Unsettled Ground

Unsettled Ground
Publisher Tin House Books
Release Date
Total Pages 212
ISBN 1951142489
Rating 4/5 from 7 reviews

At 51 years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation. The rented cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow (and sometimes kill) everything they need to survive. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it is home. But when Dot dies unexpectedly, the seemingly idyllic world they've created begins to fall apart. The cottage they love, and the security it offered, is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh truths and even harsher realities. Seeing a new future, Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels toward Jeanie, who has a weak heart and a sheltered vision of the world, and his increasing desire for independence. Meanwhile, as Brexit threatens to irreversibly change the country, the local community begins to stir trouble for them both. In this harrowing novel, award-winning author Claire Fuller masterfully builds a tale of sacrifice and hope, of homelessness and hardship, of love and survival, in which two marginalized and remarkable people dig to uncover long-held family secrets, and in their own way, repair, recover, and begin again.

Unsettled Ground
  • Author : Claire Fuller
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18

At 51 years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation. The rented cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow (and sometimes kill)

  • Author : Steven E. Koonin
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27

"Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts." "Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent." "Climate change will be an economic disaster." You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading. When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians,

Unsettled Thoughts
  • Author : Julia Staffel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-01-05

How should thinkers cope with uncertainty? What makes their degrees of belief rational, and how should they reason about uncertain matters? In epistemology, recent research has attempted to answer these questions by developing formal models of ideally rational credences. However, we know from psychological research that perfect rationality is unattainable

ICSID Convention after 50 Years  Unsettled Issues
  • Author : Crina Baltag
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Release Date : 2017-02-15

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has played a leading role in establishing the field of foreign investment law. It is primarily due to the ICSID that it is no longer peculiar for individuals and corporations to have legal standing in claims against governments — probably the most

  • Author : Melvin Konner
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2004

An anthropological analysis of the Jewish people and faith draws on archaeological findings, census data, religious texts, literature, and oral history to demonstrate how Jewish factors shaped the world and how the ongoing diaspora led to the rise of Jewish literacy, education, trade, and influence. Reprint.

Unsettled Pasts
  • Author : Sarah Carter,Patricia Roome,Lesley Erickson,Char Smith
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release Date : 2005

This collection stems from a recent conference at University of Calgary that included some of the most established names in the field of women's history in the US and Canada, as well as younger scholars, activists in the Aboriginal community and in farm women's organisations, volunteers in historical societies working

  • Author : Rogers Brubaker
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29

In the summer of 2015, shortly after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, the NAACP official and political activist Rachel Dolezal was "outed" by her parents as white, touching off a heated debate in the media about the fluidity of gender and race. If Jenner could legitimately identify as a woman,

  • Author : Reem Faruqi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11

Young Nurah reluctantly moves with her family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Peachtree City, Georgia, but, after some ups and downs, begins to feel at home.

Unsettled Settlers
  • Author : Soheila Pashang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012

Unsettled Settlers blends theory and practice to prepare social service workers for front-line work with immigrants and refugees. Each chapter offers strategies for practical intervention required for front-line practitioners. Reflective questions and case studies are peppered throughout the book to engage and immerse the reader in the lived realities of

Unsettled Visions
  • Author : Margo Machida
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01-23

In Unsettled Visions, the activist, curator, and scholar Margo Machida presents a pioneering, in-depth exploration of contemporary Asian American visual art. Machida focuses on works produced during the watershed 1990s, when surging Asian immigration had significantly altered the demographic, cultural, and political contours of Asian America, and a renaissance in

The Republic Unsettled
  • Author : Mayanthi L. Fernando
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19

In 1989 three Muslim schoolgirls from a Paris suburb refused to remove their Islamic headscarves in class. The headscarf crisis signaled an Islamic revival among the children of North African immigrants; it also ignited an ongoing debate about the place of Muslims within the secular nation-state. Based on ten years of

Northern Protestants
  • Author : Susan McKay
  • Publisher : Blackstaff Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30

First published in 2000, 'Northern Protestants - An Unsettled People' was an instant success and is widely recognised as a ground-breaking book. This updated edition includes a new introduction, and provides the backdrop to her new title 'Northern Protestants - 20 Years On'.

Genetics and the Unsettled Past
  • Author : Keith Wailoo,Alondra Nelson,Catherine Lee
  • Publisher : Rutgers Studies in Race and Et
  • Release Date : 2012

Considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. Various contributors explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history. From publisher description.

  • Author : Eric Tang
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10

After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ‘90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they

Unsettling Canada
  • Author : Arthur Manuel,Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson
  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01

Unsettling Canada is built on a unique collaboration between two First Nations leaders, Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson. Both men have served as chiefs of their bands in the B.C. interior and both have gone on to establish important national and international reputations. But the differences between