City Of Refuge

City of Refuge
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780061982811
Rating 4/5 from 11 reviews
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In the heat of late summer, two New Orleans families—one black and one white—confront a storm that will change the course of their lives. SJ Williams, a carpenter and widower, lives and works in the Lower Ninth Ward, the community where he was born and raised. His sister, Lucy, is a soulful mess, and SJ has been trying to keep her son, Wesley, out of trouble. Across town, Craig Donaldson, a Midwestern transplant and the editor of the city's alternative paper, faces deepening cracks in his own family. New Orleans' music and culture have been Craig's passion, but his wife, Alice, has never felt comfortable in the city. The arrival of their two children has inflamed their arguments about the wisdom of raising a family there. When the news comes of a gathering hurricane—named Katrina—the two families make their own very different plans to weather the storm. The Donaldsons join the long evacuation convoy north, across Lake Pontchartrain and out of the city. SJ boards up his windows and brings Lucy to his house, where they wait it out together, while Wesley stays with a friend in another part of town. But the long night of wind and rain is only the beginning—and when the levees give way and the flood waters come, the fate of each family changes forever. The Williamses are scattered—first to the Convention Center and the sweltering Superdome, and then far beyond city and state lines, where they struggle to reconnect with one another. The Donaldsons, stranded and anxious themselves, find shelter first in Mississippi, then in Chicago, as Craig faces an impossible choice between the city he loves and the family he had hoped to raise there. Ranging from the lush neighborhoods of New Orleans to Texas, Missouri, Chicago, and beyond, City of Refuge is a modern masterpiece—a panoramic novel of family and community, trial and resilience, told with passion, wisdom, and a deep understanding of American life in our time.

City of Refuge
  • Author : Tom Piazza
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06

In the heat of late summer, two New Orleans families—one black and one white—confront a storm that will change the course of their lives. SJ Williams, a carpenter and widower, lives and works in the Lower Ninth Ward, the community where he was born and raised. His sister,

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City of Refuge
  • Author : Michael J. Lewis
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14

A fascinating exploration of the urbanism at the heart of Utopian thinking The vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. In City of Refuge, Michael Lewis takes readers across centuries and continents to show how Utopian town planning produced a distinctive type of

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City of Refuge
  • Author : Marcus P. Nevius
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2020

City of Refuge is a story of petit marronage, an informal slave's economy, and the construction of internal improvements in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. The vast wetland was tough terrain that most white Virginians and North Carolinians considered uninhabitable. Perceived desolation notwithstanding, black slaves fled

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Cities of Refuge
  • Author : Michael Helm
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26

Cities of Refuge weaves a web of incrimination and inquiry, where mysteries live within mysteries, and stories within stories, and the power to save or condemn rests in the forces of history, and in the realm of our deepest longings. One summer night on a side street in downtown Toronto,

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City of Refuge
  • Author : Krzysztof Wodiczko
  • Publisher : Black Dog Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2009

City of Refuge: A 9/11 Memorial stands as a parallel memorial and a supplement to the World Trade Center Memorial that is presently under construction. The artist's aim is to create a more active, critical and discursive memory of the September 11 terrorist attacks, seen in their historical and political context, and

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The Fifth Sacred Thing
  • Author : Starhawk
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011-08-10

An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. Declaration of the Four Sacred Things The earth is a living, conscious being. In

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City of Refuge
  • Author : Valerie Farber
  • Publisher : City of Refuge
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01

This breathtaking novel, set in the early years of Israelite nationhood, tells the story of Bat-Shachar, a teenage girl gifted with beauty and intellect, who is languishing in the household of her strict father, a prominent Israelite scholar. Intimidated by Bat-Shachar's coming of age, her father grows aloof. He scrutinizes

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City of Refuge
  • Author : Starhawk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01

Amidst the ruins of the violent, desperate world of 2048 stands a green and flourishing city where four things are sacred-Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. When the ruthless Stewards of the Southlands invade, the people of Califia defeat them using nonviolence and magic. But they'll be back, unless the northerners can

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Like Flames in the Night  Cities of Refuge Book  4
  • Author : Connilyn Cossette
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander's kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies

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The City of Refuge
  • Author : Rudolph Fisher
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 1990

Originally published (hardcover) in 1987 by the U. of Missouri Press, this is a collection of 15 short stories on the black urban experience, by one of the premier writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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A Light on the Hill  Cities of Refuge Book  1
  • Author : Connilyn Cossette
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06

Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil

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Shelter of the Most High  Cities of Refuge Book  2
  • Author : Connilyn Cossette
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan. Eitan has lived in Kedesh, a

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Petra  the Seventh City of Refuge
  • Author : Stephen Volk
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2011-08

Ancient and 21st-century secrets of Petra revealed! Petra in prophecy! The immediate future based extensively on King David and the prophet Daniel. 82 revealing pages! IMPORTANT REVISION UPDATE March 28, 2011

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Until the Mountains Fall  Cities of Refuge Book  3
  • Author : Connilyn Cossette
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02

Recently widowed, Rivkah refuses to submit to the Torah law compelling her to marry her husband's brother and instead flees Kedesh, hoping to use her talents as a scribe to support herself. Without the protections of her father, Kedesh's head priest, and the safety of the city of refuge, Rivkah

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Five Cities of Refuge
  • Author : Lawrence Kushner,David Mamet
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2009-09-09

In the ancient Jewish practice of the kavannah (a meditation designed to focus one’s heart on its spiritual goal), Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet offer their own reactions to key verses from each week’s Torah portion, opening the biblical text to new layers of understanding. Here is a

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