In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "steal" and "away. The gang has been stealing children away for years and brainwashing them as young soldiers. To take someone or something away from someone, especially in a way that seems unfair or malicious. I don't know why you're so convinced that I'm trying to steal your boyfriend away, but it simply is not true! The thief stole away from the policeman. We stole away from the boring lecture.
To leave quietly without being noticed: During the party, the lovers stole away to the garden. References in periodicals archive? Almost years ago a French naturalist wrote that "enticed by the riches that would come from vanquishing whales, man disturbed the peace of their vast wilderness, violated their haven, wiped out all those unable to steal away to the inaccessible wasteland of icy polar seas.
It is not a book to be hurried through, so make sure you have ample time to pause and think. Another winner from Coffey, it gets a highly recommended rating from me. Great for Book Clubs. All opinions expressed are mine alone. To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog http: When the book was just a beautifully-written tale about a young man being torn between the two great loves of his life - his childhood girlfriend and the sport - I could go along with it quite happily… even if I was mentally r To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog http: But, when Steal Away Home suddenly veered towards religion, my enjoyment of the novel plummeted.
I am an atheist. Always have been and always will be.
I mean, her accent made my teeth grind together and her characterisation was frankly little more than two-dimensional. But when she experienced a near-death experience and became a religious messiah? I have never rolled my eyes so hard and I had to draw the line, as anyone marching around town claiming to be the second coming of Jesus would surely be tested for schizophrenia if this book was reality. So yeah, I loved the writing and where this book started, but not at all where it ended up and frankly, my rating dropped star-by-star as Steal Away Home zigzagged towards its abysmal conclusion.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Head on over to http: Mar 05, Andrea Guy rated it it was amazing. I'm hard pressed for words to describe this book. There's romance between Owen and Micky, the girl from the wrong side of town. There's family drama with his family and with Micky's as the town is very much segregated between have's and have nots.
We see parts of the story told through Owen's memories as he is playing is likely one time game in the major league. This book is weird. Its good, but oh is it weird. I often found myself thinking "This is why men don't write much good romance. I I loved seeing Owen and Micky through the years and how their relationship progressed and what happened after the prom. There's a certain amount of mystery there, as you learn about the events of their prom night and graduation. I've finished the book, and truth be told, I'm not exactly sure what happened. This is more than boy meets girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
Its more than a book that through some strange turn of events ends up rooted with some sort of spirituality.
Its more than a book about a boy that loves a girl and baseball. Perhaps that's what this book was about, "something more. It left me puzzled more often then not, especially the ending, but I think that was really what Mr. Jan 22, Jo rated it liked it. This is on my planned re-reads because I feel like I stepped into this book at the wrong time. It is something that based on the summary on Amazon I should just absolutely enjoy this.
You get a feel of the people and consistent feel of the book. It is well written. This took me awhile to get into to. I kept having to go through and re-read the first chapter to try to get my bearings. I enjoy sport themed stories one of my favorites is about a kid on a wrestling team.
All in all, it was oddly, unevenly, and annoyingly luminous. Black Loyalists arriving after that time added 3, more to the Black population. There were several times I almost put this book down and did not finish. But I'm afraid it fell quite short. Jimmy Hughes Soul Neighbours.
But this was hard to This is on my planned re-reads because I feel like I stepped into this book at the wrong time. But this was hard to get into and feel at home in the story. It was a decent read nonetheless. Three stars simply because this was either the wrong time or I wasn't the right person for this book.
Feb 11, Cheryl rated it did not like it. Do you ever come across a book where you pray and hope that it will be a good one and maybe even exceed your expectations? Well sadly, this book did neither for me. Not that I didn't try to like this book. I got lost in the alternating switchbacks of storylines.
There was never really much time spent in one time period; therefore, not allowing me to get grounded in any of the storylines. Additionally, I could not grab hold and connect with the characters within this story. Also, the beginning fe Do you ever come across a book where you pray and hope that it will be a good one and maybe even exceed your expectations?
Also, the beginning felt like slow reading. I had to take a break and walk away for a while. When I came back, I was hoping that the story would pick up for me. After reading for a while and only getting a third of the way into the story, I personally could not continue on. Yet, this does not mean that this book won't strike a cord with another reader as it seems it did with other readers. Mar 05, Marieke rated it it was ok. This in no way influenced my opinion.
