Download or read book Waiting for Normal written by Leslie Connor and published by Katherine Tegen Books. This book was released on 2010-01-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way. All-or-nothing never adds up to normal, and it can't bring Addie all to home, where she wants to be with her half sisters. But Addie never stops hoping that one day, maybe, she'll find normal.
Download or read book Waiting for Normal written by Leslie Connor and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2010-01-26 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York
Download or read book Waiting for Elijah written by Safet HadžiMuhamedović and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2018-04-25 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Waiting for Elijah is an intimate portrait of time-reckoning, syncretism, and proximity in one of the world’s most polarized landscapes, the Bosnian Field of Gacko. Centered on the shared harvest feast of Elijah’s Day, the once eagerly awaited pinnacle of the annual cycle, the book shows how the fractured postwar landscape beckoned the return of communal life that entails such waiting. This seemingly paradoxical situation—waiting to wait—becomes a starting point for a broader discussion on the complexity of time set between cosmology, nationalism, and embodied memories of proximity.
Download or read book Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration written by Christine M. Jacobsen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume approaches waiting both as a social phenomenon that proliferates in irregularised forms of migration and as an analytical perspective on migration processes and practices. Waiting as an analytical perspective offers new insights into the complex and shifting nature of processes of bordering, belonging, state power, exclusion and inclusion, and social relations in irregular migration. The chapters in this book address legal, bureaucratic, ethical, gendered, and affective dimensions of time and migration. A key concern is to develop more theoretically robust approaches to waiting in migration as constituted in and through multiple and relational temporalities. The chapters highlight how waiting is configured in specific legal, material, and socio-cultural situations, as well as how migrants encounter, incorporate, and resist temporal structures. This collection includes ethnographic and other empirically based material, as well as theorizing that cross-cut disciplinary boundaries. It will be relevant to scholars from anthropology and sociology, and others interested in temporalities, migration, borders, and power.
Download or read book When Cancer Came Knocking written by Reverend Stephen Garrett and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2019-03-14 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One in three people in North America will be directly affected by cancer in their lives, but how we deal with the emotional and spiritual impacts of the disease is rarely discussed. It’s time that changed. Cancer hit the Garrett family as an unwelcome guest and shattered the life of the author’s brother, Peter. In this raw and moving account of his brother’s illness, Stephen Garrett looks at the emotional impact of the disease, and how its effects rippled far beyond the hospital walls. Each chapter reflects on part of Peter’s six-year walk through the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, and includes reflections from loved ones as they navigated the changing family dynamic. It is an intimate and raw look at what happens during the struggle with cancer and ultimately the death of a treasured family member. This remarkable journey is part tribute to the author’s brother and part reminder that the process of grieving is natural and personal. It seeks to reframe the concepts of grief and loss to help show death as a source of inspiration that can help us live a better, fuller, and more complete life. Peter’s story is filled with humor, authenticity, love, and compassion, and stands as a firm reminder to value those around us while we can.
Download or read book Reaching for Normal written by Amy Daniels and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-05-12 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Amy and Dave learned that their six-month-old daughter, Emily, was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, they were devastated. Throughout her childhood, they managed their daughter's complex cancer, all the while striving just to be an ordinary, normal family. In doing so, Amy kept her emotions close and plastered on smiles, some genuine, as she worked in between cancer clinic appointments, had another baby, and attended cul-de-sac potluck dinners. The smiles were harder to put on when Emily suffered from a massive stroke just before her 8th birthday. Amy suddenly found herself a parent to an active toddler and an almost eight-year-old who could no longer talk, walk, or feed herself. Emily's spirit remained shockingly unscathed. In the end, it was she who reminded the family to laugh, smile, and finally accept that they were anything but ordinary. This memoir of motherhood at its hardest reveals what went on behind closed doors and beneath the smiles, as Amy writes in raw, honest detail about her relationship with her spouse, juggling work demands, raising her typically developing son, and finding lasting friendships throughout each of Emily's setbacks.
