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The Remarkable Life of Kitty McInerney: How A Poor Irish Immigrant Raised 17 Children in Great Depression New York
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood
The true story of a poor Irish immigrant who raised 17 children in Great Depression New York. Kitty McInerney’s life rode a wave of social and political transformation that would come to define modern America. Poor, burdened, and uncelebrated, Kitty McInerney is remarkable for her unrelenting faith, her unique, individual struggle and for exemplifying the American immigrant experience.
Clare: A Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 237,880. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Alcuin Communications, LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Clare Keane is fourteen years old when her mother dies of pneumonia in the tenement room they share in turn-of-the-century Cork, Ireland. Left with two younger brothers, her closest family thousands of miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota, Clare begins a dangerous journey that takes her from Cork through the port of Queenstown to Ellis Island, New York, and finally St. Paul.
La Immigrata- Book One
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Price: Free! Words: 130,280. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Annie and her two year old daughter travel to America to join up with Joe, the love of her life. Come with her and experience the numerous trials of a 1912 Atlantic crossing, the many tests and exams that Ellis Island demands and the long three day journey by train... taking them to their new home in Utah, over 4,000 miles from her home in Italy.
Kisses from a Distance
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Kisses from a Distance is an engaging, true story that examines the Lebanese ethos through the lives and travails of three families before and after immigration to America. The tale begins in 1895 at a remote convent in the mountains of Lebanon where a young postulant, the author’s grandmother, is abducted and given into an unanticipated, and unwanted, marriage.
American Aussie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
On a Greencard Roadtrip Staying at Citizen Hotel. Find out about the intricate process of obtaining a greencard from a first-person account - blood, sweat & tears. Well, no blood really, but an awful lot of drama, where you'll learn one of life's biggest lessons… Be a part of a powerful personal story, where persistence and hard work can lead.
Ikons
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Series: Ikons, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,740. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Russia is in turmoil. Her people have lost faith in their government, her economy is in ruins and her armed forces have suffered an embarrassing defeat. Ethnic and religious rivalries threaten to tear the country apart and world war looms on the horizon. The year is 1905.
We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
During the immigration period of 1880-1940 an unknown number of Sámi people (the indigenous people of Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia) left Sápmi (Samiland; “Lapland”) for North America alongside Nordic peoples. The storytellers in this book give moving accounts of the history of their ancestors and tell their own stories of cultural revitalization.
Ruby Red
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Series: The Serena Wilcox Mysteries · The Serena Wilcox Time Travel Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,090. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
RUBY RED is a fast-paced mystery thriller with plenty of geek candy, dry wit and disturbing ideas. Meet Albert Einstein, travel to Ellis Island, and add the MOTF to your list of things that give you nightmares! Book 2 in the Serena Wilcox Time Travel Trilogy (volume 8 in the Serena Wilcox Mysteries)
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
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Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.