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City of Refuge by Tom Piazza

Title City of Refuge
Author Tom Piazza
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0061982814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Starhawk

Title City of Refuge
Author Starhawk
Publisher
Release 2016-03-01
Category Utopias
Total Pages 684
ISBN 9780996959506
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 liberate the Southlands first..

City of Refuge by Marcus P. Nevius

Title City of Refuge
Author Marcus P. Nevius
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release 2020
Category Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.)
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0820356425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 into the swamp's remote sectors and engaged in petit marronage, a type of escape and fugitivity prevalent throughout the Atlantic world. An alternative to the dangers of flight by way of the Underground Railroad, maroon communities often neighbored slave-labor camps, the latter located on the swamp's periphery and operated by the Dismal Swamp Land Company and other companies that employed slave labor to facilitate the extraction of the Dismal's natural resources. Often with the tacit acceptance of white company agents, company slaves engaged in various exchanges of goods and provisions with maroons--networks that padded company accounts even as they helped to sustain maroon colonies and communities. In his examination of life, commerce, and social activity in the Great Dismal Swamp, Marcus P. Nevius engages the historiographies of slave resistance and abolitionism in the early American republic. City of Refuge uses a wide variety of primary sources--including runaway advertisements; planters' and merchants' records, inventories, letterbooks, and correspondence; abolitionist pamphlets and broadsides; county free black registries; and the records and inventories of private companies--to examine how American maroons, enslaved canal laborers, white company agents, and commission merchants shaped, and were shaped by, race and slavery in an important region in the history of the late Atlantic world.

Title Petra the Seventh City of Refuge
Author Stephen Volk
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2011-08
Category Travel
Total Pages 84
ISBN 1257161172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title The City of Refuge New and Expanded Edition
Author Rudolph Fisher
Publisher University of Missouri Press
Release 2008-11-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780826266583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the premier writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Rudolph Fisher wrote short stories depicting the multifaceted black urban experience that are still acclaimed today for their humor, grace, and objective view of Harlem life. Through his words, wrote the New York Times Book Review, “one feels, smells, and tastes his Harlem; its people come alive and one cares about them.” A definitive collection of Fisher’s short stories, The City of Refuge offers vibrant tales that deal with the problems faced by newcomers to the city, ancestor figures who struggle to instill a sense of integrity in the young, problems of violence and vengeance, and tensions of caste and class. This anthology has now been expanded to include seven previously unpublished stories that take up such themes as marital infidelity and passing for black and also relate the further adventures of Jinx and Bubber, the comic duo who appeared in Fisher’s two novels. This new edition also includes two unpublished speeches and the popular article “The Caucasian Storms Harlem,” describing the craze for black music and dance. John McCluskey’s introduction has been updated to place the additional works within the context of Fisher’s career while situating his oeuvre within the broader context of American writing during the twenties. Fisher recognized the dramatic and comic power in African American folklore and music and frequented Harlem’s many cabarets, speakeasies, and nightclubs, and at the core of his work is a strong regard for music as context and counterpoint. The City of Refuge now better captures the sounds of the city experience by presenting all of Fisher’s known stories. It offers a portrait of Harlem unmatched in depth and range by Fisher’s contemporaries or successors, celebrating, as Booklist noted, “the complexity of black urban life in its encounter with the dangers and delights of the city.” This expanded edition adds new perspectives to that experience and will enhance Fisher’s status for a new generation of readers.

City of Refuge by Valerie Farber

Title City of Refuge
Author Valerie Farber
Publisher City of Refuge
Release 2008-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 393
ISBN 098160580X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 her every action and his discipline is humiliating and heavy-handed, driving her from home. In the company of the family's Canaanite maidservant, Bat-Shachar happens upon pagan rituals and the visions she witnesses shake her to the core of her existence. Soon her path intertwines with that of Tzuriel, a young metalworking apprentice who witnessed his people butchered by marauders, and together they race towards a city of refuge as bloodthirsty enemies pursue them relentlessly.

City of Refuge by Kenzō Kitakata

Title City of Refuge
Author Kenzō Kitakata
Publisher Vertical Incorporated
Release 2012
Category Fiction
Total Pages 237
ISBN 9781934287125
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After killing two gangsters for the woman he loves, Koji, accompanied by the boy he had kidnapped during his getaway, is on the run from the police as well as the mob, with Detective Takagi hot on his trail. Original.

City of Refuge by Michael J. Lewis

Title City of Refuge
Author Michael J. Lewis
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2016-11-14
Category Architecture
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1400884314
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 settlement characterized by its square plan, collective ownership of properties, and communal dormitories. Some of these settlements were sanctuaries from religious persecution, like those of the German Rappites, French Huguenots, and American Shakers, while others were sanctuaries from the Industrial Revolution, like those imagined by Charles Fourier, Robert Owen, and other Utopian visionaries. Because of their differences in ideology and theology, these settlements have traditionally been viewed separately, but Lewis shows how they are part of a continuous intellectual tradition that stretches from the early Protestant Reformation into modern times. Through close readings of architectural plans and archival documents, many previously unpublished, he shows the network of connections between these seemingly disparate Utopian settlements—including even such well-known town plans as those of New Haven and Philadelphia. The most remarkable aspect of the city of refuge is the inventive way it fused its eclectic sources, ranging from the encampments of the ancient Israelites as described in the Bible to the detailed social program of Thomas More's Utopia to modern thought about education, science, and technology. Delving into the historical evolution and antecedents of Utopian towns and cities, City of Refuge alters notions of what a Utopian community can and should be.

City of Refuge by Terry W. Brown

Title City of Refuge
Author Terry W. Brown
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2020-01-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1796081256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the foundations of society are shaken, where do you turn? When life deals misfortune, where do you run for shelter? In this Alternative American history, there exists a major paradigm shift from a Constitutional Republic to an Absolute Monarchy governed by the ancient principle of lex talionas or "an eye for an eye justice". This new paradigm resonates with individuals driven by an acute sense of justice. But what about Mercy and Grace? This strange new world needs a new kind of hero. What America gets is a man like Hermes Speaks. A man wrestling with his own demons and a lack of empathy in regards to his binary construct of Justice and Mercy. He must learn to balance these opposites if he wants to succeed in the City of Refuge.

The City of Refuge by London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews

Title The City of Refuge
Author London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews
Publisher
Release 1825
Category Missions to Jews
Total Pages 26
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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