The Family Clause

The Family Clause


Author : Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473561795
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

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'A bold and remarkable novel...full of heart and compassion' Dinaw Mengestu A bad-tempered grandfather, now living abroad, is back in Stockholm to see his adult children. The son is a failure, the daughter is having a baby with the wrong man, and their mother is a heartless deserter. Only he, the patriarch, is perfect - according to himself, at least. Over ten intense days, the strained relationships of this chaotic but entirely normal family unfold, and painful memories begin to resurface. Something has to give. But the son is duty-bound to his father by a murky, years-old agreement - can it be renegotiated, or will it bind everyone to the past for ever? 'The dynamics of each relationship are superbly complex, and Khemiri's wry, comic touch gives a lightness to the inevitability as the children follow in their father's footsteps' Guardian 'Excellent...the complex portrait of a family that is both identifiable and distinctive, normal and strange' TLS


Magpies

Magpies


Author : Mary Brooks
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1503504913
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (53 users)

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Another entertaining selection of short stories by author Mary Brooks.


One Wish

One Wish


Author : Maria Duffy
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1444743716
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

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When her daughter finally starts asking questions about her father, Becky goes in search of answers - but nothing could prepare her for what she discovers... A heartfelt, uplifting story of second chances and new beginnings. Becky is used to her young daughter asking tricky questions, but lately Lilly has become fascinated by one in particular - why she doesn't have a father. And Becky realises that it's not a subject she can ignore for much longer. What Becky remembers about Lilly's dad would fit on a Post-it: his name is Dennis, he's a successful property developer - and he doesn't know he has a daughter. And when she finally locates him, he's not at all what she expected. Dennis might not be everyone's idea of the perfect dad. But as Becky gets to know him, she begins to wonder if she was wrong not to let him into Lilly's life before now. And she can't help but think about her own family, the people she left far behind. Is it ever too late to change your mind, and welcome someone from your past into your present?


Branching Out: Adventures & Roots

Branching Out: Adventures & Roots


Author : Lorraine Lohr Cathro
Publisher : FriesenPress
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ISBN : 1460290267
Pages : 536 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (46 users)

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Branching Out: Adventures & Roots is a blend of family stories and history. The diverse, often witty, stories are written from the perspective of a woman marrying, developing a career, and raising a family. Lorraine has used short stories and a conversational tone to bring people and events alive on the page.


Unravel Entanglements with Love

Unravel Entanglements with Love


Author : Doris Elisabeth Fischer
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3749483426
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (749 users)

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Many people deny their roots or cannot see their importance. But if we ignore our origins we may never be able to free ourselves from the blockages which trap us. It is important to be aware of the importance of our roots. This applies to our family and clan, but also the country and the culture that we come from. To be able to escape the destructive entanglements many of us have, we have to say yes to our parents and roots, to take them as they are, because we are connected to our entire parents family system and the country that we originate from. Systemic constellations is a method that can be used to find our way back to the power and energy source found in our roots. This book discusses the method and its most important terms. A series of case studies show some of the entanglements we can be trapped in, and how to resolve them.


I Love HandsOn Math Workbook Book 4

I Love HandsOn Math Workbook Book 4


Author : Kafer
Publisher : NewPath Learning
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ISBN : 1632120437
Pages : 74 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (632 users)

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Developed by an experienced educator and classroom tested for more than a decade, the "I Love Math" program presents a complete elementary math curriculum! Each volume provides an entire year's worth of challenging exercises focused on standardsbased topics. Using engaging color graphics and easytofollow practical lessons, the program is perfect for students of various learning styles and skill levels. The unique learning approach featured in the program furnishes a funfilled means of motivating students to think more deeply, investigate, explain, and understand problemsolving strategies. Each workbook provides completed coverage of the following concepts: whole numbers, patterns & algebra, mass, addition & subtraction, data, time, multiplication & division, length, threedimensional space, chance, volume & capacity, and position. Concepts are divided into two sections one per semester. Each section is two or three pages in length and is followed by an assessment which allows for immediate and continuous feedback. Lesson extensions and suggestions for going forward are also included with each activity. The handson activities can be performed using a variety of commonly available classroom materials.


