My Father, More Or Less

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Baumbach

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 161

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More Like the Father

Wisdom from Sons of Great Fathers

Author: Robert Garrett

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 656

Do you have a great father? Do you want to be a great father? This book will help you to create a legacy of great fatherhood for your family. Imagine if you could gather a bunch of guys from all walks of life who had a great fathering experience and spend a few hours with them learning about the practical things that their fathers did. That is exactly what More Like the Father will do for you. It will provide you with wisdom from sons of great fathers and set you on a path to build a great fatherhood legacy of your own.

Once a Week

Author: Eneas Sweetland Dallas



Category: Art


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Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories

Author: Katherine Vaz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 151

View: 648

The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. ø From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl?s first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother?s yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.


Author: Hans Jonas

Publisher: UPNE


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 939

A compilation of diaries, memoirs, letters, interviews, and other writings by the late German-Jewish philosopher and author of The Imperative of Responsibility offers a detailed portrait of German Jewry in the Weimar Republic, German Zionism, Jewish immigrants in 1930s and 1940s Palestine, German Jewish intellectuals in New York, and his own life work.

Sir Jasper Carew, His Life and Experiences

Author: Charles Lever

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 596

View: 968

Charles James Lever (1806-1872) was an Irish novelist of English descent. This volume contains "Sir Jasper Carew, His Life and Experiences." Illustrations by E. Van Muyden.

Herbert Marcuse

A Critical Reader

Author: John Abromeit

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader is a collection of brand new papers by seventeen Marcuse scholars, which provides a comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Marcuse's critical theory at the beginning of the 21st century. Although best known for his reputation in critical theory, Herbert Marcuse's work has had impact on areas as diverse as politics, technology, aesthetics, psychoanalysis and ecology. This collection addresses the contemporary relevance of Marcuse's work in this broad variety of fields and from an international perspective. In Part One, veteran scholars of Marcuse and the Frankfurt school examine the legacy of various specific areas of Marcuse's thought, including the quest for radical subjectivity, the maternal ethic and the negative dialectics of imagination. Part Two focuses on a very new trend in Marcuse scholarship: the link between Marcuse's ideas and environmental thought. The third part of this collection is dedicated to the work of younger Marcuse scholars, with the aim of documenting Marcuse's reception among the next generation of critical theorists. The final section of the book contains recollections on Marcuse's person rather than his critical theory, including an informative look back over his life by his son, Peter.

The Alice Walker Collection


Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 2400

View: 532

This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's prose fiction and includes: THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND; MERIDIAN; THE COLOR PURPLE; THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR; THE COMPLETE STORIES; BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE; THE WAY FORWARD IS WITH A BROKEN HEART; and NOW IS THE TIME TO OPEN YOUR HEART. Whether discovering Alice Walker for the first time or finding works by her that you haven't read before, this is a must-have collection from a true heavyweight of contemporary American letters.

The Limping Man

The Salt Trilogy Volume III

Author: Maurice Gee

Publisher: Text Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 959

The Limping Man is small, wizened and cruel, but his subjects worship him. Hana escapes the Limping Man's henchmen as they come to take her mother. When she meets Ben, son of Lo, they set out on a dangerous quest to rid the world of the evil Limping Man. But first they must discover the secret of his power.

Girls on the Edge

Why So Many Girls Are Anxious, Wired, and Obsessed--And What Parents Can Do

Author: Leonard Sax

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 662

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self. In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on social media, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's girls and young women.

My Father's Paradise

A Son's Search for His Family's Past

Author: Ariel Sabar

Publisher: Algonquin Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

View: 964

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Autobiography: “A powerful story of the meaning of family and tradition inside a little-known culture” (San Francisco Chronicle). In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics, gifted storytellers, and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona’s son, Ariel, grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people’s traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father’s strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family’s place in the sweeping saga of Middle Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world’s attention. “Graceful and resonant . . . A personal undertaking for a son who admits he never understood his unassuming, penny-pinching immigrant father.” —The New York Times Book Review “Sabar’s family history turns out to be more than the chronicle of one man’s efforts to retain something of his homeland in new surroundings. It’s also a moving story about the near-death of an ancient language and the tiny flicker of life that remains in it.” —The Washington Post Book World “One of the best recent memoirs I’ve read.” —The Huffington Post

Frank Sinatra, My Father

Author: Nancy Sinatra

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 388

View: 944

The author offers a personal look at the popular American singer and actor, describes his complex personality, and shares the reminiscences of his friends and colleagues

Erema - My Father's Sin

Easyread Large Edition

Author: R. D. Blackmore



Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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My Father's Mask

Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Jack's mother is a storyteller, a game-player. On an impulsive trip out to the family lake house, she spins a macabre tale for Jack and his father - a tale that, as the weekend progresses, Jack finds more and more difficult to untangle from his family's real life. Joe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4R2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box, and the prize-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the co-author, with Stephen King, of In the Tall Grass.

The Work-Family Interface

Spillover, Complications, and Challenges

Author: Sampson Lee Blair

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 532

This volume focuses upon the complex nature of the work-family interface, and how families around the globe deal with the inherent dilemmas therein. Chapters examine how work affects families in both overt and discrete manners, as well as how family life, in turn, affects paid employment.