EPILOGUE The Homecoming Dance began this book by sharing about my “tears at a homecoming” in South Africa when I first visited in 2000.

Author: Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498225187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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An invitation to reclaim our worth as persons created in the image of God. Both scholarly and personal, Curtiss Paul DeYoung's profound public journey has intersected again and again with social realities of injustice and alienation. He graciously shares here his compelling story of hope and reconciliation. New insights and new challenges arise as he encounters Desmond Tutu, Malaak Shabazz, Rabbi Menachem Froman, Sojourner Truth, Samuel Ruiz Garcia, Lani Guinier, Cain Hope Felder, James Earl Massey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ronald Takaki, Samuel Hines, Howard Thurman, and many others. The hallmarks of DeYoung's engaging narrative are spiritual transformation, innovative leadership, and creative courage.

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming,” he said, “is a celebration of all that.” “So what are you saying? Your homecoming means more to you than mine because you went to a black ...

Author: Curtis Bunn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1593094299

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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A trip back to their alma mater's homecoming becomes memorable for five people in a way none of them could have expected.

Homecoming Queens

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR HOMECOMING QUEENS “Homecoming Queens is a fascinating window onto rural queer life. Through the experiences of the novel's protagonist, ...

Author: J. E. Sumerau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463512098

Category: Education

Page: 20

View: 147

“It’s hard for me to keep a straight face at the thought of living in a place called Queens with my husband and former homecoming queen wife,” Jackson thinks when his spouses inform him of their desire to move back to their hometown following the death of a parent. In Homecoming Queens, this decision sets in motion events that will dramatically transform the three spouses, their understanding of the past, and the town itself. As Jackson Garner leaves Tampa, he introduces us to Queens, a small town in Georgia situated between Atlanta and Augusta. In Queens, Jackson, Crystal and Lee encounter supportive regulars at the diner they take over from Crystal’s father as well as hostile locals who find bisexuality, polyamory, and other “alternative” lifestyles unsavory. They also confront the traumatic event that led Crystal and Lee to leave town after high school. Along the way, they face the history and ghosts of the town, the tension between an LGBT friendly pastor and some of his anti-LGBT congregants, the struggles of a kid seeking gender transition, and the ongoing battle between progress and tradition in the American south. Homecoming Queens can be read purely for pleasure or used as supplemental reading for courses in sexualities, gender, relationships, sociology, families, religion, the life course, the American south, identities, culture, intersectionality, and arts-based research. “Witty, action-packed, and full of surprises, Homecoming Queens will speak to anyone who has ever tried to go home again. Sumerau’s novel is an eye-opening read that sheds light on the dynamics of polyamory and queer presence in the Deep South. Secrets and mysteries intertwine with friendships new and old as the three spouses navigate Queens as sexually non-conforming adults.” – Katie Acosta, Ph.D., Georgia State University and author of Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family “Homecoming Queens educates you about being queer, trans, and poly in the South while also entertaining you with a captivating story from start to finish. Seriously, this story should be turned into a play or movie – or both!” – Eric Anthony Grollman, Ph.D., University of Richmond and Editor of Conditionallyaccepted.com “Homecoming Queens shows that while the past may sometimes reverberate into our present, it does not necessarily have to define our present or the futures we seek. This book will keep you guessing and wondering long after you’ve read it.” – Lorena Garcia, Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago and author of Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity J. E. Sumerau is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tampa. Their writing focuses on sexualities, gender, religion, and health in the interpersonal and historical experiences of sexual, gender, and religious minorities. They are also the author of two previous novels – Cigarettes & Wine and Essence. For more information, visit www.jsumerau.com


I thought a lot about what my homecoming would be like. The first American soldier in MoravskáOstrava. Entering the town in triumph.

Author: Joseph Wechsberg

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Published by Knopf in 1946 as an expanded version of a two-part New Yorker article. Joseph Wechsberg and his wife left Czechoslovakia for America in 1938. Sent with the US Army to liberate Europe from the Nazis, Wechsberg returns to Ostrava, the town where he grew up. Searching for his wife's parents, he discovers the devastation of World War II, hears first-hand accounts of its atrocities, witnesses the antics of Red Army soldiers, and remembers his childhood — discovering in the end that home is no longer Ostrava, but California. “[…] a moving, brilliantly written account of [Wechsberg's] return to his home-town, Moravia Ostrava (Maehrisch Ostrau) […]. As in his earlier stories in The New Yorker, almost every ounce of sentiment in Homecoming was set off by an equal measure of irony.” — Richard Plant, The New York Times “A short and very personal book, […] a personal footnote to current European history. […] Affecting and convincing impressions of a shattered world.” — Kirkus Reviews


... and Dusty has nowhere to run from her past pain―or her present fears. Will this accident of fate finally lead her home? HOMECOMING Celeste Castro Synopsis.