Whose Life Are You Living? Realising Your Worth

Whose Life Are You Living? Realising Your Worth


Author : Tony Humphreys
Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
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ISBN : 0717164667
Pages : 191 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (717 users)

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In Whose Life Are You Living?, bestselling author and clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys challenges us move beyond the constraints imposed by external opinions and to look at our lives in new and liberating ways. We are not born bad, ugly, stupid, average, superior or inferior, yet these and other labels plague our adult lives. Why do we pigeonhole ourselves and put limits on our abilities? Our desire to be accepted by friends, family and the world at large forces us to bow to society’s demands and shackles our true self. Today’s world worships at the altar of success. Magazines and television shows constantly offer us the chance to be somebody, anybody, but who we really are. We follow someone else`s ideal until we end up with no idea of the person we were before we started. Whose life are we living? By giving up our freedom, we no longer belong to ourselves. We belong to those who have influenced and altered us. Dr Tony Humphreys questions the way we approach our lives and shows us how to emerge from the darkness that has hidden us. In the style of the bestselling The Power of “Negative” Thinking, this is an important book from one of our most influential writers in the area of psychology. Whose Life Are You Living?: Table of Contents Introduction Part One. Self Before the Eclipse Your Real Self Part Two. Partial Eclipse of the Self People Blocks to Self-Expression Cultures That Darken Human Presence Hiding Your Real Self The Shadow Self Shadow Profiles Part Three. Total Eclipse of Self Invisible Self Part Four. The Emergence of Self Journey Towards Self-Realisation Realising Self Enlightened Cultures Living Your Own Life


A Model Mother? Family Policy and Childrearing in Post-Devolution Scotland

A Model Mother? Family Policy and Childrearing in Post-Devolution Scotland


Author : Tania Wood
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443857386
Pages : 295 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

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This book explores childrearing approach as one of the prime sites of the reproduction of social inequality. During the latter half of the 2000s, UK and Scottish government policy placed increasing emphasis on the importance of parenting and the early years as factors likely to have an impact on health, education and employment outcomes. Between 2005 and 2008 – the timeframe considered by this study – a number of policy initiatives emerged which were intended to support “better parenting”. This book argues that what was presented as a model of good parenting was in essence a model of middle class parenting which misunderstood and devalued other parenting approaches. In this study, Lareau’s typology of childrearing approach is used as a means of situating the UK parenting policy discourse within a broader theoretical context and assessing critically the extent to which this policy discourse reflects childrearing approaches in Scotland. The book concludes that family policy between 2005 and 2008 did not fully reflect the variety of childrearing approaches in Scotland, and that mothers whose circumstances and childrearing approach diverged from the policy model may not have been adequately supported.


Culture Shock!.

Culture Shock!.


Author : Elizabeth Su-Dale
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
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Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

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Gives informative tips on the do's and don'ts of custom in Norway and provides interesting insights into the social and business attitudes of the Norwegian people.


Preschool Education in America

Preschool Education in America


Author : Barbara Beatty
Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 9780300072730
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (72 users)

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A history of policies and programmes for the education of three-to-five-year-olds in the USA. This book also traces efforts to make pre-school education a part of the American public school system and shows why these efforts have been rejected, despite evidence of pre-school benefit.


So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good


Author : Aaron Fa'Aoso
Publisher : Pantera Press
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ISBN : 0648987442
Pages : 309 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (648 users)

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A powerful memoir from actor, writer, producer and proud Torres Strait Islander Aaron Fa’Aoso Aaron Fa’Aoso has earned a living as a professional footballer, a Kings Cross bouncer, a remote community health worker, an acclaimed actor and—most recently—as the owner and manager of his own media production company. Aaron’s story is all about what it means to be a successful Indigenous man in the twenty-first century. With generosity, humour and emotional insight he examines how the death of his father, when Aaron was only six, led to his being raised by his loving but fiery mother and his even fiercer grandmother. How belief in himself as a warrior, and as a descendent of a long line of warriors, made him – literally and metaphorically, for better and for worse – into a fighter. However, Aaron’s career, and his role as an emerging leader, were both hard-won in the face of many setbacks and heartaches. In 2008, a month after Aaron married for the second time and just as his acting career was flourishing, his new wife took her own life. In the dark times that followed Aaron eventually found strength and meaning in his family, and in his beloved Torres Strait community. Aaron talks frankly about mental health, racism, the personal impact of alcohol, as well as the consolations of belonging to Country, and the challenges facing remote communities. So Far, So Good is a rich and vivid reflection on life and a celebration of Torres Strait culture.


