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What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Sarah E. Wagner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0674988345
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nearly 1,600 Americans who took part in the Vietnam War are still missing and presumed dead. Sarah Wagner tells the stories of those who mourn and continue to search for them. Today's forensic science can identify remains from mere traces, raising expectations for repatriation and forcing a new reckoning with the toll of America's most fraught war.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Dora Osborne
Publisher : Camden House (NY)
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1640140522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A study of the archival turn in contemporary German memory culture, drawing on recent memorials, documentaries, and prose narratives that engage with the material legacy of National Socialism and the Holocaust.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Excelsior Editions
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1438478909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After the closure of Willard Psychiatric Center on New York's Seneca Lake in 1995, more than four hundred abandoned suitcases were discovered in its attic, containing thousands of personal possessions belonging to former patients. Three of the suitcases were owned by Charles F., an eighty-four-year-old Russian Jewish immigrant arrested at a Brooklyn subway station in 1946 and institutionalized at Willard State Hospital (as it was then known). An extraordinary collaboration between image and text, What Remains pairs Jon Crispin's gripping photographs of Charles's belongings with Ilan Stavans's intriguing, speculative portrait of a patient and institution at odds with one another. Anxious, isolated, and senile, Charles strikes an unexpected friendship with a young doctor whose empathy accompanies him through a sudden spiritual awakening. As the narrative unfolds, it becomes clear that Stavans, himself an immigrant from Mexico whose family history is marked by bouts of mental illness, approaches his character as a surrogate of his own personal journey. Crispin's photographs of Charles's possessions--including clothing, household tools, and Jewish ritual objects--are haunting in their ability to compel the reader to imagine a distant man's life. A moving blend of fact and fiction, photography and prose, What Remains reflects on questions of mental health, spirituality, and the Jewish immigrant experience in midcentury America.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Tim Weaver
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-07-16
ISBN : 1405913495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY THRILLER PICK NO ONE HOME HE SEARCHES FOR THE DISAPPEARED. Missing persons investigator David Raker specializes in finding the lost. Whether dead or alive, he brings the truth home to the families left behind. But there's one person he's never been able to save. NOW THEY MUST TRY TO FIND A KILLER. Colm Healy was one of the Met's best detectives - until the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters consumed his career, his family and his life. Agreeing to work with Healy, Raker soon learns the hard way how this puzzle breeds obsession. IT WILL COST THEM EVERYTHING. Meanwhile, the killer watches, waits, and prepares to bury the truth forever. Because this was never just a murder. It was something far worse . . . 'A luminous example of what a considerable talent Weaver is. Catch him at once' Daily Mail 'David Raker has joined a select band of fictional characters whose return in a new book excites existing fans and collects new ones . . . one of the most vibrant and unusual protagonists in modern crime fiction' Crime Fiction Lover

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Denise Leith
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1742694330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sometimes only a work of fiction can reveal the truth ... Following the tumultuous life of journalist Kate Price from her first assignment as a naive and idealistic young correspondent in Riyadh in 1991, to Baghdad in 2004, this is an epic story of love, war and friendship that will stay with you forever.

What Remains and Other Stories

What Remains and Other Stories Book
Author : Christa Wolf
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1995-12
ISBN : 9780226904955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What Remains collects Christa Wolf's short fiction, from early work in the sixties to the widely debated title story, first published in Germany in 1990. Addressing a wide range of topics, from sexual politics to the nature of memory, these powerful and often very personal stories offer a fascinating introduction to Wolf's work. What Remains and Other Stories . . . is clear and farsighted. The eight heartfelt stories in the book show why she has been respected as a serious author since her 1968 novel, The Quest for Christa T. . . . Wolf uses her own experiences and observations to create universal themes about the controls upon human freedom.—Herbert Mitgang, New York Times Christa Wolf has set herself nothing less than the task of exploring what it is to be a conscious human being alive in a moment of history.—Mary Gordon, New York Times Book Review The simultaneous publication of these two volumes offers readers here a generous sampling of the short fiction, speeches and essays that Wolf has produced over the last three decades.—Mark Harman, Boston Globe

Mill Town

Mill Town Book
Author : Kerri Arsenault
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 1250155959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival? Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for her seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, physical, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastrophe, earning the area the nickname “Cancer Valley.” Mill Town is an personal investigation, where Arsenault sifts through historical archives and scientific reports, talks to family and neighbors, and examines her own childhood to illuminate the rise and collapse of the working-class, the hazards of loving and leaving home, and the ambiguous nature of toxics and disease. Mill Town is a moral wake-up call that asks, Whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?

