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The Sea Is Wide

Author : Rundy Purdy
ISBN : 0986446904
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Rundy Purdy was twenty-four he began caring for his grandfather who was sick with Alzheimer's. This started a three year battle against inevitable decline, a journey across confused days and long nights. With compassion, hope, and a strong dose of gritty realism, The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving tells the story of how a grandfather and his grandson crossed the wide sea of Alzheimer's. It is a tale of losses, but even more of things found in spite of what is lost. It is about giving bedtime stories, hugs, and a lot of coffee. It is a story of laughter even in the presence of sadness. The sea of Alzheimer's is wide, but it can be crossed. In writing that is by turns uplifting and poignant, Rundy shares his journey of perseverance and love. "I laughed and cried my way through [...] it echoed things I went through with my mother and her dementia." - Alice Janice, Caregiver

Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN : 9953876029
Genre : Travel writers
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The Caregiver S Tale

Author : Ann Burack-Weiss
ISBN : 9780231510776
Genre : Social Science
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Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world. The Caregiver's Tale offers insight and comfort to individuals caring for a loved one and is a valuable resource for all health care professionals. Identifying common themes, Burack-Weiss describes how the illness career and social meaning of cancer, dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and chemical dependence affect the caregiving experience. She applies the same method to an examination of family roles: parents caring for ailing children, couples and siblings caring for one another, and adult children caring for aging parents. Jamaica Kincaid, Sue Miller, Paul Monette, Kenzaburo Oë, and Philip Roth are among the many authors who share their caregiving stories. Burack-Weiss provides an annotated bibliography of the more than one hundred memoirs and an accompanying chart to help readers locate those of greatest interest to them.

I Am God

Author : Giacomo Sartori
ISBN : 9781632062154
Genre : Fiction
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Diabolically funny and subversively philosophical, Italian novelist Giacomo Sartori’s I Am God is the diary of the Almighty’s existential crisis that erupts when he falls in love with a human. I am God. Have been forever, will be forever. Forever, mind you, with the razor-sharp glint of a diamond, and without any counterpart in the languages of men. So begins God’s diary of the existential crisis that ensues when, inexplicably, he falls in love with a human. And not just any human, but a geneticist and fanatical atheist who’s certain she can improve upon the magnificent creation she doesn’t even give him the credit for. It’s frustrating, for a god. God has infinitely bigger things to occupy his celestial attentions. Yet he can’t tear his eyes (so to speak) from the geneticist who’s unsettlingly avid when it comes to science, sex, and Sicilian cannoli. Whatever happens, he must safeguard his transcendental dignity. So he watches—disinterestedly, of course—as the handsome climatologist who has his sights set on her keeps having strange accidents. And as the lanky geneticist becomes hell-bent on infiltrating the Vatican’s secret files, for reasons of her own…. A sly critique of the hypocrisy and hubris that underlie faith in religion, science, and macho careerism, I Am God takes us on a hilarious and provocative romp through the Big Questions with the universe’s supreme storyteller.

Memoirs Of A Traveling Mama

Author : Amy Baden Horner
ISBN : 9781640821286
Genre : Travel
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Memoirs of a Traveling Mama is one very down-to-earth, middle-aged woman’s account of her experiences in motherhood and the realization that she never seems to stop moving while awake. Her “travels” include not only trips back and forth from the kitchen to the dinner table every night, but also tales about the more exotic locales like Ireland and Mexico she is fortunate enough to visit. Often funny in retrospect, sometimes heart-wrenching while experiencing them, you will surely relate to these stories and probably find either yourself or another mama you know within them. For anyone who is a mama, or who has one, this book provides a light, comical, and contemplative read.

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ISBN : 9953360219
Genre : American fiction
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Udvalgte noveller af 55 amerikanske forfattere fra det 20. århundrede, bl.a. Sherwood Anderson, William Faulkner, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Sonntag m.fl

Author : سليماني، ليلى،
ISBN : 9981720356
Genre : Families
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Author : نوال السعداوي
ISBN : 6000181795
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Author : ويليام شكسبير
ISBN : 9770192708
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The Hurry Up Song

Author : Clifford Chase
ISBN : UCSC:32106011490734
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the author's relationship with his older brother, their experiences of growing up gay in a Christian Science family, and his painful witness to his brother's illness and death from AIDS. Tour.

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