Author: Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226556727
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We have read the stories of those who have "crossed" lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing—completely and entirely—the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCloskey's account of her painstaking efforts to learn to "be a woman" unearth fundamental questions about gender and identity, and hatreds and anxieties, revealing surprising answers.

A Life Crossing Borders

Author: Santiago Tafolla
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 1611920361
Size: 25.14 MB
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A powerful autobiography that reclaims the history of Latinos during a time of continually shifting borders and allegiances

Crossing The Great Divide

Author: Rod Moss
Publisher: Wild Dingo Press
ISBN: 1925893006
Size: 70.38 MB
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The memoirs and paintings that Rod Moss has produced during the last 35 years are unique in their dramatisation of the lives of his trusting Aboriginal family and have been critically acclaimed nationally and internationally. In his third memoir we follow the nurturing of the curiosity and openness that has fastened him to the luminous power of Central Australia and its First Peoples. From the foothills of Victoria's Dandenong Ranges and his city-based art education, we are taken to the Mallee where he first embraces the climate most conducive to his wellbeing. He returns to the city and is invited to participate in Melbourne's dynamic experimental small school movement. A year is spent in the USA studying the teachings of Armenian philosopher George Gurdjieff in a rural community ‘Shenandoah’ farm setting. Travel widens Moss’ perceptions and continues to pique his curiosity. A trip to a Pilbra Indigenous community opens the door on the Aboriginal world that he will spend the rest of his life coming to terms with. In Crossing the Great Divide, Rod Moss shows the reader through his formative years in 1950s and 1960s Victoria, and through young adulthood in the 1970s. He weaves his experiences together with sensitivity and a painterly eye.

Crossing The River

Author: Victor Grossman
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558493858
Size: 13.82 MB
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What could impel a privileged 24-year-old American serving in the US Army in Germany in 1952 to swim across the Danube River to what was then referred to as the Soviet Zone? Why did he decide to forsake the land of his birth and build a new life in the young German Democratic Republic? These are the questions at the core of this memoir by Victor Grossman who was born Stephen Wechsler but changed his name after defecting to the GDR.

Crossing Troubled Waters

Author: Elayne Grant Archer
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525537938
Size: 61.28 MB
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"It has taken three years since my husband was killed in active service for me to get back to normal—or as normal as one can expect to be when the entire pattern of one’s life has been changed, and new threads have to be woven into a different design." These are the brave, wise words of Phyllis Grant Archer, a war widow, Canadian immigrant, and feminist before her time. Born in London in 1911, Phyllis led an exciting life, overcoming the challenges of a tumultuous childhood, discrimination as a working woman in the 1930s, the birth of her son during the Blitz, and the death of her husband in the war, just after the birth of her daughter. Seeking to start anew, Phyllis took her children to Toronto in 1944. Once there, however, she often faced hostility as a single, working mother and immigrant. She struggled to find safe and affordable housing and childcare and to balance her roles as breadwinner and caregiver. But this is not a misery memoir. Ultimately, the memoirist and her small family survive and thrive through a combination of “just getting on with it,” as well as wit, humour, and the solace of literature. The memoirist’s daughter, Elayne Archer, has edited and annotated Crossing Troubled Waters. Elayne’s “afterthoughts” at the end of each chapter put the memoir into perspective, observing not only Phyllis’ personal growth but also the shifting political and social landscape in terms of women’s roles and parenting standards. The result is an unforgettable story about resilience and forging ahead in the face of hardship.

Crossing The Water

Author: Daniel Robb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743218329
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Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years as a teacher. By turns harsh, desolate, and starkly beautiful, the island offers its temporary residents respite from lives filled with abuse, violence, and chaos. But as Robb discovers, peace, solitude, and a structured lifestyle can go only so far toward healing the anger and hurt he finds not only in his students but within himself. Lyrical and heartfelt, Crossing the Water is the memoir of his first eighteen months on Penikese, and a poignant meditation on the many ways that young men can become lost.

Crossing 13

Author: Carrie Stark Hugus
Publisher: Affirm Pub
ISBN: 9780981593807
Size: 75.29 MB
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Story about a thirteen-year-old girl whose life is instantly changed upon finding her father dead from suicide. Gives an insight as to what it takes for a teenager to survive a parent's suicide and the compassion to understand and support them.

Crossing A Different Bridge

Author: Judith Tate O'Brien
Publisher: Mongrel Empire Press
ISBN: 0980168473
Size: 58.73 MB
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Crossing a Different Bridge is a powerful revelation of the growth of an artist and an important documentation of a particular Oklahoma chapter of Catholic history in danger of becoming merely monastic ruins, cemeteries, and footnotes. Judith Tate O'Brien's distilled memories of a life in the oil patch, Catholic boarding schools, and the convent are honest and intense. Her spare, precise language and unflinching inward gaze crystallize harsh experience into high art. Readers will be forever grateful that Judith "converted to poetry" at an early age. -Terry Britton, President, Rose State College

Crossing Highbridge

Author: Maureen Waters
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081560629X
Size: 39.50 MB
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Maureen Waters began writing about the Bronx in the spirit of dinnseachas, Irish place lore, as a means of recuperating from the accidental death of her son, whose story frames her own. Finding her way through the disorienting 1960s, after a girlhood tutored by nuns and inspired by the Holy Ghost, she set out on a kind of spiritual journey to recover what was valuable and life-sustaining in the Irish Catholic experience left behind. Writing her memoir meant coming to terms with the powerful matriarchal voices that inspired both affection and immobilizing guilt. Ultimately, Crossing Highbridge is a tribute to her father, for whom storytelling was an art of healing.