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Jane Stepanoff is in her thirties and newly single. Disillusioned by her bad luck with men, she takes a chance on an arranged marriage with an heir to a Pakistani landowning dynasty. Mahsood Khan has always known that his parents would select his wife and has long been engaged to… Read More
In hopes of a new life in a strange, new world, Pietro Ciccarelli heads out from his hometown of Patrica, Italy to find work in America of the early 1900's. The ship ride is long and arduous, yet his faith in God and love of family, spur Pietro on in… Read More
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America is a concept of refuge as well as a land of new opportunities. Composer-Pianist Lisa Swerdlow's New Music Shares the Journey of Her Ancestors in the "Coming to America Concerto" An homage to her Jewish ancestors, who fled the Russian pogroms, Swerdlow hopes the music offers solace for anyone… Read More
This is fiction based on comments from my students over eight years. Their stories tell the other side of racial profiling, the tales of innocent Americans subjected to search and detainment without probable cause. Miguel, as such, does not exist. Read More
This is a story of an unlikely hero---an old Sikh, widower who, owing to his resourcefulness, compassion and love for his fellow human beings helps them negotiate these turbulent and uncertain times of the Corona Virus as they undertake a trip together. Read More
Every year at the beginning of October I am recollecting my story “One Way Ticket to Escape from the Past”. Modern Russia under Putin’s reign is the past which I escaped. Today, looking at the country of my former permanent residence I understand even better and better how wise we… Read More

Short Story / Memoir

August 25, 2020

Reads: 233

Comments: 1

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Immigration officers have to deal with a range of people and they aren't always cooperative, but when I needed a sommoth passage, they gave me one. Read More
Journal 48 A Collection of New Alliterative Verse by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du “My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.” New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me: 1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less 2. Each line contained… Read More
For the little girl found drowned in a river trying to get to America. Read More

Reads: 346

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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This is the beginning of my personal story. Leaving my home country of El Salvador and coming to the United States as an immigrant. The short account of this trip describes the story we have heard over and over on the news. This is my version and it pauses with… Read More
In life, sometimes , situations spiral out of control so dramatically that it leads us down a path that we least wanted or expected. Just like the famous battle of Waterloo the impact it leaves behind is often indelible! Read More
A Mexican teenage girl arrives illegally in Southern California, triggering a series of adventures involving an older man and a boy, and an enduring battle with immigration authorities. Inspired in a true story. Read More

Reads: 451

Comments: 2

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How would you feel if you had to flee your home and be parted from your family? I tried to imagine. I tried to feel it. This poem was written for students learning English as a foreign language, to instigate discussion. Read More

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A randomly selected sample chapter from the novel I am currently working on. Thoughts, comments and criticism appreciated. Read More
This is a story that a neighbor told me on how he came to the united States after World War 2 Read More
These two segments of the book tells what happened during the military intervention and how it feels to be surrounded by the sounds of war. Its not romantic. Read More
Difficulties in obtaining a visa in a Third World country. Read More

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Comments: 1

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Slight stumble at one point, but couldn't find the appropriate replacement. I still like it though. Read More
This story is about a girl named Ana Braham living in Russia in the early 1900s. She and her family make the heart wrenching decision to uproot their lives and sail to America. This book tells Ana's adventure traveling to the Promised Land. Read More

Reads: 1513

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

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Lenora Lopez, fearless adolescent and first-generation Mexican immigrant, faces a disaster so enormous she may lose all she loves. Read More

Featured Review by Sue Harris

"This is yet another gripping story, Joy, that tackles teenage angst based on different cultures, attitudes and privilege. Your writing is phenom..." Read More

A look at the diversity of the United States Read More
It’s the date of my second birth today! In more accurate wording I would call it an anniversary of my time travel from the past world to the future one. It sounds strange and unreal like an introduction to a science fiction story. But it is not science fiction at… Read More

Poem / Non-Fiction

September 25, 2017

Reads: 577

Shelves: 1

The Review Chain House

A poem about immigration to the U.S. Read and enjoy, please leave comments! Read More
A young girl growing up in Poland in the late 1930's is forced to Immigrate alone to America to escape World War 2. Read More
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