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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 capability to be really satisfied 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 United States is a relocating own trip and a pointy, difficult examine the yank Dream. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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What am I going to do here? In a few hours Scott will be getting up and heading off to school, and after that he’ll be going to work at his part-time job at a motel nearby. What will I do? Nothing. Fact is, I don’t have anything to do. I won’t be able to enroll in classes, get a job, or even get a driver’s license until the immigration paperwork goes through, which will be months. Until then, 32 | M e l a n i e S t e e l e I’m just waiting. Watching Scott do his thing, waiting for us to start doing our thing.

She answers in her bathrobe. “Hello, dear. ” “I’m sorry, I can’t. I just want to tell you we’re leaving. We won’t be the managers anymore. But you have your case worker’s phone number. ” A flicker of panic flashes across her face, and then it’s gone. “That’s okay, dear. My son’s coming tomorrow. ” I give her a smile, and then walk to the car. I don’t look back as Scott drives away. We drive through town, passing side streets, one after another. Apartment buildings and townhomes. What’s going on inside them?

He stares ahead. “We made the right decision,” I tell him. “Really. It was 13 Years in America | 45 just a job. And we wouldn’t have been happy with it. Giving up a little bit of security in order to pursue happiness is worth it any day. ” He nods. ” I turn the music back up and sing along as we roll down the back roads of South Dakota, past fields and meadows with horses running wild. At the next gas station, we switch places so Scott can rest. I get behind the wheel and turn back on to the open road.

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