Make your dream a reality: How to run a successful preschool venture

Make your dream a reality: How to run a successful preschool venture


Author : Preeti Khankhoje
Publisher : Notion Press
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ISBN : 1947634119
Pages : 98 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (947 users)

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The book is for you ‘IF’ You are an entrepreneur who wants to succeed You are open to change You are committed about building your business to its fullest potential You are willing to channelize your efforts in the right direction You want to maximize your local network and information and use it effectively You are ready to set new growth records for your business You want to identify your “ideal” client and what they really want. You are ready to stop reading business-growth information...and START TAKING BUSINESS-GROWTH ACTION that will take your business to the next level. You want to leverage your marketing efforts and monitoring the results. You want to build an effective team. You are ready to inspire other people


Catching Cold

Catching Cold


Author : Pete Davies
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241478553
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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'Superb . . . Rich in interest and truly alarming . . . This is a book that deserves to be read' OBSERVER The world is no stranger to the fight needed to tackle a pandemic. In 1918, the Spanish Flu killed over forty million people - more Americans than all the wars the US fought in the entire twentieth century. Ever since, scientists have agreed that the next pandemic is not a question of if, but when. And they were right. As our planet faces another devastating pandemic, Catching Cold tells the extraordinary story of the urgent and unrelenting global effort to try to protect us. From the inhospitable wastes of the Norwegian Arctic circle to the frenzied food markets of Hong Kong, Davies tracks a small community of experts, working against the clock to uncover what turns a virus into a worldwide disaster, and how best to prevent it - because knowing something's coming is not at all the same thing as being ready for it.


Remembering Migration

Remembering Migration


Author : Kate Darian-Smith
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3030177513
Pages : 366 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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This book provides the first comprehensive study of diverse migrant memories and what they mean for Australia in the twenty-first century. Drawing on rich case studies, it captures the changing political and cultural dimensions of migration memories as they are negotiated and commemorated by individuals, communities and the nation. Remembering Migration is divided into two sections, the first on oral histories and the second examining the complexity of migrant heritage, and the sources and genres of memory writing. The focused and thematic analysis in the book explores how these histories are re-remembered in private and public spaces, including museum exhibitions, heritage sites and the media. Written by leading and emerging scholars, the collected essays explore how memories of global migration across generations contribute to the ever-changing social and cultural fabric of Australia and its place in the world.


Drowning by Accident

Drowning by Accident


Author : Elizabeth Meinhard
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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ISBN : 1803138955
Pages : 712 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (83 users)

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Drowning By Accident explains why it is so easy to drown, where accidents happen, and how to save lives by early rescue and resuscitation. More than 600 people die by drowning in Britain every year. Swimming is promoted as a particularly safe form of exercise, so that swimmers forget or ignore the dangers of frigid lakes, swollen rivers, incoming tides or outgoing rip currents. Drowning accidents take place because we don't recognise water as a hostile environment. We overestimate the strength and endurance of our bodies and underestimate the power and deceptiveness of water. Year after year, victims lose their lives in typical drowning accidents, often sinking so quickly and silently that nearby family, friends and onlookers fail to notice the tragedy taking place close beside them. Babies drown in baths. Toddlers drown in garden ponds. School children fall off rafts. Teenagers strike too far from the shore. Pensioners wade into rivers to save their dogs. Victims often die within minutes of sinking beneath the surface. A quarter of those who reach hospital alive will also die, while others survive with severe permanent brain damage. This means that it is vitally important for parents, grandparents, teachers, lifeguards and lawmakers to recognise the risks and prevent drowning accidents before they take place.


Correlation in the Work-study-play School (platoon)

Correlation in the Work-study-play School (platoon)


Author : Ellen F. Sullivan
Publisher :
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ISBN :
Pages : 430 pages
Rating Book: 4.$/5 ( users)

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Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership

Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership


Author : Marc Parés
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
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ISBN : 1785367889
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (785 users)

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This book explores new forms of democracy in practice following the 2011 global uprisings; democracy that comes from below, by and for the ‘have-nots’. Combining theories of social innovation and collective leadership, it analyses how disadvantaged communities have addressed the effects of economic recession in two global cities: Barcelona and New York.