13 Years in America [NOOK Book]

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The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
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13 Years in America

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Overview

The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045107686
  • Publisher: Melanie Steele
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,236
  • File size: 626 KB

Meet the Author

Melanie moved to the United States from Canada in 1998 and, after traveling and relocating several times, she settled in Minnesota to earn her master's degree in English. In her free time, which translates to the hours after she puts her daughter to bed each night—the hours that most people fill with watching TV or socializing with friends—she has written 13 Years in America. Now, she's working to share her story while keeping her focus on what matters: connecting with readers in an honest, authentic way. You can e-mail her at Melsteele.writer@gmail.com. She’d love to hear from you!
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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    13 Years is a wonderful story of hope and the search for happine

    13 Years is a wonderful story of hope and the search for happiness.

    It starts out as a coming of age story, where a young woman from Canada tries to find her place in a new country and a new marriage. It quickly takes a turn, however, into an exploration of the meaning of success and a deep, emotional search for the meaning of happiness.

    The struggles the couple faces over their 13year story are many. But they maintain a positive attitude through it all, and that is an important life lesson. They are happier as a result than most people I know. Worth reading for that insight alone.

    It’s a good read, through and through. I stayed up late reading when I should have been sleeping, and I cried when it was over. Highly recommended!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Meh...

    This left a slightly bad taste in my mouth. It felt a bit like the author was writing a passive aggressive "f#@! you" to those she felt wronged/mistreated her. It genuinely read like journal entries she edited into a novel... and often seemed condescending and repetitive. She has some wonderful, thoughtful moments that might resonate with a lot of readers (myself included). Overall: When I completed the book my S.O. asked me "how was it?" My response was "not great".

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    This powerful memoir is brutally honest and heart-wrenching, whi

    This powerful memoir is brutally honest and heart-wrenching, while the social commentary is super-charged. Underlying the personal narrative is an unwavering theme of hope, which is really inspiring. As a reader, I found myself hoping desperately for positive changes that would allow the narrator and her beautiful family to realize their dreams. At the same time, I found myself wishing the same for us all. This beautiful story is enjoyable to read and carries an important message that sticks with you. Highly recommended!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    Nice story

    This is a relaxed, easy read and good that the character finally sees what brings true happiness, but it is sad that it took her so long.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    KL

    This book was awesome! I can't quite figure out what intrigued me so much, but something wouldn't let me put it down. Being about 545 pages, free books like this are a great find. I would recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly recommended

    I enjoyed the book very much- enough to write to the author to tell her so. Even though her 13 years were recent, and from a country that is close to the US; there are considerable differences in the way life is lived. I know having come from another country. Embracing it, and accepting the changes is not always easy. She did very well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Moving personal narrative. Thought-provoking and very interestin

    Moving personal narrative. Thought-provoking and very interesting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    This was an interesting story

    I enjoyed this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Recommend

    Interesting book. Would like to know how the years after 13 went.

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    Posted December 17, 2014

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