Author: Celeste Castro

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1594936536

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 863

Destiny "Dusty" Del Carmen is a bestselling author and much sought-after speaker. An invitation to the Northwest Urban Indian Federation's annual conference brings Dusty back to her "home" state of Idaho—the one place she swore she would never return to. Dusty does what she does best—smothers the painful memories of her past and picks up the smoking hot bartender at the local lesbian hangout. Professor Morgan West is eager to attend the Federation's annual conference and to meet the famous Destiny Del Carmen. A chance encounter leaves them trapped in a rustic cabin and Dusty has nowhere to run from her past pain—or her present fears. Will this accident of fate finally lead her home?

Heidegger and Homecoming

where it arrives in its journey, and of the journeying itself, is the language of and out of homecoming. Heidegger comments, The language of the poetry ...

Author: Robert Mugerauer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442692731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

View: 282

Martin Heidegger's philosophical works devoted themselves to challenging previously held ontological notions of what constitutes "being," and much of his work focused on how beings interact within particular spatial locations. Frequently, Heidegger used the motifs of homelessness and homecoming in order to express such spatial interactions, and despite early and continued recognition of the importance of homelessness and homecoming, this is the first sustained study of these motifs in his later works. Utilizing both literary and philosophical analysis, Heidegger and Homecoming reveals the deep figural unity of the German philosopher's writings, by exploring not only these homecoming and homelessness motifs, but also the six distinctive voices that structure the apparent disorder of his works. In this illuminating and comprehensive study, Robert Mugerauer argues that these motifs and Heidegger's many voices are required to overcome and replace conventional and linear methods of logic and representation. Making use of material that has been both neglected and yet to be translated into English, Heidegger and Homecoming explains the elaborate means with which Heidegger proposed that humans are able to open themselves to others, while at the same time preserve their self-identity.

African Homecoming

The pilgrimage metaphor has also been taken up in the academic literature that deals with (African) diasporan homecoming (Davis 1997; Harden 2007; ...

Author: Katharina Schramm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131543539X

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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African Americans and others in the African diaspora have increasingly “come home” to Africa to visit the sites at which their ancestors were enslaved and shipped. In this nuanced analysis of homecoming, Katharina Schramm analyzes how a shared rhetoric of the (Pan-)African family is produced among African hosts and Diasporan returnees and at the same time contested in practice. She examines the varying interpretations and appropriations of significant sites (e.g. the slave forts), events (e.g. Emancipation Day) and discourses (e.g. repatriation) in Ghana to highlight these dynamics. From this, she develops her notions of diaspora, home, homecoming, memory and identity that reflect the complexity and multiple reverberations of these cultural encounters beyond the sphere of roots tourism.

Homecoming Homicides

Before entering thebreak roomat the station, Flippy had thumbed through the homecoming pageant booklet.Of course her eyeshad gravitated toward pictures of ...

Author: Marilyn Baron

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 162830197X

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 289

Professional crisis manager Philippa Tannenbaum is spokesperson for the law enforcement task force charged with solving a high-profile case. She never dreams her position as Homecoming Pageant Director and her second-place finish in the previous year's competition has placed her on a serial killer's hit list. Always a runner-up in life, she wants to finally come in first at finding the killer targeting the current crop of beauties. Her friend Luke Slaughter, a Graysville city cop, shows up at Philippa's office, assigned to partner with her in solving the case and to protect her 24/7 for the duration. Unfortunately, he's also the man she hooked up with for a one-night stand when she broke up with her fiancé. Working with her is going to be less than easy, for a number of reasons...

Operation Homecoming

The Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience program was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and is presented in partnership with the ...

Author: Andrew Carroll

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588365712

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 391

“Here is what you will not find in the news–the personal cost of war written as clear and beautiful as literature worthy of the name is. These stories are the real thing, passionate, imaginative, searing.” –Richard Bausch, author of Wives & Lovers The first book of its kind, Operation Homecoming is the result of a major initiative launched by the National Endowment for the Arts to bring distinguished writers to military bases and inspire U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their families to record their wartime experiences. Encouraged by such authors as Tom Clancy, Mark Bowden, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff, Jeff Shaara, and Marilyn Nelson, American military personnel and their loved ones wrote candidly about what they saw, heard, and felt while in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as on the home front. Taken together, these almost one hundred never-before-published eyewitness accounts, private journals, short stories, letters, and other personal writings become a dramatic narrative that shows the human side of warfare. • the fear and exhilaration of heading into battle; • the interactions between U.S. forces and Afghans and Iraqis, both as enemies and friends; • the boredom, gripes, and humorous incidents of day-to-day life on the front lines; • the anxiety and heartache of worried spouses, parents, and other loved ones on the home front; • the sheer brutality of warfare and the physical and emotional toll it takes on those who fight; • the tearful homecomings for those who returned to the States alive– and the somber ceremonies for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. From riveting combat accounts to profound reflections on warfare and the pride these troops feel for one another, Operation Homecoming offers an unflinching and intensely revealing look into the lives of extraordinary men and women. What they have written is without question some of the greatest wartime literature ever published. “Andrew Carroll has given America a priceless treasure.” –Tom Brokaw, on War Letters Proceeds from this book will be used to provide arts and cultural programming to U.S. military communities. For more information, please go to www.OperationHomecoming.gov.

