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Paula Spencer

By Roddy Doyle
  • ISBN Code: : 0307368955
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 287
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : paula-spencer.pdf

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In this new novel, set in contemporary Dublin, Roddy Doyle returns to Paula Spencer (“One of Doyle’s finest creations” – Toronto Star), the beloved heroine of the bestselling The Woman Who Walked into Doors, with spectacular results. Paula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula’s forty-eighth birthday. She hasn’t had a drink for four months and five days. Having outlived an abusive husband and father, Paula and her four children are now struggling to live their adult lives, with two of the kids balancing their own addictions. Knowing how close she always is to the edge, Paula rebuilds her life slowly, taking pride in the things she accomplishes, helped sometimes by the lists she makes to plan for the future. As she goes about her daily routine working as a cleaning woman, and cooking for her two children at home, she re-establishes connections with her two sisters, her mother and grandchildren, expanding her world. She discovers the latest music, the Internet and text-messaging, treats herself to Italian coffees, and gradually ventures beyond her house, where she’s always felt most comfortable. As Paula thinks of herself, “She’s a new-old woman, learning how to live.” Doyle has movingly depicted a woman, both strong and fragile, who is fighting back and finally equipped to be a mother to her children – but now that they’re mostly grown up, is it too late? Doyle’s fans and new readers alike will root for Paula to stay clean and find a little healing for herself and her children, amidst the threat that it may all go wrong.

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: the-journey-of-two-souls.pdf

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We are all on a journey. At this time, many of us baby boomers are on a journey of caring for our aging parents. Any life journey has its ups and downs. Many children never see this in their future. There are lots of feelings: frustration, hopelessness, anger, and inability to cope. This book is about my mother and our journey, with her becoming the person cared for and I the caregiver. It is honoring mother and her struggle. It is a book of care, love, support, and hope.

Michael Winterbottom

By Damon Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 9781604738414
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: michael-winterbottom.pdf

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Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom (b.1961) might be hard to pin down and even harder to categorize. Over sixteen years, he has created feature films as disparate and stylistically diverse as Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People, In This World, Butterfly Kiss, and The Killer Inside Me. But in this collection, the first English-language volume to gather international profiles and substantive interviews with the Blackburn native, Winterbottom reveals how working with small crews, available light, handheld digital cameras, radio mics, and minuscule budgets allows him fewer constraints than most filmmakers, and the ability to capture the specificity of the locations where he shoots. In Michael Winterbottom: Interviews he emerges as an industrious filmmaker committed to a stripped-down approach whose concern with outsiders and docu-realist authenticity have remained constant throughout his career. Collecting pieces from news periodicals as well as scholarly journals, including previously unpublished interviews and the first-ever translation of a lengthy, illuminating exchange with the French editors of Positif, this volume spans the full breadth of Winterbottom’s notably eclectic feature-film career. Damon Smith, Brooklyn, New York, is a film programmer and editor for Babelgum. His work has appeared in Reverse Shot, Boston Globe, Time Out New York, Cinema Scope, and several other publications.

A Star Called Henry

By Roddy Doyle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307375382
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: a-star-called-henry.pdf

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An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing, begging, charming, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At fourteen, already six foot two, Henry's in the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian, and, soon, a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike, a lover.

PARENTING: Guide to Positive Discipline

By Parenting Magazine Editors
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345544412
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: parenting.pdf

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A guide to discipline grounded in love and respect. Savvy parents have come to rely on PARENTING magazine for its focused advice and expert guidance on all the tough issues of raising children. Now PARENTING readers are delighted to find the same winning blend of upbeat writing, quick information, and up-to-the-minute research in the PARENTING books. This latest volume in the series takes parents through the ins and outs of raising children with healthy, loving discipline, from infancy to age 6 and beyond. Featured topics include: Discipline and punishment: Knowing the difference ¸ Defining realistic, age-appropriate goals for your child ¸ Why cooperation works better than coercion Why kids misbehave: Heading off bad behavior by understanding its underlying causes ¸ How to be a guide rather than a cop ¸ Rechanneling all that energy Avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes: Side-stepping power struggles and defiance ¸ Making rules your children can understand and obey ¸ Creating win-win situations through patience and consistency ¸ Using positive reinforcement instead of criticism and control Discipline through ages and stages: Expectations your children can meet from infancy to elementary school ¸ Dealing with sibling rivalry ¸ Working with a babysitter or day care provider ¸ Dialogues, routines, and strategies geared for each phase of childhood Raising responsible children: Chores your child is ready for ¸ Using rewards fairly and effectively ¸ Getting compliance without nagging or policing How NOT to spoil your children: The difference between nurturing and overindulging ¸ Giving gifts without creating undue expectations ¸ When and how to set limits ¸ Setting the right example