Het klonk allemaal zo lieflijk. Een jongen die twee liefdes heeft, een meisje en baseball. Ik verwachte een lief verhaal met een beetje een voorspelbaar plot. Maar het begin was zo ontzettend traag! Vage terugblikken her en der en daartussenin allemaal, voor mij, onbekende baseball termen. Nee, dit was niks voor mij. Ik kwam maar niet in het verhaal en na bladzijden heb ik het dan ook opgegeven. Op naar een beter boek: Mar 29, Angie Fehl rated it it was ok. Owen Cross is a young boy from a lower middle-class family who just happens to have superior natural talent when it comes to the game of baseball.
His father is a hard-working but embittered man nursing a broken spirit after a career ending injury brought his own professional sports dreams to a screeching halt. Now the father puts all the hopes on the son to bring pride and fame back to the family name. From an early age, Owen shows laser focus when it comes to his MLB dreams.
That is, until the Owen Cross is a young boy from a lower middle-class family who just happens to have superior natural talent when it comes to the game of baseball. That is, until the fateful day he comes face to face with Shantytown girl Michaela "Micky" Dullahan. From that day forward, professional baseball and Micky will play a constant tug-o-war on Owen's heart and mind. The time period of Steal Away Home alternates between grown Owen as a Minor League player in the early s and his childhood spanning the s and 90s.
In the retrospective chapters, or "innings" as Coffey playful titles them here, we follow Owen from the first meetings with Micky, through junior high and high school up to the day he leaves his hometown of Camden, Virginia to attend college in Ohio. Owen always has to keep his relationship with Micky as secret. Though they go to the same school, they avoid any acknowledgement of each other beyond furtive glances. Hard to make sense of this though, when you consider that Owen's economic situation wasn't really ALL that much better: Owen flatly points out that his baseball skills are literally the only thing that keeps him from being socially ostracized himself.
Still, he's all about keeping his seat at the cool kids' table. It took me about half the book to realize it, but at that point it dawned on me that I did not like Owen. The guy was pretty selfish when you get down to it. It seems like Owen never hesitated too much to throw Micky under the proverbial bus whenever his social standing was even slightly at risk. Yet Micky continued to profess love for this kid! When Micky finds a dream she wants to pursue for herself and the good of her fellow Shantytown residents, he harps on her to drop it and do what HE wants if she TRULY loves him.
Nope, this reader was not having it. Micky was clearly the better soul in my book. Once Owen leaves Camden for college, we see that some characters from earlier in the story have gone missing in his time away, and certain clues hint that possible criminal activity may be linked to these characters. Be patient though, because Coffey's holding some cards up his author sleeve and he's not going to let you make sense of it all til the closing moments!
Of all of Billy Coffey's novels that I've read to date, this has not been one of my favorites. Many of the elements felt pretty underdeveloped, at least with the home drama storylines. It certainly can't be said he skimped on the baseball game sections, those portions actually dragged a bit for me.
Just a lot of Owen in the dugout with his thoughts for pages on end, least until it was his turn at the plate LOL Speaking of the game though, Coffey notes at the beginning of the book that the game described here the opening game, I think he's referring to is actually inspired by an actual game that went down between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees in the summer of The romantic relationship between Owen and Micky did, at times, have a charm to it that I enjoyed. Theirs was a young relationship that was full of sweet, naive, intense promises that most of us can probably relate to on some level, remembering back to our first loves.
But something there fell short for me, didn't quite hit maximum heartstring tug. One thing I will give this book though -- even if the plot had some missed opportunities IMO , there were some undeniably great lines of prose I would tip my hat to, if i wore one while I read. TNZ Fiction Guild kindly provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions above are entirely my own.
May 25, Grace Clark rated it really liked it. Loved this book but I was confused by the ending. Dec 18, Debbie Kerch rated it really liked it. Billy Coffey gives us a profound story of love and loss in a town where discrimination and intolerance are as natural as breathing in Steal Away Home. Owen Cross loves baseball. His father Paul, a real contender for professional ball, lost his chance when an injury cost him his pitching arm.
Paul lives through his son Owen and is determined to have his son succeed where he has failed. Owen is happy enough to pursue his f Billy Coffey gives us a profound story of love and loss in a town where discrimination and intolerance are as natural as breathing in Steal Away Home.