Download or read book Resilience from the Heart written by Gregg Braden and published by Hay House, Inc. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this compelling revised edition of his book The Turning Point, best-selling author and visionary Gregg Braden merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to reveal the strategies for embracing stressful change in our lives. This updated edition contains an all-new chapter not included in the original release, featuring material on the surprising discovery of brain-like cells—sensory neurites—located within the human heart, and the role they play in creating personal resilience. The powerful heart-brain connection made possible by these cells is now recognized as a portal to the deepest levels of our intuition, as well as a gateway to the subconscious mind. This book gets to the heart of the fundamental question you have no doubt asked yourself in the face of the complexities and challenges of the modern world: How do I make everyday life better for myself and my family? Through his skillful synthesis of easy-to-understand science and real-life circumstances, Gregg uniquely provides the answer, describing: •State-of-the-art discoveries that are the key to embracing big change in a healthy way •The three shifts that will transform the way you think of your career, lifestyle, and finances •The simple strategies of heart-based resilience that you can learn and use immediately for optimal health in our stressful world •A template of strategies for resilient living for your family and community . . . and much more. Gregg is an optimist, as well as a realist. His lifetime of work with indigenous cultures, combined with his scholarship in science and ancient traditions, gives him reason to believe in our ability to transform in a healthy way. To get to that point, however, we must be honest with ourselves. When the facts are clear, our choices become obvious and something beautiful happens. And it’s the power of this simple truth that is the basis for Resilience from the Heart. Join Gregg on this intimate journey as he unlocks the mystery of the world’s extremes . . . to reveal the power to thrive in life!
Download or read book AfterImage written by Carla Malden and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: before, and surviving the after, of losing her husband to cancer, Carla Malden takes us on a journey through grief to gratitude that alerts the entire forever-young generation: this is not your mother’s widowhood. AfterImage is a story of love more than loss, memory more than sorrow, life more than death.
Download or read book When Did I Stop Being Barbie and Become Mrs Potato Head written by Mary Pierce and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embrace Your Inner Mrs. Potato Head! She’s so much more real and full of fun than Barbie ever could be. And she knows how to laugh like only those who have discovered the humor, heart, and wisdom of true womanhood can laugh. Give her room to romp with this hilarious collection of zany, true-life stories by Mary Pierce.If you love to kick off your shoes and laugh your socks off over the foibles and absurdities of life, this book is for you. Mrs. Potato Head’s hormones are out of whack. Her memory is held together by sticky notes. But she’s got a sense of humor that just won’t quit, and she’s learned to accept and enjoy herself as she is—because God does.
Download or read book The Battle for Normal written by H. S. St. Ours and published by H. S. St. Ours. This book was released on 2015-04-21 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simma was sure she'd never see Sami again. Sef or Glyn, either. She'd left Sami standing in the middle of the street in First Right nearly a year ago, and the boys had vanished without a trace long before that, or were chased from the tunnel by the Judge. Living under the water in tunnel Tee Two, with her mom and her mom’s boyfriend, Namid, frightened Simma no end. Any moment, she felt, the walls would split and the whole of the mile-wide river would rush in and drown her. Namid said she'd outgrow it but she was nearly sixteen and this feeling of dread only deepened in her. Then Sami came, as if in a dream, and told her to run! Through a catastrophe brought on by the sabotage of the hated Judge Trapmann, Simma falls in with a crowd of survivors bent on revenge against his cannibal army. She liked a good fight, especially when it meant bringing down a bully, but Sami told her to push on, and it was up to Simma to warn the Twelve Towns. War was coming and worlds were at stake! THE BATTLE FOR NORMAL is a story of courage and discovery in an age of reconstruction, and is the third book in the Water Worlds sci-fi adventure series, chronicling the terraforming of the inner worlds of the Solar System as seen through the eyes of generations of young women. Seven books are planned for the series.
Download or read book A Spacious Life written by Ashley Hales and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Society constantly tells us to follow our dreams and live our best lives. But contrary to what we've been told, the good life we crave is not accomplished through limitless possibilities or even hustle and hurry—it can only be found in the confines of God's loving limits. Inviting us to discover a better way, Ashley Hales shows us a spacious life filled with purpose, joy, and rest.
