Rise How a House Built a Family

Novelist "Cara Brookins escaped an abusive marriage with four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself.

Rise  How a House Built a Family

Author: Cara Brookins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250095662

Page: 320

View: 389

If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.

The Well built House

Discusses construction timetables, choosing a contractor and architect, and siting a house, and covers details on everything from foundations to windows and kitchen countertops

The Well built House

Author: Jim Locke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780395629512

Page: 302

View: 661

Discusses construction timetables, choosing a contractor and architect, and siting a house, and covers details on everything from foundations to windows and kitchen countertops

How A House Is Built

... built-in P- traps Vents remove odors and pre- vent flow pres- sure from empty- ing P-traps Fixture drains flow to branch lines and into the house sewer ...

How A House Is Built

Author: Dennis Fukai

Publisher: Insitebuilders

ISBN: 0976274140

Page: 162

View: 110

This is a "how-to" book on the construction of a small, simple and sustainable house. The book uses detailed illustrations, captioned text, short videos, and 3D models to walk the reader through eight distinct phases of construction. Readers are also encouraged to build 3D construction models for their own projects. Each chapter ends with a "Hands-On" section with how-to tutorials that include navigating through a design model, excavating a model base, assembling a foundation wall, fabricating and erecting framing members, extruding 3D objects from 2D details, and running pipes and wires through the walls and ceiling.

The House that Built Me

It was an old house; built in 1832, it had a plaque on the garden wall giving the date and the name of the architect. In the cellar there was a walled-up ...

The House that Built Me

Author: Jackie McGregor

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1783759496

Page: 256

View: 905

Does where you have lived help shape who you become? A book that will tug at the heart strings and make you smile... In this unique anthology of memories, famous faces from the worlds of television, music, film and books reveal insightful, sometimes surprising and often funny stories about places from their pasts. Touching on childhood, love, loss and happiness, the deeply personal memories have never been shared before. With original contributions from: Fearne Cotton, Nigel Havers, Cherie Blair, Jo Brand, Deborah Moggach, Sir Tony Robinson, Bill Oddie, Lembit Opik, Rowan Coleman, Fenella Fielding, Lorraine Kelly and many more...

If Animals Built Your House

If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each!

If Animals Built Your House

Author: Bill Wise

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1728239273

Page: 32

View: 244

Explore animal habitats how they engineer their homes in this beautifully illustrated STEM book for kids. Filled with imaginative questions, animal facts, and educational backmatter, If Animals Built Your House is perfect for your elementary classroom or family library. If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each! Perfect for teachers looking for STEM/STEAM books for kids 5-7, and books that highlight engineering for kids, innovation, and how things work for kids. If a tree squirrel built your house, no one could ever sneak up on you. Your house might look like just a jumble of leaves, but it's really a tightly woven, waterproof ball. No hard walls here—this furry builder used its body like a rolling pin to make a soft, cozy room. Just watch out for that first step out your front door! Animals featured include squirrels, termites, grouper, honeybees, chimpanzees, tree frogs, polar bears, and more! Backmatter Includes: Explore More for Kids: photos of all of the animals in the book, what their homes look like, and why they build them Explore More for Teachers & Parents: read-aloud suggestions, a STEAM design challenge, and more!

House Built on Ashes

But there is no easy passage into this brighter future. Poignant and lyrical, House Built on Ashes contemplates the promises, limitations, and contradictions of the American Dream.

House Built on Ashes

Author: José Antonio Rodríguez

Publisher: Chicana and Chicano Visions of

ISBN: 9780806155012

Page: 189

View: 741

The year is 2009, and José Antonio Rodríguez, a doctoral student at Binghamton University in upstate New York, is packing his suitcase, getting ready to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his parents in South Texas. He soon learns from his father that a drug cartel has overtaken the Mexican border village where he was born. Now, because of the violence there, he won't be able to visit his early-childhood home. Instead, his memories will have to take him back. Thus, Rodríguez begins a meditative journey into the past. Through a series of vignettes, he mines the details of a childhood and adolescence fraught with deprivation but offset by moments of tenderness and beauty. Suddenly he is four years old again, and his mother is feeding him raw sugarcane for the first time. With the sweetness still on his tongue, he runs to a field, where he falls asleep under a glowing pink sky. The conditions of rural poverty prove too much for his family to bear, and Rodríguez moves with his mother and three of his nine siblings across the border to McAllen, Texas. Now a resident of the "other side," Rodríguez experiences the luxury of indoor toilets and gazes at television commercials promising more food than he has ever seen. But there is no easy passage into this brighter future. Poignant and lyrical, House Built on Ashes contemplates the promises, limitations, and contradictions of the American Dream. Even as it tells a deeply personal story, it evokes larger political, cultural, and social realities. It speaks to what America is and what it is not. It speaks to a world of hunger, prejudice, and far too many boundaries. But it speaks, as well, to the redemptive power of beauty and its life-sustaining gift of hope.

