By Melanie Steele
An inspiring memoir approximately one woman's look for happiness and success in modern day the US. After relocating to the USA from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited younger lady rejects the established order and embarks on a trip to find what it capability 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 success opposed to ever-decreasing odds.Bold and encouraging, thirteen Years in the USA is a relocating own trip and a pointy, challenging examine the yankee Dream. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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We line up four places to see this afternoon. Two apartments, one townhouse, and one small house. They’re all fine, but I like the house best. I’d love to have a house of our own. ” I ask the property manager. I’ve already learned that if a renter asks a question, the owner/manager needs to answer truthfully. If they aren’t asked, however, they aren’t required to offer the information. “No,” the manager says. ” “We just have to run background and credit checks. ” So it’s one more night I have to endure.
It’s more an order than a suggestion. ” YEAR ONE MOORHEAD Just after the trees and the lakes and the hills fall away, when the landscape flattens and stretches on forever, there, up ahead, is Moorhead. It’s gray and plain in the distance. We don’t need to turn off or exit for it. We need only keep going straight and reduce speed, and the road brings us in. Gas stations, stores, and a Perkins restaurant pop up around us. Down that street is Moorhead State University, where Scott goes, but he’ll show me that another time.
All you had to do was live on it. ” 42 | M e l a n i e S t e e l e I’m quiet, looking at the land, imagining living out here. “I wish they were doing that now,” Scott says. We come to an intersection and I consult the map. ” I point away from the interstate. Back roads are the only way to really experience things, I think. You can’t get an accurate sense of a place by just zooming by, stopping at truck stops. There’s a town up ahead. We see it in the distance, sticking out on the horizon, long before we reach it.
13 Years in America by Melanie Steele