Owen has never met anyone quite like Micky. Micky is beautiful, independent and wise beyond her years and Owen is immediately smitten. When anxious to meet up with Micky again she explains to Owen their friendship must be kept a secret. Their relationship would be considered taboo from the people in Shantytown as well as the folks in town, so a secret they remain. As time goes by, Micky and Owen grow closer and their relationship stronger.
Owen and Micky count the moments when they can be together on the hill, their secret meeting place. As graduation closes in, it looks as if Owen will get a baseball scholarship to YSU.
Everything seems to be going as devised until the night of their class graduation party. Held at an old farm on the edge of town everyone is there, even the shanties. As long as the shanties and town grads are divided by an invisible line that neither will cross a general peace is kept. When a dangerous challenge to play chicken involving a speeding train is thrown down Micky jumps at the bait.
Owen refuses to acknowledge what has occurred, but Micky is so changed from the experience that her life will never be the same. Micky has a new found faith in God and wants to share that faith and love with the world. No longer afraid to invade the town territory Micky is on a mission to spread love and joy to anyone who will listen. But her faith alone will not allow her to be accepted.
"Steal Away" is a song by American singer Robbie Dupree, from his debut album Robbie Dupree. Released as the first single from the album, it became. "Steal Away" ("Steal Away to Jesus") is an American Negro spiritual. The song is well known by variations of the chorus: Steal away, steal away, steal away to.
She is a shanty in their eyes and always will be. When Owen refuses to accept this new version of Micky their lives are forever changed. Improvising a plan, Owen takes matters into his own hands culminating in disastrous results. Steal Away Home is a book that shows the prejudices of a world where the poor and downtrodden are not accepted and only those who have a future made for the stars have a chance. Steal Away Home will steal your heart and make you think about who you are and what you want to be. Mar 18, Sara Wise rated it really liked it.
We praise Him for His holiness and wisdom but cannot bow to His message. He stoops low for us, yet all we see is how the gods we fashion for ourselves stand taller. We would rather remain slaves to ourselves. Lots and lots of baseball. Owen Cross has big dreams — to one day be a Major League player.
Urged on by his father who was a star pitcher until suffering an injury, Owen works day in and day out to be the best catcher and hitter that he can be. He dreams of moving on to college and then the big league one day. But when Owen stumbles upon the mysterious and beautiful Micky Dullahan from Shantytown, a forbidden relationship develops that affects everything he has ever thought about his future.
When he gets called up to play one game in the Majors … and against the New York Yankees no less! It is a deeply introspective piece, really diving into the nitty gritty of life. It reveals the highs and the lows, and the moments to be lauded and the moments to be ashamed of that Owen faces, and that in all honesty we each face. Coffey is a master at developing deep and enigmatic, yet relatable characters. Owen is so beautifully written because, as the author notes, he most relates to Owen more than any other character he has written.
A very small disclaimer: Four and a half stars out of five. Thomas Nelson provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
Feb 02, Kathleen Kat Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: I've been in love with Billy Coffey's ability to weave a story so well, that you are instantly transported from wherever you are to wherever he decides to take you. He has a way with words that goes beyond what one can describe except to say that it is a true gift to spin such a story, it make you wonder if there isn't a nugget of truth in there somewhere and he is taking you back to one of his memories so you can see it like he did.
I've had the delight to read each and every single novel he ha I've been in love with Billy Coffey's ability to weave a story so well, that you are instantly transported from wherever you are to wherever he decides to take you. I've had the delight to read each and every single novel he has written and they all come with a uniqueness that you are picking up something sacred. I've been reading his short stories through his blog for years and was thrilled when he began to write novels.
You can sense that good ol' boy charm gleaned from the words that spill forth from the pages of his latest, Steal Away Home. I knew at some point in time we would see a story about Billy's love of baseball and feel this one is definitely a home run. None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Contacting server Check out the FAQ A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent e.
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Steal Away to Jesus. My Lord calls me, He calls me by the thunder Tune: Choral Steal Away to Jesus. Faith of our fathers, living still. Hymn Instance Glory to God: You have access to this FlexScore. Text size Text size:. Music size Music size:. This is a preview of your FlexScore. African American Heritage Hymnal Steal Away to Jesus First Line: My Lord, He calls me Tune Title: Anglican Hymns Old and New Rev.
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