A House Built on Love

The story of how the author in partnership with local churches, built a vision to provide a home to ex-prisoners, refugees and victims of abuse.

A House Built on Love

Author: Ed Walker

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281081196

Page: 224

View: 966

The story of how the author in partnership with local churches, built a vision to provide a home to ex-prisoners, refugees and victims of abuse.

How a House Is Built

Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family.

How a House Is Built

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823430855

Page: 36

View: 753

Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works. Many different careers—including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers—are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life. A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can't get enough of Building a House by Byron Barton. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Fuild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

The House That Fear Built

When the old house was built it had boarded fans in the eves of the roof. Only in later years were the boards from these fan designs appreciated for their ...

The House That Fear Built

Author: Janice Oliver

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1604621575

Page: 106

View: 924

After being abused for 28 years, Janice Darlene Oliver was finally able to leave her husband. The House that Fear Built is not only a powerful story of survival, it is a true story of instinct. Having a husband that was physically and emotionally abusive left Janice with many scars on the inside and out. You will feel the terror she felt for her safety and then her relief when she relied on faith to help her stay alive and protect her children. Through her faith in Christ, she was finally able to gain the courage to leave her abuser-even though her family did not want her to and to lead the life that she knew she always deserved. You will not be able to put down The House that Fear Built.

The Owner Built Log House

Many houses are built where no house should be and on this ever - more crowded planet , the choice becomes increasingly limited .

The Owner Built Log House

Author: B. Allan Mackie

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552975480

Page: 232

View: 208

A step-by-step guide to building a log house.

A House Built on Sand

Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science Noretta Koertge. A HOUSE BUILT ON SAND This page intentionally left blank A HOUSE BUILT ON SAND.

A House Built on Sand

Author: Noretta Koertge

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195117263

Page: 322

View: 681

Cultural critics say that "science is politics by other means," arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites. They base their claims on historical case studies purporting to show the systematic intrusion of sexist, racist, capitalist, colonialist, and/or professional interests into the very content of science. In this hard-hitting collection of essays, contributors offer crisp and detailed critiques of case studies offered by the cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural world. Pulling no punches, they identify numerous crude factual blunders (e.g. that Newton never performed any experiments) and egregious errors of omission, such as the attempt to explain the slow development of fluid dynamics solely in terms of gender bias. Where there are positive aspects of a flawed account, or something to be learned from it, they do not hesitate to say so. Their target is shoddy scholarship. Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.

The House That Love Built

When Malcolm's new life is shattered by treachery, can he and Cleo overcome the wounds of the past and find their way back to the magic that once filled the house that love built? (A companion story to The Road Back Home, a different ...

The House That Love Built

Author: Jean Brashear

Publisher: Jean Brashear Literary Trust

ISBN: 1949970116

Page: 248

View: 912

Once they had it all: a home with a man who adored her, three children they cherished, a life filled with passion and promise. Until one troubled child cost them everything. After a childhood of constant upheaval, all Cleo Formby wanted was to put down roots, to fill a house with family and love. When Malcolm Channing swept into her life, she gained it all: the home, the children, the love of a good man who adored her— Until their firstborn daughter tore their family apart, and even the love between Cleo and Malcolm wasn't strong enough to survive the devastation. Five years later, that daughter returns, destitute—with a child in tow. Cleo and Malcolm are thrown together again…and realize that their love has never died. But both have ties to others now, and their daughter is no less troubled than before. Being in constant proximity yet unable to be together is a constant heartache, but the welfare of this little grandson has to take first place. When Malcolm's new life is shattered by treachery, can he and Cleo overcome the wounds of the past and find their way back to the magic that once filled the house that love built? (A companion story to The Road Back Home, a different perspective of the story seen through Ria's eyes and going beyond) "Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth.” ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

A House Built on Love

Around the time I was reconnecting with Ewan, we opened a house there, run in partnership with Norwich Central Baptist Church, to support women coming out ...

