The Girl I Left Behind

Author: Shūsaku Endō,Mark Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213035

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Preparing to settle down to a career and marriage with his employer's niece, student Yoshioka Tstomu is unable to forget a fleeting relationship with Mitsu, a naive country girl, whose life is irrevocably changed by the affair.

The Girl I Left Behind

A Narrative History of the Sixties

Author: Judith Nies

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061865818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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At the height of the Vietnam War protests, twenty-eight-year-old Judith Nies and her husband lived a seemingly idyllic life. Both were building their respective careers in Washington—Nies as the speechwriter and chief staffer to a core group of antiwar congressmen, her husband as a Treasury department economist. But when her husband brought home a list of questions from an FBI file with Judith's name on the front, Nies soon realized that her life was about to take a radical turn. Shocked to find herself the focus of an FBI investigation into her political activities, Nies began to reevaluate her role as grateful employee and dutiful wife. A heartfelt memoir and a piercing social commentary, The Girl I Left Behind offers a fresh, candid look at the 1960s. Recounting Nies's courageous journey toward independence and equality, it evaluates the consequences of the feminist movement on the same women who made it happen—and on the daughters born in their wake.

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Author: Jessica Walker,Neil Bartlett

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435138

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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‘... I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thinking; hang on a minute; “I seem to have the knack of pleasing ladies.” In trousers? With short hair? In public? Was that allowed? Indeed it was.’ A cool and contemporary look at one of the most intriguing aspects of musical theatre – just what is it that makes a woman in trousers so appealing? Accompanied by a piano, mezzo-soprano Jessica Walker dons a few well-chosen items of male attire, giving a supremely well-sung performance that conjures up an entire world, from the swaggering cross-dressers of the Victorian Music Hall to the ambiguous boy-heroes of Mozart and Strauss, to the back-room bulldykes of the Harlem Renaissance. Commissioned and produced by Opera North Projects with the Southbank Centre touring partner Welcome to Yorkshire. The Girl I Left Behind Me is a provocative, flirtatious, personal one woman-guide which deliciously recalls a forgotten chapter of female performance. The Girl I Left Behind Me was performed at The Barbican Centre in November 2011 as part of the Bite Season.

Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century

'The Girl I Left Behind Me'

Author: Jennine Hurl-Eamon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199681007

Category: History

Page: 256

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This volume is the first to focus on the eighteenth-century army wives who stayed at home in Britain. Although the army tried to prohibit marriage of subalternate officers, NCOs, and privates for the entire period of the book (1685-1820), a significant minority persisted in marrying even though they were often separated by war. In contrast to histories that dismiss these couples as less loyal and loving than those who followed the drum together, it argues thatthese couples could forge just as strong a bond. In addition, wives "left behind" still took pride in performing a national service, and married men believed themselves to be better soldiers than theirbachelor brethren. This is an important contribution to the study of regimental cultures in the British army and the complex role gender played within it.

The Girl I Left Behind

A Narrative History of the Sixties

Author: Judith Nies

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006117601X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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Traces the author's journey from a docile wife and worker to a staunch activist and writer, a transformation marked by the social upheavals of the 1960s, a devastating FBI investigation, and her emerging feminist convictions. 25,000 first printing.

The Girl You Left Behind

A Novel

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101638168

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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From the author of Me Before You and Still Me, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London. Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later in London, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

The girl I left behind

Author: Jane O'Reilly

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co

ISBN: 9780020232407

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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An in-depth, witty exploration of the meanings of the feminist revolution looks at the lives of women since people realized that being a woman meant more than keeping house

The Girl They Left Behind

A Novel

Author: Roxanne Veletzos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501187708

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A sweeping family saga and love story that offers a vivid and unique portrayal of life in war-torn 1941 Bucharest and life behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet Union occupation—perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s Key. On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger, undergoing increasingly violent persecution. The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. They are even further from her mind when Romania falls under Soviet occupation. Yet, as Natalia comes of age in a bleak and hopeless world, traces of her identity pierce the surface of her everyday life, leading gradually to a discovery that will change her destiny. She has a secret crush on Victor, an intense young man who as an impoverished student befriended her family long ago. Years later, when Natalia is in her early twenties and working at a warehouse packing fruit, she and Victor, now an important official in the Communist regime, cross paths again. This time they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secrets. When Natalia is suddenly offered a one-time chance at freedom, Victor is determined to help her escape, even if it means losing her. Natalia must make an agonizing decision: remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love, or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms, and to confront the painful enigma of her past.

