Category Archives: Family

Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science's First Family

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By Shelley Emling

Released to frequent acclaim, in Marie Curie and Her Daughters, technological know-how author Shelley Emling indicates that faraway from a shy introvert toiling away in her laboratory, the famed scientist and two-time Nobel prize winner used to be not anything in need of an iconoclast. Emling attracts on own letters published by means of Curie's purely granddaughter to teach how Marie motivated her daughters but allow them to blaze their very own paths: Irene her mother's footsteps into technology and used to be instrumental within the discovery of nuclear fission; Eve traveled the area as a overseas correspondent after which moved directly to humanitarian missions. Emling additionally exhibits how Curie, following global warfare I, became to the United States for support. Few humans find out about Curie's shut friendship with American journalist Missy Meloney, who prepared talking excursions around the nation for Marie, Eve, and Irene. Months at the street, captivating audiences either huge and small, endeared the Curies to American ladies and tested a lifelong dating with the USA that shaped one of many most powerful connections of Marie's existence. Factually wealthy, own, and unique, this can be an engrossing tale in regards to the most famed girl in technological know-how that rips the canopy off the parable and divulges the true individual, buddy, and mom at the back of it.

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That Old Cape Magic: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

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By Richard Russo

For Griffin, all paths, all thoughts, converge at Cape Cod.  The Cape is the place he took his adolescence summer season holidays, the place he and his spouse, pleasure, honeymooned, the place they made up our minds he’d go away his l. a. screenwriting activity to turn into a school professor, and the place they celebrated the wedding in their daughter Laura’s ally. but if their loved Laura’s marriage ceremony occurs a 12 months later, Griffin is stuck among chauffeuring his mother’s and father’s ashes in urns and contending with pleasure and her huge, unruly kin. either he and she or he have additionally introduced dates alongside. How on the planet may possibly this have happened?
 
By turns hilarious, rueful, and uplifting, That previous Cape Magic is a profoundly regarding novel approximately marriage, kinfolk, and all of the different ties that bind.

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Human Happiness

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By Brian Fawcett

A public highbrow who will disgrace the satan within the pursuits of fact, Brian Fawcett has staunchly refused to shop for into the present techno-corporate ethos that defines our tradition at the present time. With Human Happiness, Fawcett has taken one other jump into unexplored territory. the place formerly Fawcett has explored such themes as globalization and the function of the media, this time he turns the lens inward to go looking for the which means of happiness via analyzing the mysteries of marriage and family.

Featuring prose that's frequently painfully candid and often laugh-out-loud humorous, Human Happiness is a story-driven narrative headquartered round the doubtless chuffed marriage among Fawcett’s mom and dad, approximately how households quite paintings (or don’t), concerning the intergenerational conflicts that appear inevitable among headstrong fathers and sons, and the way previous hostilities can poison and deform via generations and -- in outstanding circumstances -- could be resolved.

For 25 years now, Brian Fawcett has been Canada’s so much unconventional author and public highbrow, a guy Paul Quarrington defined as our literature's enfant bad and eminence gris rolled into one. His real present is for making readers snort whereas elevating the main basic questions that face us. He should be Canada's most unusual author.

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War and Family Life (Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families)

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This specific source offers findings and insights in regards to the a number of affects of army responsibility on carrier participants and veterans, in particular from a family members perspective. vast parts of assurance contain marital and kin relationships, parenting concerns, relatives results of struggle accidents, and relations matters of unmarried provider individuals. The book's various contents spotlight understudied populations and issues gaining wider curiosity whereas reading the speedy and long term influence of carrier on kin functioning. as well as elevating information of matters, chapters aspect to power suggestions together with science-based pre- and post-deployment courses, extra responsive education for practitioners, and extra centred learn and coverage instructions.
Among the subjects lined:
• Deployment and divorce: an in-depth research via correct demographic and army features. • army and posttraumatic tension: interpersonally dependent behaviors and cognitions as mechanisms of person and couple misery. • struggle and mother or father care: armed clash and the social good judgment of kid and nationwide security. • realizing the studies of girls and LGBT veterans in division of Veterans Affairs care. • hazard and resilience elements in strive against army overall healthiness care companies. • Tangible, instrumental, and emotional aid between homeless veterans. struggle and family members lifestyles bargains up to date knowing for psychological healthiness pros who serve army households, either within the U.S. and in a foreign country.

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Thanks, Dad

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We can by no means thank our fathers adequate for the specified moments that make us cherish our youth thoughts. it really is these little issues - solving toys, barbecuing the proper burger, making use of 1000 band-aids - that count number for therefore a lot and that we occasionally take for granted.

Illustrated all through with classic black and white drawings, every one of those heartfelt thank-yous can pay tribute to the considerate and loving acts our dads do for us every day. This small, fascinating ebook will allow dads comprehend that their suggestions and aid made us into the little kids we are today.

Thanks, Dad is the right present for all events and dads!

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The Afterlife: A Memoir

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By Donald Antrim

A New York occasions e-book Review Editors' Choice

In the iciness of 2000, presently after his mother's dying, Donald Antrim begun writing approximately his relatives. In items that seemed in The New Yorker and have been anthologized in Best American Essays, Antrim explored his severe and complex relationships along with his mom, Louanne, an artist, instructor, and ferociously destabilizing alcoholic; his mild grandfather, who lived within the mountains of North Carolina and who constantly was hoping to save lots of his daughter from herself; and his father, who married his mom twice.

