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The Middle of Everywhere

The World's Refugees Come to Our Town
Pipher, Mary Bray (Book - 2002 )
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Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has helped us understand our family members. Reviving Ophelia did for our teenage daughters what Another Country did for our aging parents. Now, Pipher connects us with our greater family--the human family.
In cities and towns all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the essential virtues of family, love, and joy are a tonic for Americans who are now facing crises at home. Their stories will make you laugh and weep--and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live.
The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines, into the hearts and homes of refugees from around the world. Her stories bring to us the complexity of cultures we must come to understand in these times.

Harcourt is donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Pipher Refugee Relief Fund of the Lincoln Action Project.


Baker & Taylor
Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.

Harcourt Publishing
Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has helped us understand our family members. Reviving Ophelia did for our teenage daughters what Another Country did for our aging parents. Now, Pipher connects us with our greater family--the human family.
In cities and towns all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the essential virtues of family, love, and joy are a tonic for Americans who are now facing crises at home. Their stories will make you laugh and weep--and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live.
The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines, into the hearts and homes of refugees from around the world. Her stories bring to us the complexity of cultures we must come to understand in these times.

Harcourt is donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Pipher Refugee Relief Fund of the Lincoln Action Project.


Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia presents a stirring glimpse of the world beyond our borders, told through the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, vividly detailing their triumph over adversity.

Authors: Pipher, Mary Bray
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Pipher
Title: The middle of everywhere
the world's refugees come to our town
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxv, 390 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-371) and index
Contents: Cultural collisions on the Great Plains
The beautiful laughing sisters-an arrival story
Into the heart of the heartland
All that glitters...
Children of hope, children of tears
Teenagers
Mohammed meets Madonna
Young adults
"Is there a marriage broker in Lincoln?"
Family
"A bundle of sticks cannot be broken"
African stories
Healing in all times and places
Home-a global positioning system for identity
Building a village of kindness
Subject Headings: Refugees United States
Topical Term: Refugees
LCCN: 2001005863
ISBN: 0151006008
Branch Call Number: 305.9069 P
Research Call Number: JFE 02-9233
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