather, she finally begins to get to the bottom of her family’s secrets and lies. Just Fly Away is a debut novel about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one’s way in the world from an award-winning writer, actor, and director.


The Longest Trip Home

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ISBN: 9781848941427
Release Date: 2009-05-28
Number of pages: 416
Author: John Grogan
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Longest Trip Home in PDF and EPUB Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home . . .In his bestseller, Marley & Me, John Grogan perfectly described one family's love for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how unconditional love can come in many forms. Now, in The Longest Trip Home, John writes with the same honesty, openness and humour about the relationship between a son and his parents.As a 'bad' boy in a good family, John didn't always live up to his parents' expectations, but as a man he came to understand the love they gave him every day of his life. In The Longest Trip Home John describes his painful, funny and poignant journey into adulthood. A fateful call from his father would lead him on the next leg of his journey - the trip back home.At its heart, this is a universal story about growing up, and making peace with your parents before it's too late. As warm and moving as Marley & Me, The Longest Trip Home is a tribute to the power of family and love.


Journeys Home

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ISBN: 9781426215025
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Number of pages: 288
Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online Journeys Home in PDF and EPUB Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy’s featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family’s Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project’s Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning images, along with family heirlooms, old photos, recipes, and more, round out this unique take on the genealogical research craze. From the Hardcover edition.


Escape From Kathmandu

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ISBN: 9781466862210
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Number of pages: 320
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Orb Books

Download and read online Escape From Kathmandu in PDF and EPUB Living in the city of Kathmandu in the Kingdom of Nepal are dozens of American and British expatriates who are in love with the Himalayas. George Fergusson is one of them--he works as a trek guide for "Take You Higher, Ltd.", leading groups of tourists into the back country and occasionally assisting on serious climbs. George "Freds" Fredericks is another--a tall, easy-going American who converted to Buddhism while in college. He visited Nepal one year and never went home. The adventures started when George and Freds got together over the capture of a Yeti--an abominable snowman--by a scientific expedition. The thought of such a wild and mysterious creature in captivity--in prison--was too much for them to bear. And in freeing the Yeti, a great partnership was born. George and Freds will go on to greater heights as they explore the mysteries of Nepal, from Shangri-La to Kathmandu's governmental bureaucracy, in Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Longest Way Home

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ISBN: 9780595224401
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Number of pages: 210
Author: Arthur Barnes
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online The Longest Way Home in PDF and EPUB Three U.S. servicemen from three different branches of the service find themselves stranded at the very last minute of the last day of the U.S./North Vietnam conflict.


The Best American Travel Writing 2015

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ISBN: 9780544569645
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jason Wilson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Travel Writing 2015 in PDF and EPUB A collection of the year s best travel writing."


Lion A Long Way Home Young Readers Edition

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ISBN: 9781743772171
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Number of pages: 208
Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Lion A Long Way Home Young Readers Edition in PDF and EPUB Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.


The Longest Way Round

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ISBN: 0994791909
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Number of pages: 168
Author: Chris Dorley-Brown
Publisher:

Download and read online The Longest Way Round in PDF and EPUB A visual investigation of the author's remarkable family history; a construct of historical images woven together with new photographs made since the death of his parents. Uncovering a treasure trove of family archive not intended for the family album, this new book presents an alternative narrative for the course of events that shaped the late 20th century.


The Grand Jihad

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ISBN: 9781594035814
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Number of pages: 454
Author: Andrew C McCarthy
Publisher: Encounter Books

Download and read online The Grand Jihad in PDF and EPUB The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is the sophisticated forces of Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security, but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep. McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who convicted the notorious “Blind Sheikh” and other jihadists for waging a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In his national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter 2008), he explored government’s conscious avoidance of the terrorist threat, which made the nation vulnerable to mass-murder attacks. In The Grand Jihad, he exposes a more insidious peril: government’s active concealment of the Islamist ideology that unabashedly vows to “conquer America.” With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our midst and gradually foists Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.


When It Happens to You

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ISBN: 9781471113505
Release Date: 2012-08-09
Number of pages: 256
Author: Molly Ringwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online When It Happens to You in PDF and EPUB A stunning novel in stories in the tradition of Jennifer Egan by the iconic actress Molly Ringwald Tales of love, loss, and betrayal are at the heart of When It Happens to You, the debut novel in stories from actress and author Molly Ringwald. A Hollywood icon, Ringwald defined the teenage experience in the eighties in such classic films as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Cluband Sixteen Candles. Ringwald brings the compelling candour she displayed in her film roles to the unforgettable characters she has created in this series of intertwined and linked stories about the particular challenges, joys and disappointments of adult relationships. Her characters grapple with infertility and infidelity, fame and familial discord in a magnificent debut that will resonate broadly, particularly with fans of Melissa Banks, Meg Wolitzer and Lorrie Moore. 'When It Happens to Youis absolutely lovely, a smart, emotionally sophisticated, intricately dovetailed novel of stories. World, I'm telling you now: Molly Ringwald is the real deal' Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia 'Molly Ringwald understands how families work and uses her considerable talents to make them come alive on the page' Gary Shteyngart