The Warriors - The Girl I Left Behind Me

Author: Robert Cubitt

Publisher: Protectics Limited

ISBN: 9781909133808

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Volume 1 of 'The Warriors'. "Death crept into Pakistani airspace at the relatively slow speed of 170 knots. From the ground far below it was invisible to the naked eye. So small was it in comparison to its height that it didn't even cast a shadow on the sides of the mountains. In the air conditioned control room at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Captain Cory Duncan of the United States Air Force checked the position of his aircraft. "OK guys, we are now in Pakistan air space." He flicked his radio switch. "Achilles One Zero this is Catcher Five. What is the status of hostile aircraft?" "Achilles One Zero, we have six PAF aircraft in the air at present. We classify them as two pairs of Chengdu Sevens and one pair of Mirage Threes. All are deployed along the frontiers with Kashmir and India. No hostile aircraft in your sector." The radar operator of the E3 Sentry aircraft, flying high above the Indian Ocean, signed off with a cheery 'Have a nice day'." *** Lofty is a soldier in the British Army, posted to Afghanistan for a tour of duty. Youssef is a British born Muslim whose parents are killed in an accident of war and who joins the Taliban seeking revenge. Behind him Lofty leaves his wife Emily and Youssef leaves his fiance, Fatima. 'The Warriors: The Girl I Left Behind Me' tells the story of how the war affects all of them in different ways.

The Life I Left Behind

A Novel

Author: Colette McBeth

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250041228

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. In fact, she no longer really has any friends. She's built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she's cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely. And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody's. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn't betrayed her after all...if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who's still out there, preparing to strike again. Narrated alternately by Melody and by Eve's lingering ghost, The Life I Left Behind is a taut thriller and an intimate look at two young women bound together in ways neither of them could ever have predicted. Colette McBeth has proven once again that she is a master of suspense.

Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

Author: C.S. Forester

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 1618860526

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Hornblower Saga: Vol 11; May 1821 - Oct 1823 Horatio Hornblower, now Admiral, sails over seas as challenging as any in his victorious career. In this tense time after Napoleon's defeat, all kinds of vagabonds, revolutionaries, Imperial Guards and pirates come sailing into the waters where Hornblower is working his small contingent of naval vessels to preserve the peace and eliminate piracy. With intrepid daring and brilliant strategies, Hornblower wins his victories.

The Girl Death Left Behind

Author: Lurlene McDaniel

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780307433893

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9351

Readers will be touched and inspired by this latest novel from bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel: Beth's world has been torn apart. She cannot figure out how to go on when a car accident claims the lives of her entire family, and she is the only survivor. Things seem to get even worse when she moves in with her aunt and her spoiled cousin, Terri. But with the love and support of her aunt and some unexpected friends, Beth struggles to overcome the despair that threatens to consume her. Will she be able to move past the painful memories without feeling guilty for being a survivor? From the Paperback edition.

Paper Love

Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

Author: Sarah Wildman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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One woman’s journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory. Years after her grandfather’s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled “Correspondence: Patients A–G.” What she found inside weren’t dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family’s prewar Vienna. One woman’s letters stood out: those from Valy—Valerie Scheftel. Her grandfather’s lover who had remained behind when he fled Europe six months after the Nazis annexed Austria. Valy’s name wasn’t unknown to her—Wildman had once asked her grandmother about a dark-haired young woman whose images she found in an old photo album. “She was your grandfather’s true love,” her grandmother said at the time, and refused any other questions. But now, with the help of the letters, Wildman started to piece together Valy’s story. They revealed a woman desperate to escape and clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom. Obsessed with Valy’s story, Wildman began a quest that lasted years and spanned continents. She discovered, to her shock, an entire world of other people searching for the same woman. On in the course of discovering Valy’s ultimate fate, she was forced to reexamine the story of her grandfather’s triumphant escape and how this history fit within her own life and in the process, she rescues a life seemingly lost to history.

Distant Sisters

The Women I Left Behind

Author: Yehudit Rotem,Judith Rotem

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America


Category: Religion

Page: 219

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The growing fascination with the hardships of women in other cultures makes this insider's look at the harsh lives of ultra-orthodox women a relevant and intriguing read. Judith Rotem, divorced her religious husband and his way of life, interviewed dozens of women to give this insight to the women she left behind.National Jewish Book Award Winner.