Secrets Bluegrass Homecoming

CONTENTS Secrets: Bluegrass Homecoming Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine ...

Author: Jan Scarbrough

Publisher: Saddle Horse Press

ISBN: 099719197X

Category: Fiction


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Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for herself. She has just one more thing to do: help her mother. To do so, she must return to Heritage Springs, Kentucky, the place she’d fled years before. Back then she’d been nothing but a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks, hiding a secret that could have destroyed lives. Newly divorced lawyer Rob Scott seeks solace for his heartache in his small-town roots. Maybe being an incurable romantic isn’t smart for a lawyer who has to deal with hard facts. The last thing he’s looking for is a relationship. He’d made millions in Chicago, but in his heart he’s always kept a secret dream, a desire he’s never told anyone. Then he runs into Kelly, the girl who’d disappeared from his life years ago, leaving behind only hurt and unanswered questions. Kelly’s kept her secret all these years. But sometimes the only way to build a future is to face the past.

The Homecoming

... I had still managed to keep sort of a smile on my face! Part Three Homecoming Chapter One The Homecoming T hroughout the 197 The Homecoming.

Author: David Ludwig Eggert

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1608607984

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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After Randy Newman is released from a Vietcong POW camp in 1969, The Homecoming that takes place back in America isn't the one he expected. Thrust back to a world he hasn't seen in six years, Randy is confused and begins having hallucinations. At a train station, he sees a poster of a boy and girl on the beach. The girl transforms into Natalie, his first love, and his search begins. Meanwhile, Natalie's life hasn't turned out the way she imagined either. In the years Randy was away in Vietnam, Natalie clings to the hope he will eventually return. But about the time he does set foot back in California, Natalie has just met another man and thinks she's falling in love. As Randy watches war demonstrations and senses the dark mood of the nation, he turns to drink and other women, but Natalie is still in his heart. Not knowing that she is in an abusive relationship, he vows to leave California and start life anew elsewhere - until he and Natalie finally meet face to face. Author David Ludwig Eggert brings us back to the days of California surfer dudes and anti-war demonstrations. Raised in Long Beach, California, he now lives in Washington State. The author of several books, Eggert's own favorite writers are Ian Fleming, James Michener, John Jakes, Steven King, John D. McDonald and Herman Wouk. Author's website: http: //www.davidleggertauthor.com/ Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/TheHomecoming.ht

The Homecoming

Although they hadn't talked about it, she'd heard he had a miserable time at prom and the homecoming couple broke up again. That made her perversely happy.

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778316440

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 239

When Seth Sileski, whose professional football career ended before it could start, returns to Thunder Point, he struggles to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend Iris McKinley to forgive him for breaking her heart.

Another Homecoming

Janette Oke, Davis Bunn. nother Homecoming A Janette Oke & Davis Bunn Another Homecoming Copyright © 1997 Janette Oke and Davis Bunn.

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1556619340

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 232

After a heartbreaking loss, a woman finds herself searching for a family she never knew and a faith she's only beginning to understand.

The Homecoming

Kasey Michaels. THE HOMECOMING A Novel of Early America BOOK ONE KASEY MICHAELS Praise for Kasey Michaels' THE HOMECOMING “A tale of love.

Author: Kasey Michaels

Publisher: Kathryn Seidick


Category: Fiction


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Life in the Pennsylvania colonies in the early 1760s meant new beginnings for many, brought to the land in search of freedom, adventure, and the chance for new beginnings. Everything good that they were traveled with most of them, while everything bad and petty, cruelly ambitious and greedy, came along packed in the baggage of others. Lord Dominick Crown hadn't so much emigrated to New Eden than he had fled there to escape his past. Byrna Cassidy had left Ireland with high hopes for a new life with her father's family. For both, the future seemed bright. But that was before the worlds of the Lenni Lenape and the colonists collided. "Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts Thanks for reading! Book Categories: Early America Historical Fiction Colonial America Historical Fiction Historical Romantic Fiction Romantic Historical Novels


Critical praise for JILL Marie LANDIS and her novels “Jill Marie Landis's emotional stories will stay Homecoming Jill MarieLandis.