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

By Harvey Karp, M.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553905600
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: the-happiest-toddler-on-the-block.pdf

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. Toddlers can drive you bonkers…so adorable and fun one minute…so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of “nos” and “don’ts” into “yeses” and hugs…if you know how to speak your toddler’ s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize…cavemen. Having noticed that the usual techniques often failed to calm crying toddlers, Dr. Karp discovered that the key to effective communication was to speak to them in their own primitive language. When he did, suddenly he was able to soothe their outbursts almost every time! This amazing success led him to the realization that children between the ages of one and four go through four stages of “evolutionary” growth, each linked to the development of the brain, and each echoing a step in prehistoric humankind’s journey to civilization: • The “Charming Chimp-Child” (12 to 18 months): Wobbles around on two legs, grabs everything in reach, plays a nonstop game of “monkey see monkey do.” • The “Knee-High Neanderthal” (18 to 24 months): Strong-willed, fun-loving, messy, with a vocabulary of about thirty words, the favorites being “no” and “mine.” • The “Clever Caveman” (24 to 36 months): Just beginning to learn how to share, make friends, take turns, and use the potty. • The “Versatile Villager” (36 to 48 months): Loves to tell stories, sing songs and dance, while trying hard to behave. To speak to these children, Dr. Karp has developed two extraordinarily effective techniques: 1) The “fast food” rule—restating what your child has said to make sure you got it right; 2) The four-step rule—using gesture, repetition, simplicity, and tone to help your irate Stone-Ager be happy again. Once you’ve mastered “toddler-ese,” you will be ready to apply behavioral techniques specific to each stage of your child’ s development, such as teaching patience and calm, doing time-outs (and time-ins), praise through “gossiping,” and many other strategies. Then all the major challenges of the toddler years—including separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, night fears, sleep problems, picky eating, biting and hitting, medicine taking — can be handled in a way that will make your toddler feel understood. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and, best of all, more happy, loving time for you and your child.

The Great Pandolfo

By William J. Locke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: the-great-pandolfo.pdf

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"The Great Pandolfo" by William J. Locke. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block 2-Book Bundle

By Harvey Karp, M.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0345536940
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: the-happiest-ba.pdf

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Attention parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies: If the child in your life is under five, this convenient eBook bundle is for you. From respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, national bestsellers The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block will help you calm a crying baby, survive the “Terrible Twos,” and much more, resulting in more loving time for you and your child. THE HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer “The best way I’ve ever seen to help crying babies.”—Steven P. Shelov, M.D., editor in chief, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Caring for Your Baby and Young Child With Dr. Karp’s sensible advice, you will be able to soothe even the fussiest infants and increase their sleep. His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: The Fourth Trimester (re-creating the womblike atmosphere your newborn still yearns for), The Calming Reflex (an “off switch” all babies are born with), The 5 S’s (five easy methods to turn on the calming reflex), and The Cuddle Cure (combining the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies). THE HAPPIEST TODDLER ON THE BLOCK How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old “An informative and engaging romp about toddlers. Roll over, Dr. Spock.”—The New York Times Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for molding toddler behavior by combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method. As you learn how to boost your child’s good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior, you will be able to alleviate stormy outbursts with amazing success—and better yet, prevent these tantrums before they begin.

Bright from the Start

By Jill Stamm
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101157852
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 673
  • Pdf File: bright-from-the-start.pdf

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn’t the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant’s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it’s within every parent’s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.