By Melanie Steele
An inspiring memoir approximately one woman's look for happiness and achievement in modern day the United States. After relocating to the U.S. from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited younger lady rejects the established order and embarks on a trip to find what it ability to be really chuffed and fulfilled within the Land of chance. Her 13-year seek spans part a dozen states, a host 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 US is a relocating own trip and a pointy, demanding examine the yank Dream. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Finally, something else to focus on. I ask Scott to bring home a newspaper, and that night I circle all the waitressing and housekeeping jobs. The next morning I wake up and start making calls, and I have two interviews lined up by eleven o’clock. One is at a housekeeping service agency and 13 Years in America | 37 the other’s at a restaurant in the mall. I schedule the restaurant interview for earlier in the day so that if they offer me the job, I won’t have to show up for the other appointment.
Down that street is Moorhead State University, where Scott goes, but he’ll show me that another time. First, he wants to show me his apartment. The building is eight blocks from campus, next to the railroad tracks. It’s plain beige, three stories tall. A plain beige rectangle box. Scott leads the way down the hallway. It smells a bit like garbage and the carpet is stained. His apartment is halfway down on the left. Our apartment, I should say. Scott unlocks the door and steps aside, letting me go first.
Outside the wind blows snow against the building, and our windows ice up until we can’t see outside. But I can still hear the cars passing by, the wind 34 | M e l a n i e S t e e l e howling, and the train blowing its horn in the middle of the night. Christmas break I’m alone even more because Scott has to cover shifts at the motel. Christmas morning, he’s gone when I wake up. I brew myself some coffee, watch Hallmark movies on TV, and wait for him to come home. Early afternoon, in the middle of Home for the Holidays, the phone rings.
13 Years in America by Melanie Steele