Download or read book Sara and the Search for Normal written by Wesley King and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “It’s the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara’s internal struggles that readers will remember.” —Booklist In this prequel to the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, fan-favorite Sara quests for “normal” and finds something even better along the way. Sara’s Rules to Be Normal 1. Stop taking your pills 19. Make a friend 137. Don’t put mayonnaise on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sara wants one thing: to be normal. What she has instead are multiple diagnoses from Dr. Ring. Sara’s constant battle with False Alarm—what she calls panic attacks—and other episodes cause her to isolate herself. She rarely speaks, especially not at school, and so she doesn’t have any friends. But when she starts group therapy she meets someone new. Talkative and outgoing Erin doesn’t believe in “normal,” and Sara finds herself in unfamiliar territory: at the movies, at a birthday party, and with someone to tell about her crush—in short, with a friend. But there’s more to Erin than her cheerful exterior, and Sara begins to wonder if helping Erin will mean sacrificing their friendship.
Download or read book The Girl Who Passed for Normal written by Hugh Fleetwood and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an isolated Roman villa, widowed English dancer Barbara Michaels serves as paid companion and tutor to twenty year-old Catherine, whose rich American mother thinks her 'mad.' In Barbara's eyes it's simply the case that Catherine is not 'all there', and dwells too much in the dysfunctional part of her own head. Barbara's sense of what is and is not 'normal', however, is about to be overturned. First published in 1973, The Girl Who Passed for Normal was Hugh Fleetwood's second novel and the winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for its year. 'Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your chair.' New York Times 'Shocking... Horridly memorable.' San Francisco Chronicle
Download or read book Women the Koran and International Human Rights Law written by Niaz Shah and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2006-09-12 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religion plays a pivotal role in the way women are treated around the world, socially and legally. This book discusses three Islamic human rights approaches: secular, non-compatible, reconciliatory (compatible), and proposes a contextual interpretive approach. It is argued that the current gender discriminatory statutory Islamic laws in Islamic jurisdictions, based on the decontextualised interpretation of the Koran, can be reformed through Ijtihad: independent individual reasoning. It is claimed that the original intention of the Koran was to protect the rights of women and raise their status in society, not to relegate them to subordination. This Koranic intention and spirit may be recaptured through the proposed contextual interpretation which in fact means using an Islamic (or insider) strategy to achieve gender equality in Muslim states and greater compatibility with international human rights law. It discusses the negative impact of the so-called statutory Islamic laws of Pakistan on the enjoyment of women’s human rights and robustly challenges their Koranic foundation. While supporting the international human rights regime, this book highlights the challenges to its universality: feminism and cultural relativism. To achieve universal application, genuine voices from different cultures and groups must be accommodated. It is argued that the women’s human rights regime does not cover all issues of concern to women and has a weak implementation mechanism. The book argues for effective implementation procedures to turn women’s human rights into reality.
Download or read book I Do written by A.J. Pine and published by Entangled: Embrace. This book was released on 2015-11-16 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint... Sometimes you have to trust your heart to find out what home really means. Duncan McAllister is marrying Elaina Tripoli tomorrow. Except—he's missing. Jordan, Noah, Griffin, Maggie, and Miles arrive in Greece for the festivities to find frantic messages from both the bride and groom. Noah and Griffin set off to find Duncan while Jordan, Maggie, and Miles try to salvage what should be a day of celebration before the wedding. But the Americans have their own baggage. Noah's got a surprise planned for Jordan that has to go perfectly. Griffin's keeping life-changing news from Maggie. And Miles—well, he wasn't looking for love on this trip until a Greek sous chef named Alex rocks his world. The race is on for Duncan to make it back to Elaina before she decides not to take him back at all. For Noah to make sure his monumental plan goes off without a hitch. For Griffin to tell Maggie the truth without losing her. For Miles to admit that letting himself fall in love is worth the risk. Happily Ever After waits at the finish line...if the four couples can make it on time.
Download or read book Writing in the Dark written by Max van Manen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author Max van Manen’s Writing in the Dark brings together a wide range of studies of relevance to qualitative researchers and professional practitioners. Each of the sixteen original chapters by accomplished scholars serves as an example of how a different kind of human experience may be explored, and of how the methods used for investigating phenomena may contribute to the process of human understanding. Van Manen provides the opening and closing chapters for the book, and also an introduction to each selection. This book is a valuable and rich resource for people who would like to learn more about phenomenological reflection and writing.Van Manen and his contributing authors:-Show how the challenge of doing qualitative research can be pursued through the process of inquiry, reflection and writing-Are from a variety of fields such as education, health sciences, psychology, arts and design, communication technology, and religious studies-Include numerous recognizable human experiences including common ones, forgotten ones, and ritualized ones