Strength in What Remains

Strength in What Remains Book
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-08-25
ISBN : 1588368513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human. BONUS: This edition contains a Strength in What Remains discussion guide. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time • Named one of the year’s “10 Terrific Reads” by O: The Oprah Magazine “Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage.”—The Washington Post “Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”—The New York Times “Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won’t forget.”—Portland Oregonian

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Helene Dunbar
Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
Release : 2015-05-08
ISBN : 0738744743
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After a terrible accident, Cal Ryan loses his promising baseball career and Lizzie, one of his best friends. Everyone expects him to pick up the pieces and move on, but all that remains for Cal is an overwhelming sense that her death was his fault. Cal thought he could overcome any obstacle. But grief might be the one exception.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Karen Von Hahn
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release : 2017-04-09
ISBN : 1487000405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Being left with a strand of even the highest quality milky-white pearls isn’t quite the same thing as pearls of wisdom to live by, as Karen von Hahn reveals in her memoir about her stylish and captivating mother, Susan — a mercurial, grandiose, Guerlain-and-vodka-soaked narcissist whose search for glamour and fulfillment through the acquisition and collection of beautiful things ultimately proved hollow. A tale of growing up in 1970s and 1980s Toronto in the fabulousness of a bourgeois Jew-ish family that valued panache over pragmatism and making a design statement over substance, von Hahn’s recollections of her dramatic and domineering mother are exemplified by the objects she held most dear: from a strand of prized pearls, to a Venetian mirror worthy of the palace of Versailles, to the silver satin sofas that were the epitome of her signature style. She also describes the misunderstandings and sometimes hurt and pain that come with being raised by her stunning, larger-than-life mother who in many ways embodied the flash-and-glam, high-flying, wealth-accumulating generation that gave birth to our modern-day material culture. Alternating between satire and sadness, von Hahn reconstructs the past through a series of exquisitely impressionistic memories, ultimately questioning the value of the things we hold dear and — after her complicated, yet impossible-to-forget mother is gone — what exactly remains.

The Beauty of What Remains

The Beauty of What Remains Book
Author : Steve Leder
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN : 0593187563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The national bestseller From the author of the bestselling More Beautiful Than Before comes an inspiring book about loss based on his most popular sermon. As the senior rabbi of one of the largest synagogues in the world, Steve Leder has learned over and over again the many ways death teaches us how to live and love more deeply by showing us not only what is gone but also the beauty of what remains. This inspiring and comforting book takes us on a journey through the experience of loss that is fundamental to everyone. Yet even after having sat beside thousands of deathbeds, Steve Leder the rabbi was not fully prepared for the loss of his own father. It was only then that Steve Leder the son truly learned how loss makes life beautiful by giving it meaning and touching us with love that we had not felt before. Enriched by Rabbi Leder's irreverence, vulnerability, and wicked sense of humor, this heartfelt narrative is filled with laughter and tears, the wisdom of millennia and modernity, and, most of all, an unfolding of the profound and simple truth that in loss we gain more than we ever imagined.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Claudia / Delfina Cardona
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10
ISBN : 9780924047923
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Imminent Science

