I Wish I Could Say Thank You

Author: Yukari Takinami

Publisher: Ponent Mon


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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How do you say 'thank you' and 'goodbye' to a woman who has been domineering and difficult her whole life? Especially when that woman is your mother! Yukari had long struggled in a chaotic love-hate relationship with her mother Chieko, so when her mother is diagnosed with advanced stage pancreatic cancer with just months to live, she is faced with a difficult situation. Takinami honestly recounts the turmoil created by this announcement from her sister Nao without ever descending into pathos. At first she thinks of the practical - where should her mother be, who's going to look after her, how can I with my work and my child? Then slowly she starts to face the fact of losing this energetic woman who had never even caught a cold to her memory! After years marked by difficult communication, will they now manage to overcome their conflicts and say what s truly in their hearts before it's too late?

I Wish I Could Tell Her

Author: Ajay K Pandey

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors


Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 559

If a good-looking face was the definition of beauty, then no one would have loved their ailing and wrinkled parents. When Vasu first sets his eyes on the charming and pretty Radhika, he forgets all about his ‘average’ looks. An amiable and kind-hearted boy, Vasu is looked down upon by others due to his dark skin tone. His sister Kavya sees his inner goodness and wants him to realise that he is no less than others. Radhika considers Vasu to be her best friend, while he cannot help falling in love with her. Will his ‘average’ looks come in the way of his happily ever after? What happens when Vasu is harshly judged based on his skin tone? Will he be able to overcome his insecurities? I Wish I Could Tell Her is a heartwarming story of a boy’s struggle in search of his identity. Vasu’s emotional tale shall engulf you in tears, both of pain and laughter.


A Guide for Calmer Babies and Happier Parents

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 614

Babycalm offers a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting. If you want to find ways to cope with tiring days and difficult nights without putting your baby on a strict routine, or resorting to sleep training, this gentle guide is for you. Full of advice, support, tips and the experiences of other new parents, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, experienced mum of four, antenatal teacher, doula and author of the bestselling The Gentle Sleep Book, shares her methods which will enable you to enjoy your baby and to trust your own parenting instincts from the start. You will learn how to: Decipher your baby's cues Access a toolbox of calming techniques Understand normal baby sleep patterns Encourage your baby's sleep Trust your maternal instincts This invaluable guide will help you through the challenging early days, helping to ensure happier parents and calmer babies.

The Broken Bridge

Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan

Author: Suzanne Kamata

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 113

Absorbing fiction from Outsiders in a land that does not absorb foreigners easily.

Lieutenant Hotshot

The Story of an Invisible Child

Author: Julia North

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 461

“You are in the valley now, Modetse, but one day you’ll come out on the mountain,” is what Mama Zuma tells him, but having been brainwashed by the horror of the Lord’s Resistance Army what chance can Modetse ever have of truly finding himself again, or rescuing his little sister Thandi?

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

A Resource for the Transgender Community

Author: Laura Erickson-Schroth

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 152

There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.

To Nail A Serial Killer

(Writing as JJ Marric)

Author: John Creasey

Publisher: House of Stratus


Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 428

Nine suburban housewives are found murdered in their homes, and all have been raped. Gideon is called upon to investigate and is depressed not only by the sickening nature of the crimes, but also the unintended interference with his first ever visit to New York. But crime never stops, whether it be London or New York .....

The Anniversary

You'll be hooked by the first page, and shocked by the last . . .

Author: Laura Marshall

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 936

YOU'LL BE HOOKED BY THE FIRST PAGE, AND SHOCKED BY THE LAST . . . THE TWISTY NEW THRILLER FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRIEND REQUEST They thought the killer had no motive. But these murders are not what they seem . . . On 15th June 1994, Travis Green - husband, father, upstanding citizen - walked through the streets of Hartstead and killed eleven of his neighbours. The last victim was little Cassie Colman's father. As the twenty-five-year anniversary approaches, Cassie tries to forget the past - even as her mother struggles to remember it at all. Then something hidden in her mother's possessions suggests the murders were not what everyone believes. Cassie can't stop herself from digging up the past. But someone will do anything to keep it buried . . . PRAISE FOR THE ANNIVERSARY: 'A poignant and unsettling page-turner' SUN 'A book to keep you guessing and pull at your heartstrings' ERIN KELLY, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID 'Fascinating' SUNDAY TIMES 'Compulsively readable. Laura Marshall's best yet' CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END 'I was genuinely unable to put it down' KAREN HAMILTON, author of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND 'A tense, twisty one-sitting read' TAMMY COHEN, author of THE WEDDING PARTY 'A brilliant, twisty thriller you'll want to race through' FABULOUS MAGAZINE 'The perfect compulsive summer read' FIONA CUMMINS, author of WHEN I WAS TEN 'Clever, pacey and compelling. A cracking thriller' EMMA CURTIS, author of INVITE ME IN 'Utterly gripping' WOMAN'S OWN

In a Yün-nan Courtyard

Author: Louise Jordan Miln

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 440

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "In a Yün-nan Courtyard" by Louise Jordan Miln. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.