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Author : Tanya Ravenswater
ISBN : 9781785770104
Genre : Fiction
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For fans of Boyhood, Jacques is Tanya Ravenswater's beautiful and touching coming-of-age novel of what makes an ordinary life extraordinary. This is the story of Jacques Lafitte, a young French boy who is orphaned and torn away from everything he knows. Forced to move to England to live with his guardian - the pompous and distant Oliver - Jacques finds himself in a strange country, and a strange world. As years pass Jacques becomes part of the Clark family. But then his feelings for Oliver's daughter Rebecca begin to surpass mere sibling affection. A development that has the power to bring them together, or tear the family apart . . . A story of loss, longing, falling in love and finding a place to call home. And, most importantly, of the power of the relationships that help us along the way.

Missing Father

Author : Shauna L. Smith
ISBN : 0996545700
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At once a powerful story of a daughter's literal and figurative search for her father and an indictment of the mental health system with legacies to this day, Missing Father will touch readers searching to make sense of the complexities of love, family and self-understanding. Filled with searing memories and beautiful, poetic writing, it captures the extraordinary character of a bipolar parent as seen through the eyes of a bewildered little girl who grows up to become a family therapist with children of her own. While it is memoir, it reads like first-rate literature in a vein with classics such as A Beautiful Mind and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Missing Father cuts through the layers of shame, alienation, and ups and downs of life in a family navigating through mental illness and will resonate with those who have tried to reach an inaccessible loved one. "Missing Father...is beautifully rendered and filled with tenderness and compassion and clarity.... It reads like a dream." -- Laura Davis, co-author of The Courage to Heal "It is brilliant writer plus hard experience, heartbreak plus love, a beautiful, shared sculpture of human life." --Gina Bliss, MD, pediatrician "Missing Father is a deeply moving and insightful personal narrative that draws the reader into the unnerving world of mental health system realities. --Lisa Bertaccini, LCSW, former chief of Child and Family Mental Health, Sacramento County "Brilliant scenes abound throughout, as do moving, poetic images." --Erica Miles, author of Dazzled by Darkness "A heartbreaking journey from confused child to confident professional.... Missing Father will resonate with anyone who has tried to alleviate the suffering of an unreachable loved one." -- Laurie Heller, adjunct faculty, Woodland Community College "Smith's emotional honesty gives us permission to share our own dark secrets." --Janet Greenwood, PhD, RN, LMFT "Through compelling, emotionally revealing vignettes, Shauna Smith teaches us about the power of love and empathy. Lessons for all levels of mental health workers are found in the disturbing descriptions of how an uncaring system can contribute to wrecking a life. Also, our clients, those who are caretakers and those struggling with mental illness, may find validation and learn resilience." -- Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW "Parents cast a shifting shadow over us and draw on our deepest wells of compassion. Smith in Missing Father uses memory, writing and reflection to put the shattered pieces of a loved one's life into perspective." -- Kathryn Gronke, MA "I started Missing Father Monday night and couldn't put it down! I love the short, bold "chapters. "And the mixing of narrative, conversation, and shared communication (letters), which, of course, would only be noteworthy with a well-written and compelling story." -- Pauli Hakensen, addiction counselor, grief specialist

Life And I

Author : Elisabeth Helland Larsen
ISBN : 3899557719
Genre : Death
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"Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a greeneyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals with soft fur and big animals with sharp teeth. She lingers with a kindly grandmother as they knit one last scarf together. She wanders through surroundings of gentle beauty and she tells us who she is. For parents of children facing the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet, this book finds words to express what is often so difficult to explain. It ends with such a feeling of uplift and acceptance that readers of any age will turn the last page with a smile and a tear"--Excerpt from Amazon.com.

No Room For Doubt

Author : Angela Dove
ISBN : 0425225887
Genre : True Crime
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When a young woman is murdered, the lives of those in her immediate circle are thrown into chaos as the mother become obsessed with keeping the authorities interested in the case and the husband falls into despair after being convicted in the court of public opinion. Original.

The Death Of A Nobody

Author : Jules Romains
ISBN : UVA:X000462455
Genre : Death
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The Dead Never Die

Author : Innes
ISBN : 0648053806
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Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris

Author : Eric Blau
ISBN : 0822219050
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: The poignant, passionate and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are brought to vivid theatrical life in this intense musical experience. Brel's legendary romance, humor and moral conviction are evoked simply and directly,

And There Was Light

Author : Jacques Lusseyran
ISBN : 9781608682706
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The book that helped inspire Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See An updated edition of this classic World War II memoir, chosen as one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century, with a new photo insert and restored passages from the original French edition When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.

The God I Love

Author : Joni Eareckson Tada
ISBN : 9780310565802
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“The God I Love is the book that captures my heart and thoughts in the events, dialogues, memories, images, and scenes of my life—my walk with God.”—Joni Eareckson TadaJoni’s name is synonymous around the world with the words “loving God.” She has lived out these words since the diving accident thirty-six years ago that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down. Now in The God I Love she looks back on the whole of her life through eyes that can see how that accident actually moved her in a new direction, saving her from another tragedy of her own making.This story-driven narrative captures the events and images of Joni’s remarkable life as she describes her life in six themes. She begins with her life as an ordinary girl who is blessed by an extraordinary God—but not without tragic turns. Then she ponders the question, would she have been an artist if she had not broken her neck? She recognizes that through prayer she enters into God’s holy presence and finds that he answers her prayers in full measure. She acknowledges that it is only through the kindness of friends that she has bathed or eaten or done the countless simple tasks that make up everyday life. Because of her unusual situation, her wheelchair has rolled onto platforms around the world where millions of people have heard her speak about her Savior. Through tragedy Joni has come to know God, the living, surprising, wonderful Lord of all.A note from Joni—The God I Love is a memory still unfolding of the journey that keeps taking me deeper into the heart of my Savior. It’s my prayer that this story, which spans over fifty years, will resonate with each person who takes time to pick up the book...it’s my prayer that The God I Love will serve as a roadmap, a guide, a signpost to light the journey of each reader, helping them to see their sweet, soft desperation of Jesus, too.

Of Moose And Miracles

Author : Marion Lee
ISBN : 1891280422
Genre : Religion
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Of Moose and Miracles is a book that offers a personal glimpse into the deep faith of a family nurtured in love. There are seven children and the youngest, Kraig, is suddenly stricken with a brain stem tumor. During Kraig's illness, Divine Providence leads the family into the path of a seminarian, a late vocation. It doesn't take long to realize that a mysterious and wondrous plan is afoot. Through the transcendent power of God, a partnership is forged in time and in eternity that fortifies the faith of the newly ordained priest, Fr. Jacques LaPointe, enabling him to move mountains in his ministry. Of Moose and Miracles is a story that will lift your heart and restore your faith. It's about a family that everyone can identify with--you will experience the depth of their pain but, in the end, you can't help but rejoice in recognition of the grace that God lavishes upon them

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