Author: Jill Marie Landis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472089316

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 232

Tell me who I am. Tell me where I belong. I am a woman without a name, without a home....

The Homecoming

... conferred in a whispered exchange packed with medical jargon, and pronounced him fine. Rainey sat up. and Kate stood to face Tig. “We THE HOMECOMING.

Author: Carsten Stroud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448183529

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 937

When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption and financial double-dealing, Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh has to investigate. To add to his worries, he and his wife, Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague. Something bothers Nick about Rainey - and it isn't just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey's school has suspiciously disappeared. In fact, people have long been disappearing from seemingly placid Niceville, including, most disturbingly, Kate's father. Using his files, Kate and Nick start to unearth Niceville's blood-stained history, but something (or is it Nothing?) stands in their way ...

The Homecoming

Raine Cantrell. The Homecoming Raine Cantrell Copyright Diversion Books A Division of Diversion Publishing Corp. 443.

Author: Raine Cantrell

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626811504

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From a national bestselling author and “one of the superstars of western romance” comes a tale of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of war (Affaire de Coeur). For most Texans, the Reconstruction might as well have been a second declaration of war. Matt Coltrane feels no different when he returns home to find his farm ravaged as part of a greedy land grab. Bitter and betrayed, he wants nothing to do with anyone . . . except the one girl he never forgot. After raiders killed her parents and destroyed their family home, Laine Ellis was left to raise her brother and sister in a cabin at the edge of the bayou. Stubborn and courageous, Laine doesn’t entertain any man’s attention—until Matt returns. She once loved him with a girl’s starry-eyed innocence. Now wants him with a woman’s passion. Laine and Matt face old enemies and new challenges as they struggle to bring their dreams to life, putting aside their shared pain to fight against those who seek to keep them broken and defeated . . . in this rugged romantic novel from “a powerhouse writer whose emotional intensity keeps you enthralled” (RT Book Reviews).

Montana Homecoming

... Them Her Montana Cowboy Harlequin Western Romance Montana Bull Riders The Bull Rider Meets His Match The Bull Rider's Homecoming A Bull Rider to Depend ...

Author: Jeannie Watt

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488068178

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 347

Her lifelong rival… Might just be perfect for her Career-focused Cassie Callahan is back in Montana for her grandmother’s wedding—and is soon reunited with her childhood enemy: Travis McGuire, the rancher next door. But when the two are tasked with cleaning out a barn for the big day, Cassie starts seeing him more as comfort than competition. With her visit coming to a close and her dream job on the line, can Cassie’s rival convince her to take a chance on him?

Bluestone Homecoming

This is a work of fiction. Similarities to real people, places, or events are entirely coincidental. BLUESTONE HOMECOMING First edition. October 22, 2017.

Author: MJ Fredrick

Publisher: MJ Fredrick


Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 859

War correspondent Leo Ericson returns to his hometown of Bluestone Lake, Minnesota, when his parents notify him his young son is having trouble fitting in at school. Leo doesn’t know how to be a single parent since the death of his wife, and he certainly has no desire to return to Bluestone. But he needs a place for his son, a place where he’ll be with family, while Leo does his job. He’ll stay long enough to get Max settled, then go back to work. School counselor Trinity Madison watches Leo struggle with his son, trying to overcome the mental barricade she’s erected against the man who sent his son away when he’s perfectly capable of caring for the child. The situation brings about her own unsettled feelings about giving her child up for adoption when she was young. But as she observes Leo’s difficulties, his sacrifices, she softens toward the man. While he’s in town, he ends up working with some old friends and Trinity on a committee to revitalize Bluestone. The former resort town is struggling and looking for ways to bring tourists back. Leo finds himself charmed, then smitten with the feisty counselor, but will he still love her when he learns her secret?

Homecoming Volume 1

Homecoming Created by Michael Turner, D aviD W ohl ScoTT lobDell&braD Foxhoven storyby D aviD W ohl pencils by E milio l aiso colors by B rEtt s mith # 4 ...

Author: Scott Lobdell, David Wohl

Publisher: Aspen Comics


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 22

View: 301

The alien hybrid Celeste discovers more about her past life as she and Hunter encounter a surprise visitor-her mom! And when mother dearest enlightens Celeste, all bets are off! Meanwhile, Paul realizes his newfound "gifts" make life on the football field a real breeze-as the group finds it increasingly more difficult to keep their secrets hidden! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to High School...Aspen Comics proudly presents an all-new series created by Michael Turner, Scott Lobdell and David Wohl. HOMECOMING