A House Built on Love

Author: ED WALKER

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281081204

Page: 226

View: 217

Hope into Action, a charity founded by Ed Walker has a vision – of the church at the forefront of the fight against homelessness. Since 2010 it has worked in partnership with churches to supply homes, support, friendship and love for the homeless and marginalized, earning the Guardian’s Public Service Award in 2017 and an award from the Centre for Social Justice. Here, Ed tells his story of faith and struggle as he and his wife Rachel stepped out in faith, developed a new theology of sharing and saw both tragic and wonderful outcomes. Visionary, inspiring and touching, Ed’s experiences show how we can meet and grow in Christ as we interact with those in the shadows and those hidden in darkness.

The House that Jack Built

be networked, notably Festival's one concession to popular taste, launched when the Company was launched, the serial The House that Jack Built.

The House that Jack Built

Author: Eileen Dewhurst

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447240790

Page: 224

View: 387

Sue Halliday has spent the first sixteen years of her life appearing in Festival TV’s long-running programme The House that Jack Built. Infatuated with her co-star Ralph Boyd, she documents her feelings in a private diary, never thinking that it could be stolen. Sinister telephone calls threatening to make the diary public make Sue feel that she is unable to trust anyone around her, and any one of her fellow actors could be the voice making her pay for her feelings. Then accidents to characters in the serial parallel accidents to the actors in real life and Sue is implicated in an increasingly murderous chain of events

The House That Richard Built

... same place spiritually in five to ten years that you are right now. The same principles apply to our families. Do you have 17 The House that Richard Built.

The House That Richard Built

Author: James Smith

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602667268

Page: 120

View: 799

We are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. God has the plans for you: plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer 29: 11) If God has these great plans for you, wouldn't you want to build the great things He has in store? The House that Richard Built will take you on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter! Some of the things you will learn: What it means to "measure twice and cut once" What to do when the roof comes crashing down How to ensure you're building on the right foundation How to focus so you hit the nails And much more! It's your life that's under construction. This book is the power tool you need! James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, he has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find useful and refreshing. With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.

The House That Jack Built

Margaret E. Reiling. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT HIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. This is the THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

The House That Jack Built

Author: Margaret E. Reiling

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413443141

Page: 175

View: 703

This is a story that is based on truth. Over forty years ago three young lives were taken. They never had a chance for justice until now. But what actually had happened is the wrong man has been convicted of this heinous crime. The real murderer was never tried or convicted. He walked through life with this lie and got away with it. How do I know? He was my father. This is a journey inward to find the disturbing truth about a man that was a mystery to all.

The House Built By Ghosts

TheHouse Built by Ghosts / Caitlind L. Alexander Summary: Abrief look at the strange house builtby ghosts,the Winchester Mystery House of San Jose, ...

The House Built By Ghosts

Author: Caitlind L. Alexander

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN:

Page: 20

View: 460

It has over 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, but only one shower. It has stairs that lead to the ceiling, and doors that, when stepped through, will drop you a story or more. It has 10,000 windows, a number of which are placed on inside walls, including a stained glass window made by one of the most expensive companies in the world, Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by spirits; and here is the story of how it came to be. Find out about this strange place and how it was built in this fun 15-minute book. Ages 8 and up. Reading Level: 6.9 LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

The House That Jack Built

Another was Elizabeth Bay House, built in the 1830s for Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay. Both these properties enjoy direct links to the early days of ...

The House That Jack Built

Author: James Colman

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 1742247814

Page: 376

View: 220

This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of our cities and bring about lasting political and legal reform. This is the story of the house that Jack Mundey built. Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different. Pulling together an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and union players earned Jack Mundey a reputation as both the ‘best-known unionist and best-known conservationist in Australia’. Under his leadership, the movement fought against the slash-and-burn philosophy that almost saw The Rocks fitted out with high-rise buildings, a highway through the centre of Glebe and total development of Centennial Park. In this long-awaited book James Colman reflects on Jack’s remarkable life and his ongoing legacy. Mundey overturned the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s and helped to persuade Australians everywhere to cherish and protect the hertitage of special buildings, places and sites.