The Afterlife is an elliptical, occasionally soft, occasionally blackly hilarious portrait of a family--faulty, cracked, enraging--and of a guy suffering to benefit the character of his origins.

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Teitlebaum's Window

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By Wallace Markfield

Welcome to Brighton seashore of the Nineteen Thirties and early '40s as filtered via Simon Sloan, from adolescence to would-be artist-as-a-young-man at Brooklyn collage to the eve of his induction into the military. Wallace Markfield completely captures this Jewish neighborhood--its speech, its humans, its designated zaniness.

But like every masterpiece--Joyce's "Dubliners" comes without difficulty to mind--"Teitlebaum's Window "both survives and expands upon its time and position. whereas closing rooted within the specifics of its personal international, thirty-seven years after first being released it teems with Markfield's inventiveness, hilarity, and singular voice.

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Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons

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By Tim Russert

What does it really suggest to be an excellent father? What did your father inform you, that has stayed with you all through your lifestyles? was once there a lesson from him, a narrative, or a second that helped to make you who you're? Is there a distinct reminiscence that makes you smile if you least anticipate it?

After the e-book of Tim Russert’s no 1 New York Times bestseller approximately his father, great Russ & Me, he acquired an avalanche of letters from daughters and sons who desired to inform him approximately their own fathers, so much of whom weren't superdads or heroes yet usual males who have been remembered and loved for a few of their top moments–of suggestion, tenderness, power, honor, self-discipline, and low eccentricity.

Most of those daughters and sons have been desirous to show the gratitude they'd carried with them over the years. Others desired to proportion classes and thoughts and, most crucial, move them right down to their very own little ones.

This publication is for all fathers, younger or previous, who can examine from the lads in those pages tips on how to get it correct, and to appreciate that usually it really is the little gestures that may make the distinction in your baby. For a few during this e-book, the appreciation got here later than they might have beloved. yet as knowledge of Our Fathers reminds us, it is never too past due to include it.

From the daddy who coached his daughter in activities (and life), attending each meet, online game, functionality, and event, to the daughter who, after a fifteen-year estrangement, realized to make peace together with her tough father in advance of he died, to the son who got here, finally, to understand the silent approach his father may well exhibit affection, Wisdom of Our Fathers stocks worthwhile classes, immeasurable presents, and lasting values.

Heartfelt, funny, enticing, irresistibly readable, and absolute to deliver again thoughts of unforgettable moments with our personal fathers, Tim Russert’s new ebook isn't just a becoming better half to his personal excellent memoir, but additionally a party of the confident features handed down from new release to iteration.

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Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy

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By Stephanie Nielson

Go on an unforgettable trip, with a girl who has incredible strength.

Stephanie Nielson begun sharing her lifestyles in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in together with her heat and candor. She quick attracted a faithful following that was once captivated by way of the upbeat mom fortunately elevating her childrens, head over heels in love together with her husband, Christian (Mr. Nielson to her readers), and choked with gratitude for her blessed existence.

notwithstanding, every thing replaced straight away on a sunny day in August 2008, while Stephanie and Christian have been in a bad aircraft crash. Christian was once burned over forty percentage of his physique, and Stephanie was once on the point of dying, with burns over eighty percentage of her physique. She may stay in a coma for 4 months.

within the aftermath of this harrowing tragedy, Stephanie maintained a gorgeous humorousness, optimism, and resilience. She has when you consider that shared this energy of spirit with others via her web publication, in journal beneficial properties, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now, during this relocating memoir, Stephanie tells the total, notable tale of her not likely restoration and the remarkable love at the back of it--from a riveting account of the crash to all that in its wake. With bright aspect, Stephanie recounts her emotional and actual trip, from her first painful days after awakening from the coma to the 1st time she observed her face within the reflect, the 1st kiss she shared with Christian after the twist of fate, and the 1st time she talked to her little ones after their lengthy separation. She additionally displays again on existence earlier than the coincidence, to her chuffed early life as one among 9 siblings, her close-knit group and powerful Mormon religion, and her fairy-tale love tale, all of which turned her starting place of energy as she rebuilt her existence.

What emerges from the wreckage of a sad twist of fate is a different viewpoint on pleasure, attractiveness, and overcoming adversity that's as gripping because it is inspirational. Heaven Is Here is a poignant reminder of the way religion and relatives, love and neighborhood can bolster us, maintain us, and relatively actually, every so often, shop us.

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The Sisters Antipodes: A Memoir

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By Jane Alison

A wonderful and deeply intimate memoir approximately households breaking apart

When Jane Alison used to be a toddler, her family members met one other that gave the impression of its reflect: a father within the overseas carrier, a gorgeous mom, and little ladies, the more youthful (one of them Jane) sharing a birthday. The households turned inseparable nearly immediately. inside months, besides the fact that, affairs ignited among the adults, and prior to lengthy the oldsters exchanged companions, then divorced, remarried, and moved on. pairs of ladies have been left in surprise, a “silent, numb surprise, like a crack within stone, now not sufficient to separate it yet within, silently fissuring” that may turn out tragic.

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