Imminent Science Book
Author : Giovanni F. Bignami
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-03-18
ISBN : 8847053528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is not science fiction. It’s a voyage on the arrow of time to the coming fifty years. The legendary palindromic character Mr. Qfwfq from Italo Calvino’s collection of short stories, The Cosmicomics, will go with us – he who knows all the answers but will give out no hints. He will help us to discover the innovations that will have changed our lives by 2062, when, riding astride Halley’s Comet, our omniscient extraterrestrial will return to visit us.In this book, we shall learn how astronomers will devote themselves to the study of the mysterious force of dark energy, which makes up some three-quarters of the Universe. We shall also delve deeply into the study of our Earth, to exploit the immense thermal energy that lies beneath our feet. We shall solve another enigma in today’s science: the origin of life. We shall come to understand how to develop direct contacts between our brains and the rest of the world. We shall learn about the future of genetics, the reason for the longevity of Methuselah flies and the quest for prime numbers. These are only some of the exciting and important discoveries to be revealed in this intriguing book, which is designed for a broader public and not only for science fiction devotees.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Charles Entrekin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 9781733702591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Rosemary Poole-Carter
Publisher : Top Publications
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781929976164
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WHAT REMAINS is set on a rundown plantation shortly after the Civil War. In the shadow of live oaks and Spanish moss, Isabelle Ross, who has lost her fiance to the war, joins forces with journalist Paul Delahoussaye to untangle a web of secrets, lies, and murder.

With what Remains

With what Remains Book
Author : Lesley Bilinda
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780340908730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A powerful true story: returning to Rwanda to discover the truth about her husband's murder, Scot Lesley Bilinda uncovered a web of lies, deceit and betrayal that forced her to re-evaluate her relationship with the man and the country she had devoted her life to.Ten years ago Lesley wrote the acclaimed book The Colour of Darkness, a personal account of the horrors of the Rwandan genocide in which she lost her husband Charles. For a decade she has lived with no knowledge of how Charles died, or the identity of his killers.She returned to Rwanda last year, with a documentary film crew in tow, to uncover the truth. But in between traumatic encounters with the men she suspected responsible for his death, a very different truth emerged - Charles had been having an affair before and during their marriage.This beautifully-written and moving story charts Lesley's physical and emotional journey through a post-genocide Rwanda still shrouded in deceit and confusion. Despite the painful revelations, she gained a new sense of freedom from knowing the truth, and a fresh belief in herself and in God.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Jonathan Bach
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 0231544308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What happens when an entire modern state's material culture becomes abruptly obsolete? How do ordinary people encounter what remains? In this ethnography, Jonathan Bach examines the afterlife of East Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, as things and places from that vanished socialist past continue to circulate and shape the politics of memory. What Remains traces the unsettling effects of these unmoored artifacts on the German present, arguing for a rethinking of the role of the everyday as a site of reckoning with difficult pasts. Bach juxtaposes four sites where the stakes of the everyday appear: products commodified as nostalgia, amateur museums dedicated to collecting everyday life under socialism, the "people's palace" that captured the national imagination through its destruction, and the feared and fetishized Berlin Wall. Moving from the local, the intimate, and the small to the national, the impersonal, and the large, this book's interpenetrating chapters show the unexpected social and political force of the ordinary in the production of memory. What Remains offers a unique vantage point on the workings of the everyday in situations of radical discontinuity, contributing to new understandings of postsocialism and the intricate intersection of material remains and memory.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Nicholas Delbanco
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Release : 2001-11-01
ISBN : 9780446677790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of America's most acclaimed literary talents delivers a deeply moving, memoir-oriented novel about a German-Jewish family's attempts to resettle in the aftermath of World War II.

What Remains

What Remains Book
Author : Nadia Davids
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781776142774
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"What Remains is a fusion of text, dance and movement to tell a story about the unexpected uncovering of a slave burial ground in Cape Town, the archaeological dig that follows and a city haunted by the memory of slavery. When the bones emerge from the ground, everyone in the city - slave descendants, archaeologists, citizens, property developers - is forced to reckon with a history sometimes remembered, sometimes forgotten. Loosely based on the events at Prestwich Place, What Remains forges a path between memory and magic, the uncanny and the known, waking and dreaming. Four figures - the archaeologist, the healer, the dancer and the student - move between bones and books, archives and madness, paintings and protest, as they struggle to reconcile the past with the now."--Back cover

Memoir and Remains

Memoir and Remains Book
Author : James Harington Evans
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1855
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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