By Melanie Steele
An inspiring memoir approximately one woman's look for happiness and achievement in modern day the US. After relocating to the us from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited younger girl rejects the established order and embarks on a trip to find what it skill to be actually satisfied and fulfilled within the Land of chance. Her 13-year seek spans part a dozen states, a number of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. via all of it, she holds directly to her fearless pursuit of happiness and achievement opposed to ever-decreasing odds.Bold and encouraging, thirteen Years in the US is a relocating own trip and a pointy, challenging examine the yank Dream. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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While we eat, she comes over about ten times, asking questions and walking our answers back to the kitchen to share with the cook, who peeks out at us through the order window. She wants to know why we left Moorhead. “Because there was nothing holding us there,” I tell her. She wants to know where we’re going, and we tell her we don’t know. ” We leave her a big tip, to help with her bus ticket out of here, and get back in the car. Soon, the town’s behind us. I take off my shoes and put my feet up on the dash.
Okay, well, what do you think? ” “Those are all border towns,” Scott says. “No point moving to one of those if I’m not going to work at the border. ” “Too expensive. How ‘bout Seattle? C. then? There’s Salt Spring. I know people we can stay with. ” “Seattle’s fine, then,” I say. So we have a plan. We sip our coffee and talk about how we’ll walk down to the fish market for our meat and cheeses, and how we’ll smell the salty ocean air every time we step outside. We’ll hang out at community coffee shops in the afternoon and check out the music scene in the bars at night.
It doesn’t look that bad,” I say when we pull up. It’s just a plain beige complex, a lot like our apartment building in Moorhead. The parking lot has some garbage and broken glass in it, but that can happen anywhere, especially when there’s no managers to clean it up. We call back and tell them yes, we’re interested, and they invite us for an interview. I pull my hair back in a tight braid, and Scott puts on his Dockers. The property management building is a half hour drive out of the downtown core.
13 Years in America by Melanie Steele